Published 2 May, 2015
Film , Film Reviews
Tags: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Cobie Smulders, Elizabeth Olsen, Hayley Atwell, James Spader, Joss Whedon, Marvel, Paul Bettany, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson
Sequel to 2012’s Avengers Assemble and the eleventh installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers: Age of Ultron, directed by Joss Whedon, picks up with our favourite superhero team. When Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry, calling for the need of The Avengers once again, bringing back together Iron Man, Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), The Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner). To save the planet from destruction at the hands of the villainous Ultron (voiced by James Spader), The Avengers are put to the ultimate test.
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Published 14 August, 2014
Film , Film Reviews
Tags: Bradley Cooper, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Guardians of the Galaxy, James Gunn, Lee Pace, Marvel, Vin Diesel, Zoe Saldana
Introducing a new superhero team from Marvel Guardians of The Galaxy serves as the tenth instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Directed by James Gunn, the film is set light years from Earth, and follows ‘Star-Lord’ Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) who, 26 years after being abducted from Earth, finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by the powerful villain Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace). Unexpectedly finding himself part of a team of disparate misfits including Rocket (Bradley Cooper), a gun-toting raccoon, Groot (Vin Diesel), a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora (Zoe Saldana), and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), Quill must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals when he discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the entire cosmos.
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Published 5 June, 2014
Film , Film Reviews
Tags: Bryan Singer, ellen page, Evan Peters, Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Marvel, Michael Fassbender, nicholas hoult, Patrick Stewart, Peter Dinklage, Shawn Ashmore, X-Men: Days of Future Past
From the director of X-Men 1 and 2, Bryan Singer, X-Men: Days of Future Past sees the ultimate X-Men ensemble fight a war for the survival of the species across two time periods. As the characters that began our X-Men infatuation from the original trilogy of films – Professor X (Patrick Stewart), Magneto (Ian McKellen), Storm (Halle Berry), Kitty (Ellen Page), and Iceman (Shawn Ashmore) – join forces with their younger selves from the excellent prequel X-Men: First Class – Professor X (James McAvoy), Magneto (Michael Fassbender), Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), and Beast (Nicholas Hoult) – when Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is sent back in time, they must change a major historical event and fight in an epic battle that could save both humans and mutants.
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The blockbusters are on their way as summer slowly begins to creep up on us, with this week seeing the release of Marvel’s hugely anticipated sequel to the prequel, X-Men: Days of Future Past. Thanks to VUE Cinemas, I’ve got two tickets to give away to see the film next week. If you’d like to be in with a chance of winning, keep on reading.
From the director of X-Men 1 and 2, Bryan Singer, X-Men: Days of Future Past sees the ultimate X-Men ensemble fight a war for the survival of the species across two time periods. As the characters that began our X-Men infatuation from the original trilogy of films join forces with their younger selves from the excellent prequel X-Men: First Class, they must change a major historical event and fight in an epic battle that could save both humans and mutants.
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Directed by Marc Webb, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is the sequel to the reboot that sees the return of the web-slinging superhero Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). This time, Peter learns that being Spider-Man comes at a price, as only he can protect his fellow New Yorkers, most importantly girlfriend Gwen Stacey (Emma Stone), from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp.
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Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, the latest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe picks up with Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) a.k.a. Captain America, as he struggles to embrace his role in the modern world. Under the authority of Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Captain America is forced to face a new threat from old history – the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier – as S.H.I.E.L.D. is subverted by its enemies. But when Rogers acts on Fury’s warning to trust no one there, he is branded as a traitor by the organization. Now a fugitive, Captain America must get to the bottom of this deadly mystery with the help of the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and his new friend, The Falcon (Anthony Mackie).
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The sixth instalment in the X-Men franchise and following the events of X-Men: The Last Stand, The Wolverine, directed by James Mangold, picks up with Marvel superhero Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) as he is summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance in a struggle that has lasting consequences. Embroiled in a conflict and stripped of his immortality, Wolverine must battle deadly samurai as well as confront his own inner demons.
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