Review: Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015)

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As much as Avengers: Age Of Ultron is reported to have broken returning director Joss Whedon, it fails to break expectation. It’s keenness to please is often its biggest downfall. The ragtag team of Earth’s mightiest heroes are thrown back together when technology Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) found works against them, creating deadly AI Ultron (James Spader). Continue reading “Review: Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015)”

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Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

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Of all the Marvel properties to make it to the silver screen so far, Captain America is perhaps the least appealing of the lot, massively outshone by occasional allies Iron Man and Thor.  It’s a surprise, then, to see him firmly entrenched within one of Marvel’s best films, Captain America: The Winter Soldier – a direct follow-up to The Avengers that’s as much part of the overall MCU as it is its own rooted and entertaining entity. Continue reading “Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)”

Review: Iron Man 3 (2013)

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Tying up the trilogy, and picking up soon after the events depicted in last year’s The Avengers, Iron Man 3 is arguably the best instalment in the Marvel superhero series, with new director Shane Black – who also co-wrote the script with Drew Pearce – bringing his own trademark mix of dark humour and harsh realism to an already well-oiled and successful machine. Continue reading “Review: Iron Man 3 (2013)”

85th Academy Awards: Nominations

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The nominations for the 85th annual Academy Awards were announced earlier today by host Seth MacFarlane and actress Emma Stone, both of whom brought some much-needed humour to the usually dull announcement. Lincoln, Steven Spielberg’s historical biopic about former US president Abraham Lincoln’s endeavours to achieve passage of the constitutional amendment, was revealed as the frontrunner with a total of twelve nominations, with Silver Linings Playbook Continue reading “85th Academy Awards: Nominations”

US Box Office: May 4 – 6, 2012

The Avengers made history at the US box office this weekend. The superhero ensemble, which sees Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Thor band together to put an end to Loki’s treacherous threat, grossed an astounding $207.4M in its opening weekend, giving it the biggest opening weekend of all time.

Think Like A Man dropped a place to two with $8.1M, while The Hunger Games Continue reading “US Box Office: May 4 – 6, 2012”

Third And Final Trailer For The Dark Knight Rises

Warner Bros. Pictures have released the third and final trailer for The Dark Knight Rises – one that promises a more dramatic, emotionally resonant entry into the latest, inherently murky Batman franchise.

Written and directed once more by the partnership of Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, The Dark Knight Rises finds Batman (Christian Bale) hunted by the Police Department after taking the fall for Harvey Dent’s demise. However, Continue reading “Third And Final Trailer For The Dark Knight Rises”

New Prometheus Trailer Crashes Online

20th Century Fox have put out another, slightly longer trailer for their upcoming summer blockbuster Prometheus – and it has all the necessary ingredients and more to leave you speechless with a body and mind coated in goosebumps.

Boasting a high profile cast, including Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce and Logan Marshall Green, Prometheus is directed by Ridley Scott, the world class storyteller and visionary responsible for Continue reading “New Prometheus Trailer Crashes Online”

Review: The Avengers (2012)

After laying hands on “the Tesseract” (a cube shaped source of energy capable of opening portals between worlds), Asgardian demi-God Loki (Tom Hiddleston) becomes hell bent on conquering Earth once and for all. Realising they don’t have a human army resilient enough to check his wrath, S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) calls upon six individuals with superhuman abilities – Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) – in a plan codenamed the “Avengers Initiative”, to Continue reading “Review: The Avengers (2012)”

Antonio Banderas And Gwyneth Paltrow Join Picasso Biopic

Antonio Banderas (The Skin I Live In) and Gwyneth Paltrow (Iron Man) will star in a biopic of Pablo Picasso, the world renowned painter, The Telegraph is reporting.

Banderas is attached to play Picasso himself, often regarded as one of the world’s most influential artists, while Paltrow will appear as Dora Maar, Picasso’s lover, likely undergoing a radical transformation to accurately convey the troubled Continue reading “Antonio Banderas And Gwyneth Paltrow Join Picasso Biopic”

Super Bowl XLVI Trailer Round-Up

From 20th Century Fox to Universal Pictures, Disney to Warner Bros., Hollywood went all out with their Super Bowl placement trailers last night, with most of them dazzling (The Lorax looks super sweet, but not a patch on last year’s Despicable Me), and only a few missing the mark (Battleship, anyone?).

The night’s biggest winner, though, was The Avengers. Joss Whedon proved that he was the ideal man to assemble all the Marvel figureheads (bar Spider-Man) together in one film and have them fit oh, so perfectly together. Oh, and the back- Continue reading “Super Bowl XLVI Trailer Round-Up”