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Review: Thor – The Dark World

Directed by: Alan Taylor

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Kat Dennings, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Rene Russo, Anthony Hopkins, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Jaimie Alexander.

Rating:   Running Time: 112 mins.

We learn in the opening prologue that the title refers to the planet of the Dark Elves, where thousands of years ago a war was waged between them and Asgard. Malekith (Christopher Eccleston), the leader of the Dark Elves tried to use a weapon called the Aether – capable of enveloping the universe in darkness, but Bor (Tony Curran) leader of the Asgard, defeated them and took the Aether to hide it. On present day Earth while searching for signs of Thor with her equipment, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) stumbles upon the hiding place of the Aether, accidentally becoming host to it, and awakening Malekith and the last of the Dark Elves. Read the rest of this entry

Trailer: Thor – The Dark World

The final trailer for the second movie following Marvel’s Thor (Chris Hemsworth), this time battling an ancient evil that very little is known about, at stake? Existence as we know it.

Thor: The Dark World is due for release in the UK on 30th October a week ahead of it’s US release on 8th November.

Review: The Wolverine

Directed by: James Mangold.

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Famke Jannsen, Rila Fukushimo, Hal Yamanouchi, Hiroyuki Sanada, Svetlana Khodchenkova.

Rating: Running Time: 129 mins.

At the movie’s opening, Logan (Hugh Jackman) now lives away from civilisation in the Alaskan wilderness. Constantly reminded by his dreams of the loss of Jean Grey (Famke Janssen), he isolates himself from anyone who could potentially be harmed by him or being around him. During an encounter with a group of hunters at a bar Logan is approached by Yukio (Rila Fukushimo), a woman in the employ of Yashida (Hal Yamanouchi), a man who Logan saved during world war II. Yukoi has been sent to find Logan and bring him to say goodbye to Yashida, who is close to death back in Japan. Read the rest of this entry

Review: Man Of Steel

Directed by: Zack Snyder.

Starring: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Laurence Fishburne, Ayelet Zurer, Antje Traue.

Rating:   Running Time: 143 mins.

On the planet Krypton, a caste society rules whereby all Kryptonian children are engineered to fulfil specific roles in society before they are even born. Due to tapping of the planet’s core for power, the planet has become unstable and will eventually explode. Knowing this, a scientist named Jor-El (Russell Crowe) and his wife Lara Lor-Van (Ayalet Zurer) have had a child, the first naturally born on Krypton in thousands of years. Their son Kal-El will be sent in a ship to Earth, along with the stolen codec, so that something of Krypton will survive on another world. But General Zod (Michael Shannon), a firm believer in the caste system, sets out to prevent this, and to ethnically cleanse the codec of the ‘inferior’ bloodlines so that a superior Krypton may be rebuilt on another world. When his coup fails, he is banished with his followers to the Phantom Zone, vowing to find Kal-El and the codec, fulfilling his role as a protector of the Kryptonian way of life. Read the rest of this entry

Trailer: Man Of Steel (trailer #3)

The new trailer for Zach Snyder’s Superman movie Man Of Steel.

Man Os Steel is released in UK cinemas on 14th June.

Review: Dredd 3D

Directed by: Pete Travis.

Starring: Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey.

Rating:   Running Time: 95 mins.

In the wake of a world war, much of the Earth has been left an uninhabitable radioactive wasteland. Near the eastern coast of the United States sits Mega City One, a massive walled off metropolis made up of the remains of the old cities as well as massive tower blocks, 200 stories high that house the remains of humanity. Society has crumbled under the weight of the overcrowded living conditions, gangs and clans battle for superiority through block wars, with the only thing preventing pure chaos on the streets being the Judges – law enforcement officers who are able to carry out the roles of judge, jury and executioner on the spot. Read the rest of this entry

Coming Up this week (10/09/12)

Coming up on this weeks show, in the cinema section we review the latest comic book adaptation, this time set in a harsh future where Karl Urban is the law in Dredd 3D and Tom Hardy and Shia Labeouf lead an all star cast including Gary Oldman, Guy Pierce and Jessica Chastain in bootleg thriller Lawless. On DVD & Blu-Ray we join Jim, Michelle, Oz, Kevin, Vicky, Heather, Finch and Stiffler for their American Pie: Reunion, Jason Statham takes on all the mob in New York to protect a young girl in Safe, we set sail in Aardman Animation’s latest adventure and join The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists!, Henry Cavill finds himself out in The Cold Light Of Day and Ray Winstone finds himself holding The Hot Potato, plus as usual our look at the latest movie news and the UK Box Office and Blu-Ray/DVD top 10′s.

Join us live from 7:30 pm (GMT) on Monday 10th September on our Spreaker page or the Spreaker app (which you can download free from the Apple app store/Android marketplace and find us on by just searching for The Monday Movie Show). Don’t forget you can also catch up with any episode of the show on iTunes, Spreaker or now you can find us on Youtube, just search for Monday Movie Show.

Review: The Amazing Spider-Man

Directed by: Marc Webb.

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Denis Leary.

Rating:   Running Time: 136 mins.

Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) lives the typical life of a high school student. One day he gains the attention of Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) after standing up for a younger kid. Later at home with his Aunt May (Sally Field) and Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen), he finds an old briefcase of his fathers containing scientific documents and a picture of his father with Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans) at Oscorp Industries. Peter visits Connors’ lab at Oscorp Read the rest of this entry

Trailer: The Amazing Spiderman (Trailer 3)

Hot on the tail of the new Dark Knight Rises trailer, comes the final Amazing Spiderman trailer. Enjoy!

First Impressions: This is looking to be a huge comic book summer of great movies, now all we need is a good looking trailer from Dredd and we’re set for an incredible comic book summer!

Review: Marvel’s Avengers Assemble

Directed by: Joss Whedon

Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Ruffallo, Jeremy Renner, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgård.

Rating:   Running Time: 142 mins.

Marvel’s Avengers Assemble (or The Avengers depending on where you are), starts with Nick Fury arriving at S.H.I.E.L.D.’s energy project research station, as evacuation procedures are underway due to the source of the project’s research, the cosmic cube (last seen in Captain America) – referred to as the Tesseract, giving off strange energy emissions including gamma radiation. Read the rest of this entry