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Review: Captain America: Civil War

Directed by: Joe & Anthony Russo.

Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr, Sebastian Stan, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Tom Holland.

Rating: Running Time: 147 mins.

After the events of the previous Marvel Studio movies (in particular Avengers: Age Of Ultron and the destruction of the city of Sokovia) the world has become very aware of those enhanced with super abilities and wary of the collateral damage left in the wake of such events. After a mission ends in disaster and the deaths of innocent bystanders, the United Nations agrees that independent heroes, or rather “vigilantes” should be held accountable for their actions and be forced to sign up to the Sokovian accords, a sort of registration for enhanced individuals who would then be under the command of the United Nations. Read the rest of this entry

The Avengers: Age Of Ultron – Teaser Trailer

Joss Whedon brings us the second Marvel’s Avengers movie, with all the cast from the first movie returning and having to tackle the artificla intelligence Ultron, that has decided mankind may not be worthy of keeping around.

First Impressions: This looks dark, and supercharged compared to the first Avengers movie, which was action packed but also had some broad humour in it. No sign of that here, though expect some to be interjected throughout by Whedon, as well as his usual gut-punches that you normally don’t see coming. Avengers: Age Of Ultron is released in April 2015.

Review: Captain America – The Winter Soldier

Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo.

Starring: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Redford, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Emily VanCamp.

Rating:   Running Time: 136 mins.

As a fan of the Marvel movies I was profoundly disappointed six months ago by Thor: The Dark World which suffered from lacklustre writing that dumbed down story and character in favour of action. I didn’t hate the movie, but it was my least favourite of all the Marvel movies made to date. I wondered if Marvel’s cinematic success may have ended and the series may have run its course, but if anything Captain America: The Winter Soldier has both restored my faith in the series and set the bar high for its future. I hate for things to be spoiled, so believe me when I say this will be spoiler free, and will only discuss in detail the opening 25 or so minutes.

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Trailer: Captain America The Winter Soldier

Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and teams up with Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, to battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in present-day Washington, D.C.

Impression: You know what i’m not going to say anything as i’ll probably be shouted at, so watch the trailer and give us your thoughts

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

A History Of Live Action Marvel

Marvel comics are known to a lot of people, be it directly or indirectly through other media, most people have heard of such characters as Spider-man or The Incredible Hulk, some of the most famous of their numerous characters licensed out by Marvel Studios to film companies like 20th Century Fox or Universal Studios. In 2004 the decision was made for Marvel Studios to begin making movies of their characters and financing them themselves. Iron Man, the first in the series, went on to be a success, proving that they could not only make a good movie, but a profitable one, and so the decision was made to make more movies featuring their characters. Read the rest of this entry

Trailer: Avengers Super Bowl Trailer

Nick Fury and the international agency S.H.I.E.L.D. bring together a team of super humans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki & his various membered army.

Impression – Do i have to say anything just watch the bloody trailer now and hope the 27th April comes really quickly

Andrew’s 10 Best Movies of 2011

2011 was a year full of sequels and remakes (most of which were dreadful, some of which were not), but there were some real gems thrown in the mix which meant it wasn’t a total loss. Here is a break down of my top 10 of the year, whittling them down to just 10 was not easy. Read the rest of this entry

Monday Movie Show: 5/12/11

This week’s show is now available with a horror duble bill of cinema releases The Thing, a prequel to John Carpenter’s original movie, starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Camp Hell, starring Dana Delaney and Jessie Eisenberg, plus on DVD the return of the wolf pack in comedy sequel The Hangover, Part II, kids comedy The Smurfs, and Marvel comic book action with Captain America: The First Avenger, starring Chris Evans and Hugo Weaving as well as our usual UK Box Office Top 10, DVD & Blu Ray Top 10, & weekly catch up recommendation.

You can listen to any episode of The Monday Movie Show via this link on Spreaker. This week’s episode is now also available to listen to via the applet below, via iTunes, or available as an mp3 download from Spreaker (Cinema releases), (DVD releases), from Soundcloud, or Multiupload.com.

Coming Up On This Weeks Show (5/12/11)

This week we’ll have a horror double bill with reviews of cinematic releases The Thing, a prequel to John Carpenter’s original movie, starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Camp Hell, starring Dana Delaney and Jessie Eisenberg. On DVD we’ll be reviewing the return of the wolf pack in comedy sequel The Hangover, Part II, kids comedy The Smurfs, and Marvel comic book action with Captain America: The First Avenger, starring Chris Evans and Hugo Weaving, plus our usual look at the latest movie News, Box Office & DVD/Blu-Ray top 10’s, and our DVD catch up.

Join us live from 7:30 on Monday 5th December via the Spreaker site or the Spreaker iPhone/iPad app (search for The Monday Movie Show in the app once installed).