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Trailer: X-Men: Days Of Future Past

The final trailer for the latest X-Men movie, with the original director who started the franchise with X-Men and X2 – Bryan Singer – returning to bring the story full circle with Wolverine being sent back in time from the future to prevent a war.

First Impressions: The two previous trailers didn’t do a lot to quiet concerns over the X-Men franchise, thankfully this does, and frankly now looks like Bryan Singer finally has his comic book mojo back after the lacklustre Superman Returns. X-Men: Days Of Future Past is released in the U.K. on 22nd May.

2013 Monday Movie Show Award Winners

Another year is about to come to a close and it’s probably the best time to look over what this year has brought us.

Yes we still suck at sport no matter what it is, we are still in a rescission where the government says we are fine however we know that we are still screwed, the videogame industry saw two new consoles released and people still complain oh and most music still sucks.

However we are not here to look over that annoying stuff we are here to celebrate the best and worst of 2013 in the wonderful world of films.  So me and Andrew got our heads together and came up with what we think deserve a couple of awards, yes there were some arguments (i still have the bruisers) but we finally came to an agreement and the awards can be viewed below.

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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

Trailer: The Wolverine

The first trailer for James Mangold’s sequel following everyone’s favourite X-Man, charting his time spent in Japan after the events of X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

The Wolverine is due to be released in the UK on 26th July.

Review: Movie 43

Movie 43 ReviewDirected by: Elizabeth Banks, Steven Brill, Steve Carr, Rusty Cundieff, James Duffy, Griffin Dunne, Peter Farrelly, Patrik Forsberg, James Gunn, Bob Odenkirk, Brett Ratner, Jonathan van Tulleken.

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts, Anna Faris, Chris Pratt, Kieran Culkin, Emma Stone, Richard Gere, Kate Bosworth, Justin Long, Jason Sudeikis, Uma Thurman, Kristen Bell, Leslie Bibb, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloë Grace Moretz, Gerard Butler, Seann William Scott, Johnny Knoxville, Halle Berry, Stephen Merchant, Terrence Howard, Elizabeth Banks, Josh Duhamel.

Rating:   Running Time: 90 mins.

So as the advertising says, What is Movie 43? Read the rest of this entry

2013 Oscar Nominations

It’s that time of the year when award ceremony season kicks off and there are none bigger than the Oscars which are set to take place at the Dolby Theatre on February 24th, this is when we will find out who will win what.

So below is the full list of nominations and tell us what you think about the list and who you expect to take away the golden statue on the night.

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Monday Movie Show: 17/10/11

This week’s show is now available with cinema reviews of Hugh Jackman in robot boxing moie Real Steele, Paul W.S. Anderson’s take on the literary classic The Three Musketeers, and we take a look at product placement with Morgan Spurlock’s documentary The Greatest Movie Ever Sold. On DVD we review comic book adaptation Green Lantern, horror legend John Carpenter’s return to directing with The Ward, 50 Cent and Bruce Willis in Setup, and thriller Die. All this and our usual UK Box Office Top 10, DVD & Blu Ray Top 10, and our 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 (Part 1), (Part 2), Soundcloud, or Multiupload.com.

Review: Real Steel

Directed by: Shawn Levy

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Dakota Goyo, Evangeline Lilly, Kevin Durand.

Rating: 12A  Running Time: 127 Mins

Set in the year 2020, and based on a short story (titled ‘steel’) by Richard Matheson, Real Steel stars Hugh Jackman as Charlie, a former boxer who controls robots in robot boxing after human boxing has died out. A down and out loser who owes money to several loan sharks, his luck is further compounded after his last robot is destroyed in a rodeo match against a bull, putting him further into debt by $20,000. Charlie then learns that an old girlfriend has died, leaving him the sole parent of his 11 year old son Max (played by Dakota Goyo). Read the rest of this entry

Coming Up On This Weeks Show (17/10/11)

Review of new cinema releases Real Steel with Hugh Jackman, the latest big screen adaptation of The Three Musketeers, Morgan Spurlock’s new documentary The Greatest Movie Ever Sold , and comedy Monte Carlo. Plus DVD reviews of Ryan Reynolds in comic book adaptation Green Lantern, John Carpenter returns to directing with The Ward, Bruce Willis stars in Setup, and thriller movie Die, Spanish horror film Shiver and the 3rd in the Paranormal Entity series.

We’ll also have our regular dose of movie news, Box Office & DVD/Blu-Ray top 10’s, our DVD catch up and your second chance to enter our competition to win a DVD or Blu Ray.

Join us from 7:30 on Monday 17th via the Spreaker site or you can even listen to the show live via the Spreaker app from the iTunes app store (search for The Monday Movie Show in the app once installed).