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
Directed by: Shane Black.
Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rebecca Hall, Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley, Don Cheadle, Jon Favreau, James Badge Dale, William Sadler, Paul Bettany.
Things have not been going great recently for Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). The events he experienced in New York during his time with The Avengers has taken it’s toll on his mental state, and in the short time since then, he has barely slept and suffers from occasional panic attacks due to the resulting P.T.S.D. Throwing himself into his work, he’s devoted his time entirely to building different and more advanced versions of his Iron Man armour, including the new advanced Mark 42, which through chips implanted in his body, he can assemble onto himself purely by thinking about it. As a result of this, he has neglected all other aspects of his life including his friendship with Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau), now head of Security at Stark Industries, and his romantic relationship with Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow). Read the rest of this entry
Written & Directed By: J.C. Chandor
Starring: Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto, Demi Moore, Stanley Tucci
Based on true events, Margin Call follows 24 hours in a fictional Wall Street investment bank (loosly based on investment bank Lehman Brothers) during the financial collapse of 2008. Zachary Quinto (Star Trek) plays the part of Peter Sullivan, a junior risk analyst at a firm during a series of mass staff layoffs. Though he is not laid off during the cuts, his boss Eric Dale (Stanley Tucci) is not so lucky, and after clearing his desk out, on his way out of the building hands Peter a USB stick with an unfinished project he had been working on, telling him to take a look at it and ‘be careful’. Read the rest of this entry