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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

Review: Iron Man 3

Iron Man 3 ReviewDirected 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.

Rating:   Running Time: 130 mins.

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

Trailer: Iron Man 3

Finally here:

First Impressions: Being that this is the first Iron Man movie directed by Shane Black, we knew it was potentially going to have a different tone to those directed by Jon Favrea, the scope looks larger, more in line with that seen in Avengers, and it looks considerably darker. Here’s looking forwards to April 2013!

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

Review: Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows

Directed By: Guy Ritchie

Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Rachel McAdams, Jared Harris, Stephen Fry.

Rating:   Running Time: 129 Minutes.

It’s impossible not to at least be aware of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s literary character Sherlock Holmes. From the original stylings of Doyle’s books to the countless radio, television and movie adaptations, there have been more than enough adaptations over the years, to make Sherlock Holmes a household name. I was not among those that saw the first Sherlock Holmes movie by director Guy Ritchie at the cinema, I first saw it on DVD and was quite surprised at just how much I enjoyed the movie. Richie applied his skills used in contemporary settings for movies such as Lock Stock & Too Smoking Barrels and Snatch, to the settings of the 1800’s, managing to keep the dialogue fresh but historically faithful to the time of the movie. Read the rest of this entry

Trailer: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty.


First Impressions: I actually liked the first Sherlock Holmes film as i thought that Robert Downey Jr did a good job of playing Holmes so with the sequel he has much more room to make the character better and learn from any mistakes that was made during the first one and as you can tell from the trailer it does look like it could be a good fun film to take your family to this Christmas.