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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

Trailer: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, part 2

The first trailer for the conclusion to the Hunger Games series has been released, and it promises a rousing finale! May the odds be ever in your favour of seeing us at the cinema when The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 is released on 19th November!

Trailer: Insurgent

The trailer for the second movie in the Divergent series, following Tris (Shailene Woodley), now on the run with Four (Theo James) and their friends, being hunted by Dauntless leader Eric (Jai Courtney) and Erudite leader Jeanine (Kate Winslet), who want to wipe out their resistance.

If like us, you were pleasantly surprised by the first movie, then you may be equally impressed by the looks of this, fortunately it won’t be too long a wait, as Insurgent is due for release in the UK on 20th March, 2015.

Trailer: Jurassic World

Chris Pratt (Guardians Of The Galaxy) stars in the latest Dinosaur injected blockbuster from Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park series. This time, opening things up BIG in Jurassic World.

Jurassic world is due for release on 12th June 2015.

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.

Trailer: The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The trailer for Marc Webb’s follow up to The Amazing Spider-man will see him take on multiple foes, in what is sure to be one of next year’s biggest blockbusters.

Review: Riddick

Directed by: David Twohy

Starring: Vin Diesel, Jordi Mollà, Matt Nable, Katee Sackhoff, Dave Bautista, Bokeem Woodbine, Raoul Trujillo, Conrad Pla, Karl Urban.

Rating:   Running Time: 119 mins.

Following on from the events of The Chronicles of Riddick, we’re reminded that “you keep what you kill”, as Riddick (Vin Diesel) now commands the Necromonger army. Wishing to find his home world Furya, Riddick is forced to turn to Vaako (Karl Urban), one of the few people who knows the planet’s location, to arrange transport. Once there, Riddick survives an assassination attempt, and learns that he is not on Furya, but instead some other hostile planet filled with creatures that all “want a piece of him”. Discovering an abandoned outpost, Riddick transmits a distress signal knowing it will attract bounty hunters, and lies in wait, unaware that one of the mercenaries that arrives has a personal connection to his past. Read the rest of this entry

Coming up this week (19/08/13)

Coming up on this week, in the cinema section Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg team up in action thriller 2 Guns, real superheroes are back in sequel Kick-Ass 2 and Disney takes over from Pixar in the world of card to bring us Planes. In this week’s numerous DVD & Blu Ray releases, Tom Cruise battles to save the future of humanity in sci-fi epic Oblivion, Ed Harris and David Duchovny star in submarine thriller Phantom, Eli Roth presents another tale of grizzly horror in Aftershock, a disturbing true-life scenario plays out in Compliance, we have yet another spoof in Scary Movie 5, Kevin Spacey stars in thriller Inseparable, horror in Sawney: Flesh Of Man, and a live action adaptation of Japanese Anime Space Battleship Yamato, plus as usual our TV movie of the week, the latest movie news, UK box office top 10 & DVD/Blu-Ray top 10.

Join us live from Monday 19th August at 7:30pm (GMT) 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 you can now find us on Youtube, just search for the Monday Movie Show.

Review: Kick-Ass 2

Kick-Ass 2 ReviewDirected by: Jeff Wadlow

Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Morris Chestnut, Jim Carrey, Donald Faison, Lindy Booth, John Leguizamo, Steven Mackintosh, Steven Mackintosh, Clark Duke,  Augustus Prew, Lyndsy Fonseca.

Rating:   Running Time: 103 mins.

After the events of the first movie, super-heroes are now a regular appearance of New York, with many inspired by Kick-Ass to take up the mantle and patrol the city. Dave Lizewski (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) has hung up his Kick-Ass costume and left those days behind him, but hanging around with his friends Marty (Clark Duke) and Todd (Augustus Prew) watching television and news reports about the super-heroes, finds himself discontent and bored with living a normal life. Realising that Mindy Macready (Chloë Grace Moretz) continues to live her life as Hit-Girl, he asks her to team up with him and to train him so that he can be as good a fighter as her. Read the rest of this entry

Coming up this week (12/08/13)

Coming up on this week. in the cinema section it’s another very packed show with no less than four new releases, Logan Lerman returns in Olympian sequel Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters, Johnny Depp teams with director Gore Verbinski, this time also with Arnie Hammer as The Lone Ranger, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Kevin James and David Slade are all back in comedy Grown Ups 2, and Steve Coogan brings to the big screen his most famous character in Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa. On DVD & Blu Ray we review Fede Alvarez’ remake of grizzly horror movie Evil Dead, an all star cast including Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper star in drama The Place Beyond The Pines, Noomi Rapace and Rachel McAdams star in director Brian De Palma’s remake of French movie Love Crime in Passion, and James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez star in controversial drama Spring Breakers, plus as usual our TV movie of the week, the latest movie news, UK box office top 10 & DVD/Blu-Ray top 10.

Join us live from Monday 12th August at 7:30pm (GMT) 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 you can now find us on Youtube, just search for the Monday Movie Show.