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Review: Fantastic Four

Fantastic Four 2015Directed by: Josh Trank.

Starring: Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B Jordan, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell, Reg E Cathey & Tim Blake Nelson.

Rating:Running Time: 100 mins.

The Fantastic Four, one of Marvel’s better known comic series, has had a rocky history when it comes to cinematic adaptations. The movie rights were purchased from Marvel in the 80s, and a movie was made to retain the rights which was never intended to be released to the public. Then 20th Century Fox bought the rights and made the first Fantastic Four movie to be released in 2005, closely followed by sequel Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer two years later, both of which were directed by Tim Story and were successful box-office performers, but were panned by critics and fans alike. Now, Fox has rebooted the franchise under the direction of Chronicle director Josh Trank. Read the rest of this entry

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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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: The Amazing Spiderman (Trailer 3)

Hot on the tail of the new Dark Knight Rises trailer, comes the final Amazing Spiderman trailer. Enjoy!

First Impressions: This is looking to be a huge comic book summer of great movies, now all we need is a good looking trailer from Dredd and we’re set for an incredible comic book summer!