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Review: Thor – The Dark World

Directed by: Alan Taylor

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Kat Dennings, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Rene Russo, Anthony Hopkins, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Jaimie Alexander.

Rating:   Running Time: 112 mins.

We learn in the opening prologue that the title refers to the planet of the Dark Elves, where thousands of years ago a war was waged between them and Asgard. Malekith (Christopher Eccleston), the leader of the Dark Elves tried to use a weapon called the Aether – capable of enveloping the universe in darkness, but Bor (Tony Curran) leader of the Asgard, defeated them and took the Aether to hide it. On present day Earth while searching for signs of Thor with her equipment, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) stumbles upon the hiding place of the Aether, accidentally becoming host to it, and awakening Malekith and the last of the Dark Elves. Read the rest of this entry

Trailer: Thor – The Dark World

The final trailer for the second movie following Marvel’s Thor (Chris Hemsworth), this time battling an ancient evil that very little is known about, at stake? Existence as we know it.

Thor: The Dark World is due for release in the UK on 30th October a week ahead of it’s US release on 8th November.

Trailer: Thor – The Dark World

The first teaser trailer for Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World, sees the return of the god of thunder to tackle an ancient evil, with the help of an Unexpected ally.

Thor: The Dark World is reased in UK cinemas on 30th October, 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: Midnight In Paris

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Michael Sheen, Kathy Bates, Tom Hiddleston, Marion Cotillard, Adrien Brody.

Rating: 12A  Running Time: 94 Mins

I’ve never been a fan of Woody Allen, largely due to his acting style which I find has a similar effect on me to a cheese grater. Due to this I have generally avoided his movies, even those that he only directed instead of starred in. Thankfully, he stays behind the camera for his latest, Midnight In Paris. Read the rest of this entry