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    Deadpool 2 (2018) – Film Review

    Director: David Leitch Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Julian Dennison Certificate: 15 by Roger Crow The first Deadpool a few years ago was a fun, meta romp, biting the hand that fed it by sending up the X-Men saga while trampling around in the same universe. Fourth walls were broken, as were bones. It was violent, foul-mouthed, action packed and ...
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    Avengers: Infinity War (2018) – Film Review

    Directors: Joe and Anthony Russo Cast: Robert Downey Jnr, Josh Brolin, Benedict Cumberbatch Certificate: 12A by Roger Crow There was a time when you knew what you were getting with big summer blockbusters. Explosions, battles, banter, special effects galore. Even a start, a middle and an end. And then the game changed. As box office receipts exploded, Hollywood decided to ...
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    Black Panther (2018) – Film Review

    Director: Ryan Coogler Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B Jordan, Martin Freeman Certificate: 12A by Roger Crow Unlike Marvel favourites Spider-Man, Captain America, Hulk, Doctor Strange and Thor, Black Panther was never given a dry run as a TV movie. Launched in the 1960s, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s creation barely got a look in as an animated hero either. Which ...
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    Justice League (2017) – Film Review

    Director: Zack Snyder Cast: Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Ciaran Hinds Certificate: 12A by Roger Crow Apparently Justice League, the long awaited conversion of the hit DC Comics series, is one of the most expensive films ever made at a reported $300m. At times you can see where the money went, though there are scenes where the visual effects look like ...
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    Thor: Ragnarok (2017) – Film Review

    Director: Taika Waititi Cast: Chis Hemsworth, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hiddleston Certificate: 12A by Roger Crow Back in 2011, when Kenneth Branagh was making Thor, I was keen to see how he would tackle one of Marvel’s best loved comics characters. The result was a solid blockbuster; a little talky in places, but the movie really came alive when the eponymous ...
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    Spider-Man Homecoming (2017) – Film Review

    Director: Jon Watts Cast: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jnr Certificate: 12A by Roger Crow After 15 years and three different revamps, we need another Spider-Man reboot about as much as we need a wet summer. That’s the problem with live action Spidey. Peter Parker is only good for two or three films before he looks like middle-aged Spidey ...
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    Wonder Woman (2017) – Film Review

    Director: Patty Jenkins Cast: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Danny Huston Certificate: 12A by Roger Crow Hollywood’s track record with super heroine movies is pretty lame. 1984’s Supergirl flopped, as did Daredevil spin-off Elektra. Black Widow has propped up Iron Man, Captain America and Avengers movies, but Marvel is still yet to make her standalone movie. Now comes Wonder Woman, the ...

    Doctor Strange (2016) – Film Review

    Director: Scott Derrickson Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams Certificate: 12A by Anel Blazevic As the Dark Knight trilogy, Guardians of the Galaxy and Deadpool did before it, Doctor Strange takes the superhero movie and reinvigorates it. And after this year’s damp squib overkills, Batman Vs Superman and Suicide Squad, the genre really needs this shot in the arm. But ...
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    Deadpool (2016) – Film Review

    Deadpool is not your average superhero film. Firstly, Ryan Reynolds laces the title character with wit, irony and sarcasm, instantly debunking the dated holier-t
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    Ant-Man (2015) – Film Review

    Director: Peyton Reed Cast: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll Certificate: 12A by Anel Blazevic Peyton Reed, best known for lightweight comedy vehicles and even lighter-weight rom-coms, might not have been the obvious choice to direct this latest Marvel screen conversion. But then the choice of bit-part everyman Paul Rudd in the title role was hardly a bolt-on dead cert ...
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    Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) – Film Review

    Director: Joe Johnston Cast: Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell Certificate: 12A by Joss Spry Marvel bring forth yet another of their superheroes in snazzy dress. This time in the form of Steve Rogers. He’s a weedy patriot who transforms into a superhuman soldier thanks to an experimental serum cooked up by Stanley Tucci’s German boffin. Failing to find job-satisfaction ...
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    Watchmen (2009) – Film Review

    Director: Zack Snyder Cast: Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Malin Akerman Certificate: 18 by Dan Berlinka Brave attempt, but seeing as Alan Moore’s Watchmen comic was (and is) the perfect form in which to tell this story, the movie was always bound to fail. The only question being how badly. Well, there is much to enjoy. Action sequences are well handled. ...