Four Questions Raised By Captain America: The Winter Soldier

 

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Now that Captain America: The Winter Soldier has finally been released to our American cousins, I feel it is a good time to talk about what happened in the film and how it affects the Marvel cinematic universe going forward.

The film has been described by many as a “game changer” both in the films shift from a general superhero film to a full on political thriller, and in the way the events of the film seem to have a greater effect on where Marvel will go now, and how films like Avengers: Age Of Ultron seemingly take on a new light.

Now, while I would never encourage anyone to avoid one of my articles, I will warn anyone who hasn’t yet seen Marvel’s latest outing that spoilers lie within. So if you have yet to see the film and don’t want anything ruined, then you should go no further. Continue reading

The Monday Roundup

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The Monday roundup is your handy little guide to everything movie related. Including the best of the weekend’s news, what’s new on DVD & Blu-Ray & what you can look forward to at the cinema this week. Continue reading

Captain America: The Winter Soldier, My Review

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Directors: Anthony Russo & Joe Russo Starring: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson & Scarlett Johansson Synopsis: “Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier.” Runtime: 136 minutes Rating: 12A

Are you ready for the world to see you as you really are? Look out the window, you know how the game works: disorder, war, all it takes is one step.”

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is unlike any other movie Marvel have made so far. Of course, it’s a comic book movie full of pulpy moments, great action & features a heroic lead, but it’s also a hugely political thriller and one that could end up being seen as a turning point for the Marvel cinematic universe. Gone are the days when superheroes saved children from burning buildings or stopped them from falling into the Niagara Falls, no, now they take on international terrorism, combat arms dealers and try to stop aliens from taking over the world. Are we better off as an audience for this? Time will tell, but at the moment the current crop of superhero films, especially those Marvel based, are letting us enjoy a golden age of comic book cinema, where seemingly anything can happen and where things can change in an instant. Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a part of that movement, and has proved once again that Marvel know exactly what they are doing. Continue reading

What I’ve Learned About X-Men: Days Of Future Past By Looking At Empire Magazines Exclusive Covers

My apologies for the slightly long-winded title, but I wasn’t really sure how to make my point and condense the title. Anyway, as I’m sure you have all seen, Empire magazine is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and as such has tied down some exclusive content to help celebrate that fact. The first of those exclusives being 25 different covers for this months edition of the magazine, featuring all the different cast members of this years mutant mashup X-Men: Days Of Future Past.

Taking a look at the different covers, it is clear that Empire and Fox have cleverly let loose a few tidbits of information regarding their summer tent pole release. Read on as I take a look at several of the covers and dig deep to see what hidden bits of info they contain. Continue reading

3 Ideas For The Wolverine Sequel

With the news that director James Mangold and star Hugh Jackman are set to return for a sequel to this years The Wolverine, there has been much talk on the internet about where they could go next with the story, and which, if any, of the many comic book storylines the film will be based upon.

Mangold has indeed confirmed he will be looking to the comic books for inspiration on the sequel, but has obviously not confirmed which of those he has in mind. Hugh Jackman has also commented, and while also giving nothing away he has hinted at one possible story, while maintaining that he and Mangold already have some very cool ideas in place.

With that in mind, here are 3 comic book storylines that could be adapted for the big screen. Continue reading

The Monday Roundup

The Monday roundup is your handy little guide to everything movie related. Including the best of the weekend’s news, what’s new on DVD & Blu-Ray & what you can look forward to at the cinema this week. Continue reading

The Monday Roundup

The Monday roundup is your handy little guide to everything movie related. Including the best of the weekends news, what’s new on DVD & Blu-Ray & what you can look forward to at the cinema this week. Continue reading

The Wolverine, My Review

Director: James Mangold Starring: Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto & Rila Fukushima Synopsis: “Summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, Wolverine becomes embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons.” Runtime: 126 minutes.

“Eternity can be a curse. The losses you have had to suffer… a man can run out of things to care for, lose his purpose.”

Director James Mangold and star Hugh Jackman have teamed together to wipe away any memories you had remaining of the woeful X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and have provided us with a tale of a lone wolf, struggling to get by and one who’s not entirely at peace with himself or the world around him. In a summer full of superheroes and action spectacular’s, does The Wolverine stand up to the challenge laid down before him or crumble under the pressure? Continue reading

The Monday Roundup, July 22nd

The Monday roundup is your handy little guide to everything movie related. Including the best of the weekends news, what’s new on DVD & Blu-Ray & what you can look forward to at the cinema this week. Continue reading

The Monday Roundup, July 15th

The Monday roundup is your handy little guide to everything movie related. Including the best of the weekends news, what’s new on DVD & Blu-Ray & what you can look forward to at the cinema this week. Continue reading