Tag: Marvel

21 Bridges (15)

Director: Brian Kirk Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Sienna Miller, Taylor Kitsch, Keith David, Stephan James and J.K. Simmons ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Chadwick Boseman swaps Black Panther (watch out for a cheeky reference within the first few moments) for the blue of the NYPD in 21 Bridges, a cop thriller about cop killers. Following in his father’s footsteps, Andre Davis…

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Spider-Man: Far From Home (12A)

Director: Jon Watts Starring: Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon and Cobie Smulders. ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Spinning into the Marvel Cinematic Universe after the epic events of Avengers: Endgame comes Spider-Man: Far From Home, the first of Marvel’s offerings since big, bad, purple baddy Thanos himself got snapped. The five-year…

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Men in Black: International (12A)

Director: F. Gary Gray Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson, Rafe Spall, Kumail Nanjiani and Rebecca Ferguson. ⭐⭐ The good guys dress in black, remember that? Yes, it’s 22 years since the first Men in Black film crash-landed onto cinema screens and introduced us to Agents Kay and Jay with the perfectly cast…

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Pokémon Detective Pikachu (PG)

⭐⭐⭐ Director: Rob Letterman Starting: Justice Smith, Ryan Reynolds, Bill Nighy, Ken Watanabe, Kathryn Newton and Chris Geere. Firstly, for the uninitiated, some background information: Originating in Japan and quickly becoming a worldwide marketing phenomenon (primarily through trading cards), Pokémon are an assortment of creatures each with a power unique to them. They can only…

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Shazam! (12A)

Director: David F. Sandberg Starring: Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Djimon Hounsou and Marta Milans. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Shazam. Created in comic book form in 1939 and even outselling Superman in the 1940s, the original Captain Marvel, now known as Shazam due to…

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Captain Marvel (12A)

⭐⭐⭐ Opening in Hala, one of many technologically advanced planets, a war is raging between the warrior-hero Krees and the shapeshifting Skrulls. The Skrulls seem to be invading as many worlds as possible with the Krees attempting to keep the peace and stop them by any means necessary.  After a rescue mission goes wrong, Kree…

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Venom

⭐⭐ Based on the character from Marvel comics but, apparently, a standalone film separate from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Venom features Tom Hardy as maverick investigative journalist Eddie Brock tasked with interviewing Riz Ahmed’s shadowy philanthropist Carlton Drake. Drake is concerned with mankind’s wasteful ways and the damage being caused to our planet, and so obsesses with…

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Ant-Man and the Wasp

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Marvel’s minuscule hero returns in the follow up to 2015’s Ant-Man, but this time there’s a sting in the tail as he’s paired up with Evangeline Lilly’s Wasp, subsequently making this Ant-Man and the Wasp.  Set before the disintegrating events of Avengers: Infinity War with Thanos and his giant purple naughtiness, the threat here…

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Deadpool 2

⭐⭐⭐ Ryan Reynolds returns as potty-mouthed, Marvel mutant Wade Wilson, aka superhero Deadpool, in the sequel to 2016’s record breaking film.  In Deadpool 2, our hero thoroughly embraces his position as the naughty, drunk uncle of the Marvel family and brings us a refreshing counterpoint to the other superhero movies out there. Deadpool teams up with some fellow mutants,…

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