Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok (Cert 12A) US (2017) Dir. Taika Waititi I must confess that I wasn’t overly impressed with the first two Thor films and very little about the trailers made me excited for this third entry into the franchise’s cinematic canon. I can’t quite put my finger on why this was but given the recent … Continue reading Thor: Ragnarok

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-Man: Homecoming US (2017) Dir. Jon Watts Well, I was wrong. When the full trailer arrived for this film it appeared to give away the entire story in two and a half minutes. The truth is it didn’t show half of what goes down inside this latest 133-minute addition to the Marvel Cinema Universe - … Continue reading Spider-Man: Homecoming

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (Cert 12A) US (2017) Dir. James Gunn It’s comic book sequel time as the eponymous motley crew of aliens, humans, animals and miscellaneous return to wreak havoc across the stars to the hit sounds of a 70’s and 80’s mix tape, in the hope of swelling the coffers of … Continue reading Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange US (2016) Dir. Scott Derrickson In the year of the Marvel vs. DC war on the big screen, Marvel are so far 2-0 up with Deadpool and Captain America: Civil War both delivering the goods whilst DC’s Batman vs. Superman and Suicide Squad were disappointments critically and at the box office. Can Marvel … Continue reading Doctor Strange

Deadpool

Deadpool US (2016) Dir. Tim Miller Yes I know everyone else reviewed this at the beginning of the year but some of us have had to wait for the Blu-ray and, in this instance, for LOVEFilm to send it out to me! Then again I have reviewed films one-hundred years after they were released so … Continue reading Deadpool

Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War US (2016) Dirs. Anthony Russo & Joe Russo In the Battle of the Comic Book Blockbusters, DC threw the first punch with the messy and incoherent Batman vs. Superman: Dawn Of Justice, leaving Marvel to respond with the third film under the Captain America banner Civil War. Essentially this is their … Continue reading Captain America: Civil War

Ant-Man

Ant-Man (Cert 12) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment) Running Time: 117 minutes approx. The latest addition to the Marvel film oeuvre is one I am not familiar with - in fact when I heard the title Ant-Man I assumed it was a spoof until discovering this was another creation in the … Continue reading Ant-Man

Avengers – Age Of Ultron

Avengers - Age Of Ultron (Cert 12) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Marvel) Running Time: 141 minutes approx. When Avengers Assemble became the third highest grossing film of all time in 2012 the sequel was not only inevitable but no doubt already commissioned before the champagne bottle was opened during the opening weekend celebrations. Then again … Continue reading Avengers – Age Of Ultron

Guardians Of The Galaxy

Guardians Of The Galaxy US (2014) Dir. James Gunn Yes, I am a bit late to the party on this one, considering it was the biggest grossing film of 2014 and had everyone raving about it, but it’s finally come my way so here go. The latest film to come from the Marvel universe is … Continue reading Guardians Of The Galaxy

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Cert 12) 1 Disc (Distributor: Sony) Running Time: 136 minutes approx Despite mixed reviews the The Amazing Spider-Man reboot in 2012 was successful enough to please the money men at Columbia studios so little time was inevitably wasted in announcing a sequel to the world. Andrew Garfield returns as the friendly … Continue reading The Amazing Spider-Man 2