Logan

It seems like much of the recent success of comic book and superhero movies can be traced back to Bryan Singer's first two X-Men films which laid the groundwork, not only for their own ongoing and expanded franchise, but the Avengers series, and most other films in that genre as well. In 2016 this initial... Continue Reading →

X-Men

16 years ago, in the wake of Blade, the first bona-fide Marvel comics based blockbuster movie hit the screens in the form of director Bryan Singer’s version of X-Men. Since then the franchise has gone on to become a long series of sequels (some good; X-Men 2, First Class, Days of Future Past, Deadpool – some less... Continue Reading →

X-Men: Days Of Future Past

I will admit that, in the past, some of my straight from the cinema reviews of comic book movies haven’t lived up to scrutiny in the cold light of day, once the whiz-bang has all died down (see Avengers and to a lesser extent Man of Steel and Iron Man 3). Recently I have also... Continue Reading →

The Wolverine (Unleashed Cut)

Having missed it in the cinema I thought I’d delve into The Wolverine by the extended ‘Unleashed’ cut of the movie that comes with the Blu-ray package. I’m not sure how much is different or added, but it seems the main gist of the changes is that Logan (Hugh Jackman) drops a few more ‘f-bombs’... Continue Reading →

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

With the latest in the ongoing saga of Marvel’s metal clawed bad-ass superhero having just opened in cinemas I thought, before I got to that, I’d go back and give his first ‘solo’ outing another go. When it came out its safe to say the cumbersomely titled X-Men Origins: Wolverine didn’t set the world on... Continue Reading →

Les Misérables

If I had to pick three words to describe Tom Hooper’s filmic take on the musical version of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables they would be vast, sprawling and overblown – though such a simplistic review would be to do it a disservice as, much like the story, there are many layers to this film. Before... Continue Reading →

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