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 →

Deadpool

Only a week after its release, watching the latest offering from the X-Men line of Marvel movies, Deadpool, comes with a surprising amount of baggage. First there's the hugely positive response it's received from movie-goers (with a few exceptions), and secondly the fact that, apparently against all expectations, the 15 rated (R in the U.S.)... Continue Reading →

Films of 2014

So, before I begin this will be short as I haven't seen nearly as many new movies this year as I'd like, but none-the-less here are my thoughts on things based on what I have seen. As seems to something that's going to continue well into the next decade Marvel took a big chunk of... 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 →

Chronicle

An interesting idea for a movie that doesn’t quite live up to its concept but still does something a bit different within the current superhero cycle. I was advised to check out Chronicle shortly after posting my review of The Dark Knight Rises, and along with the recommendation I was told that Chronicle was “the... Continue Reading →

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