GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Gunn Stars: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Kurt Russell, Karen Gillan, Elizabeth Debicki, Michael Rooker, Pom Klementieff, Cgris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Tommy Flanagan, Sylvester Stallone. In 2014 Marvel brought one of the lesser known titles from their catalogue of superheroes to the screen with Guardians Of The Galaxy, which told the story of a ragtag team of intergalactic misfits who were charged with protecting the galaxy from all sorts of extra-terrestrial threats. Director James Continue reading

DOCTOR STRANGE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Scott Derrickson Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mads Mikkelsen, Benedict Wong, Benjamin Bratt, Michael Stuhlbarg, Scott Adkins. For a long time the DC comic book adaptations have been rather dark and grim, both in content and look, while the Marvel comic adaptations have been lighter in tone and more colourful and creative, boasting some great special effects and strong characterisations. And this is indeed true of Doctor Strange, which gives us yet another origins story for a Marvel Continue reading

DEADPOOL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tim Miller Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Ed Skrein, Morena Baccarin, T J Miller, Leslie Uggams, Gina Carano, Stan Lee, Jed Rees, Taylor Hickson, Brianna Hildebrand, Kyle Cassie, Stefan Kapicic. After the bloated, special effects heavy juggernaut that was Avengers: Age Of Ultron, it seemed that the Marvel tent pole releases were becoming a little too formulaic, predictable, stagnant and safe. To their credit though Marvel seemed to mix it up a little by producing a couple of crowd pleasers featuring some of the lesser known characters from their Continue reading

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Gunn Stars: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Djimon Hounsou, Glenn Close, Michael Rooker, John C Reilly, Karen Gillan, Benicio Del Toro. A quirky, big budget sci-fi fantasy set in the near future, Guardians Of The Galaxy sees a band of misfits on a quest to find a mysterious but powerful orb and save the world from destruction. The Guardians Of The Galaxy may be one of the lesser known franchises from the Marvel back catalogue, but it makes for one of the better films from the studio Continue reading

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Bryan Singer Stars: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Peter Dinklage, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page, Omar Sy, Evan Peters, Halle Berry, Marc Carmaro, Shawn Ashmore, Anna Paquin, Josh Helman, Daniel Cudmore, Fan Bingbing. Much like Star Trek: Generations brought together two franchises of the popular sci-fi series, so too does the latest X-Men film bring together the stars of the two franchises. Bryan Singer brought the comic book characters to the screen in 2000 with the first Continue reading