Tag Archives: Robert Downey Jr

Review: Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Eleven years ago the Marvel Cinematic Universe was born when Nick Fury turned up at Tony Stark’s house to talk to him about the Avengers Initiative. It’s been a long road to this point, but much like the three-hour AVENGERS: … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Film Review | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

This does put a smile on my face…

There’s a palpable crackle in the atmosphere, enough to make a teenager’s Spidey-sense kick in. That can only mean one thing: Marvel have given us an early Christmas present with the first trailer for next year’s AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR. So … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Film Comment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Review: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

Nobody writes stupid as well as Shane Black. Much like his contemporary Aaron Sorkin, he doesn’t write people talking how people actually talk, but within his own distinct worlds his dialogue for bewildered characters crackles almost as much as Sorkin’s … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Film Review | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Review: Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING is a case of too many cooks. This isn’t surprising considering this is a joint venture between Marvel (who provide the universe the film inhabits, plus that stamp of quality) and Sony (who retain the characters and the … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Film Review | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Review: Wonder Woman (2017)

Through my own astonishing poor planning and lack of research, I’ve now seen WONDER WOMAN twice in the cinema, both times with subtitles. Luckily for me the film is compelling enough that I was drawn in and didn’t notice after … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Film Review | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

A Few Thoughts More: Guardians Vol. 2

This following contains spoilers for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL.2. I still stand by my initial review of Guardians Vol. 2. It’s definitely a better film on the second pass, and better still on IMAX. No, I still don’t think … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Film Feature, Film Review | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

5 Years On: The Avengers (2012)

In 2012 it finally arrived – the blockbuster to end all blockbusters (as if). There was so much riding on THE AVENGERS, so many moving parts and so many things that could have gone wrong. Thankfully they didn’t, and it … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Film Feature, Film Review | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Review: Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Isn’t it nice when something lives up to expectations? CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR is not just as spectacular as we’ve come to expect from a Marvel movie, but it’s a grown-up, layered and very well-told story up there with the … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Film Review | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

“Enough about me, let’s talk about me…”: When Actors Play Themselves (Sort-of)

What’s an actor to do when your star persona becomes a joke? You embrace it of course, and let the audience know that you’re in on the gag. It can be incredibly self-indulgent if mishandled, but if pitched just right … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Film Feature, Television | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Few Thoughts More: Avengers: Age of Ultron

The following contains spoilers for AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON. I’ve seen Marvel’s second super-team-up a few times now, and my initial reaction (it’s alright, I guess…) remains much the same. Let’s get into a few more things I picked up … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Film Feature, Film Review | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment