Tag Archives: Samuel L. Jackson

Review: Captain Marvel (2019)

It only took Marvel 21 movies. Now she’s finally taken flight, CAPTAIN MARVEL like GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY before it could be the first stage of a colourful cosmic journey for the superhero superfactory. An encounter with shapeshifting Skrull foes … Continue reading

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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

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Review in Brief: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

MISS PEREGRINE is jam-packed with ideas, particularly on an aesthetic level (typical Tim Burton). It’s nice to see Burton acknowledge that other colours exist, and the world he has created with author Ransom Riggs is vivid and pleasingly warped. He … Continue reading

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Review: The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

If there’s a film I never expected THE LEGEND OF TARZAN to remind me of, it was THE LONE RANGER. Both films are beautiful looking genre pieces with entertaining set pieces and shudder-inducing cultural insensitivity. Johnny Depp should never have … Continue reading

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Review: The Hateful Eight (2015)

With THE HATEFUL EIGHT Quentin Tarantino may well have invented a new sub-genre: the misdirection-Western. The mystery that is seemingly a key plot point from the second act onward is, in fact, pretty incidental. While this might disappoint some, the … Continue reading

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Review: Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014/15)

Matthew Vaughn has delivered another very enjoyable action-comedy that never quite reconciles certain tonal dissidences, but makes up for it with energy, style and confidence in abundance. Eggsy (Taron Egerton) has a tough life. His dad died when he was … Continue reading

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Review: RoboCop (2014)

Is it bad to be annoyed that I don’t hate José Padilha‘s ROBOCOP remake quite as much as I expected to? Don’t get me wrong, it’s bad, but not THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 bad. In an updated take on the dystopian … Continue reading

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Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

You’ve got to hand it to Marvel, they haven’t played it safe for a while. For me though, the risky elements of CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER don’t quite pay off as they should. Following the events of THE AVENGERS, … Continue reading

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