Tag Archives: X-Men

Review: X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019)

I’ve already forgotten most of APOCALYPSE, though I do for some reason remember Michael Fassbender floating in the air, looking bored and not saying anything for half an hour. I also recall the apparent finality of the ending, with the … Continue reading

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Review: Legion: Season 1 (2017)

LEGION is bonkers and brilliant. If you were ever disappointed that Chris Claremont’s more out-there comic book stories weren’t adapted into the movies, look no further than this TV show to correct that. Although they still don’t go to space, … Continue reading

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Review: Logan (2017)

The title LOGAN is a mission statement. Finally, after six (full) movies filled with claw-popping, re-treads and contradictory flashbacks we are asking who he is. We know he was born James Howlett, served in the military and as a mercenary, … Continue reading

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A Few Thoughts More: X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

I stand by my original review of X-MEN: APOCALYPSE, but now I’ve watched it again I have a few more thoughts. I don’t have any real issues with the film’s opening. The original Four Horsemen aren’t given much opportunity to … Continue reading

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Halloween Series Retrospective: A Nightmare on Elm Street

Time once again to look back on a long-running franchise in its entirety. There’s a lot of NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET movies. Not quite as many as its slasher fellows HALLOWEEN and FRIDAY THE 13TH, but Freddy sure did refuse … Continue reading

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Review: X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

Well, as superhero movies go it’s certainly better than BATMAN V SUPERMAN. This time they try out a bit of self-aware humour when Xavier’s new students come out of seeing RETURN OF THE JEDI agreeing that “the third one is … Continue reading

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Review: Deadpool (2016)

DEADPOOL is exactly what it should be. It’s not big (by superhero standards) and it’s not clever but it’s lewd, violent and supremely self-aware, just like its titular scarlet-clad antihero. Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) makes a dishonest living as a … Continue reading

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Review: Fantastic Four (2015)

“A year ago I had a fantastic version of this. And it would have received great reviews. You’ll probably never see it. That’s reality though.” – Josh Trank, 6 August 2015 The above was posted by FANTASTIC FOUR director Josh … Continue reading

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Spidey Slings Home…Sort-of

The last few hours have had the internet in a frenzy. It was announced earlier that at long last, Sony has brokered a deal with Marvel/Disney to allow Spider-Man and associated characters to appear as part of the Marvel Cinematic … Continue reading

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Top 10 Killer Henchmen (RIP Richard Kiel)

It really has been a tough year to be a film lover. The latest big screen icon to shuffle off his mortal coil is Richard Kiel, who died on Wednesday in hospital aged 74. A man with undeniable presence, Kiel … Continue reading

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