Monthly Archives July 2015

Ant-Man

Ant-Man---posterDirector: Peyton Reed

Writer: Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish, Paul Rudd & Adam McKay

Cast: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Michael Peña

Cert: 12A

Running time: 117mins

Year: 2015

The lowdown: The Marvel juggernaut follows its most epic movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron, with its smallest. The single character movie formula is now set in stone and rigidly adhered to: origins backstory, quirky cast including a Hollywood heavyweight, breezy humour, easy-on-the-eye action, cameo’ing Avenger, set up for a bigger movie, post-credit tease for what’s coming next. All pleasant enough and Paul Rudd brings his affable charm to a potentially career transforming role, but this really could have done with the stuff original director Edgar Wright would have brought to the table...

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Everly

Everly---Salma-Hayek,-posterDirector: Joe Lynch

Writer: Yale Hannon (screenplay and story), Joe Lynch (story)

Cast: Salma Hayek, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Akie Kotabe, Laura Cepeda

Cert: 18

Running Time: 92 mins

Year: 2015

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The lowdown: Furiously hot sexpot Salma Hayek is the titular heroine out for revenge in what should be a blood-soaked blast. Instead, a witless script and a cockamamie plot create a careless mess with lethargic logic and monotonous monologues. Gorehounds may lap up the copious claret on offer but anyone hoping for style or substance should look elsewhere.

Everly---Salma-Hayek,-Akie-Kotabe,-gunEverly---gun-hookers

The full verdict: Setting an action film almost entirely in one location, due to script or budgetary restrictions requires imagination and invention. Recent successes The Raid and Dredd and classics like Assault on Precinct 13 managed to create car...

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