Monthly Archives May 2016

The Nice Guys

The-Nice-Guys-posterDirector: Shane Black

Writer: Shane Black, Anthony Ragarozzi

Cast: Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe, Angourie Rice, Kim Basinger, Keith David

Cert: 15

Running time: 123mins

Year: 2016




What’s the story: Down-on-his-luck cop turned private investigator Holland March (Gosling) and world-wearied hired muscle Jackson Healy (Crowe) discover the cases of a missing girl and a dead porn star take them on a wild journey through 1977 Los Angeles.

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What’s the verdict: Despite bringing home a cool $1.2bn with Iron Man 3, Shane Black directs The Nice Guys like a man told this will be his last ever movie...

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X-Men: Apocalypse

X-Men-Apocalypse-posterDirector: Bryan Singer

Writer: Simon Kinberg

Cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Oscar Isaac, Evan Peters, Olivia Munn, Ben Hardy, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Rose Byrne

Cert: 12

Running time: 144mins

Year: 2016





What’s the story:
In 1983, Apocalypse, the first mutant, is reborn into the world and is intent on destroying it. Mutants under Charles Xavier’s tutelage must band together to defeat the genocidal villain.

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What’s the verdict: While DC movies flounder and the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues its juggernaut-like trajectory toward world domination, it is easy to forget the X-Men franchise.

Despite the series delivering only one true dud (2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine) and actually having a five...

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Lean, Green Thrilling Machine – Jeremy Saulnier talks Green Room

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Channelling the same sweaty-palmed tension, blood black humour and savage brilliance of Night of the Living Dead, Straw Dogs, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Assault on Precinct 13 (phew!), Green Room is writer/director Jeremy Saulnier’s tour-de-force follow-up to his first rate first movie, Blue Ruin.

Starring Anton Yelchin and Imogen Poots (who previously appeared together in the aptly named Fright Night), a punk band find themselves in serious trouble when falling foul of a gang of right Nazi pieces of work, led by Patrick Stewart on masterful, chillingly dead-eyed form.

Saulnier reveals secrets behind shooting and casting this brutal must-see movie, and provides tantalising hints of what’s up next…

How did you get Patrick Stewart to play a neo-Nazi psychopath?

He’s up for an a...

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Captain America: Civil War – The Electric Shadows Podcast

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Rob Daniel & Rob Wallis talk all things Captain America – Civil War. One Rob thought it was good, the other thought it was great. But, which Rob is which?! They also riff on uncanny similarities between Civil War and Batman v Superman and look at what else is coming in the latest phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

More of Rob Wallis’ musing on movies can be found at his site Of All The Film Blogs. Check it out (after listening to the podcast)…

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-Ray – The Electric Shadows Podcast

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Episode 3 of The Electric Shadows Podcast sees our intrepid raconteurs Rob Daniel & Rob Wallis setting their lightsabers to full beam when talking about the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-Ray. Discussing the triumphant return of a franchise long thought dead, they also make room for those pesky prequels and the promise of Rogue One. We’re home indeed…

More of Rob Wallis’ musing on movies can be found at his site Of All The Film Blogs. Check it out (after listening to the podcast)…

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