“Marvel meets Inception” Doctor Strange review

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UK certification: 12A

Let’s face it; Marvel rarely gets it wrong when it comes to crafting cracking superhero blockbusters. Sure, Avengers: Age of Ultron was an overstuffed mess but it had ambition and Iron Man 2 was fine when not compared to its predecessor.

Now, one of the biggest film studios in the world takes on its biggest gamble yet – more so than Guardians of the Galaxy was, and that’s saying something! But does Doctor Strange hit all the right notes or are we looking at Marvel’s first true dog’s dinner? Continue reading

MM Top 5: Stan Lee cameos

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By Adam Brannon

Oh Marvel, when will you slow down? Taking a look through films released under the Marvel name now looks like a science lesson in creating the perfect formula for box-office success. Of course, that wouldn’t be the case had it not been for the brains behind these beloved stories, Stan Lee.

Here, Adam Brannon looks through his top five Stan Lee cameos from across the Marvel spectrum. But which five made the cut? Naturally, a spoiler warning is in force.

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“Mini Avengers, Assemble” Captain America: Civil War review

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By Adam Brannon

Is anyone else getting bored of superhero films? Nope? Just me then. We’re not even halfway through 2016 and there have been three of them. In February, there was Deadpool, a film that despite all the odds, turned out to be smashing – despite its generic finale.

Then, DC tried to compete with Marvel in March with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It was fine, if far too long and lacking in any real drama. Now, Marvel is back with Captain America: Civil War. But can it break the superhero tedium that has started to settle in? Continue reading

MM Top 5: How to rescue Superman

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By Rob Stoakes

So, Batman vs Superman was amazing/great/ok/bad/worse than a wrestling match between X-Pac and Piers Morgan, delete where applicable. As of writing it isn’t out yet, but already people are nervous about the future of Superman. After all, how badly did Man of Steel get received when you need to bring in Batman for help?

I know exactly how to cure Warner Bros’ curse of being unable to make a good film with any superhero other than Batman, in five easy steps! Continue reading

New podcast: 2015’s worst films!

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After the success of the first-ever Movie Metropolis podcast, I’m proud to announce the second on the new MM YouTube channel.

This edition focuses on the films from last year that didn’t perform as well as expected, were just downright terrible or perhaps a little disappointing.

As ever, share your views here, subscribe to the MM YouTube channel, like (or dislike) the video and keep an eye out for more content, very soon.