Ok, so we’ve looked through my picks for the very best films of 2017 and we’ve brought shame among those classed as the worst movies of 2017 too. Now, we get onto the exciting stuff, looking forward to the next twelve months in cinema.
2018 is shaping up to be one of the biggest years in movie history. We’ve got massive sequels, prequels and for those getting fed up on the reboot-mania Hollywood seems to be obsessed with at the moment, there’s a few independent films to look forward to as well.
Naturally, there are hundreds of movies to be released over the next 12 months, so I’ve handpicked 10 films that should definitely be on your shortlist in 2018. Read on to find out which. Continue reading
Doctor Strange review: by Adam Brannon
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
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.
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
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