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Film Review: Justice League (USA, 2017) is a fun yet inconsistent ride that breezes by on the charm of its cast

It’s been something of an arduous trek but the Justice League have finally made their way to the big screen.  Long before Joss Whedon earned the tick of approval from comic enthusiasts the world over with his take on The Avengers, George Miller (Mad Max, Happy Feet) was planning on brining the titular crew to cineplexes in an ambitious actioner where the likes of Armie Hammer and Megan Gale were to play Batman and Wonder Woman, respectively.  The 2007-2008 Writers Strike and multiple delays regarding shooting locations ultimately led to the film’s demise, and DC threw their weight behind the remainder of Christopher Nolan‘s Dark Knight trilogy, leaving the proposed Justice League little more than a pipe dream.... Continue Reading

DVD Review: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (USA, 2016)

At first glance, it seems a little odd to see Batman headlining the follow up to 2013’s Man of Steel. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is an undeniably clunky title but, having seen it, it feels surprisingly fitting. It’s far more of a Batman film than it is a Superman one.... Continue Reading

Four ways the Ultimate Edition of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice makes the movie better

Though the additions made in the Ultimate Edition of Batman v Superman are in some ways small,  there’s little room for doubt when it comes to their impact on the film. Zack Snyder‘s vision of the DC universe still falls a little short of its ambitions but it’s much easier to stomach what he’s trying to do here compared to the film’s original theatrical cut.... Continue Reading

Ben Affleck reflects on playing Batman in Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice

Ben Affleck was a man long destined to be the caped crusader. A man so mirrored to the bat, he’d even built himself his very own Batcave inside his home. Having embodied the fiction of Bruce Wayne, Affleck found himself stepping into the suit for the first time to bring another first to cinemas, battling Superman.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (PG) (USA, 2016)

At first glance, it seems a little odd to see Batman headlining the follow up to 2013’s Man of Steel. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is an undeniably clunky title but, having seen it, it feels surprisingly fitting. It’s far more of a Batman film than it is a Superman one.... Continue Reading

Reasons Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice could be terrible

There are plenty of reasons to be excited about the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeBen Affleck‘s more comic-inspired take on The Dark Knight,  the bold premise, the rapid expansion of the shared canvas upon which DC’s superhero films are set to take place.... Continue Reading

Film Review: The Man From U.N.C.L.E (M, USA, 2015)

You’d not be wrong in thinking that 2015 could be the year of the spy movie, with Kingsman: The Secret Service, Spy, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation having all been released already and Spectre due later in the year. We also have another contender in the genre, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. With a ridiculously attractive cast, stunning Italian locations, and some typical Guy Ritchie style and direction we check out whether this TV show remake holds up as a big screen adaptation.... Continue Reading