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American Hustle trailer

For his follow up to the multi award winning Silver Linings Playbook David O. Russell has gone back to the nineteen eighties for a tale of corruption and crime. American Hustle is based on a real events where Irving Rosenfeld and his partner, and lover, Sydney Prosser are recruited under duress by the FBI in order to infiltrate the mafia ridden power elite of New Jersey. Continue reading “American Hustle trailer” »

Justin Lin to direct Bourne 5

Justin Lin has been announced as the director for the fifth installment of the Bourne franchise. Lin will take over from Tony Gilroy for the sequel to the 2012 film The Bourne Legacy.  Justin Lin is best known for helming the Fast and Furious series  since its third film Tokyo Drift. He is widely credited with turning round the fortunes of the series culminating with Fast and Furious 6 taking over $788 million worldwide. Continue reading “Justin Lin to direct Bourne 5” »

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

Hansel-and-Gretel-Witch-Hunters1Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters takes the fairy story most of us heard a thousand times growing up and tells the story of what happens next.

The original story and the titular characters’ subsequent transition from abandoned children to adulthood is done through an animated montage through the opening credits which appears shockingly graphic and over the top…  This theme continues into the rest of the film as H&G battle to rescue some lost children and avert a witch apocalypse. Continue reading “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” »

Marvel Avengers Assemble (2012)

The Avengers PosterCast your mind back to 2008 and arguably the best of the solo Marvel superhero movies, Iron Man. Robert Downey Jr nailed the character of Tony Stark and people began to believe that super hero films could be cool again. During the movie we were introduced to Agent Coulson and the people he worked for, Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division, or S.H.I.E.L.D for short. The fanboys had a nice little chuckle to themselves at the nod to the bigger Marvel universe. And then came the little bit after the credits where Samuel L Jackson first appeared as Nick Fury and asks to speak to Tony Stark about something bigger. The fanboys had a full on nerdgasm.

Jump forward to present day and Marvel have brought the Hulk, Thor and Captain America to the silver screen as well as a second outing for Iron Man and introduced more characters in Hawkeye and Black Widow. Now they are all together in what must be one of the most eagerly anticipated cinematic events in years. Frankly, if the fanboy community went doolally at the post credit teaser on Iron Man, I fear lives may be in danger when they watch Marvel Avengers Assemble. Continue reading “Marvel Avengers Assemble (2012)” »