Monthly Archives: April 2012

Review: The Avengers (2012)

DIRECTOR: Joss Whedon.

CAST: Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgard, Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul Bettany (voice).

SYNOPSIS: When the fate of the Earth is threatened by Loki (Hiddleston) and his alien army, Nick Fury (Jackson) and Agent Coulson (Gregg) have no choice but to form a team of superheroes whose combined powers are the only hope of saving the world from disaster.

With the anticipation and excitement circling The Avengers enough to send anyone into an Asgardian-induced coma, hopes were pinned on the master of the supernatural supersquads to rule supreme over previous Marvel outings. Writing alongside long serving comic adaptation alumni Zak Penn, Whedon weaves an impressive patchwork where every player gets their moment in the sun and feels important to those who favour them. As soon as Whedon sounds the introductory ringside bell, he doesn’t give you a chance to breathe. Continue reading

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Let’s Get The Top Ten Of 2012 Underway, Shall We?

You know the drill by now. I update this list (in accordance with UK release dates) throughout the year and then publish my final Top Ten after the Oscar winners receive their statues. It’s only April and there’s plenty more to be seen and plenty I haven’t yet watched, but it’s time to get the ball rolling and keep this list in order:

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What I’m Watching – April 2012

This list only includes films I watched for the first time this month. My most recent viewing is the top entry:

The Avengers (Dir: Joss Whedon, 2012) *****

Iron Man 2 (Dir: Jon Favreau, 2010) ***

Despicable Me (Dir: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud, 2010) ***

Battleship (Dir: Peter Berg, 2012) **

The Cabin In The Woods (Dir: Drew Goddard, 2011) ***

Pret-A-Porter (Dir: Robert Altman, 1994) **

Born On The Fourth Of July (Dir: Oliver Stone, 1989) ****

Jumper (Dir: Doug Liman, 2008) **

Review: Mirror Mirror – HeyUGuys

Tarsem’s Mirror Mirror was released on April 2nd and my review went up on HeyUGuys back on March 27th. Please check it out here.