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Film Review: The Avengers: Age of Ultron

Very odd that this film only just came out in the US but anyhow, I saw this film last week in 3D and thought I’d share my thoughts. The Basics Directed by: Joss Whedon Starring (take a deep breath): Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell, Idris Elba, Stellan Skarsgård, James Spader, Samuel L. Jackson. Released: 23 April 2015 (UK & majority worldwide), 1 May 2015 (US) The Plot: “When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for a global adventure.” via Marvel Studios. via Marvel *There may be spoilers, so …

Film Review: Insurgent (The Divergent Series)

It’s a quick one from me today. Just a quick film review of The Divergent Series: Insurgent that I saw on Monday with Moana. The Basics: Directed by: Robert Schwentke Starring: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Octavia Spencer, Jai Courtney, Tay Stevenson, Zoë Kravitz, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, Naomi Watts, Kate Winslet. Released: March 19 2015 (UK), March 20 2015 (US). The Plot: “As she [Tris] searches for allies and answers in the wake of the uprising, Tris and Four are on the run. Being hunted by Jeanine Matthews, the leader of the Erudite faction, Tris and Four will race against time as they try to figure out what Abnegation sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them. Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris faces one impossible challenge after another as she unlocks the truth about the past and ultimately the future of her world.” IMDb *There may be unintentional spoilers now, so read with caution* Thoughts: The film …

75 Thoughts I Had Whilst Watching Fifty Shades of Grey

The other night I went to watch the very widely spoken about, Fifty Shades of Grey with two of my friends. Having read the book I definitely wasn’t expecting much, but felt like it was one of those obligatory films you have to see in the cinema, just to say you’ve seen it. I’m not going to bother with a proper film review, so instead, inspired by some similar posts I’ve seen on Buzzfeed, here are some of the thoughts that were going through my head (and also escaping from my mouth to the ears of my friends,) during the film. *SPOILERS AHEAD* OH NO. That lip biting is going to piss me off during the whole film, I can just tell. Kristin Stewart much? Okay, I’m so going to be ‘Twilight’ spotting throughout this whole movie. Of course she drives a rundown VW, they always drive those. Wow, everyone was so right, that secretary looks exactly like Jamie King… How is that NOT Jamie King? God that fall was absolute cringe. Hi Jamie Dornan. …

Film Review: The Imitation Game

Last night I was a little naughty and instead of studying, I decided to watch a film that I’ve been wanting to see ever since I saw the trailer months ago. The Basics: Directed by: Morten Tyldum Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightly, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Charles Dance, Allen Leech, Matthew Beard, Rory Kinnear. Released: 29 August 2014 (Telluride Film Festival), 14 November 2014 (United Kingdom), 28 November 2014  (United States) The Plot: Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain’s top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II (from IMBd). Thoughts: There were several reasons why I wanted to see this film, 1) it had Benedict Cumberbatch, 2) it had Allen Leech and 3) it had Matthew Beard, all actors that I have seen in other films and television shows and love and admire and 4) it looked like a hugely interesting story. The Good: …