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Superman is widely known to be one of the most toughest comic book heroes to translate to the big screen, especially with the hugely popular series of movies starring the late Christopher Reeves. Bryan Singer attempted to re-vitalise the franchise in 2006 with Superman Returns and although this was a commercial success, it was a critical flop. So the pressure was on to make Man of Steel a success. Thankfully, at least for me, the crackerjack team of Christopher Nolan and David S Goyer have created a Superman for this…

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The second movie out of the gate, in the coveted Summer Movie Season, is the sequel to 2009’s reboot of the popular Sci-Fi series Star Trek. Rather than do a complete remake of the original series of films, Abrams has decided to go down the alternative timeline route, which allows him and his writers to pick which elements they want to re-use and develop it into something a bit fresh. Now, I must confess, I am not a Star Trek fan and can’t remember seeing any of the original films…

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So you’ve just won your first Oscar for The Kings Speech? The movie world is your Oyster. Doors are opened that had previously been closed. So what do you pick as your next project? Not one to sit on his laurels, Tom Hooper opted to take on a project that is beloved by many a musical theatre goer and try his hand at directing Les Misérables. This is a project as far away from The Kings Speech as you could get. And I am pleased to say that Hooper plays…

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FRIDAY FILM REVIEW: Argo (2012)

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From the very disappointing Skyfall, it is my pleasure to review the surprisingly brilliant, yet vastly understated Argo. This movie needs no flashy gimmics or multimillion pound (or dollar) product placements. No, Argo is one of those films where you leave the cinema with that feeling that you have witnessed a future classic. The premise of the movie reads like those trashy crime/thriller novels, yet the events are in fact based on true events. (Though I wasn’t born at the time the movie is set) During the 1979 uprising/riots in Iran,…

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