Marvel Unleash First ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Trailer

“An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.

Anthony and Joe Russo direct the film, which is produced by Kevin Feige. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo and Stan Lee are the executive producers. Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely wrote the screenplay.”

It’s finally arrived! After months of fan speculation, numerous fake pictures and screenshots of release dates, Marvel have unleashed the first official trailer for the third ‘Avengers’ film, ‘Infinity War’.

The star studded film brings together every hero we’ve met in the last 10 years, including Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Guardians, Black Widow, Hawkeye, and Black Panther. They’re all coming together to take on the Mad Titan, Thanos, who we’ve seen very little of and only ever really been teased about the threat he poses to Earth. Last time we saw him he grabbed his currently stone-less Gauntlet and declared “I’ll do it myself”.

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In the first post-credit scene, Thor, Loki, Valkyrie, and the Asgardians come face to face with a humongous ship. Fans speculate that ship belongs to non-other than the Mad Titan himself, and that this will tie in with the beginning of ‘Infinity War’.

The heroes also feature in the latest Vanity Fair issue, which includes photos of how some of the heroes will look in the film, but as many have noticed, some costumes (and weapons) don’t seem to match what we know going into ‘Infinity War’, which could mean that the Russo Brothers have plenty of surprises up their sleeves.

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New Look At ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ From Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair are kicking off this week in tremendous style by unleashing our first official look at the cast of  ‘Avengers: Infinity War’.

The magazine has 4 different covers available, which include a handful of huge cast of the film, including a beardless Captain America, Black Panther, blonde Black Widow, Pepper Potts, The Wasp, Hawkeye, and Vision!

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Along with the new covers, there are also some brilliant new shots of the characters, which you can see below! I think it’s safe to say that we can expect the first trailer for the film any day now!

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You can read Vanity Fair’s full article here

Watch This Space: 9th – 15th October

Every Monday we will be recommending films that are on TV that week, films playing at the cinema, and also remind you of those brilliant films hiding on streaming services, such as Netflix and Amazon Prime, and possibly in your own collection.

In Cinemas

Blade Runner 2049: Fans of the original have waited 35 years for a sequel to ‘Blade Runner’, and last week their wish was granted. It may not be receiving the best numbers at the box office, but fans and critics alike can’t help but share their love the this masterpiece. Our full review will be on site later today!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Whilst we know it’s not December yet, we thought we’d take this opportunity to remind you that tickets for ‘The Last Jedi’ go on sale Tuesday AM (UK), and with them comes a brand new trailer! We’ll have it up on site as soon as it hits the web!

The Mountain Between Us: Idris Elba and Kate Winslet are stranded after a tragic plane crash. They must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain. ‘The Mountain Between Us’ opened in UK cinemas last Friday, and our full review will be up soon!

On TV

Monday

Se7en (1995): If you discount ‘Alien 3’ because, well, who wouldn’t, ‘Se7en’ was our introduction to a master filmmaker. David Fincher has blessed us with numerous films that rightfully earn their place on countless best films ever lists, though arguably none have managed to be as high on said lists as ‘Se7en.’ It’s a crime noir starring a pre-Fight Club and Morgan Freeman as they investigate a string of murders all based on the seven deadly sins. It’s a deceptively clever thriller that keeps you engaged, guessing, and shocked at some of the truly messed up ways the sins have been visualised as murder scenes. On a personal note, ‘Se7en’ is one of my favourite films of all time. This film can be watched and rewatched countless times and you will still find new things to love about it, right up until it’s brilliant, soul-crushing climax.

 

Tuesday

Southpaw (2015): Directed by Antoine Fuqua and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, ‘Southpaw‘ is the gritty drama about a successful pro boxer who goes off the hinges after his wife is shot at a press event. Gyllenhaal delivers a strong and heavyweight performance as Billy “The Great’ Hope, a husband and father who wins titles in the ring, but ultimately loses himself outside. He’s on top of the world, beating opponents to a pulp with a fight fueled by anger. Hope must rehabilitate himself in order to take back his life and the custody of his daughter. Gyllenhaal’s character is aggressive and the onscreen punches are impressive. If you want something decent and gritty that isn’t afraid to throw punches, this is your film. Catch this knockout boxing drama on Film4 at 9pm.

Wednesday

Locke (2013): One of Tom Hardy’s most astonishing performances makes for an audacious film. Almost entirely a one-man monologue delivered over the course of a long night-time road trip. We watch as Locke slowly unravels and details of his career and personal life are revealed through a series of confessional phone conversations. Remarkable that this film was made at all and I’m very glad it was. Alongside ‘The Drop’ – one of Hardy’s best but underseen roles. Highly recommend.

Dirty Dancing (1987): An iconic soundtrack runs throughout this 80s classic, set in the 60s and telling the tale of a summer romance. Rich girl Baby meets bad boy and dirtier dancer Johnny and an illicit affair is sparked. Throw in a watermelon, a botched abortion and a corner where NOBODY puts Baby and you have one of the most quotable films of a generation. Again, if you haven’t seen it, why not? Rectify this immediately!

The Green Mile (1999): In the season of Stephen King adaptations, why not visit one of the most profound and heart-breaking? Tom Hanks (one of Hollywood’s most reliable actors) stars as Paul Edgecomb, who accompanies men down the ‘mile’, the walk cons take to the chair, to the death. When he meets the simple and naive John Coffey (played to perfection by Michael Clarke Duncan), a giant of a man accused of murdering two young girls, Paul begins to question John’s guilt.

Legally Blonde (2001): Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) has everything: hot shot law student boyfriend, top spot in a prestigious sorority house, a stellar fashion sense, and the most infectiously lovely personality. When her sure-to-be future husband unceremoniously dumps her for being too blonde, she is determined to win him back. Using her unstoppable willpower and wit, she gets into Harvard Law School, and brings all her charm, a splash of pink and her chihuahua with her. Riotously fun and positive, Legally Blonde is the perfect antidote to the darker nights.

Thursday

License to Kill (1989): Rewind 17 years before Daniel Craig made James Bond a badass, and you’ll find Timothy Dalton doing it just as good if not better this time in the darkest 007 film of all. Going up against drug baron Robert Davi with the aid of the kick-ass Carey Lowell, Dalton shoots, stabs, water-skis, parachutes and punches his way into the heart of a dangerous drug cartel to bring them down from the inside in a mission of revenge. Blistering action, brutal violence and a real film of it’s time. The world wasn’t ready for a darker 007. Well, they are now. Enjoy!

Titanic (1997): What can be said about the biggest film in the world? I can’t imagine there are many people left who haven’t seen it. It’s a classic tale of boy meets girl, girl meets enormous blue diamond, iceberg meets boat, floating door not big enough for two people. Despite all the cliches, the second half of the film is still quite thrilling and visually spectacular. Get it in your eyeballs.

Friday

GoldenEye (1995): The Cold War is over, but there are plenty of reasons for James Bond to thrill us in the wake of a 6 year absence from an early end to Timothy Dalton’s run in 1989. Old and new cast and crew come together to take 007 to new heights with classic elements laced with a new, modern twist. Pierce Brosnon re-introduces Bond to a new generation of fans going up against rogue agent Sean Bean from bringing the world to it’s knees with a hi-tech super-weapon. With death-defying stunts, loud action sequences, a rousing theme and all the martinis, girls and guns we’ve come to expect from 007, it’s a new era but one that proves nobody does it better still.

Last Action Hero (1993):  The film that easily divides many Arnold Schwarzenegger fans, this is actually far cleverer than it appears and delves into the self-parodying track of spoofing the action genre and Hollywood in general. Director John McTiernan makes sure the action is played out tongue-in-cheek as we jump from inside the silver screen and beyond when Arnie goes up against villain Charles Dance. As long as the film is understood to be a mockery of the thing it tries to be, it comes across more enjoyable than if watched to be a serious actioner. And don’t worry, there are many Arnie one-liners a plenty here. “Iced that guy, to cone a phrase!”

Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part I (2011): The Twilight Saga lives on with its second to last installment, based on the novel Breaking Dawn. Bella Swan, the average girl who fell hard for vampire stud Edward Cullen, gets married and soon becomes impregnated with a half-mortal, half-immortal child. Seen as a potential threat to the local wolf pack and humans, the Cullen family must help Bella survive her pregnancy, and protect their livelihood in Washington. The young Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson reprise their roles in this fairytale drama that grossed big box office numbers among book and film fans alike.Catch the popular endearing story on E4 at 9pm.

Gladiator (2000): It’s Friday, and we all know what that means. A cosy night in, all snuggled up in front of the TV with snacks aplenty. And what better way to spend your Friday evening by watching Ridley Scott’s epic ‘Gladiator’, a 155-minute spectacle that throws you into the gladiator pits of Ancient Rome. With mesmerising cinematography by John Mathieson and career-defining performances from Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix, ‘Gladiator’ is an epic that stands shoulder-to-shoulder with other grand, cinematic spectacles like ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ and ‘Ben-Hur’. A must-see.

 

Hiding Online / In Our Collection / Out This Week

 

Wonder Woman (2017): Yesterday we were treated to the final ‘Justice League’ trailer in which we saw Wonder Woman, along with Bruce Wayne, assemble the League to save the world. As of today, ‘Wonder Woman’ is yours to take home on DVD/Blu-ray in the UK! With it’s record breaking run at the box office almost complete, we can probably expect more records to be broken on her home release.

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994): Allllrriigghhttyy then! 1994 was a very good year for Jim Carrey. During this breakout year he starred in not one, not two, but three comedy classics. Dumb and Dumber and The Mask were great for Carrey to showcase his talents, but Ace Ventura was the one that he really was allowed to let loose in. With his rubber face cranked up to 11 and his limbs in a non stop hurricane of madness, Ace is a character that Jim Carrey looked like he had the best time playing. It shines through in his performance. The premise is simple. Ace Ventura is hired by the Miami Dolphins to find their missing mascot, Snowflake the Dolphin. What follows is 87 minutes of pure 90s gold. With support from Courtney Cox and Sean Young, Jim Carrey’s Ace Ventura Pet Detective is an easy, fun comedy which will keep you entertained for all its duration. They don’t really make them like this anymore so catch it while you can.

Fast Five (2011): The Fast and Furious franchise, whether you love it or hate it, can be an entertaining breakaway from the mundaneness of everyday life. The absurd car chases, the improbable yet insanely fun shootouts, even the fast-paced fight sequences in which the franchise is renowned for is especially present in the fifth instalment; ‘Fast Five’. Arguably the best in the now 8-film series, ‘Fast Five’ is relentless in its presentation, and with the addition of Dwayne Johnson’s hulking Hobbs joining the rest of the charismatic roster, ‘Fast Five’ rejuvenated a franchise that most felt was on its way out. Popcorn entertainment has never looked so good, so be sure not to miss it!

The Notebook (2004):  If you’re a hopeless romantic, the latest addition to the Netflix roster is for you. Adapted from a Nicholas Sparks novel (king of the rom-com), The Notebook is a story of everlasting love told in two timelines. With notes of The Princess Bride (‘Always’) and Romeo & Juliet (forbidden love), the lead characters are so irresistible to root for. Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams as Noah and Allie bring to screen one of the most authentic representations of first love and teenage love, one that is sure to make you feel sentimental. Watch this under a blanket with a hot cup of cocoa.

A huge thank you to contributors this week: Dave Curtis, Chris Gelderd, Jessica Peña, Rhys Bowen-Jones, Fiona Underhill, Corey Hughes, Sasha Hornby

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Official Music Video Released For David Hasselhoff’s ‘Guardians Inferno’

As promised earlier this week, James Gunn has shared the official music video for ‘Guardians Inferno’, David Hasselhoff’s track from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’.

The video stars director Gunn on the drums, and the cast of the hit sequel pull their best shapes in their best 80’s gear. There’s even a cameo from the king of cameos, Mr. Stan Lee, because what Marvel related video would be complete without him!

But which Guardian has the best moves? 

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Guardians Of The Galaxy’s Awesome Mix Vol. 2 Track List Revealed

Whilst there’s no actual spoilers in this piece, Chris Pratt did tweet earlier this month advising that he encourages people to watch ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’ before listening to the ‘Awesome Mix Vol. 2’, so if you wish to not know what’s made it onto the mixtape close this article right now! 

The mixtape features the likes of Fleetwood Mac, George Harrision, Sweet, Cheap Trick and.. David Hasselhoff!? That’s right, The Hoff will be lending his singing voice to a song that was co-written by James Gunn himself and is said to be a ‘comedic original’ scored by Tyler Bates.

After the greatness that was ‘Awesome Mix Vol. 1’, I thought Gunn would have a hard job topping it – but it looks like he may have actually pulled it off. I’m excited to hear the music (listed below) in the film. 

  1. Mr. Blue Sky – Electric Light Orchestra
  2. Fox on the Run – Sweet
  3. Lake Shore Drive – Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah
  4. The Chain – Fleetwood Mac
  5. Bring it On Home to Me – Sam Cooke
  6. Southern Nights – Glen Campbell
  7. My Sweet Lord – George Harrison
  8. Brandy You’re a Fine Girl – Looking Glass
  9. Come a Little Bit Closer – Jay and the Americans
  10. Wham Bang Shang-A-Lang – Silver
  11. Surrender – Cheap Trick
  12. Father and Son – Yusuf / Cat Stevens
  13. Flashlight – Parliament
  14. Guardians Inferno – The Sneepers featuring David Hasselhoff

I’ve no doubt that someone has kindly put together this mixtape on Spotify or YouTube already for us to enjoy! 

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Written by Tom Sheffield

The Guardians Of The Freakin’ Galaxy Come Together In A New Trailer

In 2014 cinemagoers were delighted by ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’; a refreshing semi rejuvenation on a somewhat tired Marvel formula, this nicely paved the way for speculation and eagerness for a Volume 2 in the series.  Inevitably the excitement was almost palpable when ‘Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2’ was announced, seeming like an eternity, fans will be thrilled to hear that the wait is almost finally over. Volume 2 takes to UK picture houses on 28th April and is released in the US on 5th May.

Much of the cast from the first film reprise their roles (with a few welcome additions), from Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana to Vin Diesel and Dave Bautista. Specific plot details on Volume 2 have been hard to come by. All I can say is that Kurt Russell plays Ego the Living Planet, and Sylvester Stallone is reported to make an appearance as a member of Nova Corps. James Gunn is back in the director’s chair whilst collaborating again with others in the writing. One thing is for sure ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2’ is looking like a winner, and needs absolutely no input from me to convince movie fans to go see it.

I must mention that my anticipation for the Awesome Mix Vol 2 is at an all-time high, especially as the soundtrack selections in the original was just amazing. The trailer drops a couple of teasers as to what may be included in the next Awesome Mix, and promises an interesting, fun and pulse raising  movie.

Written by Mark Putley

A Cure For Wellness And Fate Of The Furious Super Bowl TV Spots

A Cure for Wellness

‘A Cure for Wellness’, from what I understand, is about some guy who goes to a wellness and then things get progressively weirder; as does the guy himself. Now, the reason I’m being so cryptic is because the trailer is only 30 seconds long and I don’t know much about the plot. Even if I knew more, I’d still be cryptic as I think this is a film, like most, that’s better when you know nothing; especially since it seems like it mostly relies on shock. In other words, ‘A Cure for Wellness’ has been marketed very well and I am very intrigued to see it. I will end it here by saying that ‘A Cure for Wellness’ is being directed by Gore Verbinski, has Dane DeHaan in it, and is coming to a theatre near you very soon!

‘A Cure for Wellness’ hits UK theatres on 28th February 2017

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‘The Fate of the Furious’… Why?

Not that I’m not excited, but nowadays it’s just insane beyond reason. Remember when ‘The Fast and the Furious’ didn’t need to do much to be cool, it just was? Well, I remember and I miss those days. But enough complaining, I am excited about ‘Fast 8’ but I also couldn’t care less. Still, I’ll probably go see it because I like explosions, over-the-top action, and Ludicrous as much as the next person but the franchise is wearing me thin and tiring mme down.

It’s just so fucking cool though! There’s a submarine, cars falling out of buildings, and Jason Statham! What’s not to love? Obviously I’m conflicted. But basically, my thought process is as follows… The movie looks good. It looks insane! It looks fun and like an absolute delight. I want to see it, but I’m getting bored of the insanity.

‘Fate of the Furious’ races into UK cinemas on 14th April 2017

Written by Dalton Brown

The Guardians Of The Galaxy: Vol 2 Super Bowl Spot Propels The Hype Train To Full Speed!

Welcome to the frickin’ Guardians of the Galaxy: GOTG2 Super Bowl trailer sends the hype machine into overdrive

Kick-ass soundtrack? Check
Wise-cracks galore? Check
Superb CGI, amazing action and great cast? Check, check and check

The latest trailer for James Gunn’s sequel to the massive critical and box office hit, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2’ is making the world wish that May would just come around that bit faster. Soundtracked by Fleetwood Mac’s ‘The Chain,’ we see Starlord and crew entering into another action-packed battle to save the galaxy, this time from Elizabeth Debicki‘s villainous golden priestess Ayesha.

However, it seems the real heart of the film is set to be a story of family. Or rather, two families. The story of Gamora and her estranged sister Nebula sits in one corner, and Starlord’s quest to find his real father while being guided by his surrogate father Yondu, sits in the other. While Gunn revealed the identity of Starlord’s father as Ego the Living Planet at San Diego Comic-Con last year, we also know he will be played by Kurt Russell. The prospect of Kurt Russell and Chris Pratt as father and son team is pretty exciting in itself.

Part of Marvel film’s Phase 3, GOTG Vol 2 follows hot on the heels of Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange, and will be followed later in the year by Spiderman: Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2’ will be screening across the UK from the 28th April 2017.

Written by Abbie Eales

The Fate Of The Furious First Trailer Races Its Way Online

For months now Vin Diesel has been teasing the 8th instalment of the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise, with live videos from the set and behind-the-scenes photographs. Then several weeks ago he announced that the trailer would arrive in December, just in time for Christmas. On Thursday the official title of the film was announced and it’s fair to say that it’s not had the warmest of receptions from fans of the series, or anyone for that matter. Then yesterday the first poster was released, which features both Diesel and Johnson’s characters looking rather moody, again I’ve probably seen more memes made from this poster than I have read positive comments on it.

Well in the early hours of this morning the trailer was finally released for ‘The Fate of the Furious’ during a live Facebook event. The action packed trailer gives us the low down of the plot, showing us that Vin Diesel’s character, Dom, has seemingly taken on the role of the bad guy after betraying his ‘family’ during an escape. Dom’s turn to the dark side comes with some persuasion from Cipher, played by Charlize Theron, but the motive for his betrayal is unclear as of yet. The old team get back together to try and bring Dom to his senses, but he appears to outwit and outmanoeuvre them all in their attempts to stop him. The team have no choice but to call in the big guns, Deckard and Hobbs, played by Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, to help them stop Dom by any means necessary.

To me it seems like Dom is likely being blackmailed by Cipher, as betraying his ‘family’ is completely out of character. I’m also eager to learn what role Helen Mirren will be playing in all of this as I was really surprised when they announced her as a member of the cast!

The official synopsis for ‘The Fate of the Furious’ is as follows:

On the heels of 2015’s Furious 7, one of the fastest movies to reach $1 billion worldwide in box-office history and the sixth-biggest global title of all time, comes the newest chapter in one of the most popular and enduring motion-picture serials of all time: The Fate of the Furious.

Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game—and the rest of the crew has been exonerated—the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron) seduces Dom into the world of crime he can’t seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before.

From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, our elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world’s stage…and to bring home the man who made them a family.

Written by Tom Sheffield