• Film Review: Avengers: Endgame

    11 years, 22 films and 80 years of comic history, Marvel’s Avengers Endgame is a cultural event. It is the culminating film in the current era for Marvel Studios, which began in 2008 with Iron Man, and is a love letter to the fans as it follows on from...
  • Trailer Watch: Avengers: Endgame

    The much awaited Avengers 4 trailer is finally here, after so much waiting I was beginning to think it would never arrive. Unsurprisingly, the trailer opens where Infinity War left off, with Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) stranded on The Benatar (The Guardians’ ship), stranded in space after leaving...
  • Avengers Infinity War Predictions: Revisited

    Ten years in the making and it’s finally here. Released in cinemas on Thursday 26th April Avengers: Infinity War is already breaking box office records, officially making it the most successful film of all time in its opening weekend, smashing Star Wars: Force Awakens by approximately $90 million. But...
  • Franchise Fatigue

    Reading the cultural section of various news outlets, one might think that they are witnessing the collapse of a (still relatively young) industry. With disappointing box office statistics released at the end of progressively lacklustre summer film seasons, such a thought could be warranted. Indeed, there are numerous reasons...
  • Ozzy Osbourne – A Curator of Fear

    In 1970, what would soon be known as the dark phenomenon of the era, hard rock band Black Sabbath crept into the world of music with the release of their self-titled debut album. Sabbath took an interpretation of the psychedelic blues-rock of the time (cultivated by Led Zeppelin) and...
  • Why I’m Over the MCU

    The battle between Marvel and DC sometimes seems as old as time itself, but in recent cinematic history Marvel’s Cinematic Universe undoubtedly has had the upper hand over DC’s string of predominately sub-par movies. However, as the franchise edges closer to the big blowout that is Infinity War, yet...
  • Trailer Watch – Captain America: Civil War

    “I can do this all day.” No Marvel! No, we cannot! Stop with the emotional dialogue and the breath-taking set pieces and just give us the film already! For the uninitiated, Captain America: Civil War has been gearing itself up as the ultimate superhero film of all time, no...