Everything Everywhere All at Once

It seems that this year’s trend is the multiverse. We’ve already had Spider-Man: No Way Home; last week, Doctor Strange entered the Multiverse of Madness and later this year, we have another Spider-Man movie with the second in the Spider-verse saga. This week, however, we have a film with no connection to Marvel, with a…

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

If ever there was a more apt title to a movie, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is it. A visually head-spinning film with a mind-boggling plot, although at its heart, is suspiciously simple. It also is the first Marvel Cinematic Universe that is more of a horror film than others. This could be…

Morbius

When I was a child, reading Marvel comics in the seventies, I discovered horror comics with a sense of controversy. Not being allowed to watch horror films due to my age, this was the only chance to get close to scares. Morbius, the Living Vampire, was one such comic character who was originally a villain…

Spider-Man: No Way Home

Director: Jon Watts Starring: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon, Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Jamie Foxx, Alfred Molina, Willem Dafoe, Benedict Wong Written by: Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, (based on the Marvel comic book) Stan Lee and Steve Ditko Running Time: 148 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 15th December 2021 Along with No Time…

Eternals

Director: Chloe Zhao Starring: Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Kit Harrington, Kumail Nanjiani, Lia McHugh, Brian Tyree Henry, Lauren Ridloff, Barry Keoghan, Ma Dong-seok, Harish Patel Written by: Chloe Zhao, Patrick Burleigh, (also screen story) Ryan Firpo, Kaz Firpo and (based on the Marvel comics) Jack Kirby Running Time: 157 mins Cert:…

Venom: Let There Be Carnage

Director: Andy Serkis Starring: Tom Hardy, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris, Reid Scott, Stephen Graham, Peggy Lu Written by: (also story) Kelly Marcel, (story) Tom Hardy, (Marvel’s Venom character created) Todd McFarlane and David Micheline Running Time: 97 mins CertL 15 Release date: 15th October 2021 The 2018 movie Venom was not great. Origins…

Black Widow

Director: Cate Shortland Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, Rachel Weisz, Ray Winstone, William Hurt Written by: Eric Pearson, (story) Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson Running Time: 133 mins Cert: 12 Release date: 7th July 2021 It has been a long time coming, and I’m not talking about the original release of May 2020,…

The New Mutants

Director: Josh Boone Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Happy Anderson, Blu Hunt Written by: Josh Boone and Knate Lee Running Time: 94 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 4th September 2020 The New Mutants is the latest in a long line of X-Men spin-off produced by 20th Century Fox. Made over two years ago, this has been…

Knives Out

Director: Rian Johnson Starring: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Christopher Plummer, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, Frank Oz Written by: Rian Johnson Running Time: 130 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 27th November 2019 Writer and director took a heavy beating from fanboys after…

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Director: Jon Watts Starring: Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Cobie Smulders, Marisa Tomei, Zendaya, Jon Favreau, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Angourie Rice, Remy Hii Written by: Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, (based on the Marvel comic book) Stan Lee and Steve Ditko Running Time: 129 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 2nd July 2019 Where…

Brightburn

Director: David Yarovesky Starring: Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn, Emmie Hunter, Matt Jones, Meredith Hagner, Gregory Alan Williams Written by: Brian Gunn and Mark Gunn Running Time: 90 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 19th June 2019 It’s hard making a superhero film original nowadays. With Marvel and DC battling it out for supremacy…

X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Director: Simon Kinberg Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Sophie Turner, Nicholas Hoult, Jessica Chastain, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee Written by Simon Kinberg, (based on the story “The Dark Phoenix Saga”) John Byrne, Chris Claremont, Dave Cockrum, (comic book created) Stan Lee and Jack Kirby Running Time: 113 mins Cert:…