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Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Mad Max: Fury Road - Dir. George Miller

After over a decade in development hell, George Miller has finally brought his vision of the Fury Road to the big screen in all of its exhilarating and rambunctious glory.
Imperator Furiosa leads a breakout from The Citadel and its leader Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne) who sets out in pursuit with his army of War-Boys. On board Furiosa’s War Rig are the Five Wives, Immortan Joe’s most prized possessions whom he hopes will deliver him a worthy heir. Reckless War-Boy Nux (Nicholas Hoult) is at the head of the chasing pack with a captive Max Rockatansky along for the ride.

Friday, 1 May 2015

Avengers: Age Of Ultron - Dir. Joss Whedon

Age of Ultron is a lot of movie (mostly in a good way), overstuffed with too much of everything. I’m not surprised that Joss Whedon is exhausted after making it, but it is to his credit that this latest Marvel behemoth doesn’t come crashing down like… well… like a giant flying thingymbob in the finale of a Marvel film.
After seemingly taking out the last remaining HYDRA hideout and retrieving Loki’s staff, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) attempt to use the power of the staff’s stone to unlock the secrets of artificial intelligence. Their experiments unwittingly lead to the creation of Ultron (voiced by James Spader) who believes that the fastest track to peace on Earth is to eliminate the Avengers.