Film Review: The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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Directed by Marc Webb, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is the sequel to the reboot that sees the return of the web-slinging superhero Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). This time, Peter learns that being Spider-Man comes at a price, as only he can protect his fellow New Yorkers, most importantly girlfriend Gwen Stacey (Emma Stone), from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realise that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp.

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Film Review: The Place Beyond The Pines

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Directed by Derek Cianfrance, The Place Beyond The Pines follows a motorcycle stunt rider, Luke (Ryan Gosling) who turns to robbing banks when he finds out that he has a new-born child with his old lover Romina (Eva Mendes). Whilst everything goes to plan for a while, as his heist partner Robin threatens, “If you ride like lightning, you’re going to crash like thunder.” Luke’s decision soon renders him the target of an ambitious rookie cop, Avery (Bradley Cooper), and a department ruled by the corrupt detective Deluca (Ray Liotta), as the two become locked on a tense collision course which will have a devastating impact on both of their families in the years following.

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The Pics Beyond The Pines: More Ryan Gosling & Bradley Cooper In 11 New Images

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With the release of the first trailer for Derek Cianfrance‘s The Place Beyond The Pines recently, we now have a set of new images from the film.

Starring Ryan Gosling in the lead role, the film follows a motorcycle stunt rider who turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their new-born child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with rookie police officer (Bradley Cooper) navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective.

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Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf & Jason Clarke Look ‘Lawless’ In New Picture

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The first image of Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf and Jason Clarke as the three brothers in John Hillcoat‘s gangster drama Lawless have been released this week, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.

Formerly known as The Wettest County, and not to be confused with Terrence Mallick’s upcoming previously titled Lawless, the film is an adaptation of the 2008 historical novel The Wettest County in the World written by Matt Bondurant. With screenplay by Nick Cave, the film follows these three brothers who find their bootlegging business under threat in a Prohibition-era Franklin County, Virginia.

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New Images of Daniel Radcliffe As Allen Ginsberg in ‘Kill Your Darlings’

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The first set images for British actor Daniel Radcliffe‘s latest film, Kill Your Darlings, have been released this week. Written and directed by John Krokidas, Radcliffe plays beat poet Allen Ginsberg, which, as shown below, give a first look at him in character as he gives fellow cast member Dane DeHaan (Chronicle) a big cuddle.

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Film Review: Chronicle

(Published in Issue 7 of my publication In Retrospect)

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Directed by Josh Trank, Chronicle is a found footage style science fiction film that sees three high school friends, Andrew Detmer (Dane DeHaan), Steve Montgomery (Michael B. Jordan), and Matt Garetty (Alex Russell), gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery. Whilst at first they only use their telekinetic abilities in secret, they soon find their lives spinning out of control and their new bond of friendship tested. Realising that their newfound superpowers can be manipulated and strengthened, Andrew, who has spent his life being pushed around by both his family and his classmates, begins to embrace his darker side. Identifying himself as an apex predator, Andrew convinces himself that he shouldn’t have to feel guilty for using his powers, especially when using them to hurt those weaker than himself.

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New Poster for Sci-Fi ‘Chronicle’

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A new poster for science fiction film Chronicle has been released this week, and if you haven’t already seen the trailer for this film, I recommend that you carry on reading.

Set in found footage format, three high school friends (Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell and Michael B. Jordan) gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery. It’s not long until they find their lives spinning out of control though, as they begin to embrace their darker sides.

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New Trailer for ‘Chronicle’

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Directed by Josh Trank, science fiction film Chronicle has this week been given its first official trailer.

Set in found footage format, three high school friends (Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell and Michael B. Jordan) gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery. It’s not long until they find their lives spinning out of control though, as they begin to embrace their darker sides.

The trailer, which can be seen below, will undoubtedly get you looking forward to this exciting take on this found footage style filming. With the likes of Paranormal Activity, Apollo 18 and the mass of other films currently experimenting with the camera-footage/documentary style genre, Chronicle looks like it will be a fresh of breath air, with a less-horror more-action filled film that we may actually enjoy without being scared out of our skin.

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