Film Review: Ant-Man


The 12th instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, bringing an end to Phase Two, Ant-Man is directed by Peyton Reed, with a screenplay by Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Adam McKay, and Paul Rudd. Armed with a suit with the enables the ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, cat burglar Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and begin to live a life that his daughter will look up to. With the help of his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), and toughened up by Pym’s daughter, Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly), Scott must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world from a new generation of towering threats.

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DVD Review: The World’s End

The final instalment to Edgar Wright‘s Cornetto trilogy, The World’s End has been one of the most highly anticipated comedies of this year. Focusing on five childhood friends – Gary King (Simon Pegg), Andy (Nick Frost), Oliver (Martin Freeman), Steven (Paddy Considine), and Peter (Eddie Marsan) – the film is centred on their reunion when they attempt to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier. Hellbent on trying the drinking marathon again, Gary drags his reluctant pals to their hometown and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub – The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realise the real struggle is for the future, not just for theirs, but for humankind’s, as they unwittingly become humankind’s only hope for survival.

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Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg Get Their Pen and Paper Out To Start Writing ‘The World’s End’

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Tweeting earlier this month, Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg are finally “hard at work” on their latest project, The World’s End, the third and final film in their Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy.

The Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy, which reference to the Cornetto ice cream flavors featured in all of the films, is a series of films directed by Wright, written by Wright and Pegg, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost.

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Like Zombie Films? What About ‘Shaun Of The Dead’ Lego?

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Have you ever thought that your typical set of Lego wasn’t quite as exciting as you hoped it could be? Or even tried to imagine some way that it would still be considered okay to play with after coming home from a grown-ups day of work? Well, Flickr user Yatkuu has done just that, with his unique re-imagining of what Shaun of the Dead might look like if it was made from Lego.

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‘Attack The Block’ Sequel, TV Spin-Off and an American Remake

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Writer and director Joe Cornish (The Adventures of Tintin) has confirmed this week that several options for his British science-fiction/action film, Attack The Block, are now on the table, including a sequel, a television series and an American remake.

Attack The Block was released in the UK in May 2011 and was Cornish’s directorial debut. The film stars Nick Frost (The Adventures of Tintin), Jodie Whittaker (One Day), Luke Treadaway (Killing Bono), and many new faces including John Boyega, Alex Esmail, Leeon Jones, Paige Meade, and Simon Howard. The film centered on a street gang living on council estate in South London who were faced with having to defend themselves from an alien invasion.

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New Clips And Behind The Scenes Footage for Tintin

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Excited for the new Tintin movie? Well, we’re about to make your day…

DreamWorks Pictures has released five clips from The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn this week, and three behind-the-scenes featurettes have also appeared online which take us inside the amazing motion-capture process of Steven Spielberg’s 3D family adventure.

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The Adventure Begins With a New Trailer for Tintin

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The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn is the first instalment in a planned trilogy of computer-animated motion-capture adaptations of George Remi’s series of comic strips. When Tintin and his friends discover directions to a sunken ship they set off on their first adventure, a treasure hunt.

MSN have released an exclusive second trailer for the film this week, only a day after releasing the trailer for another of Spielberg’s film, War Horse.

The script is based on three of the Tintin stories – The Crab with the Golden Claws, The Secret of the Unicorn and Red Rackham’s Treasure, with screenplay written by Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim), Joe Cornish (Attack The Block), and Steven Moffat (TV’s Sherlock & Doctor Who).

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