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Spying, Swingin’ Style – Guy Ritchie’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E

Style over substance is usually a rote dismissal of either low brow or pretentious entertainment, but sometimes it can be a too – handy cant that overlooks a plain good old-fashioned romp – such an unfairly maligned film is Guy Ritchie’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E. The film, based on the T.V show of the same […]

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Guilty Pleasures: Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice

Overstuffed, psychotic, polarising and brutal. A slap in the face to Superman’s Golden Age goodness, and Gotham’s gun-less Batman. A gussied –up series of trailers within trailers for DC Movies main event. All these criticisms have been laid at the door of Warner Bros and DC, like a beaten, Batarang -branded villain. Yet Batman V […]

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Man Of Tomorrow – Man Of Steel / B v S Fan Edit

From the guy who brought you Derelict, the Prometheus / Alien mash-up, previously covered by this site, comes a new edit of Zack Snyder’s Man Of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice. Vimeo user @JobWillins (real name Daniel) has largely ditched the “out there” wackier elements of B v S, such as the desert dream, […]

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Sympathy For The Devil? Man Of Steel’s General Zod

“Nature or nurture” seems to be at the the heart of Clark Kent’s / Kal-El’s (Henry Cavill) search for understanding of his place in our world. No such doubts cloud General Zod’s (Michael Shannon) thinking. Krypton’s fiercest warrior and proud proponent of her ancient ways is a genetically programmed Son Of Steel; he and his […]

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Sympathy For The Devil – Man Of Steel? Or Man Of Straw?

With the release of Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, everyone seems to have got their knickers over their unitards into a twist over Superman’s (Henry Cavill) “killing spree” in Metropolis at the end of Man Of Steel, referenced again in BvS‘s ground zero eye view from an appalled and angry Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck). […]

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Review

Imagine you have five complicated jigsaw puzzles and then threw them on the floor. Then instead of reassembling them or attempting to decipher the pieces into any sense of order, you instead decide to mash all five of them together while wielding a hammer to ensure that even the fat pieces that don’t go with […]

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