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Guilty Pleasures: Hulk

What do you get when you combine Marvel’s monster from the id with an Oscar winning art house director? Crouching green giant, hidden subtext. Welcome to Hulk, this month’s SMASHING Guilty Pleasure! I’ve never really liked superhero crossover or team stories, until Joss Whedon’s The Avengers. Before this, the Hulk to me was a rage machine […]

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What The Hey? Calm Down Dear, It’s Cannon’s Captain America!

In 1984, cigar chomping Cannon film tycoons Menaham Golam and Yorum Globus pony up a $225,000.00 five year deal with Marvel Comics for the rights to Spider-Man and Captain America. Cannon were renowned for their lavish advertising for many proposed films, one way of attracting investors before a single frame of film was committed. They […]

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Review: Guardians Of The Galaxy

Awesome mish-mash Vol.1 In retrospect it seems difficult to recall what seemed so risky about Marvel’s latest outing, the relatively unknown Guardians Of The Galaxy. Perhaps timing is one fortuitous aspect to its success (no.1 at the UK box office opening weekend) – with constant buzz around JJ Abrams’ upcoming Star Wars Episode VII, space […]


The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review

The biggest fear that everyone had about another Spider-Man film was that it would be too messy and convoluted for its own good. The early teaser posters certainly did nothing to reassure fans with them featuring three villains. Everyone held their collective breath and hoped this wouldn’t be another Spider-Man 3. Sadly, that’s exactly what […]


Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Review

Marvel’s universe itself keeps on expanding and expanding, in all of the directions it can whizz. However there has been mild concern of late that this freight train aint being driven with that much care, rather it’s just speeding from A to B with the wild abandon of a breakdancing postman. Certainly the most recent […]

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