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March 10, 2016

Sony working to produce Marvel’s Venom movie

Sony Pictures is at it again, after years of almost making this film since the release of The Amazing Spider-Man, they have decided that the next movie from the Marvel universe will be a Spider-Man spin-off about Venom.

After Sony’s announcement last February that they will be rebooting the Spider-Man franchise in partnership with Marvel Studios, it seemed like there were no plans yet for the spin-offs like Venom and The Sinister Six.

According to the information announced so far by Sony Pictures, this spin-off film is definitely in production, however, contrary to popular belief, the film will not be connected too deeply with the Marvel universe, instead, Sony Pictures [...]

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June 22, 2014

Comic Book Movies – Stop the Reboots!

Stop the reboots!

For the most part, I have stopped going to see comic book movies. Sure, there are exceptions – especially those involving the X-Men – but I find “reboots” particularly tiresome.

We all know the origins of Superman, Batman and Spiderman, but let’s recap in case you have forgotten.

Kal-El journeys to earth as an infant after his planet blows up, struggles to contain his powers as a child, but eventually embraces his true self to become Superman. Ultimately, he finds a nice girl and after fighting some super-villain he reveals himself to her.

Meanwhile, Bruce Wayne suffers a tragedy in his life and becomes Batman, a bitter individual who has anger [...]

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April 16, 2014

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – Not so ‘amazing’ after all

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Movie Review

Mark Webb’s second instalment of the ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ looks like a comic book, but lacks the cohesive storyline present in the comics. The plot is web-like as it is chaotic and solely designed to lead up to the ‘Sinister Six’ and this leads to the other strands of the web being scrappy. This films boasts poor dialogue and sloppy writing which hinders the development of the villains, which is one of the biggest flaws this film had. The only redeeming feature of the film is Garfield’s embodiment of Spider-Man. Unfortunately, even this cannot save the film from its confused nature.

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January 26, 2014

Films in 2014 – Remakes, reboots and sequels

As with previous years, films in 2014 are teaming with sequels and various reboots and remakes. This isn’t a bad thing as long as they are handled well. This being said, sequels are notorious for being bad and therefore I am pessimistic about the quality of films in 2014. It will most definitely be a year which boasts advances in CGI and there will be blockbusters, but unfortunately this prevents the emergence of new original films.

February sees the release of ‘Robocop‘, a remake of the beloved sci-fi franchise. It’s peculiar release date of February is usually when not so great films are released and therefore I question if this film [...]

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