Film Releases 23rd May’14

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Friday has rolled again, and it seems fast this week- however despite how short the week feels it still means that it time to take a look at what hits UK cinemas today and whats worth spending your cash to see over the weekend, or over half term week (schools are out next week) and this break could lead to big numbers for some unexpected films so let’s get straight into this week. Continue reading

Around The Web: Week 13 (Days of Future Awesomeness, TMNT’s Controversial Trailer, Hugh Jackman Sings, & Top Comic-Based Tweets)

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Welcome to Around The Web! It’s premise is to highlight various comic book related content including the very best Tweets, links to interesting trailers/videos, and everything in between. It is a feature that will evolve and grow over time so consider this Version 1.0. With that said, let’s take a look at the very best of the week that was:


Hot Clips

X-Men: Days of Future Past – Trailer #2

A truly epic trailer that showcases the entire roster of X-Men in the movie, whetting our appetites, showcasing the bleak future, while also teasing us with the looming threat of the Sentinels in both time periods. Simply x-ceptional!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

A better trailer than I thought it would be. My main gripes? I’m a fan of the actor portraying the Shredder, I just don’t think he should be portraying the Shredder. I’m also not big on the Foot Ninja looking to be…

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Weekly Recommendation: X-Men God Loves, Man KIlls



Once again its the start of a new week which means its time for another recommendation, and this week im going back in time to a fully recognised classic from Marvels mutants to the great story ‘God loves, Man kills.’ This story is written by Chris Claremont, who redefined the X-men, and has artwork provided by Brent Anderson, and truly encapsulates everything that the X-men is is about the team stand for. Continue reading

Cinema Releases 25/7

This week is a quiet one for movie releases- but does feature one of the most recognizable cultural characters ever envisioned, so ill start there.

The Wolverine:

Now this is the sequel to the the 2009 X-Men origins: Wolverine, and once again stars Hugh Jackman taking on the almighty big boots of the Wolverine (Despite wolverine being short in comics)

The character of wolverine is truly a pop culture icon, and has so many good stories to choose from to make a movie, that its a shame how the first movie turned out as Deadpool was really horrifically butchered. However with the film they’ve chosen a total classic of a story line, deciding to go with Frank Millers 1982 story of Logan in Japan taking on the Hand (a clan of superior trained ninjas) and have thrown in the Silver Samurai too.  This all sounds so good, and Hugh Jackmans Dedication and love for the character mean that it should be a good movie- yet i still have my reservations.

ImageThe first of these is that despite the one sheets for this movie looking phenomenal and the marketing campaign doing a great job of really building buzz for the film, they went and released the longer trailer that featured the ‘Silver Samurai’ While this wouldn’t normally be an issue as many movies release images of the baddy prior to the film hitting the cinema release date- the real issue here is the treatment of the Silver Samurai.  I make no bones about being a huge comic book nerd- and that’s not the Silver Samurai i love and wanted to see.  He looks mechanical and huge- and i feel this could be a real wasted opportunity of a good bad guy- just like Deadpool was in 2009. The next big concern for me is that 20th Century Fox have once again chosen to venture into Wolverines past- and as theyve already done a fairly poor job of piecing together the timeline for this mutant im concerned the story here will merely muddy the water more.

However i am excited to see this (oddly) just to see another big screen outing for the mutant who is the best at what he does. And lets be honest what he does best is pop those claws and kill/destroy things.  So if Fox can keep this confusion free and give me some adamantium claw action it could be a good popcorn movie.


This isn’t necessarily on a nationwide release this week- but appears to be a solid documentary release for the week.  Produced by DogWoof pictures this is a look at the turmoil relationship between man and nature.  The official synopsis for the film is below

Using never-before-seen footage and interviews with trainers and experts, we delve into the psychological turmoil Orcas go through when they are captured in the wild and then held in captivity. The Killer Whale Tilikum has been responsible for the deaths of three trainers, including Dawn Brancheau at San Diego’s Sea World in 2010. This case was discredited as a horrific accident and a mistake of the trainer’s own doing and was thus covered up. Must we rethink our relationship with nature?

I know documentaries aren’t to everyone’s taste but in a slow week of releases this is definitely my second choice to go and see.

As an added bonus this week, here’s the new and first trailer for Keanu Reeves new movie47 Ronin