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  • X-Men: Apocalypse

    X-Men: Apocalypse 2016

    ★★★ Watched 19 May, 2016

    The last two movies in the X-Men franchise have successfully rebooted the series with new actors and really focused on the tumultuous relationship between Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Erik Lehnsherr aka Magneto (Michael Fassbender). The great cast coupled with story-lines that delved into themes of brotherhood, discrimination and prejudice served as a great foundation for the films while still providing enough spectacle to keep the audience entertained.

    Now, rounding out the new trilogy, comes the latest film from director…

  • Captain America: Civil War

    Captain America: Civil War 2016

    ★★★★½ Watched 01 May, 2016

    The life of a superhero must be a tough beat. Not only do you have to risk life and limb to try and save innocent lives, but at the same time your actions can cause harm to the very people you are trying to protect.

    With 11 films under the Avengers' belt, their collateral damage starts to rack up. Seeing the Avengers as a double edged sword that could do more harm than good if left unsupervised, the United Nations…

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  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 07 Aug, 2014

    I'm not going to lie. I've been looking forward to this movie ever since I heard it was going to be made. As titbits of casting news and story details were slowly revealed, my excitement steadily grew, with the trailers building the hype up to such a frenzy that I began to worry there was no way that Guardians could live up to its potential. I mean this is a story about a relatively unknown group of heroes that features…

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 03 Aug, 2014

    There's a lot to like about Dawn. Like a lot of great sequels, the themes are a lot darker than its predecessor, and that in itself lends an emotional weight to the proceedings, adding to the feeling that there is a lot at stake to the events that unfold on-screen.

    There is a more focus on the apes this time around, and the perfect marriage of technical wizardry coupled with nuanced motion performance allows the film-maker to create scenes that…