Friday, 26 April 2013

Film Review: Iron Man 3

"I hope I can protect the one thing I can't live without"

Director: Shane Black
Starring: Robert Downey Jnr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley, Rebecca Hall, Don Cheadle
Running time: 135 minutes

Everyone's favourite 'genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist' is back on the big screen for the fourth time with his third solo adventure, Iron Man 3. Set after the events of The Avengers, Iron Man 3 sees Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jnr.) struggling to come to terms with what happened in New York and becoming increasingly reliant upon his suits.

Monday, 22 April 2013

Voice of Reason #10: Star Wars Overkill

"Join me, and together we can make dozens of unnecessary sequels,
spin-off's and cash-ins. Join the dark side Luke. Think of the merchandise!"

If someone asked me "Name your favourite childhood film", I wouldn't be thinking the Lion King, the Jungle Book or Toy Story. Simba, Mowgli or Buzz can piss off, they ain't even close. It would be indisputably, categorically, 100% Star Wars. After watching the original trilogy in 97/98ish, it was Star Wars Lego, action figures and video-games that consumed my spare time. If it wasn't recreating the battle of Hoth with my Lego AT-AT, it was shooting the shit out of TIE Fighers on Star Wars: Rogue Squadron.

So, news that Disney plans on making a new Star Wars film every summer from 2015 onwards (as well as a new film every year afterwards until Harrison Ford can no longer pee by himself) should feel like all my Christmases, birthdays, Easters and barmitzvahs all come at once. Right? This however, isn't exactly the case...

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Film Review: Olympus Has Fallen

Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart in Olympus Has Fallen

Obama had better watch his back because Hollywood have got it in for the White House this year. First out of the blocks in the 'White House under siege' sub-genre is Olympus Has Fallen, starring Morgan Freeman, Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart. 

Friday, 19 April 2013

Rank the Films: Marvel Cinematic Universe

As any regular reader of feeling fuzzier will know, lists are pretty darn nifty. We have a profound appreciation for straight-up lists. This is the thinking behind Rank the Films, a regular feature that pulls apart the pros and cons of a series of films, ranking them in order of good to bad. 

With Iron Man 3 hitting screens soon, in this instalment we take a look at all of those that have come before it; that is, every film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) to date (from Iron Man [2008] to The Avengers [2012] and we rate them worst to best. Give it a read and let me know what you think! 

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Marvel Month: Who We Want To See In Avengers 2

It's official, The Avengers 2 is hitting screens in May 2015. Joss Whedon is directing. It'll bring Earth's Mightiest Heroes together for a second time; comic-book geeks everywhere will wet their pants.

Whilst we haven't heard much on casting, we can hazard a guess that being a sequel, The Avengers 2 will want things to be bigger, badder and more awesome (if that's possible). So, with still a couple of years to go and little chance of looking stupid, we take a pop at who may or may not appearing alongside Iron Man, Thor, Capitan America and co. when The Avengers 2 hits screens in 2015.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Film Review: Oblivion

Tom Cruise as  future Jack Reacher..ahem, I mean Harper. Jack Harper. 

Tom Cruise revisits the sci-fi genre with the big-hitting, post-apocalyptic and gorgeous looking Oblivion. The story might not break the mould but it doesn't fail to satisfy visually.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Marvel Month: Superhero Sell-Outs

We've all heard of product placement in films, but this is just ridiculous. These images of Marvel superheroes emblazoned with sponsors have been doing the rounds on my Facebook News Feed so I took the time to bring them to you as a part of Marvel Month.

Brought to fruition by one extremely talented individual on, these brilliant designs see capitalism and comic books converge on one another like never before. What if Coca-Cola started sponsoring Captain America or Iron Man started flogging Macca's? If you've ever pondered the answers to these questions then look no further.

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Marvel Month: What To Expect In Marvel Phase 2

Iron Man 3

For a few years now, Marvel have been playing the long game. Slowly putting all the pieces of their intricate puzzle together, one could be forgiven for thinking that last year's Avengers film was the zenith of years of planning and build-up. In actual fact, The Avengers was just the tip of the iceberg, the first phase of something that is bigger and bolder...

Thursday, 4 April 2013

60 Second Film Reviews #3

Quick movie reviews, without the waffle. 60 Second Film Reviews is a regular feature where I compile together brief reviews of recent films I've watched at home or at the movies - and generally couldn't be arsed didn't find time to write a proper review for. 

This month, we have Lawless, Crazy Stupid Love, This Means War and Cowboys and Aliens

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Introducing Marvel Month

This April, in order to coincide with the release of Iron Man 3 (and the launch of Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 2), I'm dedicating a series of regular features and opinion pieces to all things Marvel.

First up is Rank the Films #4: Marvel Cinematic Universe, where I take each Marvel film from Iron Man through to last summer's The Avengers and rank them from best to worst. as I have done in previous months with Harry Potter, Star Wars and Die Hard.

In addition to this, I'll be writing a feature on what we can expect from the Second Phase of films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, from the release of Iron Man 3 this month, all the way through to The Avengers 2 in Summer 2015.

After that expect to see an opinion piece on who I'd like to see featuring in the second Avengers film from elsewhere in the Marvel hall of fame and to round it all off, my full review of Iron Man 3 (out in Australia on Anzac Day).

Be sure to subscribe and not miss anything throughout feeling fuzzier's Marvel Month!

Monday, 1 April 2013

The Strokes - Comedown Machine

Twelve years after bursting onto the scene with Is This It and changing rock music for the better (as well as sending sales of Converse All Stars through the stratosphere), The Strokes are back with their fifth LP, Comedown Machine. 

On the back of 2011's slightly lacklustre Angles, Messrs Casablancas, Valensi, Hammond, Fraiture and Moretti promised fans a return to form for their fifth record; have they delivered? Kind of yes, and mostly no.


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