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Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

Review by CJ

Director:
Peyton Reed

Starring:
Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas

Other notable appearances:
Michael Peña, Tip ‘T.I.’ Harris, David Dastmalchian, Hannah John-Kamen, Laurence Fishburne, Michelle Pfeiffer, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Abby Ryder Fortson, Walton Goggins, Randall Park, Stan Lee

Running time:
118 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Ant-Man, Deadpool, Guardians of the Galaxy

 

Following the events in Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang (Rudd) is under house arrest and estranged from the Avengers, Hope van Dyne (Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas). Hope makes contact with Scott when she realises he is their only chance at rescuing her mother, Janet (Pfeiffer), from the Quantum Realm. 

Things get out of hand when the trio become targets for a blackmarket technology dealer and a mysterious attacker who can phase in and out of reality.

Ant-Man and the Wasp is the 20th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

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Deadpool 2 (2018)

Review by CJ

Director:
David Leitch

Starring:
Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Josh Brolin, Julian Dennison

Other notable appearances:
Brianna Hildebrand, Stefan Kapicic, T.J. Miller, Leslie Uggams, Karan Soni, Zazie Beetz, Bill Skarsgård, Lewis Tan, Terry Crews, Rob Delaney, Shioli Kutsuna, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Alan Tudyk, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Evan Peters, Tye Sheridan

Running time:
119 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Deadpool, Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor: Ragnarok

 

Wade Wilson (Reynolds) has been kicking arse and taking names as Deadpool since we last left him.

After a life-changing attack, Deadpool joins the X-Men as a trainee and, on his first mission, finds a mutant boy who needs his help. It falls to Deadpool and a ragtag crew of heroes to defend the boy against a time travelling soldier by the name of Cable (Brolin).

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Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Review by CJ

Director:
Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Starring:
Robert Downey Jnr, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Pom Klementieff, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Josh Brolin

Other notable appearances:
Karen Gillan, Tom Hiddleston, Sebastian Stan, Idris Elba, Danai Gurira, Peter Dinklage, Benedict Wong, Benicio Del Toro, William Hurt, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Callan Mulvey, Stan Lee

Running time:
149 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Thor: Ragnarok, Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange

 

Earth’s mightiest heroes and the Guardians of the Galaxy must put aside their many, many, many differences and come together to fight Thanos before he can accumulate the infinity stones and wield power the likes of which none of them have ever seen.

Avengers: Infinity War is the 19th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

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Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Review by CJ

Director:
Taika Waititi

Starring:
Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo, Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson

Other notable appearances:
Idris Elba, Karl Urban, Anthony Hopkins, Taika Waititi, Luke Hemsworth, Sam Neill, Matt Damon, Benedict Cumberbatch, Stan Lee

Running time:
130 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, What We Do in the Shadows

 

Thor (Hemsworth) must team up with brother Loki (Hiddleston) and the Hulk (Ruffalo) to stop his newly-unbound renegade sister and goddess of death Hela (Blanchett) from destroying Asgard.

Thor: Ragnarok is the 17th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

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Doctor Strange (2016)

Review by CJ

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Director:
Scott Derrickson

Starring:
Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton, Mads Mikkelsen, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong

Other notable appearances:
Benjamin Bratt, Stan Lee, Chris Hemsworth

Running time:
115 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Thor, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Shadow, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

 

Doctor Stephen Strange (Cumberbatch) is a renowned neurosurgeon whose talent is only matched in size by his ego. When his hands are all but destroyed in a near fatal car accident, Strange turns to less conventional methods of healing. Instead, Stephen finds a new purpose in life — protecting the world from mystic threats.

Doctor Strange is the 14th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

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Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Review by CJ

Captain America Civil War

Director:
Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Starring:
Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jnr, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Paul Beattany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Chadwick Boseman, Tom Holland, Daniel Brühl

Other notable appearances:
John Slattery, William Hurt, Marisa Tomei, Martin Freeman, Stan Lee

Running time:
147 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
The Avengers, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy

 

After the events in New York City, Washington DC and Sokovia, the United Nations propose an accord by which the Avengers will act under instruction from and be answerable to the United Nations. When the team is split by the decision and loyalties are questioned, the Avengers find themselves fighting each other for what they believe is right.

Captain America: Civil War is a the 13th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

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Ant-Man (2015)

Review by CJ

Ant-Man

Director:
Peyton Reed

Starring:
Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll

Other notable appearances:
Michael Peña, David Dastmalchian, Tip ’T.I.’ Harris, Judy Greer, John Slattery, Hayley Atwell, Stan Lee, Anthony Mackie, Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan

Running time:
117 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Iron Man, The Avengers, Big Hero 6

 

Ex-burglar Scott Lang (Rudd) is convinced to undertake one last score to set himself up with a life so he can see his daughter. When the burglary is completed, he discovers that the huge score he was promised is nothing more than an old motorcycle suit.

Upon trying on the motorcycle suit and shrinking to the size of an ant, Scott finds there is much more than meets the eye. Through the suit’s communication system, Scott talks with the man to whom the suit belongs and is given a series of tests. He passes the tests and is brought to the suit’s original owner Hank Pym (Douglas) and his daughter Hope (Lilly). They explain that Lang is the only hope to stopping a small problem from having a big impact.

Ant-Man is the 12th film the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

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