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Weekly update: I work with Spider-Man, not for Spider-Man!

Greetings, Gothamites!

It’s a great time for TV shows and in coming weeks I’ll be discussing my thoughts on the latest seasons of Stranger Things, Queer Eye and Orange Is the New Black. I’ve watched OITNB for many years, but never reviewed it because I wanted it to be something I just enjoyed rather than analysed. However, with this season being the final one, I feel like I’d like to delve in to discuss how I feel about the end of the era. Continue reading Weekly update: I work with Spider-Man, not for Spider-Man!

Weekly update: Who hasn’t been to space?

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My latest obsession, Dancing with the Stars, ended last week after 10 weeks of tangos, turmoil and tights. Congratulations to Samuel Johnson who took home the mirror ball trophy and $50K for his wonderful charity. Congratulations to Courtney who came second but will always have the honour of having been on top of the judge’s scoreboard for 9/10 weeks, scoring the season’s first 10/10, scoring the most 10/10 for the season and scoring the season’s only 30/30. Continue reading Weekly update: Who hasn’t been to space?

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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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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Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

Review by CJ

Director:
Jon Watts

Starring:
Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr, Jon Favreau, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Zendaya

Other notable appearances:
Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Connelly, Chris Evans, Selenis Leyva, Donald Glover, Kerry Condon, Kirk Thatcher, Stan Lee

Running time:
133 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Captain America: Civil War, Ant-ManGuardians of the Galaxy, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off with web-slinging

 

After helping Iron Man take on Captain America and other heroes against the Sokovia Accords, Peter Parker returns to Queens and his life as your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man. Between juggling school and superherodom, Peter finds time to uncover an illegal weapons ring that sells products based on advanced alien technology. Will Peter be able to take on the baddies and still make it to prom on time or will he and his juggling act be squished?

Spider-Man: Homecoming is the 16th 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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