Wonder Woman – A Badass Breath of Fresh Air

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It’s not only the guys who love action movies… move over for Wonder Woman – the superhero that’s a badass breath of fresh air!

Gal Gadot’s Amazonian warrior princess reinvigorates the superhero genre with a shockwave of fun

Gadot is magnificent. And I know, superhero movies are for everyone, yadda yadda. But as a woman, it’s impossible not to feel a sense of ownership over the first female-led superhero flick since the lamentable Catwoman in 2004. And it’s impossible not to feel a warm swell of relief that she is such a glorious badass, one who wears her femininity with the same pride and poise that she wears her armour-plated bra.

The masterstroke of this origins story, ably directed by Patty Jenkins, who previously made the Aileen Wuornos film, Monster, is that it accentuates and celebrates Diana’s feminine traits. Her secret weapon is not the bullet-repelling jewellery; not her swordplay; not her ability to fire shockwaves from her wrists. It’s not even her luxuriant, swooshing hair. It is her empathy. Although now I mention it, the hair is pretty impressive…. Read more

It’s Official – Top Gun is coming back to the Big Screen

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Tom Cruise has confirmed that he will be back as Maverick in the sequel to the 1986 Top Gun movie. While the cast and director is still to be announced, Cruise said that he’ll begin filming next year.

For those of you too young to remember the original Top Gun movie… When Maverick encounters a pair of MiGs over the Persian Gulf, his wingman is clearly outflown and freaks. On almost no fuel, Maverick is able to talk him back down to the carrier. When his wingman turns in his wings, Maverick is moved up in the standings and sent to the Top Gun Naval Flying School. There he fights the attitudes of the other pilots and an old story of his father’s death in combat that killed others due to his father’s error. Maverick struggles to be the best pilot, stepping on the toes of his other students and in another way to Charlie Blackwood, a civilian instructor to whom he is strongly attracted.

Hopefully we’ll see the return of Val Kilmer in the role of Iceman, Kilmer says he’s ready to return… Read more

The Transformers Story Continues with Transformers: The Last Knight

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Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.

As we wait for the latest Transformers movie to hit the big screen fans must be wondering what this latest movie will have to offer that they haven’t seen before. In an interview with Empire, producer Ian Bryce explained that Transformers: The Last Knight will take the action to new locations and create new visuals not see in previous Transformers films

There’s a new style of action for director, Michael Bay – “He’s got new scale of story and character in this one. It’s a bit different this time because I think some of what Mike is known for is what we call spitting metal, cars being ratcheted. There’s quite a bit less of that this time. There’s definitely some car stuff, but we’re probably a bit less focused on that this time. He’s moved his action into a different place… Read More

Great Movies are Moments Worth Paying For

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Sofia Boutella, star of upcoming action adventure The Mummy, is the latest actress to appear in an exclusive trailer for the Industry Trust’s Moments Worth Paying For campaign.

The Mummy opens in Irish Cinemas on Friday 9th June.

In the exclusive piece to camera, Sofia Boutella talks through the thrilling and spectacular action featured in The Mummy and how seeing it on the big screen gives the biggest and best impact showing that the terrifying and heart-stopping moments really are worth paying for. The Industry Trust’s consumer education campaign continues to deliver the core message – inspiring audiences to choose the big screen experience. Like the others in the series, the trailer directs audiences to the industry-funded film search engine, LOVEMOVIES.IE which signposts them to legal content sources so they can book, buy and watch at their convenience.

“Being able to work with Universal and get access to Sofia Boutella on a title like The Mummy is incredible, as the film has all those incredible action-packed moments that are worth paying for”, said Alison Crinion, Communications director at Industry Trust for IP Awareness.

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Wonder Woman – is she the Superhero we’re all rooting for?

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Can the first DC movie of 2017, Wonder Woman, staring Gal Gadot, bring us a feminist hero we will truly root for?

Wonder Woman is supposed to be different from other DC superheros; Superman racked by doubt, Batman, jaded and motivated by malice. This lady embodies a very feminine sense of peace, justice and what star Gal Gadot has described as “emotional intelligence”.

This, the first movie of director Patty Jenkins, is set against the backdrop of the youthful superhero’s first interaction with mankind during the First World War. But even this very green Diana of Themyscira needs to retain the character’s traditional bearing of dignity and decency… read more from The Guardian

Jack Sparrow is back –though not quite as we remember him!

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Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: SALAZAR’S REVENGE. The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea—notably Jack. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon.

Joachim Ronning, co-director of the upcoming movie, said that the swashbuckling adventurer that we know and love isn’t the same old Jack.

“He’s lost his luck. And luck was a big part of his lifestyle. He’s lost his way. He’s lost his horizon. He’s not on the ocean anymore when we find him. He’s a land pirate and he’s miserable. He’s alone. He’s not Captain Jack anymore, he’s just Jack.”

Whether this new approach to the series’ lynchpin will help the franchise return to its former glory will of course remain to be seen, but at this point in proceedings, a different angle on the character might not be the worst thing in the world.

As long as he gets his mojo back at some point of course… Read more

From back alleys to legends – Meet King Arthur

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The young Arthur runs the back passages of Londonium with his crew, not knowing his royal lineage until he grabs Excalibur. Instantly confronted by the sword’s influence, Arthur is forced to make up his mind.

This new King Arthur movie, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is filmed in director, Guy Richie style, even though original intention was to make a somewhat more classic film. That idea didn’t last long and this latest Richie movie is filled with his usual quote cuts, fast pace and tongue in cheek humour.

Charlie Hunman who plays Arthur told Entertainment Weekly “It was challenging, to begin with because there was an uncertainty about the tone. Guy’s [initial] intention was to make something that was outside of his wheelhouse, and make a more classic, straightforward, and somewhat somber film — which is obviously not what we ended up with.” Read more…