Ant-Man (2015)

Ant man posterSometimes size really does matter – Avengers chronological re-watch, film #13

Stars: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll, Evangeline Lilly
Director: 
Peyton Reed

Synopsis: Fresh out of jail and trying to make things right in order to gain visitation rights with his young daughter, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) plans to pull one last burglary job for some money to get his life into order. Unbeknownst to him, the millionaire he is stealing from is Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) who’s safe doesn’t in fact contain gold and riches like everyone thought, instead it contains a suit and mask. Curiosity naturally gets the better of Scott and he proceeds to put the suit on, figures out it’s shrinking powers and ultimately get caught up in Hank’s plans to help save the world from his evil successor who is trying to replicate the suits power for not so good intentions. Continue reading “Ant-Man (2015)”

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The Cured (2017)

the cured posterZombie virus horror without zombies…for the most part.

Stars: Ellen Page, Sam Keeley, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor
Director: 
David Freyne

Synopsis: The Maze virus, a zombie like infection, has had a cure developed with one draw back being that people remember everything they did while being infected. As they re-join society, the uninfected citizens start protesting and rioting and demanding that it not happen for fear of re-infection which in turn causes rebel groups of cured to rise against them. Following the paths of recently cured Senen (Sam Keely), who goes to live with his sister-in-law (Ellen Page) and her son, and Conor (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) we see that while they may be cured, the impact on what has happed affects them each in very different ways. Continue reading “The Cured (2017)”

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

avengers 2 posterGetting the gang back together – Avengers chronological re-watch, film #12

Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Chris Hemsworth, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, James Spader
Director: 
Joss Whedon

Synopsis: After retrieving Loki’s staff, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) discovers that the core has artificial intelligence which he thinks can extract and use to keep the world safe. While trying to extract it into one of his robots, he accidentally unleashes Ultron (James Spader) a highly intelligent and extremely tyrannical being who is set on destroying the Avengers and the world. The team must put their recent differences and slight bickering aside and work together to face off against Ultron and the powerful twins at his side. Continue reading “Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)”

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

guardians 2 posterWith the cutest Baby Groot you ever did see – Avengers chronological re-watch, film #11

Stars: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Kurt Russell, Pom Klementieff
Director: 
James Gunn

Synopsis: After saving the galaxy, the guardians are now a team for hire but when internal bickering and some minor theft suddenly have them on the run from and entire race, a mysterious savour comes in and whisks them away to safety on his planet. Once here, he reveals he is in fact Peter Quill’s (Chris Pratt) father Ego (Kurt Russell) who wants to reconnect with his long-lost son. With Peter distracted, the other guardians must overcome their own family and personal struggles to help realise that Ego is in fact out to destroy the universe and in order to save it from him they must call in a few old friends, rescue Quill and save the day. Continue reading “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)”

Storm Boy (2019)

Storm Boy poster

Mr Percival!!!

Stars: Jai Courtney, Geoffrey Rush, Finn Little, Trevor Jamieson, Morgana Davies, Erik Thomson
Director: Shawn Seet

Synopsis: On the eve of a serious business deal that he must take part in, Michael Kingley (Geoffrey Rush) begins to see visions of people and moments from his childhood. To help acknowledge and process memories he’d not thought of in many years, he tells the story of his childhood to his granddaughter (Morgana Davies) which revolved around moving with his father to a small hut on an isolated strip of beach land and saving/raising some baby pelicans after hunters kill their parents.

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Guardians posterI’d forgotten how funny this movie is – Avengers chronological re-watch, film #10

Stars: Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista
Director: 
James Gunn

Synopsis: Galactic scavenger, Peter Quill aka Star Lord (Chris Pratt), inadvertently steals a highly sought after item. Upon realising that one of the people looking for it is Ronan (Lee Paca) who has ties directly to evil overlord Thanos, Peter must team up with a strange group of criminals if they are to stop him from stealing and using the item….an infinity stone. Continue reading “Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)”

Abducted in Plain Sight (2017)

abducter posterFascinating, frustrating, horrifying!

Stars: Jan Broberg, Mary Ann Broberg, Bob Broberg 
Director: 
Skye Borgman

Synopsis: A true story about the kidnapping and subsequent brain washing bye pedophile Joe Berchtold of 12-year-old Jan Broberg. Through interviews, photos and dramatizations, we see the path that led from an innocent life to one taken over by a predator who everyone thought was a close family friend. Continue reading “Abducted in Plain Sight (2017)”

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

captain 2 posterCap is back and it’s even better than the first! – Avengers chronological re-watch, film #9

Stars: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson
Directors: 
Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Synopsis: Steve Rogers/ Captain America (Chris Evans) is trying to find his place in the modern world but when S.H.I.E.L.D seemingly deceives him on a mission, he finds himself unsure how to tell the good guys from the bad. When all hell breaks loose and a threat reveals it has infected S.H.I.E.L.D from the inside, Steve must work with Black Widow/Natasha (Scarlett Johansson) to find out who the threat is, stop their plan all while trying to avoid their new weapon, The Winter Soldier. Continue reading “Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)”

Cam (2018)

Cam posterThe scariest part? Someone out there could probably make this happen.

Stars: Madeline Brewer, Patch Darragh, Melora Walters
Director: 
Daniel Goldhaber

Synopsis: Online cam girl Lola, aka Alice, is striving to get into the top listed girls online. When all appears to be going in her favour and the rank is on the up, her account becomes locked and seemingly taken over by someone who looks exactly like her and is on a course to steal her entire identity. Continue reading “Cam (2018)”

Thor: The Dark World (2013)

THURS_003B_G_ENG-GB_70x100.inddHey look, Jane’s back – Avengers chronological re-watch, film #8

Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston
Director: 
Alan Taylor

Synopsis: In the lead up to an extremely rare cosmic event called the convergence, scientist Jane (Natalie Portman) finds herself accidentally ported to an unknown world where she comes in contact and accidentally infected with a substance called the aether. When Thor (Chris Hemsworth) discovers this infection he takes Jane back to Asgard to seek help in saving her, however, drawn in by the power of the aether, a once thought to be extinct race of dark elves threatens the safety of Jane, Asgard and the entire universe. If he is to protect Jane, Asgard and all of the 9 realms, Thor must work together with the one person he thought he’d never trust again, his brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston). Continue reading “Thor: The Dark World (2013)”