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Avengers Assemble (2012)

21 Apr

Comic book fans have eagerly awaited a cinematic outing for superhero troupe The Avengers ever since Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, announced in 2005 that Marvel would effectively take ownership of their universe and begin producing its own films.  Five films later; two instalments of Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor and the time has finally come for our heroic misfits to join forces and fight a common enemy in Joss Whedon’s Avengers Assemble.

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From the Archives: 28 Weeks Later (2007)

16 Feb

By the mid to late 1990s the genre of horror had threatened to become a cruel parody of itself. Wes Craven’s wonderfully tongue-in-cheek self-referential 1996 feature Scream typified the malaise that the genre found itself in. It wasn’t until Danny Boyle’s genre busting 2002 feature 28 Days Later that horror was taken seriously again. Dispensing with outdated zombie movie clichés, Boyle’s measured direction revived and indeed redefined the entire genre. Intelligent, sophisticated and very scary, 28 Days Later served as a lesson and a wake up call to the film industry into how horror could and should be done. As a result, films such as SawWolf Creek and Hostel have all subsequently enjoyed critical and commercial success, and in the case of Saw and Hostel spawned franchises. Given the success and influence of 28 Days, it seems surprising that a sequel has taken five years to emerge.

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