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FILM REVIEW: Kingsman: The Secret Service

Kingsman: The Secret Service (Matthew Vaughn, 2014)

Some might meet the news of yet another comic book adaptation with an exasperated sigh, but there’s not a superhero in sight this time around. Following on from the subversive Kick-Ass, director Matthew Vaughn teams up once more with screenwriter Jane Goldman to bring another Mark Millar work to the big screen. Kingsman: The Secret Service may best be described as a mash-up of James Bond and The Cornetto Trilogy (Shaun of the Dead/Hot Fuzz/At the World’s End). The best of both worlds, it is espionage in the most hilariously violent fashion imaginable. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Kingsman: The Secret Service

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FILM REVIEW: X-Men: Days of Future Past

X-Men: Days of Future Past (Bryan Singer, 2014)

OH MY GOD. IT'S THE SAME GUY.
OH MY GOD. IT’S THE SAME GUY.

It was tempting to assume that the latest X-Men instalment would be just another boring film in a long line of big blockbuster/ action/ superhero/ sci-fi movies that insist on infesting cinemas. One of just another franchise that won’t go away because the general public has heinous taste in films. And so it was refreshing to find that on the contrary, Days of Future Past wasn’t actually half bad.  Continue reading FILM REVIEW: X-Men: Days of Future Past