Superhero movies

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Eternals review – magic hour meets PowerPoint in Chloe Zhao’s Marvel yarn
The Nomadland director manages to get some nice-looking shots and personal drama in her superhero debut, but there’s just too much mythology to explain

Steve Rose

24, Oct, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Venom: Let There Be Carnage review – sufficient superhero sequel
Tom Hardy returns as journalist Eddie Brock and the alien who shares his body, played for daft laughs by director Andy Serkis

Simran Hans

17, Oct, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Why on earth is Angelina Jolie in Marvel’s Eternals?
No one is more suited to playing a godlike otherworldly creature. Yet no one, surely, needs this kind of movie less. Unless…

Ben Child

08, Oct, 2021 @10:09 AM

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Is borrowing superheroes from failed movies really a good idea, Marvel?
Kevin Feige now has his pick of ex-21st Century Fox mutants, but does anyone care to see those X-Men or Fantastic Four pitch up in Marvel’s cinematic multiverse?

Ben Child

01, Oct, 2021 @10:06 AM

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Weaving goodbye: will No Way Home give its Spider-Men a fitting send-off?
Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire left the role in sorry circumstances – but the new film offers a shot at redemption

Ben Child

17, Sep, 2021 @2:54 PM

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Disney+ is killing the blockbuster movie with its identikit mega-hits
It may be much-loved, but the streaming service’s winning formula has insidiously changed films into formulaic franchise fare

David Alexander

15, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings makes up for the flaws of Mulan
It may be the first Marvel film not to be approved in mainland China, but its American Chinese heritage hero and strong female representation are badass

Jingan Young

06, Sep, 2021 @2:26 PM

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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings review – a superhero movie that justifies the hype
Marvel’s latest blockbuster is an electrifying fusion of convincing characters and breathtaking CGI

Wendy Ide

04, Sep, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Has Doctor Strange turned evil in Spider-Man: No Way Home?
An episode of Disney+’s animated series, along with the latest Spider-Man movie trailer, have prompted speculation that Strange has gone to the dark side

Ben Child

03, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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From Captain Invincible to Cleverman: the weird and wild history of Australian superheroes
They’re big business … in Hollywood. But did you know Australia also has a small but rich seam of compelling and bizarre superhero movies?

Luke Buckmaster

29, Aug, 2021 @5:30 PM

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How leaks like the Spider-Man trailer became a vital part of Hollywood PR
The leaked Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer was the latest in a long line of early sneak peeks that have helped certain films create or sustain buzz

James Luxford

24, Aug, 2021 @2:07 PM

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West Side Story, a Sopranos prequel and Bond: the best films to see in autumn 2021
Spielberg revamps Bernstein, young Tony is lured by the mob, Phyllida Lloyd tackles spousal abuse, Top Gun returns – and Daniel Craig calls time on 007 with bangs galore

Peter Bradshaw

24, Aug, 2021 @7:00 AM

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