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Hands off The Princess Bride! Which 80s fantasy films are due a reboot?
Several of the decade’s cinematic fantasy adventures are unimprovable but others – Dragonslayer, or The Neverending Story perhaps – are not

Ben Child

26, Nov, 2021 @11:22 AM

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Why are Spider-Man: No Way Home’s supervillains so strangely unfamiliar?
Are Electro and Sandman ghosts or from another dimension? Why is Doctor Strange acting weird? And who is the sixth member of the Sinister Six? The newly released trailer is tantalisingly full of clues

Ben Child

19, Nov, 2021 @11:49 AM

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Is the Marvel Cinematic Universe an indictment of toxic masculinity?
Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange looks to have reverted to his old, arrogant ways in a new Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer. And he’s not the only hubristic male hero in the saga

Ben Child

12, Nov, 2021 @10:18 AM

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How can the Eternals franchise be saved?
Oscar-winner Chloé Zhao’s intergalactic adventure is the lowest-rated Marvel film to date but the series is set to continue

Ben Child

09, Nov, 2021 @5:09 PM

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One small step, once every few years: when will Roland Emmerich stop going to space?
The director has mastered the art of making the same film – about Earth’s imminent collapse – over and over, yet box office figures suggest cinemagoers can’t get enough

Ben Child

05, Nov, 2021 @12:09 PM

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Will the Dune sequel be the ultimate anti-blockbuster?
Part two of Denis Villeneuve’s space saga has been confirmed – and it’s likely to disappoint anyone hoping for Hollywood feelgood vibes

Ben Child

29, Oct, 2021 @11:01 AM

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Is Harrison Ford really going back in time for the new Indiana Jones?
Rumours are rife that, with its star nearing 80, Indy 5 will resort to the oldest trick in the book to keep him young

Ben Child

22, Oct, 2021 @3:42 PM

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Fortnite may be a great video game but it would make a pointless movie
The game has a ready audience of around 350 million – but are they really going to sit through 120 minutes of plot and dialogue?

Ben Child

15, Oct, 2021 @8:39 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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Can Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore work some magic on the wizarding world?
Part three of the Harry Potter prequel series had better have some good tricks up its sleeve or the future of this tarnished franchise will be in doubt

Ben Child

24, Sep, 2021 @12:29 PM

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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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