Month: January 2017

Rogue One: A Star Wars story

Director: Gareth Edwards Cast: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Forest Whitaker, Riz Ahmed, Wen Jiang Genre: Sci-fi, Action, Adventure Released: 15th December 3016   Rogue by name; rogue by nature the first standalone Star Wars film to venture away the Skywalker Saga. Godzilla’s Gareth Edwards brings to life a story based on one sentence from the opening crawl of Epsiode IV: A New Hope ‘Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire’s ultimate weapon, the DEATH STAR, an armored space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet’. What a better tale for the studio Lucasfilm to explore than one that does not need all the knowledge of the previous movies to get but can introduce new fans to the Star Wars Universe. In the midst of a war between The Empire and The Rebellion, The Rebellion recruits criminal Jyn Erso (FELICITY JONES) and together with Intelligence officer Cassian Andor (DIEGO LUNA) they must retrieve a mysterious message sent by Jyn’s father Galen Erso (MADS MIKKELSEN) that will aid them in this fight. Hot on the heels of Jyn, Cassian and their rag tag team is the Empire director Krennic (BEN MENDELSOHN), a man desperate to hold onto his power on the Death Star and will do anything to do so. Rogue one’s story whilst is one that is...

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Doctor Strange

Director: Scott Dickenson Cast: Benedict Comberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Rachael McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mads Mikkelsen, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt Genre: Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Sci-fi Released: 27 October 2016   Discovering new paths, breaking the rules and learning to open your eyes are both what Doctor Strange is all about and what Marvel has continued do so effortlessly well; however, this is not the first time Doctor Strange has been made into a movie. In 1978, unsuccessfully a TV movie was released in hopes of launching Doctor Strange into a TV series. The combination of the limited technology and landscape of television at that moment did not mesh well with the kind of mystic world Doctor Strange deals with. Decades later, both technology and Marvel has come a long way and with the success of unfamiliar characters such as those in guardians of the galaxy. It seems as good as a time to step over the threshold into strange mind-bending world of the mystic arts with aptly named Stephen Strange. Dr Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) is a gifted neurosurgeon whose level of talent is only matched by his arrogance. On the way to an event Strange is involved a car accident which shatters his world. Exploring all avenues to restore what he has lost, it leads him to the temple of Kamar-Taj in Kathmandu and to its leader the...

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