Tag: Marvel

Film, Venue

Film pick of the year

My film pick of the year? It definitely goes to Marvel’s ‘Avengers Endgame’, the films wraps the 11 years, 22 films and 80 years of comic history. It became the highest-grossing film of all time, as well as the second highest-grossing film of all time in the United States and Canada. ‘Endgame’ follows on from…

Film, TV

In Defence of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

The MCU has been scrutinised by the media lately as Martin Scorsese has come out to say that ‘Marvel films are not cinema’ and Francis Ford Coppola has jumped into this saying that the genre is ‘despicable’. Scorsese’s remarks have angered MCU fans as he compares the films to theme parks, while some of the…

Gaming

Norwich gearing up for NorCon

Norwich TV, Film and Comic Con returns to Norfolk Showground for its ninth year. It offers a star-studded line-up of celebrity guests including Cara Theobold – the voice of Tracer in gaming phenomenon Overwatch; Torchwood and Keeping Faith star Eve Myles; Kai Owen and Gareth Lloyd-Jones from Torchwood; 90s TV legend Michael Van Wijk –…

TV, Venue

Review: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Series 6

Seeing a much-loved TV show saved from cancellation at the last moment would normally be considered a miracle. However, in the case of this Marvel Cinematic Universe spin-off, the unexpected continuation was a cause for concern. When the prior series was wrapped up in such a well-crafted and conclusive manner, it became difficult to picture…

Film

Can blockbuster movies be political?

Politics has been a constant presence in cinema for a long time, but if I told you that your favourite film had a strong political undertone, would you view it in the same light as before? Probably not, and it is for this reason, that politics in mainstream cinema is largely a subtle, covered force…

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