Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Review

He’s the leader of Earths ‘mightiest band of heroes’ and an all round bad-ass that makes villains quake in their boots and the mere sight of the red, white, and blue – but even Captain America can have meet his match.

With the events of New York’s alien invasion fresh in his mind, and still adapting to a modern day world that makes no sense, Captain America (Chris Evans) is searching for his purpose in life, other than saving the world.

Having been awoken from a cryogenic sleep that last 70 years, the last thing Steve Rogers (Evans) expected was for his past to catch up with him. But when SHIELD Director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) is murdered by a mysterious assassin known only as the Winter Soldier, Captain Americasoon discovers a past enemy hidden within S.H.I.E.L.D itself.

Having been awoken from a cryogenic sleep that last 70 years, the last thing Steve Rogers expected was for his past to catch up with him. But when S.H.I.E.L.D Director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) is murdered by a mysterious assassin known only as the Winter Soldier, Captain America soon discovers a past enemy hidden within S.H.I.E.L.D itself.

With no-one to trust, Captain America soon finds himself labelled a fugitive by the agency he’s come to trust, and along with Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and new ally The Falon (Anthony Mackie), he must uncover the conspiracy before a new state-of-the-art weapon, capable of killing millions, is released.

This sequel to 2011′s Captain America: The First Avenger, marks the eighth film in Marvel’s multi-billion dollar franchise, that has proved unbeatable at the world-wide box-office, having already generated over $6.5 billion to date.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is the perfect mix of story, suspense, and all-out action, that provides the perfect antidote to our post Avengers blues.

Star Trek: Into Darkness – Review

The cultural TV phenomenon that is Star Trek has been gracing our screens for the past six decades – making it one of the most successful and loved franchises on the planet – or universe.

In 2009, visionary director and producer, J.J. Abrams, undertook the formidable task of relaunching the Star Trek franchise for the big screen, and by doing so breath new life into one of the most successful shows of all time and capture a new generation of ‘Trekies’ – well needless to say his hard work paid off and a new blockbuster franchise was born.

It’s now a few years on from their first outing and the new crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise are about to come up against their most formidable foe yet, the War Criminal known only as Kahn (Benedict Cumberbatch).

It’s up to Captain James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) and the crew of the Enterprise to hunt down this one man weapon before it’s too late – but all is not as it seems, and Captain Kirk must trust in his fellow crew members Spock (Zachary Quinto), Bones (Karl Urban), Uhura (Zoe Saldana), and Scotty (Simon Pegg), if he is to overcome this threat.

With an incredible cast, gripping story, and out of this world CGI, Star Trek: Into Darkness is a stunningly-crafted, mind-blowing spectacle that will take you on an adrenaline fueled journey to the edges of space – and leave you asking for more.

Ted – Review

Thanks to Ted every man around the world is now talking to teddy bears!

When I first heard that Family Guy creator, Seth MacFarlane, was masterminding his first feature film involving a talking teddy bear that swears a lot, I honestly thought it would result in an instant comedy classic – and I was not disappointed.

Ted tells the story of John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) who, as a young boy, wishes his teddy bear would come alive so that he could have a friend. Well in true fairy tale fashion, his wish comes true, and a friendship forms unlike any other.

Twenty-five years pass and still the two are inseparable, despite Ted (Seth MacFarlane) having found worldwide fame and then lost it, and John, now in a loving relationship with Lori Collins (Mila Kunis), unsure of his life’s direction. But when there’s a talking teddy bear, carnage is not far behind, and these two end up on a journey that neither had expected.

Ted promises to send you on an hysterical, whirl-wind adventure full of sex, drugs, and bad language that will have you crying with laughter from start to finish, as well as show you the true value of love and friendship that will have you watching it again and again.

Ted is a comedy classic that must be seen to be believed.