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- Doris Lessing has passed away, aged 94. 17/11/2013 03:09:06 PM
- Hooray New Zealand! Eleanor Catton wins the Man Booker prize with The Luminaries. 16/10/2013 07:52:47 PM
- 2013 Man Booker Prize shortlist announced 12/09/2013 05:59:04 PM
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Edge of Tomorrow
Tom Cruise has been known to fight aliens before, but while his latest effort mimics the best of the genre (Aliens, The Matrix ) while adding aspects of history (the Normandy from Saving Private Ryan) and glimpses of comedy (Groundhog Day), this movie ultimately feels pretty damn fresh.
Time loop films can easily get repetitive, but director Doug Liman is too smart to give us the same scenes over and over. They all serve a purpose, move the plot, add humor or turn out to be frustrating dead ends for the protagonists.
Once you accept the admittedly random reason behind the premise, there is no way not to enjoy this fun ride. This is all too cleverly crafted, breaking the chain of formulaic repetition with a pretty smart script, genuinely thrilling action sequences and impressive special effects.
Following the kind of flawed heroes you enjoy growing invested in really helps, of course. Cruise-haters can instead take joy in seeing him getting killed over and over again.
But make no mistake: We haven't had a grand-scale alien invasion thriller that worked so well in years, while knocking the audience's socks off.
8 out of 10 Final Fantasy swords
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Even the biggest fans of the X-Men franchise will admit that its continuity was a mess after six films. Now director Bryan Singer is back to clean up the mess and what a great job he does connecting the dots while juggling dozens of characters!
Loosely based on the classic story arc of the same name the mutants' fight for survival continues in two time zones. What could have turned into even more of a mess flows surprisingly even and culminates in an exciting and epic showdown in both the future and the past. As always with time travel stories ...
Captain America 2 - The Winter Soldier
The reason the Marvel cinematic Universe manages to stay fresh, exciting and surprising is that each hero finds his own sub genre of movies. While Cap's first adventure was a WW2-based origin story, the Russo brothers, directors of shows like Arrested Development and Community, open up an entirely new box in this collection of superhero films: the paranoia thriller.
The film ends up being really convincing in a genre most prominent in the 1970s ...