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Justice League star Henry Cavill took to Instagram this afternoon to tease a shot from the new black Superman suit from the comic book showcasing his return from the dead.

 

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Little is known about the upcoming Justice League movie, set to hit theaters in late 2017, however the buzz for the movie has only gotten stronger with fans following the comic-con trailer and the success of Suicide Squad at the box office.

The black suit was made famous in the comic books during The Return of Superman as a follow up to The Death of Superman and A World Without Superman. The special suit was made by Kyptonian robots at the fortress of solitude, with the ability to draw strength from the sun to help regenerate Superman to full strength.

In the comic the suit was used, along with a gun that fired energy derived from Krypronite to defeat a clone of Superman. Little is know about how Superman will factor into the Justice League yet, but he will return in the movie to help take down the villain.

Justice League hits theaters November 17, 2017,

After the not so well received installment of  Batman v Superman this past spring, audiences were left nervous about the future of DC films coming down the pipeline. Their latest release, Suicide Squad, hit theaters today with a lot of nervous anticipation from fans, critics, and the studio.

For those who don’t know, the Suicide Squad or “Task Force X” is a group of Batman/DC villains, who are serving time in prison after having been captured by Batman or other meta-humans in the DC universe. The team is comprised of noted characters: Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Killer Croc, Diablo, Enchantress, Rick Flagg, Katana, Slipknot, and Captain Boomerang. They are assembled by Amanda Waller, the head of a secret government organization called ARGUS. The organization deals with meta-humans on the planet and putting together a covert military unit of these “meta humans” with the goal of stopping future attacks that the military isn’t prepared to deal with.

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Suicide Squad takes place not long after the events of Batman v Superman. ARGUS, under the guidance of Amanda Waller, wants to put together a group that can prevent the type of warfare that Superman would have dealt with; but we are now in a world without Superman. In order to keep the villains in line and to prevent them from escaping, the government injects micro explosives into the necks of the members of the team. Should they get out of line, Rick Flagg can press a button and blow their head off.

When the Suicide Squad is called on, they are dispatched to extract a valuable package in the city to prevent the movie’s mysterious antagonist from completing their villainous objective.

There were some great high points in this movie. Right off the top, the soundtrack for this movie is excellent and every song matched the scenes really well. Will Smith is excellent as Deadshot; being both a serious bad-ass and also comic relief when the situation called for it. He fit really well in this movie and I certainly hope to see his character brought back again in the near future.

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Margot Robbie played Harley Quinn. She was, as expected, the star of this movie. Her character seemed as if she was ripped directly from the Arkham games and thrown onto the screen. She was fun, psychotic, chaotic, and exciting. After this movie, you will be anticipating seeing more of Harley Quinn in her own solo movie, which reportedly is in development.

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One of the big surprises in this movie was Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang. He was a lot more entertaining and fun than I was expecting. Typically I haven’t really been of fan of Jai’s performances, but I really enjoyed what he did with the character and hope to see him in the future Flash movie; even if it’s just a cameo.

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Outside of the members of the Suicide Squad, a lot of fans have eagerly been waiting for the debut of Jared Leto’s Joker. For the first time on the silver screen, the Joker appears more like a mob boss. He was a pure psychopath; both menacing and intimidating. Even with limited screen time, the Joker is one of the highlights of this movie. Jared Leto’s performance is a different take on Heath Ledger’s iconic joker, with the mob mentality of Jack Nicholson’s original character. It’s as though the original character was ripped right off the page and thrown onto the screen.

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This movie really feels like a comic book movie. Many of the characters feel like they came straight out of the pages, which is why DC Comics fans will really enjoy this movie.

A lot of people have noticed in the previews that Batman is in the movie. While he makes an appearance, don’t get too excited because he only has a few seconds of actual screen time. However, Ben Affleck’s Batman, despite the limited screen time was a great part of the movie and brings a lot to his scene.

Overall, Suicide Squad is a fun ride that feels like it was taken off the page and brought to life. Take the time and go see it, as this film is probably not what you’re expecting. It has left a lot of kindling left on the ground,so to speak, which will spark the DC fires and get you geared up for the next wave of DC films; including Wonder Woman, Justice League, and Aquaman.

 

The Verdict

Overall Score

7.9Good
*Overall score is not an average.

 

Having grown up as a Star Wars fan with little to no exposure to the Star Trek universe I was initially hesitant to jump into the great beyond of J.J. Abrams and his vision for the Star Trek universe. The first movie I waited to see until it was free on television, it captured my interest and was something I got into, but still my interest in Star Trek was moderate.

 

Then a few years later, Star Trek: Into Darkness came out and I really began to grow into the franchise, going back and watching some of the original series as well as a few of the spinoffs. Not to mention the movies that followed. So when they announced that they would be making a third Star Trek movie I was interested from the get go.

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Star Trek: Beyond takes place a few years after the events of Star Trek: Into Darkness (Wrath of Kahn remake). The crew of the enterprise is set to take a short break from their 500-day mission and re-supply at this star fleet created space station, which was meant to look like a giant bubble with life on the inside. While re-supplying it is discovered that Captain Kirk has asked for a promotion to end his time in space and go onto other things in Starfleet. At the same time, Spock has learned that his older self, Ambassador Spock or new Vulcan, has passed away. Spock has also decided to leave Starfleet.

As we learn all this a ship with only one passenger approaches the space station and has a distress signal. A captain of a ship has been devastated, her crew captured inside the nebula. Requesting help, the Enterprise is sent out to rescue the distressed crew from the unknown threat inside the uncharted territory.

When they discover the rescue mission to be an ambush, the Enterprise is deviated and the crew is scattered on an unknown planet, beyond known space. With no communications and no ship, the crew must find a way not only to get back together, but to free their captured allies and stop the would be attackers from executing their plan.

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Star Trek: Beyond is an awesome journey. The movie feels like it does take a while to get its legs but as the movie progresses the movie begins to build on itself with everything falling into place. Very rarely do franchises hit on every movie they make but I felt like this movie was as good if not better than the two previous movies in the series.

Director Justin Lin took over from J.J. Abrams at the helm of this franchise and he did a really great job. Star Trek is a hard franchise to make feel original and instead relies heavily on character interaction and story. Lin did an outstanding job delivering a well rounded movie that was a treat for the eyes and the mind.

Simon Pegg pulled double duty on this movie having been one of the writers of the movie as well as reprising his role as Scotty. His script really helped set the tone and build further into the depths of the character base and really added new elements for the overall story which hadn’t been previously introduced before. In addition to that there were some really great jokes that landed with the audience that really made the adventure seem exciting. The tone combined with the action really came together in an ultimately very enjoyable movie.

Sofia Boutella joined the cast as a character named Jaylah who was an excellent character to add. She was dynamic, funny and could kick some serious ass. She never felt like an accessory in the story and she was never really a bother. Hopefully she comes back for the next movie because she really made the film a lot of fun for me.

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The existing returning cast all delivered excellent performances. Many of the main characters spent much of the movie in pairs of 2 which made the intimate moments between those characters mean a lot more. Zachary Quinto’s Spock and Karl Urbans Dr. McCoy had a lot of great back and fourth that really brought you into the movie.

Star Trek Beyond really pulled you into the story and by the third act you didn’t want it to end. Idris Elba plays the villain, Krall in this movie. Krall’s story at first seemed a bit confusing but as the movie went on and more things got explained. You get a great understanding of his depth and motivations for why he would want to attack Starfleet. Elba did an outstanding job, of not only playing a convincing villain, but making you empathise with his character as well.

From the fun story, the compelling adventure and the spectacular visuals (one in particular at the end of the movie), Star Trek Beyond is a great movie that the whole family can enjoy. This is one film that I would really recommend going out to the theaters to see.

 

 

The Verdict

Overall Score

8.4Great
*Overall score is not an average.


March 25, 2016, fans of both movies and comics alike flocked to theaters to get the first glimpse of Batman and Superman on the big screen for the first time in either characters nearly 80-year history. The early reviews were poor to average for the most part. A lot of critics hated the movie and most of the audience had mixed reviews.

At first glance it would seem that a lot of the hate and disappointment was justified. The story was confusing, seemingly unorganized and quite honestly over bloated. There were so many things going on that everything felt like it was brushed off to the side. Many of the problems with the movie, were brushed off by people such as myself that understand why the movie was the way it was.

Warner Bros. got nervous about the run time of the original cut which came in at 3 hours, very long for even the most patient of audiences. Weeks before the films release Zach Snyder and co. were forced to make some last minute alterations to the movie to get it down to a slightly more reasonable length for movie audiences. Many fans were holding out hope for now. July. When Batman v Superman was released on Blu-ray it included the Ultimate edition with the original full cut of the movie.

The movie begins the same as it did in the theatrical release. In essence this movie is the same, but the added half hour seriously adds a lot that was missing from the original cut. Things added to help clear up questions and plot holes.

If you saw the movie in theaters and didn’t like it or had problems with it, the ultimate edition will without a doubt do enough to make you enjoy the movie more. If not, at least you will understand everything a bit better.

One of the biggest problems I have with the first movie is that Lois Lane (Amy Adams) felt very out of place and never really had her story explained. She was an accessory in a very bloated plot. The extended cut we actually get some more screen time with Lois and some further clarity and explanation as to what she was actually working on through the movie.

Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenburg) had a very elaborate plan that was at time hard to follow. There was never real explanation as to what his real motivations were. There is additional footage with Lex that really clarifies not only his motivations, but reveals the seeds of his madness.

Fans seemed discouraged when arguably the biggest comic character ever, Superman, had hardly anything to do in this movie, as well as minimal dialogue. There are several new scenes featuring Clark Kent where he actually does some reporting investigative journalism. We actually get to discover his motivations as to the reason he wants to end Batman. You also get to see Superman himself actually do things you would expect superman do, save people and feel the weight of the world on his shoulders.

Audiences need to realize that Superman, as he is now in the movies, is not the final version of superman we will see on screen. Even in Man of Steel it was clear that Zach Snyder planned to grow this character from being a farm boy, scared of what he is and what he could become, to being the light for which the world looks to for inspiration. While we won’t see a conclusion until Justice League comes to theaters in 2017, I think people will really see Superman grow into the best version of the character they know and love. Henry Cavill is great in this movie and does this character justice.

Batman in this movie is a killer. No way around it, this is not the ideal version of Batman who never uses guns or kills. However, this is a very different Batman. His Robin is dead and he has seen the world around him go to hell. He even says in the movie “20 years in Gotham Alfred, we’ve seen what promises are worth, how many good guys are left? How many stay that way.” He has seen men fall and people die. This version of Batman has almost given up because despite everything he’s done, everything he’s sacrificed, he is still no closer to his goals of cleaning up the city.

Ben Affleck is absolutely the best version of Bruce Wayne. He can play the suave millionaire who drinks a bit too much at a party, which actually working to do some behind the scenes work. This is the first movie where you get to see Batman be who he is… a detective. This on-screen Batman is the most brutal we have ever seen. He is a combination of the Arkham series Batman and the animated series Batman. Simply outstanding in every way.

Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) doesn’t really have an expanded role in this film, she was somewhat of an accessory, until the fight at the end. At that point though, she stole the show. From the epic theme for her, as well as her taking the best elements of both Batman and Superman and combining them into one fierce package.

A lot of the problems with flow in terms of the story were addressed with the ultimate cut. The plot is still very bloated. There is a great movie in there it just needs a bit of room. It feels like Warner Bros. wanted to have so much in the movie to set up for Justice League. This movie, while not perfect, is one you can watch several times and find something new every time.

It all boils down to this… If you hated the movie at first, you will probably still hate it. If you liked the movie, you will like the movie. Some people, after having watched the extended cut will love the movie. A lot will still be mixed but ultimately have a positive response to this version of the movie. At the end of the day it’s still the greatest thing most of us have ever been waiting for our entire lives. Batman and Superman fighting and holding nothing back.

The ultimate cut is far better than the theatrical cut of the movie. The length is a bit hard to sit through for those who aren’t invested in the movie but it is well worth it, if you’re willing. The future is bright for Warner Bros. and the rest of the Justice League. Although, one can’t help but wonder if they had released this version of the movie in theaters, would this have been the billion dollar movie many thought it would be? I think it would have. But that is just one mans opinion.

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The Verdict

Overall Score

7.8Good
*Overall score is not an average.

It has been 30 years since Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) defeated the empire and brought his father back to the light. The First Order, an evil organization has risen up from the ashes of the empire and are now hellbent on taking over the republic once again.

The story focuses on three new protagonists, Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega) and Po Demeron (Oscar Issac) who are drawn together to save the galaxy. Rey is a scavenger, collecting scraps and selling them for parts just to get by. Finn is a disillusioned Stormtrooper, who has mixed feelings about what he has to do working for The First Order. Po Demeron is an extremely skilled pilot, working with the resistance, who is working to help discover a location of significance in the movie.

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The First Order is led by a new Sith warrior, Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) who is in pursuit of the same location the resistance is trying to discover. What is at that location remains to be seen. At his side is Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie). 

Many of everyone’s favorite characters are returning to the movie series. Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) has a new title as General Leia. Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) are still working together after all these years, having returned to the smugglers lifestyle. Everyone’s favorite protocol droid, C-3PO (Anthony Daniels) also returns and is still working to serve Leia and the resistance.

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The anticipation of this movie has been a worldwide phenomenon. Star Wars VII sold over $100 million in advanced tickets before the film even hit theaters. There is a reason Disney paid 4 billion dollars for the franchise. Many fans have fears and reservations about going to see the movie after what happened with Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Those fears are justified and warranted but when it comes down to brass tax, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens deliver and exceeds any expectations the majority of fans, myself included had.

From the first second of the movie as you read “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…” that sense of anticipation overwhelms you in your seat. As the title crawl comes on the screen you feel chills running down your spine, the smile is plastered across your face from ear to ear and from that first scene you are hooked.

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Director J.J. Abrams dedicated the last three years of his life to this franchise and as a fan I feel he must be thanked. If you were to ask Star Wars fans what they would want to see in a sequel this film is the answer you get. The level of time, energy and love put into this movie is very apparent.

Newcomers Daisy Ridley and John Boyega deliver superb performances. They bring both the intensity and charm that reflects the feeling the original trilogy gave to you all those years ago. You begin to root for them almost immediately. Accompanied by the latest addition the droid family, BB-8, the magic that is Star Wars is brought to life once again. Adam Driver is a Sith lord, he brings power to the role of Kylo Ren. The power behind his (dare I say) iconic broadsword lightsaber is very appealing.

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John Williams has returned to the film to record yet another masterful score that adds so much more depth to the movie and carries you into the moments that make each scene so special. From the iconic main theme that nearly everyone in the world identifies with the the new scores the music is just spectacular.

J.J. Abrams said that he wanted this movie to look and feel real. The CGI in this movie looks great. You can see that they actually used puppets and filmed on location this time as opposed to the prequel trilogy where the sets and characters were all overly fake and obvious.

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This film takes all the best parts of all the previous Star Wars films and wraps them up into a fresh, interesting and new package. The film does have a familiar tone to the original movies, it captures the child within.

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens might be the best Star Wars film to date.

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The Verdict

Story: 10

After 30 years, the republic has changed quite a bit from when we last saw our heroes.

Presentation: 10

Spectacular visuals and effects. John Williams discovers yet another outstanding score.

Value: 10

For those experiencing Star Wars for the first time it was quite spectacular. This is not what happened with Episode 1.

Overall Score

10Perfect
*Overall score is not an average.

Last night after months of waiting Captain America: Civil War finally got its first trailer. Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. took the stage on The Jimmy Kimmel Show last night to give the world its first look at the highly anticipated first trailer. Check out the trailer below.

Comic fans know that the movie will heavily differ from the original comics as Marvel does not have the rights to all the characters in the original book. However, many of the key elements are in place.

So, who is fighting with Captain America and who is with Iron Man?
Based on the image below the rosters break down like this:

Team America:
Captain America
The Falcon
Hawkeye
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Ant-Man
The Winter Soldier

Team Stark:
Iron Man
Black Widow
Black Panther
The Vision
War Machine

Wild Card:
Spider-Man

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We know Tom Holland will be making his debut as Spider-Man in this movie, only in a minor way, but he could still be apart of the final conflict.  So much remains to be seen with this movie trailer doing a very good job about not giving away the entire story.

Captain America: Civil War hits theaters May 6, 2016

Director: Joss Whedon
Stars: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Cheadle, Aaron Tyler-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders.
Release Date: May 1, 2015
Studio: Marvel
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

 

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The Avengers are back. Three years after the team first got together to save the world from the alien invasion known as the Chitauri led by Loki. After the events of Thor 2, Iron Man 3 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier the team is back together working as their own unit free from S.H.I.E.L.D. taking out the remaining Hydra bases and to retrieve once more, Loki’s scepter.

After retrieving the scepter, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) get the blessing of Thor (Chris Hemsworth) to do some research and figure out just what exactly the scepter is and what it can do. During these tests they soon discover what appears to be a living organism inside the gem and use it to try and create something called Ultron. Tony Stark’s end game. His way to protect the world and get world “peace in our time”.

Ultron (voice of James Spader) comes to life inside a computer and quickly becomes self-aware with the main objective of creating world peace. Unfortunately the only way Ultron sees to do that is to destroy the Avengers and much more.

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Without a doubt this is the biggest Marvel Film to date with new additions to the Avengers roster including Quicksilver (Aaron Tyler-Johnson), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Paul Bettany (The Vision). Paul Bettany has previously voiced J.A.R.V.I.S., Iron Man/Tony Stark’s A.I. making this his first on screen appearance in the Marvel cinematic universe.

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Don Cheadle makes his third appearance in the franchise as War Machine. He has since gone away with the “Iron Patriot” that we got to know and deal with in Iron Man 3. Despite the limited screen time Cheadle is quite interesting and a great addition to the Avenger team. Another “fresh” face to the team is Anthony Mackie who plays The Falcon. Like Cheadle he only has a minor role in this film but he leaves you wanting more of what you saw in Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Robert Downey Jr. is back as Tony Stark for the 6th time. Once again the charismatic star is at the forefront of the film grabbing a lot of the audience’s attention. We finally get a look at the “Hulkbuster” suit that comic fans have been waiting for. The fight between Iron Man and The Hulk is one of the most enjoyable action series of the film. One thing that is done well in this film is raising the stakes for the other heroes in the Avengers. We finally get more context on the true origins of Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and some of her troubled and depressing past. Also highlighted with some back story is Clint Barton/Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) who many felt was underutilized in the first film. Age of Ultron gives us a lot more back story and depth to Hawkeye making it feel like he is really an important member of this team. Captain America (Chris Evans) has adjusted to his role as the leader of the Avengers. Forever the Boy Scout and he still has some learning to do as far as modernization goes however his military skills and effective strategies come in handy as he leads the Avengers.

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The action in this movie is fantastic. A real treat to watch from some really brilliant CGI (a lot of CGI) and some amazing stunts you are on the edge of your seat most of the time. What sets Avengers: Age of Ultron apart from its predecessor is that it takes more time to get you invested in the characters. You as the viewer feel like the world really is in trouble and you are holding your breath a lot of the time wondering what will happen next. Who will die? The only real downside to this film is that there is no explanation as to why the Avengers are suddenly a team again. They are expecting the viewer to just accept it and move on, which is fine as this is a very enjoyable film.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron is one of the most anticipated films of the season and it delivers on just about all fronts. Casual fans get a good experience from a great action movie that offers both drama, love and a solid mix of humor. This movie leaves you wanting more. The good news is that you will get more in a few years with Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and 2 coming in 2018 and 2019 respectively. In the meantime Marvel has a full slate of movies to keep us entertained. Ant Man, coming this summer. Marvel has also revealed the “Phase 3” lineup which offers 7 more movies to keep viewers coming in. Captain America: Civil war, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Captain Marvel and Inhumans. A massive line up of films introducing a series of characters who Marvel will have all battling in the grand Infinity War Films. Buckle up.

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Please Note: There is no post credits scene. There is a mid-credits scene only so you do not need to sit through all the credits of the film, although it is a nice gesture to recognize the thousands of people who worked on this film.

 

The Verdict

Story: 7.5

The Avengers must stop Ultron.

Presentation: 7

Crazy CGI that will blow your mind but is not great for 3D as it was shot in 2D

Value: 9

A fun and exciting movie that will surely leave you wanting more.

Overall Score

7.8Good
*Overall score is not an average.

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It was another great year for film! Every year we are shocked and surprised at just how many great movies come out for audiences to enjoy. This year was no exception. It takes a good movie to be successful, a great movie to be memorable, and an amazing movie to get nominated for an Oscar.

The 87th annual Oscars were hosted by the multitalented Neil Patrick Harris, who opened the show with a very memorable and enjoyable musical number featuring guest performers Anna Kendrick and Jack Black, as well as some dancing Stormtroopers.

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The first big award of the night for Best Supporting Actor went to none other than the well-deserving J.K. Simmons (I Love You Man, Spider-Man) for his outstanding performance in Whiplash.

Adam Levine and Maroon 5 performed a song from Begin Again starring Mark Ruffalo (Now You See Me, The Avengers) and Keira Knightley (Pirates of the Caribbean, Love Actually).

The Oscar for Best Costume Design went to Milena Canonero for The Grand Budapest Hotel.

The Oscar for Best Makeup and Hairstyling went to Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier, also for The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Best Foreign film went to IDA.

We were then treated to an amazing performance of “Everything Is Awesome” from The Lego Movie by Tegan and Sara (featuring The Lonely Island), which was filled with different characters, including a cameo of Will Arnett (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Arrested Development) dressed as Batman playing guitar. Fun fact, the bat suit he was wearing was the original suit Val Kilmer wore in Batman Forever.

The Phone Call won for Best Live Action Short Film.

The winner for Documentary Short went to Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1.

Tim McGraw sang “I’m Not Going to Miss You” wearing a tux and a cowboy hat. It was a classy and touching performance to say the least.

The award for Sound Mixing went to Whiplash, deservedly so, and American Sniper took home the award for Achievement in Sound Editing.

The award for Best Supporting Actress went to Patricia Arquette (Boardwalk Empire, Medium) for her amazing performance in Boyhood.

We got a performance from Rita Ora, who sang “Grateful” from the film Beyond the Lights.

Best Visual Effects went to Interstellar which was…interstellar. This was surprising, since several superhero movies were passed on for this one, but it was no doubt a deserving win.

Feast took home the award for Best Animated Short film. See it if you haven’t.

Despite the fact that The Lego Movie was snubbed for Best Animated Feature, this year’s winner was Big Hero 6, which was very deserving of the win.

The award for Production Design went to the very well-deserving The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Emmanuel Lubezki won for the second year in a row for Best Cinematography for Birdman. He won last year for Gravity.

The Academy Award for best Film Editing went to Whiplash.

The winner for Best Documentary Feature was CITIZENFOUR, a movie about a series of truth tellers exposing the secrets that THEY don’t want you to know about. It is worth a watch, for sure.

We were treated to a great performance of “Glory” from John Legend and Common, in a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr, featured in the film Selma.

The award for Best Original Song went to “Glory”, a powerful song. The performance literally brought the house to tears. Chris Pine (Horrible Bosses 2, Star Trek) and David Oyelowo (Interstellar, The Butler) were both visibly moved.

Lady Gaga performed a lovely tribute to honour the legendary film, The Sound of Music. She was magnificent. She was later joined on stage and given a hug by Julie Andrews herself, who came out to present the award for best original score. Check out her performance here:


The award for Best Original Score went to The Grand Budapest Hotel, but this is a category where anyone could have won this year.

The Award for Best Original Screenplay went to Birdman.

The Award for Best Adapted Screenplay went to The Imitation Game.

Alejandro González Iñárritu (Biutiful, Babel) won this year’s Best Director award for Birdman.

The Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role went to Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables, My Week With Marilyn)  for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.

This year the award for Best Actress in a Leading Role went to Julianne Moore (Crazy Stupid Love, The Big Lebowski), for her amazing  performance in Still Alice.

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The final award of the night, Best Picture, went to Birdman.

It was a fantastic year for movies. There were laughs, tears and a whole sea of emotions that filled the films in 2014. Host Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle) did a wonderful job and cracked a few really great jokes. If there was one thing we can all take away from this year’s awards, let it be this… I really want a hug from Julie Andrews. It was a memorable year filled with many titles we won’t soon forget. One can only hope that next year is just as good, and with any luck, better. We hope you enjoyed the 2015 Oscars.

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What did you think? Were you happy? Surprised? Let us know in the comments below.

Ted 2 Trailer

Earlier today we got our first look at the highly anticipated trailer for Ted 2. Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, American Dad, A Million Ways to Die in the West) is back writing, directing and starring in the sequel to the hit 2012 comedy. Mark Wahlberg (Shooter, Boogie Nights) also reprises his role as John Bennett.

Ted 2 is the story of Ted wanting to prove his humanity. He must if he is to marry his longtime girlfriend Tammy Lynn (Jessica Barth). Ted also makes the decision to become a father and requests his best friend, John (Mark Wahlberg), donate to be the father.

Look for a series of big cameos in the film to the likes of Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman and Amanda Seyfried.

Ted 2 hits theatres June 26; check out the trailer below!

Yesterday we finally got a look at what’s to come from the somewhat anticipated reboot of the once beloved Marvel franchise.

The project has already fallen under a lot of criticism from fans of the franchise. There have been plot changes leaked that alter the origin of the Fantastic Four, from Victor Von Doom being a computer hacker to Johnny Storm being cast as Michael B. Jordan.

Several things to look forward to from the movie are up-and-coming star Miles Teller (Divergent, Whiplash) as Mr. Fantastic. Kate Mara (Shooter, House of Cards) playing Sue Storm is also something people are looking forward to seeing.

Will you see Fantastic Four?