When he isn't writing for the prestigious site you currently find yourself reading, Andrew is busy either writing for EatSleepLiveFilm or posting pictures of dogs in hats on Facebook. He fell in love with movies after a double-bill of The Empire Strikes Back & Return of The Jedi at the tender age of four. His favourite film is Goodfellas, his favourite director is Martin Scorsese, his favourite actor is Paul Newman. Caught you off guard there, eh? You were expecting Robert De Niro or something.
The first trailer for the RoboCop remake seemed like a painstaking attempt to irritate me by doing everything that Paul Verhoeven's classic did right. This new trailer seems to course correct expectations by offering something of actual merit.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been off to a bump start, I will eventually work through my thoughts on the series and put them into writing, but the crux of the issue is that it feels only superficially tied to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Netflix intend to correct this issue after striking up a momentous deal with Disney/Marvel to produce and screen four live-action TV shows, culminating in a crossover mini-series.
If actions speak louder than words, the teaser trailer for The Raid 2: Berandal is like War & Peace cellotaped to a copy of Infinite Jest and then used to cave in someone's goddamn ribcage.
Thor certainly has his fans, especially those nestled in the oval area of the Venn diagram "Fans of Marvel movies" and "Fans of shirtless dudes". However, based on his 2011 movie debut, I could not count myself among those ranks. I felt the film had a horrible, stagey quality that made it hard to connect to this world and these characters. The script under-cooked Thor's character personal growth and his relationship with Jane. The film was perfectly cast and Tom Hiddleston's Loki had such a strong arc that it overshadowed everything else in the movie. I will give the film recognition for having the unenviable task of introducing the more outlandish Thor to a wider audience.
After the surprising critical and financial success of The Wolverine, it's no surprise Fox would like to monopolise on this renewed interest in everyone's feral mutant. Today it was announced that director James Mangold and star Hugh Jackman would reunite for a sequel; disproving Jackman's assertion that X-Men: Days of Future Past would be his last Wolverine movie.