"Guardians of the Galaxy" 17 minute preview! (2014)

The picture above did not really capture the situation correctly, but it was taken inside the Melbourne IMAX cinema the other night as I sat waiting to watch a short, 17 minute preview of the next Marvel Studios film Guardians of the Galaxy. I had the good fortune to win a double pass to this event, and I was very excited as Guardians of the Galaxy has looked to be a very different type of film compared to the previous entries in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Continue reading

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"Transformers: Age of Extinction" (2014)

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
Directed by: Michael Bay
Running time: 165 minutes

I’m sorry. I’m so, so sorry. I know I said I wouldn’t do this, that I wouldn’t go see this film after Revenge of the Fallen and Dark of the Moon were so awful. But it was a Wednesday night, and my girlfriend and I were keen to go to the movies. Every other film we wanted to see was either not released yet (missed Mr. Peabody & Sherman by one night damn it!) or not on at a time that we could go to. I knew that going to see Age of Extinction would undermine everything I have said in the lead up to its release, phrases such as: “I look forward to NOT seeing that,” and “fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me a third time and I’ll eat the hat I’m not wearing because I’ve never really been a hat kind of a guy.” But, I am ashamed to say that my cinema popcorn addiction got the better of me and I actually uttered the words: “I guess we could go see Transformers?”

I know. I have a problem. Continue reading