Review: Thor: The Dark World

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Directed by: Alan Taylor

Phase Two of the Avengers films continues, following this year’s Iron Man 3, with the sequel to Thor. Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopkins all return in their roles, under the helm of a new (to the series) director, Alan Taylor, taking over from Kenneth Branagh who directed the first film featuring the Nordic God, which was possibly my favourite of the Phase One films.

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Review: Rush

rush_ver4_xlgStarring: Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl, Alexandra Maria Lara, Olivia Wilde, Pierfrancesco Favino, Natalie Dormer

Directed by: Ron Howard

Many reviews for Rush will begin with, or at least include, the critic declaring a lack of interest or much knowledge in the area of Formula 1 racing. I wish I could be different, but I can’t. I sort of see the appeal, but have never gotten into it. Thankfully, Ron Howard’s latest doesn’t require or assume the audience to have knowledge of or an interest in the sport, just a desire to be entertained.

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