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James Mangold to Direct a Boba Fett Solo Movie

According to The Hollywood Reporter, James Mangold - director of Logan, 3:10 to Yuma and Walk the Line - has been chosen to write and direct a stand-alone movie about Boba Fett. Sources are also reporting that Mangold will re-team with his Logan producer, Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Martian, Deadpool 1&2) who will act as co-writer and producer on the project.



The galaxy's most infamous Bounty Hunter made his first appearance in an animated segment of the equally infamous Star Wars Holiday Special, although most fans first saw him in The Empire Strikes Back. Played by Jeremy Bulloch in Empire, the character quickly became a fan favourite after he tracked the Millennium Falcon for the Empire and delivered Han Solo - frozen in carbonite - to Jabba the Hutt. Despite this popularity, Fett suffered what most consider to be a poor, almost slapstick end in Return of the Jedi.


When George Lucas was working on the prequel trilogy he took opportunity to explore the chara…

Deadpool 2 | Average Guy Movie Review

The Merc with the Mouth is back and this time...he's got a Celine Dion song. When Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) tries to help a troubled young mutant named Russell (Julian Dennison), he's set on a collision course with Thanos, I mean Cable (Josh Brolin) - a time travelling cyborg looking to change the future. In order to protect Russell, Wade will need to assemble the X-Force, a team of colourful individuals, and one guy with a moustache.




When I first heard that Tim Miller had left the project due to "creative differences" with Ryan Reynolds, I was more than a bit concerned that a promising new franchise was going the way of Universal's Dark Universe! Said concern started to fade with the announcement that David Leitch - who's work I'm a big fan of - had been hired to replace Miller. And I'm pleased to say he didn't disappoint, having used his considerable experience to create some phenomenal action sequences that fit perfectly with the Deadpool aest…

Sandow | Average Guy Movie Review

Eugen Sandow (Timo Kervinen) was a German bodybuilder. He is responsible for the development of a lot of modern day exercise techniques and equipment. His Institutes of Physical Culture were the basis of the modern gym, where members of the public were taught methods of exercise, weight training and diet. He even wrote a series of books in which the phrase 'bodybuilding' was coined. And it's for this reason he is known as the "father of modern bodybuilding". This is the story of the man, told from the point of view of his protégé, Launceston Elliot (Alexander Cooper).




In this biopic, Writer/Director Alexander Cooper charts the rise and fall of this legendary athlete. From his humble beginnings performing in circuses and strongmen competitions, to his time working with Florenz Ziegfeld (Olivier Maigniez) touring the world and the adultery and money troubles that would plague him in later life.


Kervinen does a great job of bringing this complicated character to life…

The Happytime Murders | Moustache Trailer Reaction

I thought I was done with trailer reactions this week. But today the Red-Band trailer for The Happytime Murders hit the internet and it's side-splittingly funny! This does for muppets what Team America: World Police did for marionettes.


When a serial killer begins targeting the cast of an 80's TV show - The Happytime Gang - the brother of one of the victims becomes the prime suspect. Now, disgraced ex-cop turned Private Investigator Phil Philips (Bill Barretta) must team up with his former partner, Detective Connie Edwards (Melissa McCarthy) and out-manoeuvre both the Police and the FBI if he's going to catch his brother's killer.




The Happytime Murders is directed by Jim Henson's son Brian, and is the first movie produced by Henson Alternative. Described as a neo-noir puppet crime action comedy, the movie looks to be a hilarious take on the buddy cop/detective drama. It's very crude, rude and deals with some very adult themes in laugh-out-loud fashion. Don'…

Moustache Trailer Reactions | Mile 22 | Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Mission: Impossible - Fallout
It appears that Solomon Lane (Sean Harris) isn't done causing trouble for Ethan Hunt and the IMF. His escape re-ignites the rivalry between the Impossible Mission Force and their sister agency, the CIA. A matter only made worse by Hunt's determination to be the one to bring Lane in. Fallout is said to focus more on Hunt's personal life, which might explain said determination. Michelle Monaghan returns as Ethan's wife Julia. There's a shot in the trailer of the two of them taking part in some sort of wedding ceremony, only for what appears to be a nuclear explosion to be seen in the distance. Now, the Mission: Impossible movies aren't known for their dream sequences but there's a chance that's what this is.


All of the team are back bar Jeremy Renner's William Brandt, Renner was busy working on the Avengers sequels. Alec Baldwin is back as the newly crowned Secretary of the IMF and we're introduced to his opposite numbe…

THE PREDATOR | Moustache Trailer Reaction

The Predator is due for release on 14th September and we finally have a trailer. Written and directed by Shane Black (Hawkins in Predator/writer of Lethal Weapon/director of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang), this is the first Predator movie since 2010's Predators and it looks interesting. I'm also pleased to say there isn't a Xenomorph in site

The official synopsis: From the reaches of outer space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home. Now, the universe's most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA of other species. When a young boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a rag tag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.Well that all sounds very dramatic! Without giving too much away, the trailer does hint at the plot. We get to see Boyd Holbrook's Quinn McKenna being interrogated by a Government man about a mission that…

Avengers: Infinity War | Average Guy Movie Review

It has been ten years since Iron Man first flew into cinemas. In that time fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have enjoyed a rollercoaster ride of awesome movies...and some not so awesome movies. But all great things must come to an end, and the culmination of the last ten years has begun with Avengers: Infinity War.






Picking up where Thor: Ragnarok left off, things aren't looking good for our heroes; the Avengers are divided, half of them are wanted by the authorities, Thor and Banner are far from Earth and have just encountered Thanos' ship; Sanctuary 2. The Mad Titan is planning to wipe out half of all life in the universe and to do that he needs all six Infinity Stones. And the only people standing in his way aren't talking right now, but they do have some new friends to help them, including the Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange, Black Panther and the armies of Wakanda. But will that be enough?




The Russo Brothers have once again delivered. There aren't many p…