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These days it seems that most movies and TV Shows about World War 2 focus on the Americans. We have even seen a British operation depicted as carried out by the Americans - U-571 - yes Hollywood, we're still bitter. That's not to say there haven't been some good ones; Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers, The Pacific, Hacksaw Ridge, these are all brilliant depictions of World War 2. But are we in danger of younger generations thinking the Americans single-handedly won the war? What happened to the good old days when movies were made about British actions? Or better yet, movies like The Longest Day and A Bridge Too Far, which told the story from the point of view of all involved, including the local civilians. That said, could movies like Dunkirk and Darkest Hour be a sign that things are changing?



Recently we spoke with Lance Nielsen, the Director/Writer/Producer is currently working on a TV series that depicts the actions of British Airborne forces during the war. "P…

Mission: Impossible - Fallout | Average Guy Movie Review

When a mission failure results in three plutonium cores ending up in the wrong hands, the IMF is put under CIA overwatch. Things get even more complicated when it's discovered that that the group looking to acquire the plutonium - known as the Apostles - are the last remaining members of Solomon Lane's (Sean Harris) Syndicate. Their goal, cause a global catastrophe that will bring about a new world order. And the only link to the Apostles and the plutonium that Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his team have to work with is a mysterious arms dealer known as the White Widow (Vanessa Kirby).


In the 22 years it has been around, the Mission: Impossible franchise has gone through many guises. Each movie is as different from the last as the men who direct them. Fallout may have the same director as Rogue Nation - a first for the franchise - but Christopher McQuarrie still manages to make this a very different movie. This one's a lot darker than previous instalments, the mission is more…

Christopher Robin | Average Guy Movie Review

When a young Christopher Robin is sent off to boarding school, education followed by war and the complexities of real life soon come between him and his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood. Now an efficiency manager for a luggage company, Christopher's work has him spending less and less time with his family, to the point where he has forgotten what is really important in life. But could a chance encounter with his old friend Winnie-the-Pooh be just the thing to set him straight.



Despite being called Christopher Robin, it's unsurprisingly his little friends that steal the show. Anyone familiar with the Hundred Acre Wood will once again find these loveable characters tugging on their heart strings. The moment you hear that "silly old bear" speak, you will instantly be transported back to your childhood. Not to mention laughing out loud at all the funny - yet familiar - things he has to say. Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Rabbit, Owl, Kanga and Roo have all been beautifully recreat…

Robert Redford To Retire

After a career that has spanned six decades and includes roles in such classics as All The President's Men, A Bridge Too Far, Sneakers and even Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Robert Redford has announced that his latest movie will be his last as an actor. The Hollywood veteran is set to play Forrest Tucker, a real-life career criminal who at the age of 70 pulled off a daring escape from San Quentin prison followed by a string of robberies that confounded the police and enchanted the public.


In an interview, Redford told Entertainment Weekly: 
Never say never, but I pretty well concluded that this would be it for me in terms of acting, and [I'll] move towards retirement after this 'cause I've been doing it since I was 21. I thought, Well that's enough. And why not go out with something that's very upbeat and positive?The director of The Old Man & the Gun, David Lowery (A Ghost Story) recently spoke with Empire Magazine about being the last m…

Did We Just Get Confirmation That Bullseye Will Be in Season 3 of Daredevil?

With season 3 of the Marvel/Netflix show set to land later this year, did we just get confirmation of an appearance by one of Daredevil's most notorious enemies? The last time we saw "The Man Without Fear" he woke up in what appeared to be some sort of convent, that is after a building collapsed on top of him. There's no official word as of yet, but if actor Naqam Washington's Instagram post is to be believed, Wilson Bethel - who's currently credited on IMDb as "FBI Agent" throughout season 3 - will actually be playing Bullseye.

Washington posted the above picture of himself with Charlie Cox and Wilson Bethel on Instagram with the caption:
The boys training hard in the lab! Season 3 of Daredevil going to be crazy! #Daredevil and #BullseyeCould this be some sort of misdirect on the part of Netflix? Maybe, although it's worth noting that images of a crew jacket for Daredevil season 3 appeared online a few months ago, featuring a Bullseye logo. And …

Ant-Man and the Wasp | Average Guy Movie Review

After the events of Civil War, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is under house arrest. Because of his actions - and their association with him - Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) have been in hiding ever since. Their research into the Quantum Realm however, has drawn the attention of a few unsavoury characters, including the mysterious "Ghost" (Hannah John-Kamen) and Sonny Burch (Walton Goggins) - a dealer in black market tech. So when a chance to save Hope's mother - Janet (Michelle Pfeiffer) - presents itself, Hank and Hope will need Scott's help if they're to have any chance of success.


Set just before Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man and the Wasp sees Lang return to his small corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Whereas Ant-Man was a heist movie, director Peyton Reed has described this as part action movie, part romantic comedy, inspired by movies like Midnight Run. Much like its predecessor, Ant-Man and the Wasp is one of the lighter in…