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BOOK REVIEW – Man of Steel: Inside the Legendary World of Superman by Daniel Wallace

By Marty Mulrooney

Man of Steel Inside the Legendary World of Superman by Daniel Wallace

Man of Steel: Inside the Legendary World of Superman by Daniel Wallace explores the creative process behind the recently released film Man of Steel, directed by Zack Snyder (Watchmen, Sucker Punch) and starring Henry Cavill. Published by Titan Books, Man of Steel: Inside the Legendary World of Superman features in-depth interviews with the cast and crew, alongside previously unseen on-set photography and concept art, offering an insider’s look at the most recent big screen Superman adaptation.

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FILM REVIEW – Man of Steel

By Marty Mulrooney

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Man of Steel is a superhero film directed by Zack Snyder (Watchmen, Sucker Punch) and produced by Christopher Nolan (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises). A reboot of the Superman series, the film stars Henry Cavill as the titular man of steel, with Amy Adams as Lois Lane and Michael Shannon as main antagonist General Zod.

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BOOK REVIEW – The Dark Knight Rises: The Official Movie Novelisation by Greg Cox

By Marty Mulrooney

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The Dark Knight Rises: The Official Movie Novelisation by Greg Cox adapts Christopher Nolan’s epic conclusion to the Dark Knight Trilogy to the written page. Just like the film it is based upon, it tells the story of Batman facing his most dangerous adversary yet: Bane, a terrorist hell-bent on destroying Gotham City.

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BOOK REVIEW – The Art and Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy

By Marty Mulrooney

The Art and Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy

The Art and Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy by Jody Duncan Jesser and Janine Pourroy offers Batman fans a comprehensive behind-the-scenes glimpse into the world Christopher Nolan created with Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. Featuring text based on in-depth interviews with Nolan and key cast and crew members from all three films, this enormous 304 page, 23.5 x 2.8 x 30.2 cm coffee table book is supported by lavish art and never-before-seen photography.

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FILM REVIEW – The Dark Knight Rises (IMAX)

By Marty Mulrooney

The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises is the third and final instalment of director Christopher Nolan’s epic Batman film trilogy, following on from Batman Begins (2005) and The Dark Knight (2008). Christian Bale once again reprises his role as Batman, this time opposite Tom Hardy as the villain Bane, a terrorist hell-bent on destroying Gotham City. Michael Caine, Gary Oldman and Morgan Freeman also return, alongside newcomers Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anne Hathaway.

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FILM REVIEW – Inception

By Joseph Viney

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Once every so often a film hits cinemas and changes the landscape forever. Whether it is through the use of special effects, star power, scripting or acting, some films are immediately lifted to the pantheon of greats and set a new precedent. The Matrix set the tone for post-millennial Hollywood with its dizzying mix of computer graphics, story and mythology building – at least until those two awful sequels surfaced. This past year may have witnessed two such landmark events. December 2009 saw the release of Avatar, the special effects spectacle that broke box-office records. Summer 2010 has Inception.

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FEATURE ARTICLE – Spinning Tops and Unicorns: The Ending of Inception

By Marty Mulrooney

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I finally went to see Christopher Nolan’s Inception last night and it blew my mind. I thought it was phenomenal: a big budget science fiction film that deftly manages to grip the minds of a mainstream audience. It is a big film with even bigger ideas. Leonardo DiCaprio is fast becoming one of the finest actors of our generation. Following Shutter Island, it is hard to argue against the fact that he has dominated the silver screen in 2010, mixing natural charisma with genuine humanity. Yet after Inception finished, I knew the one thing on people’s minds and lips as they left the cinema would undoubtedly be the ending… (Warning: Spoilers!)

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