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Captain America The Winter Soldier Movie Review

Captain America The Winter Soldier

After a top secret Super-Soldier program transformed Steve Rogers into the powerful and heroic Captain America, his amazing WWII exploits made him a living legend, but after awakening in present day following being frozen in ice for decades, Steve found himself alone in a modern world that he hardly recognized. Nevertheless, he quickly suited up as Captain America to help The Avengers defend Earth against Loki’s treachery. After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers team, Steve is living a quiet life in Washington, D.C., struggling to adjust to his new life, when he is drawn into a web of intrigue and danger to unmask a powerful but shadowy enemy that threatens to put the world at risk.

Captain America Winter Soldier

From Marvel Studios comes the highly anticipated “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” which continues the big screen adventures of Steve Rogers aka Captain America. Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” picks up after the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, and finds Steve Rogers living quietly in Washington, D.C., and trying to adjust to the modern world.

Scarlett Johansson

But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue and mystery that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off assailants sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable new enemy—the Winter Soldier.

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“The Winter Soldier is like a negative image of Captain America,” says screenwriter Stephen McFeely. “Steve Rogers was asleep for 70 years while the Winter Soldier was killing people for 70 years. One represents the government and the other has spent 70 years undermining governments, killing presidents and important political figures.”

Captain America Winter Soldier

Meanwhile, President of Marvel Entertainment and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” producer Kevin Feige explains why Marvel has been able to continue its unprecedented box office success within its beloved universe of characters. “One of the big reasons why our films have continued to be successful is we never underestimate or discount an audience’s desire to see justice prevail, or to see a character who is flawed in some way overcome adversity,” says Feige. “One of my favorite things about the characters in the Marvel universe is that it is never easy for them to prevail. Even if they have super powers or skills, people like seeing our heroes put through the ringer and still hopefully emerge triumphant. Luckily we have been able to take those elements and transform them into a visual spectacle that is a fun to watch and emotionally compelling. It makes it worth leaving your big screen TV for a theater where you can enjoy watching it with a crowd as a collective experience. Were also very fortunate to have a universe full of so many complex, but entertaining characters that continue to resonate with audiences.”

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At the end of the day Captain is always a Captain. Nick Fury might be a leader the whole day but at the end Captain America lead it all the way. His commend is always a treasure to the team. Nice leader comes into perfect execution of the mission. For me Captain America always showing his patriotism. His love on his country and the people makes him achieve the impossible just for the sake of safety of the humanity. For the Winter Soldier, friendship can always be there no matter what happen. Even they made you as killing machine, your heart knows whose your friend.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier” now showing in cinemas nationwide in IMAX 3D, Digital 3D & 2D formats and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International. All photos courtesy of Marvel Studios.

“EDGE OF TOMORROW” LOOPS NEW TRAILER

EDGE OF TOMORROW

A new trailer for Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow’s futuristic thriller “Edge of Tomorrow” is now online and may be viewed athttp://youtu.be/WoMbJjm0i_c. Starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, the film is directed by Doug Liman (“The Bourne Identity,” “Mr. & Mrs. Smith”).

EDGE OF TOMORROW

The epic action of “Edge of Tomorrow” unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop—forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.

The screenplay of “Edge of Tomorrow” is written by Christopher McQuarrie and Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth, based on the acclaimed novel All You Need is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka.

Opening across the Philippines on June 5, 2014 in 3D, 2D and 35mm formats, “Edge of Tomorrow” is distributed Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

LATEST GLOBAL TRAILER & POSTER REVEAL OF “X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST”

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Mutants unite to face the battle of their lives to save the future in the latest trailer of “X-Men: Days of Future Past.”

trailer link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pPIFLrySW0&list=UU-JrjBL_iZAn5wjEsw9nRYA

“X-Men: Days of Future Past” (3D) opens May 21 in all cities and screens in the Philippines from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

JOHANSSON’S BLACK WIDOW DARKER THAN EVER IN “CAPTAIN AMERICA” SEQUEL

Scarlett Johansson

Joining Steve Rogers aka Captain America in his latest adventure, Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” is familiar ally Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow, played once again by topnotch actress Scarlett Johansson.

Natasha has become Steve Rogers’ closest ally in the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization as she helps him adjust to his new role. “When we first meet Natasha and Steve, it’s kind of in real time, so a couple of years have gone by and they have worked on many different missions together,” informs Johansson. “They have gotten to know each other better, so they have more ease and banter to their conversations. I really like the dynamic because their friendship is far more interesting to me than if they were to have a romantic relationship.”

Scarlett Johansson

The actress continues, “Natasha is a very strong-willed, thoughtful, intelligent woman, but we don’t really know if she is capable of a romantic relationship as she has so many trust issues and the last thing on her mind is getting a boyfriend. Obviously Steve Rogers is an attractive guy, but I think she’s still learning how to be herself—whoever that is—and she’s starting to realize new things with her friendship with Steve Rogers being the catalyst that allows her to be self-reflective and understanding.”

For Chris Evans, having his longtime friend Johansson as his co-star makes it easier to ground the characters relationship in reality. “I’ve known Scarlett for over ten years now. She’s like a sister,” says Evans. “We’ve done four movies now, and it’s just so nice having a history with someone off camera because I think that bleeds onscreen. Cap and Black Widow are very different people; it’s kind of like this odd pairing. Her morality is questionable and Cap’s a Boy Scout. She makes her living by lying and Cap couldn’t do it if he tried. When they are at the point where they really can’t trust anyone,it becomes an interesting relationship because it involves trusting someone you don’t know that well.”

Scarlett Johansson

Samuel L. Jackson, who plays Nick Fury, agrees with his co-star’s assessment of Black Widow. “Natasha does things that Steve Rogers won’t do,” informs Jackson. “Natasha doesn’t ask questions; she just follows orders and there’s no line that she won’t cross for Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. Natasha’s relationship with Nick Fury is very special. They’ve been through some things together and he knows a lot more about her than most people. In this film their bond is tested in an interesting way.”

For Johansson, the film was an opportunity to delve deeper into the character’s cryptic past, which has only been glossed over in “Iron Man 2” and “Marvel’s The Avengers.” “We continue to open up the story and give little tidbits and throw the bone out once in a while as to where she came from and what her background is,” relates Johansson. “There’s a lot to explore in the past but certainly where she’s going too. When you take a character who’s had the past that she’s had, who has seen the darkest places, over time she appreciates what the right thing is in her mind and starts to understand humanity.”

Describing the relationship in the film between Black Widow and Captain America, director Joe Russo adds, “We were gifted by Joss a very complex, fascinating character in Black Widow that we could use to push against Cap and bring different colors out of him. Cap’s got a very clear goal that he wants to achieve but it becomes more complicated when other characters intersect him and he has to work off of them. Scarlett and Chris have a great relationship because they’ve done a lot of movies together. Their chemistry is fantastic in the film and they both deliver amazing performances. I think it’s because of the depth of character, and the contrast that they present to one another. One craves the truth, the other couldn’t be more facile with it.”

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Adds director Anthony Russo, “We couldn’t resist the idea of putting those two characters together because Cap has such a strong moral code and Black Widow lies for a living; it’s fire and water. To force those two into a situation where they have to engage each other and trust each other made for some great drama.”

Captain America: The Winter Soldier” opens in the Philippines on March 26, 2014, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

In addition to “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including “Guardians of the Galaxy” on August 1, 2014; “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015; and “Ant-Man” on July 17, 2015.

MODESTLY-BUDGET FANTASY FILM “SAGA: CURSE OF THE SHADOW” WOWS VIEWERS

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Arrowstorm Entertainment’s “Saga: Curse of the Shadow” that was filmed with a much lower budget compared to other fantasy adventure films has steadily gained favorable traction from younger movie going audience due to its straightforward storytelling, ruthless heroine and unapologetic visual style.

Starred in by the enigmatic Irish actor Richard McWilliams and rising young star Dani Chuchran (whose acting credits include “Dr Suess’ The Cat in the Hat” and “The Wild Stallion”), “Saga: Curse of the Shadow” is directed by John Lyde where a ruthless elven bounty huntress Nemyt (Chuchran) shoots down the dragon ridden by the fugitive orc shaman, Fangtor Bloodmoon. When Fangtor refuses to surrender quietly, the huntress must battle for her own life against the dangerous villain, and comes away with more than just his head.

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In the movie, Chuchran plays a ruthless heroine named Nemyt who pairs up with Keltus (McWilliams) an agent of the ruling Order, is on the trail of the enigmatic Shadow cult. He reports to a local garrison to interrogate a captured Shadow cultist, but finds the man dead – murdered by Nemyt, an elven bounty huntress cursed with the Mark of the Shadow – an undead plague. Nemyt has learned of a secret meeting and a powerful treasure. Keltus frees her from prison and the two set out to rendezvous with the cult.

En route, the pair team up with Kullimon the Black, an infamous orc raider. The three heroes must battle undead creatures, river dragons, swamp monsters, gun-totting dwarves and a horde of orcs in order to reach the meeting point, where their plan for Nemyt to pose as a Shadow Agent goes horribly wrong. Nemyt is captured and the real Shadow Agent escapes with the treasure, which he will use at the Well of Demons to raise an Undead God.

Keltus and Kullimon battle their way to the Well, freeing Nemyt in the process. The Shadow Cult has completed a hellish ritual and a massive demon rises from the Abyss. The heroes defeat the fiery demon in an epic duel, banishing it to the Underworld, and save the realm from the undead menace.

dani chuchran and richard mcwilliams

Reviews of the movie from recent past generally notes of the movie’s tight pace, fantastic production set pieces and entertaining action scenes.

Check out the film’s official trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5p4w7rUptE and more news from its official FB page http://www.facebook.com/crystalskymultimedia.   “Saga: Curse of the Shadow” is rated PG by the MTRCB.

“Saga: Curse of the Shadow” will be released in local cinemas by CrystalSky Multimedia on April 2.