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Movies, Craft Beer and Geek Stuff

Directed by: Jon Faverau
Starring: Robert Downy Jr. Don Cheadle, Gweneth Paltrow, Micky Rourke

It’s been six months (well about 2 years, our time) since Tony Stark threw down his cue cards and announced to the world that he was Iron Man. The world is a different place, it is at peace and the worlds first walking nuclear deterrent doesn’t only have to worry about enemies on the battlefield. The government wants his suit, his company is on the verge of ruin and the arc reactor chest piece that saved his life is now beginning to kill him. When things couldn’t get more challenging, enter Ivan Vanko, son of Howard Stark’s disgraced Russian employee, intent on destroying Tony; not just the man, but the symbol he has become.

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Directed by: Matthew Vaughn
Starring: Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz, Christopher Mintz Plasse, Nicolas Cage

Based on a comic book mini-series that wasn’t even finished when production began, Kick-Ass follows Dave Lizewski, a teenager who buys a costume and hits the streets as a “super hero” to help people. Using the moniker Kick-Ass he discovers that he is way out of his depth when he meets the real deal in the form of Hit Girl and Big Daddy, a father and daughter pair of vigilantes on the trail of mob boss Frank D’Amico. As Kick Ass begins to get the blame for the pair’s “work” he finds himself in the sights of the D’Amico family who put their own “super-hero” on the streets to trap Kick-Ass.

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Bloomin ‘eck! I’ve been super busy with work so I haven’t had time to get all ten movie recommendations together for you this month… sorry about that. But don’t think for a minute that I’ve ran out of great movies for you guys. Hopefully next month I should be back on form. But anyway, here you go… 5 movies you need in your life.

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Following the success of my last one of these… I gathered together another group of web design/development stars to give their own movie recommendations. As creative types, these ladies and gentlemen have a wide and varied taste in movies and, as my last installment proved, always have the ability to surprise you with a curve-ball of a recommendation. So grab yourself a brew and get ready to add some movies to your to-watch list.

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Directed by: Scott Stewart
Starring: Paul Bettany, Dennis Quaid, Lucas Black

Tired of mankind’s wicked ways, God has had enough. He instructs his general; The Archangel Michael (Bettany), to lead his army to earth to exterminate the human race for good. Convinced that there is still hope for man, Michael gives God the finger, heads down to Earth and cuts off his wings, transubstantiating into complete human form and heads to a diner in the middle of nowhere. There he meets up with a motley crew of misfits including a woman pregnant with man’s only saviour. It is here the final battle for mankind’s survival will unfold. Oh yeah, did I mention that Michael has a fuck load of guns? Probably should have.

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Directed by: Martin Campbell
Starring: Mel Gibson, Ray Winstone, Danny Huston

When his daughter is gunned down in front of him, aging detective Thomas Craven (Mel Gibson) begins an investigation that will lead him into the darkest realms of corporate conspiracy and government corruption. Edge of Darkness sees Gibson return to kicking ass and taking names and also stars Ray Winstone and Danny Huston.

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Okay so because of work and other stuff I’ve missed my Valentines day launch so my romantic movies can wait for now. What I do have though is a bit of a mixed bag. Some new sci-fi, a bit of feel-good teen comedy and what is simply the most horrific movie I’ve ever seen… seriously.

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I know that last time I said I’d give you some comedies to make up for the nasty shit I recommended but as I was thinking about what to share with you this time I just got more violence and scary stuff. Oh well, Maybe I’ll write a piece on Steve Martin or something next time to lighten it up. Anyway, here areĀ  5 more movies for you to wile away the hours.

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So I’m back again with more movies for you. I thought I’d give this one a more solid theme and have chosen 5 movies that, while excellent, are not very nice. They are all violent in the extreme and some are quite depressing but they are all great. So let’s get started with five movies that you may never forgive me for recommending.

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Happy New Year, movie fans! Hope you all had a good Christmas and New Year and are ready for the next hand full of recommendations I have lined up. I’ve got a really mixed bag this time around so get a cuppa and some biscuits and check out these five little gems.

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