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Summer Movie Preview — May 2016


Marvel kicks off the month with CIVIL WAR and ends it with APOCALYPSE. What are you most looking forward to seeing in May?


CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR: Political interference in the Avengers’ activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man. Starring: Chris Evans. RDJ. Chadwick Boseman.


MONEY MONSTER: Financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor takes over their studio. Starring: George Clooney. Julia Roberts. Jack O’Connell.


ANGRY BIRDS: When an island populated by happy, flightless birds is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to three unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to. Starring: Peter Dinklage, Tituss Burgess, Jason Sudeikis.

NICE GUYS: A private eye investigates the apparent suicide of a fading porn star in 1970s Los Angeles and uncovers a conspiracy. Starring: Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe, Kim Basinger Dir. Tim Burton.

NEIGHBORS 2: After a sorority moves in next door, which is even more debaucherous than the fraternity before it, Mac and Kelly have to ask for help from their former enemy, Teddy. Starring: Seth Rogan, Zac Efron, Chloe Grace Moretz.


ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: Alice returns to the whimsical world of Wonderland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. Starring: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Mia Wasikowska.

X MEN APOCALYPSE: With the emergence of the world’s first mutant, Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan. Starring: James McAvoy, Oscar Isaac, Sophie Turner. Dir. Bryan Singer.

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Marvel scores knock-out with ‘Civil War’ battle

Chadwick Boseman as the Black Panther. (Marvel)

Marvel has built their comic book movie universe kingdom on the broad shoulders of Chris Evans’s Captain America and the sly charm of Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man — but now they’re counting on audiences to not only buy tickets to watch these two avenging heroes beat the crap out of each other, but takes sides as well.

It’s Team Cap vs. Team Iron Man in a super hero battle of political ideals and bromance in “Captain America: Civil War”, the 13th installment in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe.

In the aftermath of the events of “Winter Soldier” and “Age of Ultron”, the Avengers find themselves looking like uncontrollable bullies in the eyes of the world. When the United Nations decides to enforce sanctions on the Avengers that will keep them under the control of an official governing body, the super friends are divided.

Tom Holland as Spider-Man. (Marvel, Sony)

The catalyst for events is once again Bucky Barnes aka The Winter Soldier. Framed for a recent tragedy, Cap vows to find and protect his friend while Tony says going against the accords will only tear the Avengers apart.

Enter some new heroes: Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa aka Black Panther, who wants to see the Avengers reigned in while also pursuing his own agenda; and Tom Holland brings Spider-Man into the Marvel fold for the first time. They’re awesome folks.

Let the rumble begin.

Spoiler-free Civil War movie review

Rating: 7/10

Directed by: Anthony Russo and Joe Russo

Written by: Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely

Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chadwick Boseman, Daniel Brühl, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Jeremy Renner, and Paul Bettany

MPAA rating: PG-13 for extended sequences of violence, action and mayhem.

Running time: 2 hours 26 minutes