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X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

Director: Gavin Hood Writers: David Benioff & Skip Woods Genre: Action Plot: A look at Wolverine’s early life, in particular his time with the government squad Weapon and the impact it will have on his later years. Cast: Hugh Jackman as Logan / Wolverine Liev Schreiber as Victor Creed Danny Huston as Stryker will.i.am as…

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X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

Director: Brett Ratner Writers: Simon Kinberg & Zak Penn Genre: Action Plot: When a cure is found to treat mutations, lines are drawn amongst the X-Men, led by Professor Charles Xavier, and the Brotherhood, a band of powerful mutants organized under Xavier’s former ally, Magneto. Cast: Hugh Jackman as Logan / Wolverine Halle Berry as…

X2 (2003)

Director: Bryan Singer Writers: Zak Penn, David Hayter, Bryan Singer, Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris Genre: Action Plot: The X-Men band together to find a mutant assassin who has made an attempt on the President’s life, while the Mutant Academy is attacked by military forces. Cast: Patrick Stewart as Professor Charles Xavier Hugh Jackman as Logan…

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X-Men (2000)

Director: Bryan Singer Writers: Tom DeSanto, Bryan Singer, David Hayter Genre: Action/Drama Plot: Two mutants come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers. Cast: Hugh Jackman as Logan / Wolverine Patrick Stewart as Professor Charles Xavier Ian McKellen as Eric Lensherr / Magneto…

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We Saw: Bad Neighbours (2014)

Director: Nicholas Stoller Writers: Andrew J. Cohen, Brendan O’Brien Genre: Comedy Plot: A couple with a newborn baby face unexpected difficulties after they are forced to live next to a fraternity house. Cast: Seth Rogen as Mac Radner Rose Byrne as Kelly Radner Zac Efron as Teddy Sanders Dave Franco as Pete Review: I’m not a Seth…

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We Saw: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

Director: Marc Webb Writers: Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner, James Vanderbilt (screen story), Stan Lee (comic books) & Steve Ditko (comic books) Genre: Action Plot: Peter Parker runs the gauntlet as the mysterious company Oscorp sends up a slew of supervillains against him, impacting on his life. Cast: Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man / Peter…

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We Saw: Noah (2014)

Director: Darren Aronofsky Writers: Darren Aronofsky, Ari Handel Genre: Action/Drama Plot: A man is chosen by his world’s creator to undertake a momentous mission to rescue the innocent before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the wicked from the world. Cast: Russell Crowe as Noah Jennifer Connelly as Naameh Ray Winstone as Tubal-cain Anthony Hopkins as Methuselah…

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The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

Director: Marc Webb Writers: James Vanderbilt, Alvin Sargent, Steve Kloves, Stan Lee (comic book) and Steve Ditko (comic book) Genre: Action Plot: Peter Parker finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. His path puts him on a collision course with Dr. Curt Connors, his father’s former…

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We Saw: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

Director: Wes Anderson Writers: Wes Anderson, Hugo Guinness & Stefan Zweig (inspired by the works of) Genre: Comedy/Drama Plot: The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. Cast: Ralph Fiennes as M. Gustave F. Murray…