Tag Archives: Anthony Mackie

Cinema Review – Captain America: Civil War

After members of the Avengers cause collateral damage in their attempt to take down a criminal in Lagos, the UN pulls the superheroes in line, forcing them to sign an accord that puts them under UN control. When Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) is implicated in a terrorist attack, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) sets out to protect his friend, effectively splitting the Avengers, and turning them against one another in their bid to do good. What the former friends don’t know, however, is that someone else is controlling Barnes, and wants to see the Avengers empire crumble from the inside. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Triple 9

After pulling off a bank heist for the Russian mafia, crooks Russell (Norman Reedus), Gabe (Aaron Paul) and corrupt cops Michael (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Marcus (Anthony Mackie) and Rodriguez (Clifton Collins Jr.) are forced to do one more job for Irina (Kate Winslet), in order to pay off their debt to her. The trouble is that new cop Chris (Casey Affleck) has his suspicions, and this new job will take longer to pull off, so the crew decide to buy themselves some time by staging a Triple Nine – killing a police officer. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Night Before

In 2001, Ethan’s (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) parents were killed by a drunk driver at Christmas. Ever since, his friends Isaac (Seth Rogen) and Chris (Anthony Mackie) have made a tradition of keeping their friend company, becoming his new family. This year is different, however. Isaac is about to become a dad and Chris’s football career means he’s too famous to hang out with his friends, so the three decide to make their last Christmas Eve together one to remember. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Immediately after the events of Avengers Assemble, Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) finds himself working for SHIELD, and almost happy about his assignments. That is, until SHIELD is attacked, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) is injured and a new enemy is revealed; a man known only as The Winter Soldier. Cap teams up with Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) to discover more about a plot that threatens to engulf the world. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Gangster Squad

The long delayed Gangster Squad is finally released this week, and tells the story of a squad of LA police officers who, in 1949, turned vigilante in order to run Chicago mobster Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) out of town. Continue reading

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