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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

  • 3 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 2h 31min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Zack Snyder
  • Cast: Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg
  • UK release: 22 March 2016

Superman (Cavill) faces off against Batman (Affleck) in the aftermath of the near-destruction of Metropolis at the end of Man of Steel. Despite a pretty strong screenplay, the two leads are no more than functional and Wonder Woman (Gadot) is a damp squib. But if the film lacks Marvel's sense of fun, in its fidgety and…

The Death of 'Superman Lives'; What Happened?

  • 2015
  • US
  • Directed by: Jon Schnepp
  • Written by: Jon Schnepp
  • Cast: Nicolas Cage, Tim Burton, Kevin Smith

Documentary on the film that never was: the proposed 1998 Superman Lives, which would have starred Nicolas Cage (and everyone loves a dose of Nicolas Cage).

National Theatre Live: Man and Superman

  • 2015
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Simon Godwin
  • Written by: George Bernard Shaw
  • Cast: Ralph Fiennes

Ralph Fiennes plays Jack Tanner in this reinvention of Shaw's provocative classic.

Man Of Steel / Batman v Superman Double Bill

  • 2013/2016
  • Directed by: Zack Snyder

Double the superhero action with 2013's Man of Steel and 2016's Batman v Superman, both directed by Zack Snyder.

Waiting for Superman

  • 4 stars
  • 2010
  • US
  • PG
  • Directed by: Davis Guggenheim
  • Written by: Davis Guggenheim, Billy Kimball

Compelling and persuasive documentary about the crisis of public education in the United States told through interlocking stories – from the students and families it is failing, to the educators and reformers trying to mend a system. An Inconvenient Truth director Davis Guggenheim brings a rare clarity to proceedings.

Superman Returns

  • 4 stars
  • 2006
  • US
  • 2h 34min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Bryan Singer
  • Cast: Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey, James Marsden, Parker Posey, Frank Langella, Sam Huntington, Eva Marie Saint, Kal Penn

The Son of Krypton has been absent from Earth on a quest to find surviving fragments of his long since destroyed home world. Archenemy Lex Luthor is out of prison and hatching another murderous, moneymaking scheme. But, most troubling of all, love of his life Lois Lane is married with a child. The Man of Steel might be…

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

  • 1987
  • US
  • v
  • PG
  • Cast: Sidney J Furie

While Superman is riding the world of nuclear weapons, Lex Luthor is released from prison and creates Nuclear Man to fight against Superman.

Superman III

  • 1983
  • UK
  • 2h 5min
  • PG
  • Cast: Richard Lester

Kryptonite laced with tobacco divides Superman into two personas - noble Clark Kent and the evil Man of Steel.

Superman II – the Richard Donner Cut

  • 1980/2006
  • US
  • 1h 55min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Richard Donner, Richard Lester, (uncredited)
  • Cast: Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Marlon Brando, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, Sarah Douglas, Margot Kidder, Jack O'Halloran, Valerie Perrine, Clifton James, EG Marshall, Marc McClure, Terence Stamp

Never before shown on a cinema screen in the UK, the Richard Donner version of Superman II is a fascinating lost treasure. Donner worked on the original Superman and its sequel at the same time and is thought to have completed between 70–80% of Superman II when he was informed that his services were no longer required.

Superman II

  • 1980
  • US
  • 2h 7min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Richard Lester, Richard Donner, (uncredited)
  • Cast: Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, Sarah Douglas, Margot Kidder, Jack O'Halloran, Valerie Perrine, Susannah York, Clifton James, E G Marshall, Marc McClure, Terence Stamp

Picking up where 'Superman: The Movie' left off, three criminals from the planet Krypton are released from the Phantom Zone by a nuclear explosion in space. They descend upon Earth where they believe they can finally rule. Superman, meanwhile, is in love with Lois Lane, who finds out who he really is. Lex Luthor escapes…

Superman

  • 4 stars
  • 1978
  • UK
  • 2h 23min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Richard Donner
  • Written by: Mario Puzo, David Newman, Leslie Newman, Robert Benton
  • Cast: Marlon Brando, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman

Enjoyable but now very dated first outing for Reeve as Superman. This franchise did get better before it got worse but this is still great fun.

Batman v Superman: the movie smackdown

23 Mar 2016

Two heroes (and 13 films) collide – who wins? We decide!

This Friday sees the release of Zack Snyder's long-awaited clash between the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. While it's unclear whether Bruce Wayne or Clark Kent will emerge victorious, we've decided to take a…

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

22 Mar 20163 stars

Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill fight it out in a battle of the titans

With a title promising the movie matchup to end them all, Batman v Superman not only serves as a face-off between two giants of the superhero world, but as an introduction to a new incarnation of the former. Step forward Ben Affleck; so stocky he’s…

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer leaks online

17 Apr 2015

Trailer for Warner Bros' prestige picture leaked online in cameraphone footage

It would take a man with nerves of steel to release a film trailer mere hours after THAT one made its debut. Unfortunately for Warner Bros, someone seems to have concealed their cameraphone at a secret screening of the trailer for next year's Zack…

Jesse Eisenberg looks terrifying as Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

25 Mar 2015

First image of actor as evil genius is far more intimidating than Hackman or Spacey ever were

We've all met Ben Affleck as Sad Batman already, and we know Henry Cavill as Superman took the whole 'man of steel' thing quite seriously. But for those who have been waiting and wondering what kind of Lex Luthor we're getting our of Jesse Eisenberg…

Interview: Vic Armstrong - Stuntman behind Indiana Jones, James Bond and Superman

20 Sep 2012

Stuntman and director on high falls, Superman, Indiana Jones and Harrison Ford

Vic Armstrong is one of the hardest working men in Hollywood. In the 60s he started working as a stunt man going on to be Harrison Ford’s stunt double in the Indiana Jones movies and Christopher Reeves’ in Superman. Later in his career he moved onto…

Waiting for Superman

12 Jan 20114 stars

Compelling documentary about the crisis of public education in the United States

(PG) 111min Compelling and persuasive documentary about the crisis of public education in the United States told through interlocking stories. An Inconvenient Truth director Davis Guggenheim brings a rare clarity to proceedings. GFT, Glasgow…

Justice League Part Two

  • 2019
  • US
  • Directed by: Zack Snyder
  • Cast: Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Jason Momoa

Justice League

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 1min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Zack Snyder
  • Cast: Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Jason Momoa
  • UK release: 17 November 2017

A team of superheroes forms to fight an alien invasion led by chief baddie Steppenwolf (Hinds). As so often, the villain is less interesting than the heroes, being a soulless CGI creation, but Affleck and Gadot are growing into their roles and it’s a lot better than the lumbering Batman vs Superman.

Crumbs

  • 2015
  • 1h 8min
  • Directed by: Miguel Llansó
  • Cast: Daniel Tadesse, Selam Tesfayie

Follow a figurine-sized superman on a surreal journey across the Ethiopian post-apocalyptic landscape.

National Theatre Live: The Beaux' Stratagem

  • 2015
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Simon Godwin
  • Written by: George Farquhar

Simon Godwin (Man and Superman) directs George Farquhar's wild comedy of love and cash.

Man of Steel

  • 3 stars
  • 2013
  • US/Canada
  • 2h 23min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Zack Snyder
  • Cast: Henry Cavill, Russell Crowe, Amy Adams
  • UK release: 14 June 2013

Snyder brings Superman back to life in this reboot written by Batman beginner David S Goyer.

Up & Away (Bekas)

  • 2012
  • Sweden/Finland/Iraq
  • 1h 37min
  • Directed by: Karzan Kader
  • Cast: Zamand Taha, Sarwar Fazil

Two brothers embark on a journey from Kurdistan to America to meet Superman… on a donkey. With stunning cinematography providing a spectacular living backdrop, director Karzan Kader's upbeat tale of brotherly love, innocence and determination is energetically brought to life by his endearing young stars, Zamand Taha…

Hollywoodland

  • 3 stars
  • 2006
  • US
  • 2h 6min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Allen Coulter
  • Written by: Paul Bernbaum
  • Cast: Adrien Brody, Diane Lane, Ben Affleck, Bob Hoskins, Molly Parker, Robin Tunney, Caroline Dhavernas, Kathleen Robertson

A cracking thriller, lavish period drama and engrossing true life mystery centring around the death in 1959 under suspicious circumstances of George Reeves (the actor best known for his role as television's first 'Superman'). Cutting back and forth between the investigations of PI Louis Simo (Brody) and Reeves' efforts to…

Supergirl

  • 1984
  • Cast: Helen Slater, Faye Dunaway, Peter O'Toole

The Salkinds' wan attempt to milk the withering popularity of their Superman movies, featuring a heroine few people had heard of in a story that none could follow. Slater is plucky and appealing but is given little to work with, and Dunaway and O'Toole give Razzie-nominated performances, Dunaway in particular leaving…