Robert Downey Jr

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  • Avengers: Age Of Ultron

    Movie Review | Matt Looker | 21st April 2015

    For how much longer can superhero films rule the box office? Everyone's waiting for comic-book movies to implode, and while it probably won't happen with one disastrous misfire that has a big Comic Sans 'Ker-dunk!' hanging overhead, this second Avengers assembly would seem like the logical start of a more gradual decline. After all, genre fatigue is already setting in, and The Avengers' USP - superhero all-stars teaming up for one mega-big movie - is no longer a fresh, never-before-seen idea. Just in terms of living up to the sheer excitement levels of its predecessors, Avengers: Age Of Ultron would already seem like a failure.

  • Top 10 films of our lifetime #4: Zodiac

    Movie Feature | Ed Williamson | 23rd September 2014

    Possibly the most underrated movie on this list, Zodiac was nominated for a big fat ZERO Academy Awards, which is insane, because it's by far the best film David Fincher has made this century, and it's teeming with quality: flawless cinematography, invisible CG magic, and a cast groaning with talent. Testament to its thrilling three-hour running time is the fact that only after I had finished watching it recently did I realise it marked the first meeting of Avengers 'Science Bros' Robert Downey Jr and Mark Ruffalo - Ali.

  • Top 10 films of our lifetime #9: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

    Movie Feature | Matt Looker | 16th September 2014

    I think if I ever met Shane Black my love for him would be so overwhelmingly physical I'd probably end up getting him pregnant - and it's terrible lines like that which prove I'm not worthy. It seems bonkers that Black was ever off the boil, but pre-Kiss Kiss Bang Bang - and certainly pre Iron Man 3, the best Marvel movie to date bar none - he was considered as big a risk as his star, Robert Downey Jr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang was a roaring success and one of the funniest movies I've ever seen; so good, but I can't help but think what classics we were denied during both Black and Downey Jr's fallow periods - Ali.

  • Today I learned: Robert Downey Jr released an album in 2004

    Movie Feature | Ali Gray | 13th October 2013

    It's called 'The Futurist' and though it's nowhere near as bad as albums from the likes of William Shatner or Bruce Willis, it bears all the hallmarks of an LP from a man doing anything he can to take his mind off doing drugs.

  • Iron Man 3

    Movie Review | Matt | 24th April 2013

    Just how do you follow The Avengers? Surely going back to single-hero stories after that huge-scale monster blockbuster just seems like a disappointing step backwards? God, Marvel have really dug themselves a billion-dollar hole, haven't they? I bet they’ve been puzzling over what to do next while using a solid-gold, diamond-encrusted head scratcher. Well, it's lucky for them that, as with phase one of Marvel's Cinematic Universe, this next chapter is being led by the shiniest instrument in their toolbox: Robert Downey Jr (who outshines even the most polished of Iron Man suits). And, with Shane Black in charge, we get more Downey Jr than ever before in what is not only the best Tony Stark film to date, but also Marvel's most mature output yet.

  • Prepare to have your ears ironed, or something

    Movie Feature | Neil | 23rd April 2013

    We're not allowed to unleash our Iron Man 3 - sorry, IRON MAN THREE - review until tomorrow, but I don't think anyone at IM PR HQ will pop a sprocket if we reveal that Brian Tyler's end credits music is BER-RILLIANT. Here be proof.

  • Suitwatch: Robert Downey Jr has lost his damn mind

    Movie News | Ali | 12th April 2013

    There isn't a circle of shame big enough for this get-up.

  • The 50 very worst YouTube user comments on the Iron Man 3 trailer

    Movie Feature | Ali | 9th March 2013

    Like you, and five million others, I enjoyed the new Iron Man 3 UK trailer earlier this week. Unlike you, I ventured deep into the subterranean nightmare that is the YouTube comments section to try and gauge the real public reaction. Spoiler alert: everyone is idiots.

  • Iron Man 3 trailer #2 shows off shiny new suit

    Movie News | Matt | 5th March 2013

    All white? ALL WHITE? Who does Tony Stark think he is? Roger Moore? (Trailer available here)

  • More like Iron TAN, am I right guys?

    Movie News | Ali | 18th February 2013

    Here's the latest character poster for Iron Man 3, showing Guy Pearce's scientist, Aldrich Killian (full size here). Been hitting the tanning salon much, Aldrich? You're making the Tanning Mom jealous.