Hero roars onto screen

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Black Pan­ther (12)

This in­fec­tiously en­ter­tain­ing first solo ad­ven­ture for the King of Wakanda is an­other home run from Mar­vel.

Chad­wick Bose­man’s lead is the per­fect blend of grav­i­tas, charm and courage and he’s given great sup­port from Danai Gurira, Leti­tia Wright and Michael B. Jor­dan’s fas­ci­nat­ing, mul­ti­lay­ered an­tag­o­nist.

Iron Fist Sea­son 1 (18)

The black sheep of Mar­vel’s Net­flix­pro­duced TV shows can’t hold a can­dle to his fel­low De­fend­ers Dare­devil, Jes­sica Jones and Luke Cage.

It takes too long for his first series to get go­ing and Danny Rand strug­gles to in­ject the hero with vigour. For­tu­nately, the vil­lainy on of­fer fares much bet­ter and there’s some bonecrunch­ing ac­tion.

Fa­ther Fig­ures (15)

Sep­a­rately Ed Helms and Owen Wil­son have tore it up in a series of hi­lar­i­ous come­dies, in­clud­ing Wed­ding Crash­ers and The Han­gover.

You’d think, then, that putting them to­gether would by a recipe for a cav­al­cade of laughs. Alas the pair­ing can’t sur­vive lazy script­ing and a pretty mis­er­able di­rect­ing bow from Lawrence Sher.

A shame as the plot – where Helms and Wil­son’s twin brothers search for their real fa­ther – was ripe with comedic po­ten­tial. The lead­ing duo can’t get off lightly ei­ther as they share a dis­turb­ing lack of chem­istry.

Al­though, act­ing heavy­weights Glenn Close and J.K. Sim­mons rise above the ma­te­rial to sup­ply a few laughs.

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