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EU Referendum game-changer: The Shiznit backs Remain

Posted by Ed Williamson, Becky Suter, Matt Looker, Ali Gray at 10:00 on 23 Jun 2016
EU Referendum game-changer: The Shiznit backs Remain
In line with all the UK's other major news outlets, The Shiznit is declaring its stance on the EU Referendum. As a forward-looking, progressive website which is only racist behind closed doors and even then it's only a bit of fun, we urge you to vote to remain in the European Union. If you don't, the following truly awful film-related things will 100% definitely happen.

Watch: James Franco's about-to-get-demented clapping in Spider-Man 2

Posted by Matt Looker at 11:40 on 21 Jun 2016

Stopped, just as he was really starting to throw his whole weight behind it. Who knows what kind of rhythmic body-jolting this would have resulted in had he been allowed to carry on?

Fixed the new Jason Bourne poster

Posted by Ali Gray at 07:30 on 17 Jun 2016
Fixed the new Jason Bourne poster
The poster designers seem to have forgotten to put any text on Matt Damon's face for once. You're welcome, you guys!

Fans outraged by female-led Ghostbusters porn parody

Posted by Matt Looker at 13:30 on 15 Jun 2016
Fans outraged by female-led Ghostbusters porn parody
A new adult version of classic 80s movie Ghostbusters has drawn criticism from fans of the original for reimagining its main characters as female. Many have claimed that the new film, which sees its female stars engage in a number of explicit sexual acts with male 'ghosts', is a case of "feminism gone mad".

Review: The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Case

Posted by Matt Looker at 14:00 on 14 Jun 2016
The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Case
There is a superb moment of unintentional hilarity in Conjuring 2. Vera Farmiga's spirit medium wakes up in the morning to discover husband Patrick Wilson painting at an easel. "Did you suddenly feel inspired?" she asks tenderly. "I wouldn't call it inspiration exactly. It's just an image I haven't been able to get out of my head all morning" he nonchalantly replies, before turning the easel around to reveal a perfect close-up portrait of an evil demon nun with glowy eyes and fangs.

Review: The Boss

Posted by Ed Williamson at 23:00 on 09 Jun 2016
The Boss
You probably learn more about how comedy works through watching a bad one than a good one. Not that that's much consolation when you've shelled out thirteen quid. The Boss isn't terrible, as anything with Melissa McCarthy in it would struggle to be, but it falls far enough short to be instructive.

Review: Warcraft: The Beginning

Posted by Becky Suter at 18:30 on 30 May 2016
Warcraft: The Beginning
Unlike Game Of Thrones, there are no tits and dragons in Warcraft: The Beginning. There are wizards with hipster beards, giant eagles and a progressive orc, though. And in an apt allegory of recent times, an invading horde trigger immigration anxiety amongst a bunch of white people. Rather than rinsing a failing health service and steal jobs, these invaders need mortal souls to… do something. I'm not quite sure. It's all a bit of a blur, to be quite honest with you. I really hope Duncan Jones doesn't read mid-level, sarcastic film blogs, because things are about to get orc-ward; Warcraft is an epic mess of a movie.

Review: A Hologram for the King

Posted by Ed Williamson at 10:30 on 20 May 2016
A Hologram for the King
If you're putting together a wall-mounted Hanks matrix, which I'm sure practically all of you are, pin A Hologram for the King somewhere in the gaping chasm between The Terminal and Cast Away. A man is adrift in a foreign land, and you wouldn't give a shit if he wasn't Tom Hanks. Hologram tries your patience a bit, but its leading man carries it, like he always bloody does.

Review: X-Men: Apocalypse

Posted by Ali Gray at 22:46 on 19 May 2016
X-Men: Apocalypse
Forgive me for sounding like I'm on the company payroll, but have Marvel movies ruined superhero movies for everyone else? I fear they have. The Marvel Cinematic Universe made its own space in the superhero sphere; it owns the area marked 'fun'. DC, as a countermeasure to all the lousy fun everyone was enjoying, staked their claim on the 'serious' space; heroes with grim faces carved out of rock, pre-tantrum lip-wobble expressions lashed with rain. Where does this leave the X-Men? I'm sure I don't know anymore, because X-Men: Apocalypse attempts to be all things to all people and ends up being neither overtly fun or remotely serious, just entirely ridiculous. It feels like a superhero movie back from when no one really knew what that was supposed to mean, or, as a friend of mine put it so perfectly: "It's like a shit superhero movie from the nineties".

Review: Everybody Wants Some!!

Posted by Ed Williamson at 23:00 on 10 May 2016
Everybody Wants Some!!
Plot is overrated, or so I heard Ethan Hawke tell Marc Maron recently. There's too much of it. Hawke comes from the theatre, where the spell cast by the actors being feet away from you means you can sit watching their interactions outside any framework of story and still go away happy as long as there was a drink at the interval. And so goes his buddy Richard Linklater's latest, in which nothing much happens but you liked it while it didn't.
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