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Review: The Purge: Election Year

Posted by Ali Gray at 09:00 on 17 Aug 2016
The Purge: Election Year
You may think that The Purge: Election Year has been smart in piggybacking the US electoral campaign, but in actual fact, it suffers in comparison to current real world politics: in case you needed reminding, one of America's presidential candidates has already advocated the assassination of his rival and has claimed that he could shoot someone dead in the street and still not lose any voters. Donald Trump's car crash campaign makes legalised murder look pretty tame in comparison, leaving The Purge: Election Year struggling to stay relevant: if the first Purge movie was a high concept in search of a budget to match and sequel Anarchy was a satisfying exploration of that world, Election Year takes the concept to its ludicrous and illogical extremes.

It remake poster: New Pennywise even creepier than original

Posted by Matt Looker at 07:00 on 15 Aug 2016
It remake poster: New Pennywise even creepier than original
Side note: It looks to me like Pierce Brosnan really shouldn't be living here.

Jason Momoa signs on to be next actor to pull out of The Crow

Posted by Ali Gray at 09:00 on 12 Aug 2016
Jason Momoa signs on to be next actor to pull out of The Crow
Game Of Thrones actor Jason Momoa has been revealed as the latest actor to sign on to play the lead character of the troubled reboot of The Crow which definitely isn't going to happen, it has been announced.

Bruce Willis' new generic thriller revealed to be a Predator sequel

Posted by Matt Looker at 09:00 on 11 Aug 2016
Bruce Willis' new generic thriller revealed to be a Predator sequel
Curiously, the exciting reveal for the remake of Predator II - previously known to nobody that cared as 'Marauders' - was made with its Romanian poster. I really don't think much of the new-look Pradators though. (via IMPA)

Official Sony gif serves up a take so hot it will burn your eyes off

Posted by Matt Looker at 07:00 on 10 Aug 2016


Yes, it's a disgusting boast, but c'mon - it's been ages since someone wanted to slap our name on something. Full review of The Shallows here.

Suicide Squad, DC and the Warner Bros war against coherence

Posted by Ali Gray at 23:00 on 08 Aug 2016
Suicide Squad, DC and the Warner Bros war against coherence
It should be abundantly clear now to anyone with even a passing interest in superhero movies that the concept of the "shared universe" should be feared. Credit to Marvel: they took a big risk, did their groundwork and built up their shared universe by releasing not one but four successful individual franchises, before bringing them together like a corporate executive doing an overbite and interlocking his fingers in the universal sign language for 'synergy'. Everyone else saw The Avengers' box-office success and thought, 'Yeah, we'll have a bit of that. But sod all that hard work!' And thus, the very blueprint for superhero movies was torn up, sellotaped back together and plonked on the desks of finance departments throughout Hollywood.

Review: Nine Lives

Posted by Becky Suter at 13:00 on 08 Aug 2016
Nine Lives
It's hashtag-InternationalCatDay today, so what better time to publish our review of cat film Nine Lives - in which Kevin Spacey turns into a cat - as reviewed by a cat.

Review: Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates

Posted by Matt Looker at 21:00 on 07 Aug 2016
Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates
I have been trying to write a movie script for a few years now. Of course, I am under no illusion that it will be any good but, like all aspiring screenwriters I am hoping for two impossible things to happen: 1) it will be lauded as a magnificent piece of art, and 2) it will actually get made into a film. What Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates shows, however, is that if you care less about 1), there are some quick and easy ways to make 2) happen.

Review: Suicide Squad

Posted by Matt Looker at 13:30 on 05 Aug 2016
Suicide Squad
Here's something that shouldn't be a thing: any director, cast member or studio that says "we made it for the fans, not the critics". Now, I would say that I occupy a space somewhere in between those two clearly very unique and separate positions. I'm an occasional blogger currently writing a review (that, heaven forbid, will be listed on Rotten Tomatoes) but who particularly enjoys superheroes and comic-book movies. So where does the DC party line of 'fans not critics' leave me? I'll tell you where - in the same place as literally anybody else who sees this film: with an opinion, and only that. Obviously, it should be argued as objectively as possible, but for the sake of DC's stance in the matter, let me try to review this like a fan rather than like a clueless critic doing super-serious critiquing on Marvel's payroll. With that in mind, Suicide Squad is a bit rubbs.

Review: Finding Dory

Posted by Ali Gray at 16:50 on 31 Jul 2016
Finding Dory
I was supposed to write a review for Finding Dory about a month ago, but I, er... forgot. Now, in the spirit of the movie's hopelessly forgetful protagonist, allow me to piece together what I can remember in an attempt to create some coherent thoughts. Please also forgive me if I use the same bullshit excuse when filing my Jason Bourne review in six weeks.
Out this week
+The Shallows (15)
Read the review
+Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates (15)
Read the review
+Nerve (15)
+Pete's Dragon (PG)
+Wiener-Dog (15)