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When can we stop pretending that Dwayne Johnson is an action hero?

Posted by Ali Gray at 00:30 on 30 May 2015
When can we stop pretending that Dwayne Johnson is an action hero?
At this point in his career, Dwayne Johnson is stuck between The Rock and a hard place. He's already overcome an obstacle that has pinned many a man: a wrestling past that places him squarely in the same category as acting luminaries like Hulk Hogan, 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper and Jesse Ventura. Johnson has more acting talent in his pecs than these grapplers had in their entire bodies, but recently, The Artist Formerly Known As 'The Rock' has accepted roles that don't play up to his strengths - and when I say 'strengths' I'm not referring to his muscles. Dwayne Johnson is not an Action Hero, so can we stop treating him like one?

Review: Danny Collins

Posted by Ed Williamson at 22:00 on 28 May 2015
Danny Collins
Hello, I am a man and I am rich and famous and a bit of a dick, but watch as I earn the right to be reappraised. You will know that I deserve it because I have one old friend who sticks by me unwaveringly, I harbour regrets about having chosen an easy path towards my fame, and children react well to me.

One from the mailbag: A True Lies extra gets in touch

Posted by Matt Looker at 07:00 on 28 May 2015
One from the mailbag: A True Lies extra gets in touch
I honestly have no idea how he got hold of my email address.

Review: San Andreas

Posted by Ali Gray at 07:00 on 27 May 2015
San Andreas
The modern disaster movie is at an impasse, and no amount of hurling Dwayne Johnson at it will succeed. There isn't a disaster you can think of - whether it's from the pit of the Earth or the darkest realms of outer space - that can't be rendered by a room-full of under-fed, under-paid GFX nerds in California. The only limit, therefore, is imagination, and sadly, San Andreas is a movie that's barely capable of coherent or rational thought. Director Brad Peyton borrows a series of second-hand set-pieces from the Roland Emmerich playbook; with buildings collapsing left, right and centre, San Andreas doesn't so much evoke powerful 9/11 imagery as it recalls entire sequences from other, better movies.

I just now got round to watching Piranha 3DD so here are some notes

Posted by Ali Gray at 01:10 on 25 May 2015
I just now got round to watching Piranha 3DD so here are some notes
Tonight was one of those nights where there was literally nothing on so you go, look, we can either watch Alan Carr do fake-laughs about cheap alcohol with someone from TOWIE or we can watch Piranha 3DD. I wish somehow I could have closed my eyes and synergised the two together so I could have watched Alan Carr being eaten by angry fish. Here are my notes on Piranha 3DD which are only three years late.

Six awesome things you missed on the new Adam Jones poster

Posted by Matt Looker at 07:00 on 22 May 2015
Six awesome things you missed on the new Adam Jones poster
FINALLY the poster for Adam Jones has been released.

Review: Tomorrowland: A World Beyond

Posted by Ali Gray at 00:30 on 21 May 2015
Tomorrowland: A World Beyond
The sole conceit of selling a movie like Tomorrowland is convincing you it's a place you need to visit – a world unlike our own where magical things happen and anything is possible. You cannot accuse of Brad Bird and screenwriter Damon Lindelof of underselling this vision of the future: the first hour of Tomorrowland is all tease and build-up and you're just as desperate to get to the promised land as the characters are. Unfortunately, Tomorrowland is a movie that cannot possibly hope to deliver on that promise; it's a movie chock-full of crackpot invention but is overcrowded with ideas that are ultimately underdeveloped. Tomorrowland is sold expertly as the land of milk and honey – it's such a shame it turns a little sour when you finally get there.

Is this the largest that nostrils have ever been on a movie poster?

Posted by Ali Gray at 08:30 on 20 May 2015
Is this the largest that nostrils have ever been on a movie poster?
Genuine question. Tweet me if you can find any bigger ones.

Review: The Falling

Posted by Becky Mather at 16:00 on 11 May 2015
The Falling
At the end of 2014, it was decreed that every film released this year must by law have at least one Game Of Thrones actor in the cast. So far, Alfie Allen has continued his nice line as an annoying little shitbag in John Wick; that girl who was in Hollyoaks was also in Fast & Furious 7 and Kit Harington has sat through countless interviews blank-faced as journalists tell him he knows nothing about Spooks. Later this year, we can expect to see our favourite gentle giant star as the romantic lead opposite Katherine Heigl in 'Hodor Right Moves', but at the moment it's the turn of Lady Arya Stark herself, Maisie Williams, propping up this mysterious psychological drama about girls passing out in the 1960s. If her sister was in it, I could have maybe said it was "Sansational", but The Falling ultimately falls wide of the mark.

So appalled by David Cameron's re-election, Big Ben just threw up

Posted by Ali Gray at 14:00 on 09 May 2015
So appalled by David Cameron's re-election, Big Ben just threw up
But seriously folks, here's the first poster for Olympus Has Fallen sequel, London Has Fallen. Kudos to the marketing team for waiting until May 8th to release it. There's no way that was a coincidence.
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+San Andreas (12A)
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+Danny Collins (15)
Our review
+Man Up (15)
+The Connection (15)