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Clint Eastwood accepts challenge to use shittiest title font ever

Posted by Ali Gray at 19:50 on 20 Apr 2014
Clint Eastwood accepts challenge to use shittiest title font ever
I would have thought Eastwood would have wanted a title treatment that said 'glitz and glamour' or 'rhythm and swing', not 'five dollar blowie from a tramp in an alley'. I can't identify the font, but I bet that's a forced italic - and I'm pretty sure that's a stock Photoshop pattern overlay. The little hole in the top loop of the 'B' is literally driving me fucking cuckoo. THIS IS MY CURSE.


Fuck. FUCK.

10 possible plots for the Mrs Doubtfire sequel

Posted by Ali Gray at 15:30 on 17 Apr 2014
10 possible plots for the Mrs Doubtfire sequel
It's the news literally three of us have been waiting for: Mrs Doubtfire is finally getting a sequel, 21 years after the original terrified an entire generation. Join me as I speculate on the various different directions returning director Chris Columbus can take Mrs Doubtfire 2.

Ben Affleck runs like a (gone) girl

Posted by Ali Gray at 23:00 on 15 Apr 2014


In related news, the trailer for Gone Girl is very interesting indeed, although the Fincher/Reznor/Ross trademark of cutting it to a cover is hardly original (see also: Radiohead's 'Creep' sung by the Vega Choir for The Social Network, Led Zeppelin's 'Immigrant Song' sung by Karen O for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo). I'm not angry, David. Just pretentious.

12 Years A Slave cruelly snubbed at 2014 MTV Movie Awards

Posted by Ali Gray at 15:00 on 14 Apr 2014
12 Years A Slave cruelly snubbed at 2014 MTV Movie Awards
Steve McQueen's Oscar-winning drama 12 Years A Slave was snubbed by esteemed MTV movie critics last night. Though it was nominated for Movie Of The Year, it was beaten by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Nominated star Chiwetel Ejiofor went home empty-handed, with the Best Male Performance awarded to industry veteran Josh Hutcherson for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Oscar-winning newcomer Lupita Nyong'o also missed out, with Best Female Performance going to Jennifer Lawrence for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. To cap a miserable evening for Steve McQueen's movie, Chiwetel Ejiofor wasn't even nominated for Best Shirtless Performance.

Theatre review: Let The Right One In

Posted by Matt Looker at 20:00 on 13 Apr 2014
Theatre review: Let The Right One In
Remember when Let The Right One In was all Americanised as Let Me In for a new subtitle-ignorant audience and everyone lost their shit? "How dare they take this awesome vampire movie and try to make an awesome vampire movie out of it!" the Internet screamed. Well, now they've done it again, but this time with real-life people acting on a small stage in front of a live audience. Is anyone outraged now? No, because this is theatre, darling. No one can be angry at theatre.

Fan excited for superhero movie face-off that is 756 days away

Posted by Ali Gray at 08:00 on 11 Apr 2014
Fan excited for superhero movie face-off that is 756 days away
A superhero movie fan has expressed tremendous excitement regarding the simultaneous release of Captain America 3 and Batman Vs Superman on the 6th of May, 2016, claiming he "can't wait to see who wins", blissfully ignoring the fact that the event is still 756 days away and he could feasibly accomplish many life-changing things in that time.

Review: The Raid 2

Posted by Ed Williamson at 11:00 on 10 Apr 2014
The Raid 2
I had two criticisms of 2012's The Raid. First, for all its endless, mesmeric punchkickery, it was a little light on character for me. Second, after I'd nodded off halfway in, as any 34-year-old man presented with a warm, dark room is wont to, people kept on waking me up with spontaneous applause. Not only was I now awake, which is annoying in itself, I'd just missed a really good bit. Two years on, a 150-minute sequel sounded like a great opportunity for a proper kip. But no, director Gareth Evans only had to go and make a wonderful, sprawling, epic crime drama even I couldn't sleep through. The bastard.

Revealed: Every Marvel movie planned up to 2028

Posted by Ali Gray at 09:30 on 07 Apr 2014
Revealed: Every Marvel movie planned up to 2028
That rapscallion Kevin Feige has revealed that the walls of his office are covered in plans for new movies stretching all the way up to 2028. What madness! Marvel are so forward in their thinking, they've even got movies scheduled for after the apocalypse in 2020, when the New World Order will take over the globe. I guess even our lizard overlords will need to kick back with a superhero movie every now and then.

Dry, flaky scalp?

Posted by Ali Gray at 17:00 on 05 Apr 2014
Dry, flaky scalp?
As Wolverine knows all too well, washing your hair in the shower can be agony without a proper medicated shampoo. (Alternate title: yes, fine, this X-Men: Days Of Future Past poster is very nice).
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