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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.

Things you notice after watching the Jurassic Park trilogy for the 61st time

Posted by Ali Gray at 23:00 on 03 May 2015
Things you notice after watching the Jurassic Park trilogy for the 61st time
There's never a bad time to watch movies about dinosaurs, but with Jurassic World around six weeks away, it seemed like high time I rewatched the Jurassic Park trilogy again - it has been almost five months since the last time I watched it, after all. I think I said my piece pretty comprehensively during Jurassic Park Week in 2013, so what follows are just stray observations - the kind you really only pick up from having already watched something 60 times.

Review: Unfriended

Posted by Rob Young at 08:30 on 30 Apr 2015
Unfriended
Before watching Unfriended – a real-time horror film that, according to IMDb, "redefines 'found footage' for a new generation of teens", I was confident that I was 'down with the kids'. But now, having sat through a film completely confined within a teenage girl's laptop as she Skypes her six friends, I don't know what to think any more. They probably don't even say 'down with the kids' these days, do they? As I sit here, concerned about the ever-growing number of grey hairs on my head, I'm seriously starting to worry about how out-of-touch I clearly am with the youth of today. Hell, I didn't even know you could Skype six people at once.

Review: Spooks: The Greater Good

Posted by Matt Looker at 07:00 on 29 Apr 2015
Spooks: The Greater Good
Spooks The TV Show was always a cut above regular television. Each of its 10 series was densely plotted with subterfuge, moral dilemmas and shock deaths, but even if you immediately lost track of the complicated details within, you could still enjoy the tension, twists and conspiracies at a surface level. But how does that all translate to the big screen for Spooks The Movie? Do we have a Hollywoodised version with airborne car chases and a Jay-Z soundtrack? Nah. All that we have here is really just more of the same. The question is: is that necessarily a bad thing?

You said it, weird Russian poster for lesser De Niro movie Bus 657

Posted by Ali Gray at 22:10 on 28 Apr 2015
You said it, weird Russian poster for lesser De Niro movie Bus 657
WAIT...



Place your bets on how many minutes of screen time Robert De Niro gets in this new thriller. Twelve? Seven? Three? I'll wager that co-star Mark-Paul Gosselaar (aka Zack from Saved By The Bell) gets more lines.
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