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If Microsoft made Chappie

Posted by Ali Gray at 21:30 on 04 Mar 2015
If Microsoft made Chappie
Remember how annoying Office assistant Clippy was? Now imagine him voiced by Sharlto Copley. "Ay, ewe look like you're roitin a fockin' littah!

New Hitman poster makes excellent use of unnecessary helicopters

Posted by Ali Gray at 22:20 on 02 Mar 2015
New Hitman poster makes excellent use of unnecessary helicopters
Good on Hitman: Agent 47 for keeping the trend of unnecessary helicopters in low-quality action movie posters alive and well.

Review: It Follows

Posted by Ali Gray at 23:00 on 01 Mar 2015
It Follows
I reckon the best way to get the measure of a new horror film is to test how easy it is to replicate the scares in your own home. For example: to 'Blair Witch' someone is to stand motionless and in silence while facing a corner; to 'Body Snatch' someone is to point at them and scream; to pull a 'Paranormal Activity' is to stand next to someone as they sleep and watch them lose their shit when they wake up. The best horror movies tap into something dark and primitive that lurks in us all. It Follows is one such horror movie and contains a core DIY scare tactic that can be replicated by anyone at any time - one that can turn even a well-lit, friendly afternoon picnic into a pant-stained arena of terror.

Review: Focus

Posted by Ali Gray at 07:00 on 25 Feb 2015
Focus
The romantic heist genre (or rom-con, if you will) feels like a pretty well worn sub-genre by this point: the conman, the mark, the honeytrap, the big job, the love that's worth more than diamonds, the poster tagline which insists on telling you whether the con is or isn't on - you know the score. Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo stole hearts among other things in The Thomas Crown Affair and every pale imitator since has been caught red-handed raiding the same emotional cookie jar (see also and forget immediately: Duplicity, starring Clive Owen and Julia Roberts). Focus sticks to that same formula religiously, but it's a delightful surprise to report that it hoodwinks you into having a great time, distracting you with hot bodies and slick plotting until you realise you've been entertained. Also it stole £13.50 out of your wallet.

Art vs heart: why the bout of Birdman vs Boyhood had no real winner

Posted by Ali Gray at 21:00 on 23 Feb 2015
Art vs heart: why the bout of Birdman vs Boyhood had no real winner
Except Birdman. That was kind of the winner.

First look at Aquaman proves he's a social Justice warrior

Posted by Ali Gray at 13:30 on 20 Feb 2015
First look at Aquaman proves he's a social Justice warrior
Zack Snyder tweeted the first official look at Aquaman overnight and it appears he's been taking cues from The Social Network.

Behind the scenes pics of The Walk prove it does not walk the walk

Posted by Ali Gray at 08:00 on 20 Feb 2015
Behind the scenes pics of The Walk prove it does not walk the walk
Heading to cinemas in October of this year is The Walk, a dramatized version of Philippe Petit's death-defying wire walk between the Twin Towers, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Vanity Fair have just released behind the scenes photos that make you not want to watch it.

Russell Crowe to play new Bond villain, GoldenEar

Posted by Ali Gray at 21:15 on 19 Feb 2015
Russell Crowe to play new Bond villain, GoldenEar
Unfortunately, Russell volunteered to sing the theme tune, too. (Poster for Russ's new movie, The Water Diviner, courtesy of IMPawards.com).

A precise critique of Fifty Shades Of Grey, by Joe McElderry

Posted by Matt Looker at 10:36 on 17 Feb 2015


If only he was asked for his opinion of Inherent Vice.

101 sexual special moves that don't appear in Fifty Shades Of Grey

Posted by Ali Gray at 23:50 on 12 Feb 2015
101 sexual special moves that don't appear in Fifty Shades Of Grey
This week sees the release of erotic adaptation Fifty Shades Of Grey, a movie which promised to bust wide open the sexual taboos of the modern repressed cinemagoer. Instead, it features a few boobs, about three ass cheeks and some light whipping. Whoop-de-doo.
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