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Everywhere I look I see Walter White

Posted by Ali at 23:20 on 18 Sep 2013


Even this lovely minimalist poster for Alexander Payne's Nebraska gives me a 'meth overlord' vibe. Has... has anyone got any meth?

Stop the online film blogging community, I want to get off!

Posted by Ali at 16:45 on 17 Sep 2013
Stop the online film blogging community, I want to get off!
The image of online film critics has taken a real hit this week. First a prominent writer for WhatCulture! (their exclamation mark, not mine – I'd replace it with a question mark) was revealed as a serial plagiarist and then a writer for JoBlo posted a feature comparing the breasts of two underage actresses. Join me as I despairingly ask: isn't anyone taking this seriously? Where are all the grown ups?

First picture of Nicole Kidman in The Stepford Wives 2: Monaco Mistresses

Posted by Ali at 13:25 on 16 Sep 2013
First picture of Nicole Kidman in The Stepford Wives 2: Monaco Mistresses
Jokes, guys: this is really the first picture from Grace Of Monaco. Either Nicole Kidman has actually discovered the secret of eternal youth, she's been digitally de-aged for the role or she's a fembot built for your pleasure.

Review: In A World...

Posted by Ali at 17:00 on 13 Sep 2013
In A World...
Hollywood is patently ridiculous. It just is. There is no element of the filmmaking business that isn't stupid as hell. You have studios spending hundreds of millions of dollars on adaptations of 1930s radio serials. You have actors who talk about artistic integrity while promoting their animated guinea pig movie. You have audiences who actually hand over their hard-earned cash to see Adam Sandler in Grown Ups 2, a film which – if it isn't some elaborate sting engineered in order to separate morons from their money – is just a sick fucking joke.

Confirmed: Joseph Mazzello to probably star in Jurassic World

Posted by Ali at 23:00 on 12 Sep 2013
Confirmed: Joseph Mazzello to probably star in Jurassic World

Four hours later and still no reply. I'm sure you'll agree, his silence speaks volumes (about how badly this website is run).

Edit: Sam Neill has also cryptically joined in the media blackout surrounding rumours that he'll star in Jurassic World. Not a single peep from him. Or Jeff Goldblum. I'll keep you posted as to who else isn't saying they're not in it.

Review: Rush

Posted by Ali at 18:00 on 11 Sep 2013
Rush
It is a sad fact of life that, more often than not, the extrovert will receive attention while the introvert goes unnoticed – the loudest person in the room will overshadow the most interesting. From a distance, Ron Howard's F1 biopic Rush appears to be magnetised towards race driver/rock star James Hunt (played by undeniable hunk Chris Hemsworth) as he tussles on the track with rat-like rival Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl wearing a prosthetic overbite). Hollywood has hard-wired me to believe that beautiful rule-breakers deserve more screen time than unglamorous by-the-bookers, but I'm happy to report that Rush is a surprisingly balanced account of two men who, for two hours at least, make Formula 1 look like the most noble of gladiator sports, and not just a giant Scalextric being played by a bored millionaire.

Say my name.

Posted by Ali at 21:10 on 10 Sep 2013
Say my name.
You're damn right.

Please clarify, getting mixed signals re: whether this is a game or not

Posted by Ali at 10:40 on 09 Sep 2013
Please clarify, getting mixed signals re: whether this is a game or not
New poster for Ender's Game claims it's not a game, but then if it's not a game, why is it called Ender's Game? This game movie sounds too complicated, when's Grown Ups 3 out? (Via IMP).

Trailer breakdown: RoboCop aka the roboplegic wrong-cop

Posted by Ali at 08:00 on 08 Sep 2013
Trailer breakdown: RoboCop aka the roboplegic wrong-cop
RoboCop - he insists you capitalise the 'C' because he's so insecure - has had his system rebooted. Here's your first look at RoboCop 2.0 (or I dunno, 8.1 or whatever, I can't keep up with all the RoboCop sequels and TV series and cartoons) with Joel Kinnaman as the man in the machine and Abbie Cornish as the woman he loves. Let's be honest, this looks exactly how you'd expect a 12A RoboCop movie to look i.e. about as good as RobertCop.

This is not news, Vol. #2,786

Posted by Ali at 20:10 on 04 Sep 2013
This is not news, Vol. #2,786
Here's a refresher. Hans Zimmer IS providing the score for Batman Vs Superman? This IS news. Hans Zimmer ISN'T providing the score for Batman Vs Superman? This is BARELY news. But Hans Zimmer may or may not provide the score for Batman Vs Superman depending on myriad factors that have yet to come about because the film isn't being released for another two years? This ISN'T news. For fuck's sake. (Via Movies.com).
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