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  • The Hole

    Movie Review | Ben | 4th October 2010

    Gremlins. Explorers. The 'Burbs. If these movies mean anything to you then the idea of Joe Dante's return to the type of movies he used to make in the 80s will fill you with glee. Or perhaps, in 2010 should this kind of movie be left in the past?

  • John Travolta: a career in 5 clips

    Movie Feature | Ben | 27th February 2010

    From Paris With Love sees John Travolta back on our screens as a wise-cracking, trigger-happy clichÚ that his penchant for hamming it up makes him perfect for. So, what better time to look back over a 35-year career that proves his diversity is the key to his longevity...

  • Edge Of Darkness

    Movie Review | Ben | 2nd February 2010

    It's been seven years since Mel Gibson last appeared in a movie, and while he's kept himself busy drink-driving and bringing the phrase "sugar tits" to prominence, the Jew-hating Aussie with a lack of respect for historical fact is finally back and it's... a thoroughly underwhelming experience.

  • Coraline

    Movie Review | Ben | 7th May 2009

    There's something deeply disturbing about button-eyes. Maybe it's the lack of reflection or emotion that leaves a certain 'deadness' about them. But if your Other Mother is more loving and attentive than your real mother, surely that's a good thing? Even if she has button eyes, right? Coraline (Fanning) is an adventurous but ...

  • Bolt

    Movie Review | Ben | 2nd February 2009

    In recent years, there have been two types of animated movie released by Disney. You have the Pixar movies, loved by all and heralded as works of genius; think WALL-E, Finding Nemo and Toy Story. Then, on the other hand, you have the rest of the crap. Think that's unfair? I give you The Wild and Chicken Little. Bolt, coming from...

  • Fantastic Four

    Movie Review | Ben | 25th July 2005

    Fantastic Four is unlucky enough to be this summer's second super-hero origin story - following Batman Begins is a lot to live up to. Comparing like for like, it doesn't have a chance. Replace Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson and Katie Holmes with Ioan Gruffudd, Michael Chiklis, Jessica Alb...