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15 people who should never, ever be considered to play Spider-Man

Posted by Ali Gray at 22:00 on 11 Feb 2015
15 people who should never, ever be considered to play Spider-Man
With a new Spider-Man movie in the offing and news that the character will be free to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it's time to start looking for a new actor to play Peter Parker and his web-slinging alter ego. Let others come up with shortlists of who should play Spider-Man, we're going to narrow the field and rule out the people who shouldn't be allowed within sniffing distance of the role. You're welcome!

The 10 greatest 'The's in movie poster history

Posted by Ali Gray at 21:00 on 08 Feb 2015
The 10 greatest 'The's in movie poster history
It's a word your eyes skim over every day, but it's the most crucial word in the English language - and without it, the foundations of Hollywood would crumble. No, not the word 'it' - the word 'the'! Shaun The Sheep: The Movie is out this week and the 'The' in the title joins the ranks of the greatest 'The's ever seen on a movie poster! Read on to find out why - your life will literally never be the same again.

Review: Jupiter Ascending

Posted by Matt Looker at 07:00 on 06 Feb 2015
Jupiter Ascending
There’s no excuse for actively willing a film to fail, but sometimes it just seems written in the stars – when all the planets align for a colossal mess of galactic proportions – and, in that instance, all you can do is hope that the film is so ludicrous in its concept and execution that it becomes that rare creation: a film so unintentionally hilarious, it provides the funniest movie experience of the year. With Channing Tatum’s Spock ears and gravity roller skates, Eddie Redmayne playing a raspy villainous fopp and Sean Bean playing a half-man-half-bee (oh yes), it seemed that Jupiter Ascending couldn’t fail to fail.

The Super Bowl ad gifs no one wanted (and when to use them)

Posted by Matt Looker at 07:00 on 03 Feb 2015
The Super Bowl ad gifs no one wanted (and when to use them)
The Shiznit: Colouring in the 'Movies vs. Social Media' venn diagram intersection with a blunt crayon since 2011. Ish.

A slight addendum to the new poster for Terminator Genisys

Posted by Ali Gray at 10:00 on 30 Jan 2015
A slight addendum to the new poster for Terminator Genisys
Because we have been seriously starved of Arnie's presence in the Terminator franchise, right? Guh. Even the one he wasn't in, he was in.

Review: Kingsman: The Secret Service

Posted by Ali Gray at 16:00 on 26 Jan 2015
Kingsman: The Secret Service
Imagine an alternate universe, one in which producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson decided to reboot 007 using not the ruthless thuggery of Timothy Dalton or the brutish charm of Sean Connery as the Bond blueprint, instead opting to use the far-fetched, OTT antics of Roger Moore as the template. Ludicrous gadgets. Comic-book acting. Tongue rammed in cheek so deep all dialogue is in danger of being spoken with a lisp. Congratulations! You've just stumbled on the formula that could well have led to the creation of Kingsman: The Secret Service (it could've, if you didn't already know it was based on the book by Mark Millar).

Review: Big Hero 6

Posted by TheShiznit.co.uk at 23:55 on 25 Jan 2015
Big Hero 6
If you want an example of how our relationship with technology has accelerated at a terrifying rate, show a young millennial the first Toy Story movie, which turns 20 years old this year. Made in 1995, the first fully CG-animated movie was a cinematic landmark yet it was still, tellingly, a tale of simple toys and derring do. That millennial you roped in (I won't asked questions how) will now look at Toy Story and turn their nose up at the relatively rudimentary visuals; they're much more likely to get their kicks from a movie like Big Hero 6, a breathlessly exciting, migraine-inducingly busy animation that must have surely pushed the Disney render farms to meltdown. Purely from a technological standpoint, it makes Toy Story look like a Punch & Judy show.

The 7 saddest details on the IMDb page for John Travolta's new movie

Posted by Ali Gray at 00:15 on 25 Jan 2015
The 7 saddest details on the IMDb page for John Travolta's new movie
John Travolta is doing great, thanks for asking internet! Why, here are some details on his latest project, Gummy Bear 3D The Movie, an animated adaptation of a German internet meme! It looks like a fun-filled romp for all the family and also A PIT OF DESPAIR, WEEP ALL YE WHO VIEW THIS IMDB PAGE.

Review: A Most Violent Year

Posted by Ed Williamson at 09:30 on 23 Jan 2015
A Most Violent Year
How to make it in America: fairly well-worn ground for films, and yet still they keep coming. This immigrant's tale from JC Chandor is more than that, though. A largely non-violent study of how the (mostly) law-abiding react when faced with violence, and of whether turning the other cheek is a workable - or even desirable - strategy.

11 ways Clint Eastwood's American Sniper embellished the truth

Posted by Ali Gray at 22:40 on 21 Jan 2015
11 ways Clint Eastwood's American Sniper embellished the truth
Clint Eastwood's military biopic American Sniper tore through cinemas in the red states last week to break January box-office records, making military supporters fire their guns in the air in celebration. However, questions remain over the movie's accuracy, following accusations that the movie's subject, Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, was a fantasist (he claimed he shot and killed two carjackers and that police covered it up, and that he picked off looters during Hurricane Katrina; neither incidents were ever confirmed). Eastwood's movie makes no mention of these events, so what other inconvenient truths does the movie ignore?
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