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10 things John Travolta looks like on his new poster

Posted by Ali Gray at 00:00 on 10 May 2016
10 things John Travolta looks like on his new poster
Sometimes movie posters just ask for it.

No Hanksy-panky: the curiously sexless Tom Hanks

Posted by Ed Williamson at 14:30 on 04 May 2016
No Hanksy-panky: the curiously sexless Tom Hanks
In Tom Hanks's new film, A Hologram for the King, he has sex with a woman. Get in, my son! It's an actual sex scene with boobs and everything. As the United Kingdom's foremost Hanksologist, it occurred to me that I hadn't seen this before. (A proper Hanks sex scene, I mean: I've definitely seen boobs. No, you don't know her; it was when I was on holiday.) So why is this?

Man who saw Civil War to share definitive MCU rankings

Posted by Matt Looker at 07:00 on 03 May 2016
Man who saw Civil War to share definitive MCU rankings
"Just seen Captain America: Civil War. Need to revise my MCU rankings!!" a man promised his legions of Facebook friends this weekend and now the Internet has halted to a standstill awaiting what will surely be the definitive list of Marvel Cinematic Universe films, ordered by quality.

The new Now You See Me 2 poster is bullshit and here's why

Posted by Matt Looker at 07:00 on 20 Apr 2016
The new Now You See Me 2 poster is bullshit and here's why
Now You See Me 2 is the pub magic trick of movie sequels. No one asked to see your mate Steve attempt to pass a £10 note through the middle of a coin, and no one really cares either way, but there's something oddly fascinating about his insistence that it's going to blow your mind. And yet it always, inevitably, disappoints. Hey, let's talk about this film poster.

Alternate poster design for ensemble rom-com Bastille Day

Posted by Matt Looker at 07:00 on 19 Apr 2016
Alternate poster design for ensemble rom-com Bastille Day
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: Another calendar date anthology film from director Garry Marshall sees the lives of four lovable singletons intersect as they search for love on the celebratory streets of Paris, against the backdrop of terrorist attacks and civil unrest. Tonight there's going to be fireworks!

PLACEHOLDER: 5-star Civil War review [pending Marvel payment] ***DO NOT PUBLISH***

Posted by Ali Gray at 10:00 on 18 Apr 2016
PLACEHOLDER: 5-star Civil War review [pending Marvel payment] ***DO NOT PUBLISH***
Hi guys, just to let you know, the marketing arm of Marvel have been in contact with me as they have with all of the UK press to offer The Shiznit payment for giving Captain America: Civil War a positive review. I'm sure you remember that they already paid us the first £5,000 for giving Batman V Superman a negative review, but they've confirmed that the rest of the bribe will be delivered upon publication of our Civil War review, which I'm seeing tomorrow. Not that it matters.

You made Avatar a success, now quit complaining about the sequels

Posted by Ali Gray at 15:30 on 15 Apr 2016
You made Avatar a success, now quit complaining about the sequels
Is there a word used on social media and comment threads more cringeworthy than "Avatards"? Not only is it not remotely funny, it's usually accompanied by a lazy, sneering dismissal of James Cameron's Avatar sequels, or more specifically, the rapidly increasing volume of them. I admit, I am fascinated by the highs and lows of the Avatar franchise, the record-breaking box office haul and the subsequent disappearing act from the nation's consciousness (this article from Forbes, on Avatar's lack of "pop-culture footprint", is sadly accurate). But have we really become so jaded and so short-sighted that we're dismissing out of hand sequels to the most popular movie of all time; a movie that, just seven years ago, we ALL paid money hand over fist to go and see? You and I are both complicit: we all were Avatards and we will be again (and again, and again, and finally once more in 2023).

Star Wars spin-off posters that should... OMG, LOOK AT ROGUE ONE!

Posted by Becky Suter at 13:00 on 07 Apr 2016
Star Wars spin-off posters that should... OMG, LOOK AT ROGUE ONE!
The new trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is finally here, but how many other 'Star Wars stories' are on the way? What if there were a host of other TV-related spin-offs in the pipeline? Ever wondered what those posters might look like? I think you know where I'm going with this...

Revealed: the full extent of Jared Leto's on-set anarchy

Posted by Ali Gray, Becky Suter, Ed Williamson at 07:30 on 22 Mar 2016
Revealed: the full extent of Jared Leto's on-set anarchy
Reports from the Suicide Squad set indicate that Jared Leto immersed himself in the role of the Joker by giving "horrific gifts" to his co-stars, including a dead pig and a live rat. This is anarchy on a scale not seen since Johnny Rotten said a rude word on the telly, leading to the overnight collapse of Judeo-Christian society. How much further could Leto go, yo? These unverified set reports suggest he was willing to push it to the limit.

If other monster movies had 'blood relatives' like 10 Cloverfield Lane

Posted by Ali Gray at 07:00 on 21 Mar 2016
If other monster movies had 'blood relatives' like 10 Cloverfield Lane
10 Cloverfield Lane is the latest mystery box from man/magician JJ Abrams: a revolutionary new sort-of-sequel to his 2008 monster movie classic Cloverfield. He calls it a "blood relative" but what this means in real terms is "a sequel in all but name only". It's a technique that could catch on in the monster genre - spin-offs that springboard off an iconic monster attack but focus on something way less spectacular (and way cheaper to create). We humbly present the next 10 revolutionary new sort-of sequels to monster movie classics. That's right, JJ. We've bust your mystery box wide open.
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