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101 reasons 2016 wasn't quite as shit as we all thought it was

Posted by Ali Gray, Matt Looker, Becky Suter, Ed Williamson, Rob Young at 20:00 on 30 Dec 2016
101 reasons 2016 wasn't quite as shit as we all thought it was
It's almost over. You almost made it through. You survived 2016. You deserve a medal, but that medal would probably strangle you. We can all focus ahead now on 2017, a year which cannot feasibly be any worse than the 12 months that came before it, at least until that new Keith Lemon & Paddy McGuinness TV show airs on ITV. But le...

Flowchart to help you decide what is and isn't a "Christmas film"

Posted by Ali Gray at 16:38 on 24 Dec 2016
Flowchart to help you decide what is and isn't a "Christmas film"
With the year's Ghostbusters argument well and truly won by masculine internet men, they need something new to protest against. It seems the new issue facing Men's Rights Activists the world over is this: is Die Hard a Christmas movie? Choke on that, Christmas: I've taken your polite festive holiday and I've thrown a swearing Bruce Willis in it! But is it technically a Christmas movie? The only way to tell is with this flowchart, which uses science to determine exactly which films qualify as Christmas films.

New poster released for Christopher Nolan's Dunk Irk

Posted by Matt Looker at 22:04 on 12 Dec 2016
New poster released for Christopher Nolan's Dunk Irk
Critics are already calling it "Inception meets Space Jam".

Review: Jurassic Park live at the Royal Albert Hall

Posted by Ali Gray at 22:10 on 07 Nov 2016
Review: Jurassic Park live at the Royal Albert Hall
It may not surprise you to learn that I have seen Jurassic Park before. In fact, I've seen it a multitude of ways. I've seen it at the cinema. I've seen it in 3D. I've seen it in IMAX. I've seen it on VHS, DVD and Blu-Ray. I've seen it in a big field. I've seen it projected in a pub basement in London Bridge on a stag night (okay, on my stag night). I've seen three-quarters of it in Italian on a hotel room TV set. I've now seen it at the Royal Albert Hall with a live score from the Royal Philarmonic Concert Orchestra. I can confirm that the last way I saw it is definitely the best. Way better than the Italian hotel room version (although, to be fair, I never saw the ending).

Is this Tom Hanks or Bill Murray?

Posted by Ali Gray at 20:45 on 30 Oct 2016
Is this Tom Hanks or Bill Murray?
It's the latest internet picture sensation! Can you work out which man is in the photo: actor Tom Hanks or actor Bill Murray? Sounds like fun! Because it is! So come on then! Fucking have a go!

It remake poster: New Pennywise even creepier than original

Posted by Matt Looker at 07:00 on 15 Aug 2016
It remake poster: New Pennywise even creepier than original
Side note: It looks to me like Pierce Brosnan really shouldn't be living here.

Bruce Willis' new generic thriller revealed to be a Predator sequel

Posted by Matt Looker at 09:00 on 11 Aug 2016
Bruce Willis' new generic thriller revealed to be a Predator sequel
Curiously, the exciting reveal for the remake of Predator II - previously known to nobody that cared as 'Marauders' - was made with its Romanian poster. I really don't think much of the new-look Pradators though. (via IMPA)

Official Sony gif serves up a take so hot it will burn your eyes off

Posted by Matt Looker at 07:00 on 10 Aug 2016


Yes, it's a disgusting boast, but c'mon - it's been ages since someone wanted to slap our name on something. Full review of The Shallows here.

Suicide Squad, DC and the Warner Bros war against coherence

Posted by Ali Gray at 23:00 on 08 Aug 2016
Suicide Squad, DC and the Warner Bros war against coherence
It should be abundantly clear now to anyone with even a passing interest in superhero movies that the concept of the "shared universe" should be feared. Credit to Marvel: they took a big risk, did their groundwork and built up their shared universe by releasing not one but four successful individual franchises, before bringing them together like a corporate executive doing an overbite and interlocking his fingers in the universal sign language for 'synergy'. Everyone else saw The Avengers' box-office success and thought, 'Yeah, we'll have a bit of that. But sod all that hard work!' And thus, the very blueprint for superhero movies was torn up, sellotaped back together and plonked on the desks of finance departments throughout Hollywood.

EU Referendum game-changer: The Shiznit backs Remain

Posted by Ed Williamson, Becky Suter, Matt Looker, Ali Gray at 10:00 on 23 Jun 2016
EU Referendum game-changer: The Shiznit backs Remain
In line with all the UK's other major news outlets, The Shiznit is declaring its stance on the EU Referendum. As a forward-looking, progressive website which is only racist behind closed doors and even then it's only a bit of fun, we urge you to vote to remain in the European Union. If you don't, the following truly awful film-related things will 100% definitely happen.
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