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  • Snow White And The Huntsman

    Movie Review | Ali | 29th May 2012

    What's this, you say? A film about Snow White? A movie in which Kristen Stewart has to choose between two dudes? A movie in which Charlize Theron behaves like a complete lunatic? A movie in which Chris Hemsworth is a swarthy yet heroic warrior? Please, continue! How delightfully original! There hasn't been a movie like this for years! Seriously! Shit you guys! My sarcasm button is stuck! It's making it sooo difficult to write this review with any modicum of professionalism! Ugh!

  • Cloud Atlas

    Movie Review | Matt | 15th November 2012

    Epic doesn’t quite cover it: Six stories spliced together covering six different genres and time-periods ranging from the 19th century to a far, distant future, all featuring the same handful of actors playing a host of different characters and each linked together by themes of fate, causality and consequence. Plus, there’s a whole range of remarkable prosthetics on display, meaning that you could just end up spending the whole near-three-hour running time playing Guess The Actor Under The Rubber Nose.

  • Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen

    Movie Review | Ali | 12th June 2009

    It doesn't take a genius to figure out why, out of all the big ass summer blockbusters this year, Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen was the one I was least worried about performing. Camp-as-Christmas Hugh Jackman trying and failing to unleash his inner animal? Cringe. Christian Bale's CHAN CANNAR trying to avoid termination at...

  • Pacific Rim

    Movie Review | Ali | 8th July 2013

    Pacific Rim isn't a monster movie. Don't let the presence of giant man-made robots fighting gigantic hellbeasts fool you. What Guillermo del Toro has done with Pacific Rim is what no other filmmaker has done in the creature feature genre for decades – take a bona fide B-movie concept with a triple-A budget and make it matter. In just a few minutes of pre-credits back-story, del Toro paints a picture of a changed world that hangs in the balance: the arrival of 25,000 tonne monsters from another dimension, the cities that fell, humanity's response, the inevitable false dawn when we started winning. That neat set-up acts as a pre-bout bell ring, but when Jaeger eventually meets Kaiju on the Pacific Rim battlefield, it doesn't feel like a mere monster movie – it feels like a goddamn war film.

  • Mama

    Movie Review | Ed Williamson | 20th February 2013

    Just as Rob is now The Shiznit's go-to guy for dance movies, it seems I've somehow become the de facto horror critic around here. An unwise editorial decision at best: I'd only seen about six horror films before, and two of them were Ghostbusters in different aspect ratios. Here's a thing I've learned, though: there is a Spanish man called Guillermo del Toro who sneaks into edit bays and shoves his name in at the start of other people's films. But he seems to know his Spanish onions: Mama, the latest film he has credits-bombed, is pretty much triumphant from start to finish.

  • Futurama: Bender's Game

    Movie Review | Ali | 11th September 2008

    Good news, everybody! Futurama's back! It's been a strange old scenario ever since the show was resurrected from TV Hell. Instead of another series of 22-minute episodes, Fox - in their infinite wisdom - recommissioned Futurama in the form of four feature-length DVDs, each of which are basically four episodes back to back (to be...

  • Quantum Of Solace

    Movie Review | Ali | 17th October 2008

    Where does a character go once he's been reinvented? Stripped down to the bare essentials, the James Bond of Casino Royale - the 007 that Ian Fleming would have approved of - proved extremely popular with audiences and critics alike, enough for them wipe the slate clean and agree to start afresh. Bond now rebooted, battered phys...

  • Step Up 4: Miami Heat

    Movie Review | Rob | 9th August 2012

    For a guy with little interest in 'street performance art' or whatever the hell it's called, it's astonishing that I've seen all three Step Up movies, StreetDance 2 and the original Footloose. It also means that I'm probably the site's most qualified writer to tackle this dance-friendly fourquel. I have no idea how this has happened. I CAN'T EVEN DANCE!

  • One Day

    Movie Review | Ali | 17th August 2011

    Having read, loved and wept over One Day: The Book, I am not qualified to review One Day: The Movie. At least, not fairly. As is the way with most books adapted to film, viewers that have read the source material bring their own baggage to the screening, meaning it's almost impossible to be objective. David Nicholls' novel forged such a powerful connection to its characters, so even though the author wrote this adaptation himself, I couldn't help but feel the film was lent shades of colour by the book; colour that simply doesn't exist on the screen. I projected 435 pages of joy onto a film that probably didn't deserve it.

  • The Change-Up

    Movie Review | Rob | 11th September 2011

    Ah, the ol' body switcharoo routine – the calling card of a writer short on ideas. Having featured in (*glances quickly at Wikipedia*) 38 different movies (!), it's safe to say the body swap schtick has been well and truly done to death.