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  • 20 additional ways Netflix are 'improving' their service

    Movie Feature | Ali Gray | 20th August 2018

    Drastic news from the streaming industry this week, as it's been revealed that Netflix are testing a new 'feature' where trailers for other Netflix shows play between episodes. So, ads, basically. Netflix, you've done it again! This business model could revolutionise the television industry!

  • Am I Coen crazy: Blood Simple. (1984)

    Movie Feature | Matt Looker | 17th August 2018

    Welcome to a new semi-irregular feature in which I try to understand my general ambivalence towards the Coen brothers in the face of their overwhelming success and popularity. Do I lack the critical faculty to truly appreciate their work? Do I just not ‘get’ them? Am I an idiot? Most likely, yes, but let’s all go on a filmographical journey to confirm!

  • There was a film released recently called Blackmark and here’s all you need to know

    Movie Feature | Matt Looker | 16th August 2018

    Here is a plot synopsis: “1963 Military Industrialist Arthur Blackmark must race against the clock to stop an international incident which threatens to end the world.”

    That’s right. This isn’t about a military ‘black mark’; his name is Arthur Blackmark. No one is called Arthur Blackmark. That’s not even a surname.

  • Today, in 'Everything Is Totally Fine And Normal In Hollywood'

    Movie Feature | Ali Gray | 15th August 2018

    Nothing to see here, just a filmmaker operating under the illusion that he's going to cast an actual android instead of a human in his next role in a movie that is definitely going to get made and be released and be competent. "The android will be trained in various techniques and a variety of acting methods," say The Guardian. Well, it can't be worse than Mark Wahlberg.

  • Christopher Robin

    Movie Review | Ali Gray | 14th August 2018

    If you hadn’t realised it from the twee, plinky-plonky marketing, Christopher Robin is a movie aimed more at large adult sons than it is small children - the kind of film that insists the key to happiness and the secret to being a better man, husband and father, is to be more childlike. That’s kind of Disney’s whole thing right now; the studio seems intent on arresting the development of adults around the world with superhero universes and space sagas and glitter-flecked versions of the movies they loved as children. But hey, if there’s any character that’s going to cut through corporate cynicism, it’s Winnie the Pooh, a bear after my own heart, living my trouserless dream, who is so loveable he could tell me he just disembowelled and stuffed the other residents of the Hundred Acre Wood and I’d still let him bumble around my house, stuffing his adorable face with £13-a-jar Manuka.

  • An ode to Secret Cinema presents William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet

    Movie Feature | Matt Looker | 13th August 2018

    It's probably no coincidence that my love affair with Secret Cinema peaks with their latest summer production, which presents a fully immersive experience with the world of Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet. Despite that, here is my fully objective and dispassionate critique of the opening night... presented in the form of a few adoring sonnets.

  • The Meg

    Movie Review | Becky Suter | 11th August 2018

    To borrow a phrase from Love Island, on paper The Meg has it all: Jason Statham is on the hunt for the biggest shark ever known, tracks it down and then probably punches it in the face or something. But as we all know, what's good on paper doesn't necessarily translate to real life (see: Dr Alex). Lacking any sense of plot, direction or tasty big shark action scenes, The Meg is lost at sea and sinks faster that a decomposing cetacean carcass. We're going to need a bigger boat.

  • Discussion: Impossible - Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)

    Movie Feature | Ali Gray, Matt Looker, Becky Suter, Ed Williamson | 9th August 2018

    Timed perfectly to coincide with Fallout's three week anniversary, here is our fifth and final Mission: Impossible catch-up, for Chris McQuarrie's Rogue Nation. Thanks for Reading: Impossible!

  • 20 reasons why, actually, a Popular Movie Oscar is a good thing, actually

    Movie Feature | Ali Gray | 8th August 2018

    Exciting news in the world of the Academy Awards, the most exciting academy awards there are!

  • This just in: Margot Robbie is wearing clothes

    Movie News | Ali Gray | 7th August 2018

    The first publicity shot of Margot Robbie from Quentin Tarantino‘s new movie Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is in, and I think I can safely say that, wow, that is Margot Robbie all right!