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  • Marvel's Cine-CHAT-ic Universe: Iron Man 3 (2013)

    Movie Feature | Matt Looker, Ali Gray, Becky Suter, Luke Whiston, Ed Williamson | 14th January 2019

    It’s the first film of Phase 2, the last film of the Iron Man series, the seventh film of the MCU and now the latest reason for us to email each other again rather than just use WhatsApp or Snapchat or text like any other cool kids with smartphones and stuff. Oh shit, no one texts any more, do they? Gah, why am I so old?

  • The Jungle Book

    Movie Review | Matt Looker | 15th April 2016

    Will they... will they be singing? The 1967 classic animation is so embedded in the public consciousness that it's difficult to know what to expect from this live-action retelling. What will the life-like animals look like when they talk? Will Mowgli look just like cartoon Mowgli? Will Baloo at any point wear coconut shells and a hula skirt? And what of the songs? Those legendary earworms so infectious that it's going to be hard not to resort to punning references throughout this entire review? Thankfully, Jon Favreau delivers a film that is just as wonderful and captivating as that original classic, and he does so by concentrating on the bare n-... the basics. He concentrates on the basics.

  • Prepare for the most ridiculously sincere blockbuster of the year

    Movie Feature | Ali Gray | 21st October 2013

    Remember when movies about chosen ones and intergalactic wars and space aliens used to be fun? Everyone in Ender's Game is desperately trying not to laugh at Ben Kingsley's face. Cheer up you miserable shits.

  • Trailer breakdown: Ender's Game ain't hella lame

    Movie Trailer | Ali | 8th May 2013

    Up until now, Ender's Game only existed as a best-selling book, as words written in ink on paper, stored on shelves. No longer! It's a proper film now and it has a trailer, so you can learn to read another day! Enjoy our trailer breakdown, in which we tell you what to think.

  • Iron Man 3

    Movie Review | Matt | 24th April 2013

    Just how do you follow The Avengers? Surely going back to single-hero stories after that huge-scale monster blockbuster just seems like a disappointing step backwards? God, Marvel have really dug themselves a billion-dollar hole, haven't they? I bet they’ve been puzzling over what to do next while using a solid-gold, diamond-encrusted head scratcher. Well, it's lucky for them that, as with phase one of Marvel's Cinematic Universe, this next chapter is being led by the shiniest instrument in their toolbox: Robert Downey Jr (who outshines even the most polished of Iron Man suits). And, with Shane Black in charge, we get more Downey Jr than ever before in what is not only the best Tony Stark film to date, but also Marvel's most mature output yet.

  • Prepare to have your ears ironed, or something

    Movie Feature | Neil | 23rd April 2013

    We're not allowed to unleash our Iron Man 3 - sorry, IRON MAN THREE - review until tomorrow, but I don't think anyone at IM PR HQ will pop a sprocket if we reveal that Brian Tyler's end credits music is BER-RILLIANT. Here be proof.

  • The Dictator

    Movie Review | Ali | 11th May 2012

    Jokes are funny, aren't they? I don't mean in the 'Ha ha, Jimmy Carr is totes a legend LOL' kind of way; more I find them a strange way to get a laugh – painstakingly constructing sentences and cadences to maximise hilarity. It's a far more traditional, way more precise craft than surrealist, situational or observational comedy, and not one that's overly-familiar to Sacha Baron Cohen, who has thus far mostly traded on the comedy of embarrassment – the exquisite awkwardness that hidden cameras and unsuspecting participants provide. The Dictator represents his return to scripted comedy after the Borat/Bruno double-header, but any fears that Cohen's appeal would effectively be neutered while working with a safety net are swiftly allayed – this showcases his talents on the page as well as on the screen.

  • Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time

    Movie Review | Ali | 22nd May 2010

    Movie rule of thumb #1: if Jerry Bruckheimer's name is on the poster, check your brain in with your coat. Prince Of Persia is typically undemanding summer blockbuster fare - all SFX and stylish set-pieces, but very little in the way of substance. I'm not complaining. These movies have their place. But if you're making a big, dumb movie that invites you to switch off and enjoy, then don't over complicate the plot - Pirates Of The Caribbean did it and Prince Of Persia does it too. It's a Bruckheimer trait.

  • Shutter Island

    Movie Review | Chris | 11th March 2010

    Shutter Island, the latest from director Martin Scorsese, is far from perfect, but it is an excellent showcase for a master filmmaker who is still working at the top of his game, despite being in the twilight of his career.

  • The Wackness

    Movie Review | Anna | 2nd September 2008

    The trailer for The Wackness conveys an impression of some god-awful, coming-of-age, too-cool-for-school, stoner-slacker NYC nonsense, nor is it helped by the worst title of the year. But wait.... is that.... Ben Kingsley? What the hell is Sir Ben doing in this film? Has he lost it? Was he duped into a cameo? Fortunately first i...