Cameron Diaz

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  • The 2014 movie poster mash-up you didn't know you didn't want to see

    Movie Feature | Ali Gray | 7th August 2014

    I'm just sayin' what everyone be thinkin', yo. (Large here).

  • Cool Sex Tape poster, but why is Cameron Diaz in her pants again?

    Movie News | Ali Gray | 18th March 2014

    I like the concept for this poster for Sex Tape - a movie starring Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz about a sex tape starring Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz - but it's one of the more flagrantly sexist posters I've seen recently. So Cameron Diaz has to appear in tiny pants but Jason Segel gets pyjamas? And socks? Don't get me wrong, I've seen enough of Jason Segel's genitals to last me a lifetime, but he could have at least rocked a boxer. TUT TUT.

  • Observations on Cormac McCarthy's screenplay for The Counsellor

    Movie Feature | Ali Gray | 19th November 2013

    It has been 10 days since I saw The Counsellor, and despite it being an obviously flawed, frustrating film, there's something about it that clings to your subconscious, like recalling the remnants of a nightmare in the cold light of day. Ridley Scott's editor is clearly a goddamn American hero, because he was tasked with cutting down Cormac McCarthy's insanely verbose script for the screen; now, having read McCarthy's original, complete screenplay, I'm happy to share with you a few things I've noticed when comparing page to film.

  • The Counsellor

    Movie Review | Ed Williamson | 14th November 2013

    'Exciting on paper' is a bit of an oxymoron. Nothing's exciting on paper. Books aren't exciting, unless you throw them at passing cars to make them crash. Cormac McCarthy is a man who writes these so-called 'books', and he's said to be very good at it. And so The Counsellor, his first original screenplay, with a first-rate director and cast, is tremendously exciting on paper. Trouble is, paper and film are very different things.

  • The Bystander Effect Phenomenon

    Movie Feature | Ali | 23rd May 2012

    There is a new threat to cinema, and it isn't piracy or striking writers or rising production costs – it's movies like What To Expect When You're Expecting. Movie stars, plural, are the problem.

  • What to Expect When You're Expecting

    Movie Review | Ed Williamson | 22nd May 2012

    There's no end to what Hollywood can monetise. Board games, toys, popular holidays, and now non-fiction books that guide expectant parents through pregnancy. You'll have noticed one constant thread running through the examples linked above: in being straightforward, cynical attempts to cash in on a popular phenomenon with a distinct target audience, they all dispensed with one key tenet of film production. Namely, the idea that you're supposed to at least try to make a good one.

  • Films on TV round-up: merry men and Merry Christmas

    TV Feature | Matt Looker | 8th January 2012

    Here are your films for this week, the first selection of 2012! Wow, it's like we're in the future and, therefore, all these films represent the very best, cutting-edge, state-of-the-art examples of modern movie-making. Nah, not really - it's all old shit.

  • Bad Teacher

    Movie Review | Ali | 2nd June 2011

    If you're going to call your movie Bad Teacher and openly invite comparisons to Bad Santa, you'd better make sure your Teacher actually is Bad, and not just... y'know, a bit shit.

  • Bad Teacher trailer: Cameron Diaz is a naughty girl

    Movie Trailer | Ali | 23rd February 2011

    Cameron Diaz's new movie, Bad Teacher, has a red-band trailer. Let's just say she hasn't got a hope in Hell of passing her OFSTED inspection at this rate. And that's no laughing matter.

  • The Green Hornet

    Movie Review | Ali | 12th January 2011

    The Green Hornet is one of those brilliant projects that, when you first heard about it, you made a noise something like, "Whuuuhhh?" Seth Rogen - Tubby Funster™ extraordinaire - playing a superhero, directed by Michel Gondry? Now that I gotta see, right?