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

Posted by Ali Gray at 11:30 on 07 Aug 2014
The 2014 movie poster mash-up you didn't know you didn't want to see
I'm just sayin' what everyone be thinkin', yo. (Large here).

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

Posted by Ali Gray at 11:15 on 18 Mar 2014
Cool Sex Tape poster, but why is Cameron Diaz in her pants again?
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

Posted by Ali Gray at 07:30 on 19 Nov 2013
Observations on Cormac McCarthy's screenplay for The Counsellor
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.

Review: The Counsellor

Posted by Ed Williamson at 08:00 on 14 Nov 2013
The Counsellor
'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

Posted by Ali at 07:00 on 23 May 2012
The Bystander Effect Phenomenon
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.

Review: What to Expect When You're Expecting

Posted by Ed Williamson at 07:00 on 22 May 2012
What to Expect When You're Expecting
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.

Review: Bad Teacher

Posted by Ali at 23:13 on 02 Jun 2011
Bad Teacher
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

Posted by Ali at 19:22 on 23 Feb 2011
Bad Teacher trailer: Cameron Diaz is a naughty girl
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.

Review: The Green Hornet

Posted by Ali at 07:00 on 12 Jan 2011
The Green Hornet
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?

Review: Knight And Day

Posted by Zach at 21:58 on 07 Aug 2010
Knight And Day
You can't help but worry about generic summer action films like Knight And Day; not because goofball Tom Cruise is the lead, but because nearly every funny or action-packed moment from the trailer passes within the first 25 minutes of the film. But don't worry - there must be something to carry the plot for the next hour and a half, right? Er, right?
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