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Review: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Posted by Ali Gray at 21:10 on 20 Jan 2014
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
Jack Ryan is unique in reboot terms, in that you could hardly call him a franchise: with four actors playing a single role over five movies, it feels more like a Doctor Who-esque regeneration than an attempt to rebuild the character from scratch. Despite his myriad abilities, Jack Ryan is not the most adaptable of fellows: there are few drastic differences between Chris Pine's interpretation of the Tom Clancy hero and Ben Affleck's take in The Sum Of All Fears. When you consider just how much America has changed in the last 12 years, in terms of global perception, geo-politics and national security, Shadow Recruit has to go down as a missed opportunity. Apart from an early nod to the September 11th attacks, it could have been written in 2004, 1994 or even 1984. It feels intentionally bland; homogenised so it can play to any audience at any time. Except Russians, obviously.

The movie poster tagline that needs to die in a fire

Posted by Matt Looker at 07:00 on 13 Jan 2014
The movie poster tagline that needs to die in a fire
Need an enigmatic movie poster tagline that suggests danger, conspiracy and an underdog-type thriller? Then we have the three words for you! (Terms and conditions apply. Offer not available for exclusivity).

Hollywood in shock as helicopter crashes into Keira Knightley's left tit

Posted by Ali Gray at 22:35 on 28 Nov 2013
Hollywood in shock as helicopter crashes into Keira Knightley's left tit
The exploding unnecessary helicopter isn't even my favourite bit of this Jack Ryan poster: it's the tagline.



America, you're fucked.

Okay, which one of you bastards stole Jack Ryan's watch?

Posted by Ali Gray at 21:40 on 02 Oct 2013
Okay, which one of you bastards stole Jack Ryan's watch?
Wristwatch sponsor TBC, am I right guys?

Reviewing Star Trek Into Darkness with gifs

Posted by Matt at 12:00 on 07 May 2013
Reviewing Star Trek Into Darkness with gifs
So you may have seen our official, in-depth Star Trek Into Darkness review posted a few days ago. But what’s that you say? Tl; dr? Right, so what would you prefer? A quick, short review cut down into bite-size chunks and, I don’t know, accompanied by funny moving pictures? (*sigh*) Make it so...

Review: Star Trek Into Darkness

Posted by Matt at 19:00 on 04 May 2013
Star Trek Into Darkness
Right from the very first scene, which sees Kirk and Bones sprinting through bright red flora to escape from a primitive alien tribe, Star Trek Into Darkness proves to be a film of relentless adventure. It’s non-stop action through and through, and, once this opening chase sets the pace, the film seems to always be constantly accelerating. As such, the film spends all of its time going somewhere; and it goes quickly, it goes loudly and it goes spectacularly. The only problem is that it never seems to live up to the franchise’s original mission statement and go boldly.

If the new Star Trek poster was as subtle as the new Star Trek trailer

Posted by Ali at 14:00 on 21 Mar 2013
If the new Star Trek poster was as subtle as the new Star Trek trailer
They should have called this movie Star Tits Into Bra-rkness. Am I right or am I right? (Actual poster at IMP).

New picture from Star Trek Into Darkness ruins entire film, probably

Posted by Ali at 07:00 on 12 Dec 2012
New picture from Star Trek Into Darkness ruins entire film, probably
Spoiler alert! Well, it's not actually a spoiler, because we don't know the plot of Star Trek Into Darkness yet. But if it shows what we think it shows, then yeah, the movie's spoiled. Already.

Review: People Like Us

Posted by Ed Williamson at 07:00 on 09 Nov 2012
People Like Us
It's fair to say Disney's been getting a little edgier in the films it distributes in recent years. But here's a new one on me: People Like Us, a likeable enough cookie-cutter 'douchey guy learns to be less douchey' flick, is at its core a film about incest. You heard.

First pics of Kenneth Branagh in Jack Ryan look just like Kenneth Branagh

Posted by Ali at 14:00 on 13 Sep 2012
First pics of Kenneth Branagh in Jack Ryan look just like Kenneth Branagh
An ace photographer has managed to capture some fascinating shots on the set of forthcoming thriller Jack Ryan, which reveal that Kenneth Branagh's villain looks just like Kenneth Branagh normally does.
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