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  • The Hitman's Bodyguard

    Movie Review | Matt Looker | 16th August 2017

    After years of us all running hot and cold on Ryan Reynolds ("Van Wilder yay! Green Lantern boo! The Proposal yay! Shut up. Er… Green Lantern boo!"), it’s great that the success of Deadpool has now finally shown us once and for all that he is an unquestionably talented comic genius. Now that this has been established, we can look forward to many, many films of Reynolds’ "What the fuck?!"-ing and "I know, right?"-ing in every cinema for several decades to come, safe in the knowledge that this is definitely what makes for a good, quality movie. 

  • Gary Oldman to reprise Friends role in Child 44

    TV News | Ed Williamson | 15th July 2014

    Tom Hardy is to play the role of Joey Tribbiani, as Matt LeBlanc is too busy working on his film project, Joey: Origins.

  • Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

    Movie Review | Ali Gray | 14th July 2014

    CGI guys: I think it's safe to say the monkeys look enough like monkeys now. So could we maybe move the focus onto, y'know, the humans? Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes is similar to its predecessor, Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, in that the revolutionary effects work is so impressive, it successfully distracts from the film's complete and total lack of three-dimensional human characters. Though Dawn is a sturdy sequel that really gets into the swing of things about an hour or so in, it slips on that same banana peel – in making monkey more interesting and more fully-rounded than man, you question why they even bother giving the humans any screen time at all. I can confidently say that a third Apes movie featuring no human characters whatsoever would be the perfect evolution for an otherwise thrilling series that has itself evolved way beyond reasonable expectations.

  • Today I learned: Dumb & Dumber could have been way more intense

    Movie Feature | Ali Gray | 20th February 2014

    To reiterate: that's Nicolas Cage coming off the back of Deadfall, and Gary Oldman fresh off True Romance. I'm laughing already! (Via IMDB)

  • RoboCop

    Movie Review | Matt Looker | 6th February 2014

    As with any remake of a beloved 80s classic, a lot of people will just want to know how similar it is to the original - and none of them are going to be happy, whatever the answer. But then the alternative is to do the sensible thing and judge the film on its own merits, and how do you account for all the elements that have been liberally poached from its predecessor? No, the one and only fair way to critique this remake is to judge it by RoboCop's own Prime Directives.

  • So Tiptoes is a film that exists...

    Movie Feature | Matt | 14th November 2013



    You'd better believe this is "a role in a lifetime" for Gary Oldman. How did this ever get made? (via Popbitch)

  • Trailer breakdown: RoboCop aka the roboplegic wrong-cop

    Movie Trailer | Ali | 8th September 2013

    RoboCop - he insists you capitalise the 'C' because he's so insecure - has had his system rebooted. Here's your first look at RoboCop 2.0 (or I dunno, 8.1 or whatever, I can't keep up with all the RoboCop sequels and TV series and cartoons) with Joel Kinnaman as the man in the machine and Abbie Cornish as the woman he loves. Let's be honest, this looks exactly how you'd expect a 12A RoboCop movie to look i.e. about as good as RobertCop.

  • The Dark Knight Rises

    Movie Review | Ali | 20th July 2012

    Me, I've always been a fan of Christopher Nolan more than I have Batman. Don't get me wrong, I was wowed by the reinvention of Batman Begins and the wallop of The Dark Knight, but I'll always choose the sleight-of-hand of The Prestige or the cerebral jolt of Inception given the choice. The Dark Knight Rises is a stunning piece of work, gigantic in scale with hugely ambitious themes, but Nolan's contribution to the Batman legacy – and indeed the superhero genre as a whole – is to make these films more about the men behind the masks than the heroes they portray: the guys who make the magic happen.

  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

    Movie Review | Matt | 13th September 2011

    As much as I would like to believe that real-life spies jet around the world using their blow-dart pens and laser watches to prevent megalomaniacs from stealing Fiji, this film is probably closer to the truth. John Le Carré’s double agent vision (based on his own experiences working for the intelligence services) tells a less dynamic tale of political decisions, uneasy alliances and lots of sizing people up. And instead of a simple mission involving a casino, a volcano lair and a henchmen fight, this authentic spy-work is complicated as fuck.

  • Films on TV round-up: stand-up comics and stand-up rows

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 12th June 2011

    Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro, Ray Winstone and Kathy Burke. I know what you're thinking: Bucks Fizz tribute band, right? Wrong. It's this week's weekly round-up of the week's films that we do each week. Weekly. And, arguably, weakly.