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  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Movie Review | Ali Gray | 17th July 2018

    Forget the rubber masks and the death-defying stunts: the Mission: Impossible movies' true gimmick is its insistence on hiring a different director for each outing, building a franchise that feels fresh and flavourful with every new installment. Fallout, however, is unique in that it marks the return of Rogue Nation director Chris McQuarrie, the first man to have a second go on Ethan Hunt. The results speak for themselves: what the series' first true sequel trades off in originality, it more than makes up for in dramatic tension and sky high stakes. Rooted deep within the franchise and connecting back to every other M:I movie, Fallout still feels uncomplicated and unbothered by baggage collected over 22 years. It's the most effective execution of the Mission: Impossible formula so far - a heady mix of humour, action and adventure, distilled to its purest form.

  • Justice League

    Movie Review | Ali Gray | 19th November 2017

    It wasn’t evil aliens that defeated the Justice League: it was facial hair.

  • Important investigation: what would Henry Cavill's Superman look like with a moustache?

    Movie Feature | Ali Gray | 25th July 2017

    In the true spirit of investigative journalism, we recently learned that Henry Cavill will be sporting a moustache during his Justice League reshoots, so we set to work imagining what such a thing would look like. Screw you, Failing New York Times, that Pulitzer is mine.

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice

    Movie Review | Matt Looker | 24th March 2016

    The greatest gladiator match in the history of the world: God versus man.
    By which, of course, I mean Zack Snyder, the all-powerful harbinger of wanton destruction, versus us, the humble cinema-goer, merely looking for some entertainment. Some cool stuff, for sure. Maybe even a joke of two. It's Student from the School of Michael Bay versus, say, Andy from Dagenham. Who will win?

  • The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

    Movie Review | Matt Looker | 12th August 2015

    The action hero has come a long way since the 60s. Once calm, unobtainable specimens of perfection have gradually morphed into tough, emotionally closed anti-heroes, and then into testosterone-fuelled musclemen, and now they're flawed and troubled characters in touch with their - ugh - feelings. Superheroes are forever in search of their own life purpose (the clue is in the word 'superhero', guys), lone wolf cops have money worries, even Tom Cruise is now contractually obligated to have his character make at least one mistake in his movies. And James Bond cries now. He actually cries. So call it an adaptation, a rehash, another unoriginal concept in a Hollywoodland bereft of creativity, or whatever - The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is still one of the most refreshing action films you'll see this year.

  • Henry Cavill rumoured for cameo appearance in Batman Vs Superman

    Movie News | Ali Gray | 17th November 2013

    Following months of Batman casting news, inescapable rumours surrounding the possible introduction of Diana Prince aka Wonder Woman, the ongoing scenario regarding the forthcoming Justice League franchise and the possibility of appearances from DC characters including Nightwing, it's rumoured that Henry Cavill - star of 2013 movie Man Of Steel - might cameo in Batman Vs Superman. Probably not, though, let's face it.

  • 10 dumbest things about Man Of Steel

    Movie Feature | Matt | 20th June 2013

    We've all seen Man Of Steel now, right? So I don't have to worry about spoilers? Good, in that case: IT BE STOOPID.

  • Lessons learned from The Superman Project

    Movie Feature | Ali | 15th June 2013

    I've spent the last two years obsessively dodging any and all promotions of Man Of Steel, purely so I could see a blockbuster untainted by trailers, posters and news stories. Now, having seen - and enjoyed - Man Of Steel - I ask the question: what have I learned? How have I grown? And why did I start doing this again? Here are my findings.

  • Man Of Steel

    Movie Review | Ali | 14th June 2013

    Wow. That was my first reaction upon exiting Man Of Steel. Not necessarily 'Wow' in the sense that I had been overly impressed, but 'Wow' like I had been totally exhausted by the experience and felt so light-headed my brain couldn't quite process words with more than one syllable. Now I've had time for my synapses to cool, I can downgrade 'Wow' to 'Huh': though Man Of Steel is epic in the truest sense of the word, it pummels you so hard with its epicness that you don't have the time or the spatial awareness to notice its flaws. Maybe it's the fact I saw it cold, purposefully not having watched any trailers or promotional material beforehand, but flying blind made for an interesting experience – and dare I say, I perhaps enjoyed it more than others might due to that same lack of preconceptions.

  • Superman superpowers we probably won't see in Man Of Steel

    Movie Feature | Matt | 10th June 2013

    Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound! Also able to create miniature versions of himself and kiss like a date rapist!