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Review: Cuban Fury

Posted by Ali Gray at 01:00 on 16 Feb 2014
Cuban Fury
I am an impressionable idiot. Take me to a martial arts movie, I'll come out Kung Fu fighting. Take me to a spy thriller, I'll be eyeing everyone with suspicion in the car park. You don't want to know what I'll do after I see Nymphomaniac. Naturally then, Nick Frost's comedy Cuban Fury - a movie set in and around the world of salsa dancing and rumba rhythms - had me swaying my hips and sashaying down the Jubilee Line all the way home, where I suggested to my wife we take dancing lessons. Me! Someone whose one and only dance move was nicknamed 'The Ali Shuffle'! Cuban Fury may not have the long shelf life of Frost's Cornetto movies, but during that all-too-brief post-movie glow, it serves as a wonderful example of feelgood comedy done right.

Review: Jack The Giant Slayer

Posted by Rob at 22:00 on 22 Mar 2013
Jack The Giant Slayer
Having grown up in a small, middle-class Conservative-voting Cambridgeshire village, I’ve seen enough poorly-acted productions of Jack and The Beanstalk to know when something isn’t quite right. And "Fe-fi-fo-fum, ask not whence the thunder comes" isn't quite right.

Review: Snow White And The Huntsman

Posted by Ali at 07:00 on 29 May 2012
Snow White And The Huntsman
What's this, you say? A film about Snow White? A movie in which Kristen Stewart has to choose between two dudes? A movie in which Charlize Theron behaves like a complete lunatic? A movie in which Chris Hemsworth is a swarthy yet heroic warrior? Please, continue! How delightfully original! There hasn't been a movie like this for years! Seriously! Shit you guys! My sarcasm button is stuck! It's making it sooo difficult to write this review with any modicum of professionalism! Ugh!

Review: Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Posted by Matt at 07:00 on 16 May 2011
Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Franchises don't usually recover well from a post-trilogy hiatus when coming back for a fourth instalment (I'm looking at you, Indy - and you McClane), but Pirates Of The Caribbean has the added obstacle that each previously released film got progressively worse anyway, ending on a bloated CGI mess of a finale. So has the studio learned its lesson and made a worthy reboot? Of course not – it's utter 'yarrr'se.

Review: Coraline

Posted by Ben at 14:25 on 07 May 2009
Coraline
There's something deeply disturbing about button-eyes. Maybe it's the lack of reflection or emotion that leaves a certain 'deadness' about them. But if your Other Mother is more loving and attentive than your real mother, surely that's a good thing? Even if she has button eyes, right? Coraline (Fanning) is an adventurous but ...

Review: Death Race

Posted by Rob at 19:49 on 30 Sep 2008
Death Race
It wouldn't be fair to compare this modernised carmageddon to the 1975 movie that bares the same name. Sure, the film shares the same basic premise and the occasional character name, but they're different animals. While Paul Bartel's '70s exploitation road movie had David Carradine and a young Sly Stallone hauling ass across Ame...
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