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This is the official Mexican poster for Lee Daniels' The Butler

Posted by Ali Gray at 11:00 on 05 Oct 2013
This is the official Mexican poster for Lee Daniels' The Butler
Not sure what my favourite bit is: the cluster of presidential force ghosts, the creepy tree/dead spider in the top left or the fact that I can't help reading the title in the voice of Bumblebee Man from The Simpsons. (via IMP)

Review: Bachelorette

Posted by Ali at 11:20 on 16 Aug 2013
Bachelorette
Imagine The Hangover crossed with Bridesmaids, then take away everything that made those individual movies great, then throw in a couple of extra assholes to fill the void. That's Bachelorette: a deeply cynical movie without a single sympathetic character that wastes almost every ounce of talent involved on a threadbare plot and a script with a thick streak of nasty humour running through it.

Review: Robot & Frank

Posted by Rob at 08:00 on 07 Mar 2013
Robot & Frank
So it was back in December when I saw Jake Schreier's slightly futuristic indie debut. (*glances at calendar*) And, as I write this, it's now March. That's some work-rate, huh.

Rape! Now I've got your attention, here's the Straw Dogs trailer

Posted by Ali at 17:44 on 14 May 2011
Rape! Now I've got your attention, here's the Straw Dogs trailer
There's still life in the home invasion genre yet, and by 'life', I do of course mean 'death caused by cinematic, gruesome violence'. Yay!

Review: The Box

Posted by Ali at 23:43 on 06 Dec 2009
The Box
I am not a fan of David Lynch. Personally, I take the Moe Szylak approach to describing his post-modern art-farts: "Y'know... Weird for the sake of weird." The example I always use in my argument is the alley troll in Mulholland Drive; a shocking moment, but one that actually made sense when the project was being shot as a TV series - Lynch, unwilling to waste film, simply left the scene in, but free of context. See? Weird for the sake of weird.

Review: 27 Dresses

Posted by Ali at 18:37 on 02 Apr 2008
27 Dresses
Romantic comedies like 27 Dresses are the filmic equivalents of fashion magazines that devote whole pages to pictures of pretty people wearing expensive outfits - the star and the clothes are the real draw here, the movie itself is almost an afterthought. You may or may not care that Katherine Heigl plays a perennial bridesmaid ...
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