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Review: X-Men: Days Of Future Past

Posted by Matt Looker at 09:00 on 13 May 2014
X-Men: Days Of Future Past
Have you seen all of the X-Men films? Including the First Class prequel and both Wolverine movies? AND all of the mid-credits and post-credits stings that were tagged on to the end? Good. Then you may proceed. Welcome to X-Men: Retcon. I hope you've been paying attention.

12 Years A Slave cruelly snubbed at 2014 MTV Movie Awards

Posted by Ali Gray at 15:00 on 14 Apr 2014
12 Years A Slave cruelly snubbed at 2014 MTV Movie Awards
Steve McQueen's Oscar-winning drama 12 Years A Slave was snubbed by esteemed MTV movie critics last night. Though it was nominated for Movie Of The Year, it was beaten by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Nominated star Chiwetel Ejiofor went home empty-handed, with the Best Male Performance awarded to industry veteran Josh Hutcherson for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Oscar-winning newcomer Lupita Nyong'o also missed out, with Best Female Performance going to Jennifer Lawrence for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. To cap a miserable evening for Steve McQueen's movie, Chiwetel Ejiofor wasn't even nominated for Best Shirtless Performance.

Eight astonishing things on the new X-Men: Days Of Future Past poster

Posted by Ali Gray at 23:10 on 24 Mar 2014
Eight astonishing things on the new X-Men: Days Of Future Past poster
The X-Men don't historically have a lot of luck when it comes to cool poster designs - who could forget 9/3/11? - and that trend continues with this mental new one-sheet for X-Men: Days Of Future Past. Featuring: ALL OF THE THINGS.

Review: American Hustle

Posted by Neil Alcock at 12:00 on 07 Dec 2013
American Hustle
American Hustle does not fuck about setting out its stall. Its first glorious image is of a pudgy Christian Bale in a bathroom mirror, his face sheltering beneath a jacked-up haystack of atrocious seventies hair, methodically and painstakingly attempting to sculpt his ludicrous combover into a presentable form. It's immediately hilarious and tragic, and tells us that what we're about to watch is concerned with appearances, deceit, aspiration, unfathomable fashion choices and hair. Lots of hair.

Review: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Posted by Matt Looker at 14:00 on 19 Nov 2013
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
So now we arrive at the second film of the latest mega-successful young-adult-novel-turned-movie-franchise and this is where things can get tricky. It's easy enough to come up with an initial concept - boy goes to wizard school, girl falls in love with vampire, etc - but following it up with the beginnings of an epic saga? Much harder to do. Thankfully though, this sequel manages to accomplish just that, successfully furthering the story and delving deeper into the politics and ethical quandaries laid out by its predecessor. All this despite being - for the most part - basically the same film.

Magneto's guide to picking up women, lesson #1: Chat-up lines

Posted by Ali Gray at 07:30 on 30 Oct 2013

Next week: Professor X on how to really get inside a woman's head.

Exciting new Catching Fire posters feature old men sitting in chairs

Posted by Ali at 16:00 on 10 Mar 2013
Exciting new Catching Fire posters feature old men sitting in chairs
Top row (l-r): Justin Bieber, Perez Hilton, Thor Jr, Charlie Brooker. Bottom row (l-r): Gay Santa, Felix Leiter, Orlando Bloom in Pirates, Lenny Kravitz.

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Review: Silver Linings Playbook

Posted by Ed Williamson at 07:00 on 21 Nov 2012
Silver Linings Playbook
I have no idea what 'playbook' means, being British. How am I possibly supposed to grasp a concept so arcane; so steeped in Americana? You might as well ask me to participate in a rodeo or wage a baseless imperialist war against a country wholly unprepared to defend itself against mine. A good thing, then, that the UK marketers of Silver Linings Playbook had the sense to make the word very small in all its promotional material. A less good thing that Ali wrote a whole feature about this before I got around to writing the introduction I'd been planning based on this premise. One day I'll have more than one idea in my head at a time, then I'll be unstoppable.

Assessing the jauntiness of Silver Linings Playbook from its myriad logos

Posted by Ali at 07:00 on 19 Nov 2012
Assessing the jauntiness of Silver Linings <font size=1>Playbook</font> from its myriad logos
The poor bastards in charge of Silver Linings Playbook in the UK have their work cut out for them, given that the film features no aliens, robots or vampires. What it does have is people with mental illness. How best to represent that on the poster? Why, jaunty lettering, of course!

Review: The Hunger Games

Posted by Matt at 14:00 on 20 Mar 2012
The Hunger Games
Now that the pallid adventures of K-Stew, R-Patz and T-Lauts are officially coming to an end, welcome to your new Teen Phenomenon Based On A Series Of Books. There's a female lead, there's a love triangle, there's even CGI wolf dogsā€¦are we destined to spend the next few years balking at more inappropriate mum groupies and handmade Hunger Game-themed sex toys? Not so, for this tale is above such cringe-worthy histrionics, delivering surprising substance and maturity, and, as a result, packing more punch.
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