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If other monster movies had 'blood relatives' like 10 Cloverfield Lane

Posted by Ali Gray at 07:00 on 21 Mar 2016
If other monster movies had 'blood relatives' like 10 Cloverfield Lane
10 Cloverfield Lane is the latest mystery box from man/magician JJ Abrams: a revolutionary new sort-of-sequel to his 2008 monster movie classic Cloverfield. He calls it a "blood relative" but what this means in real terms is "a sequel in all but name only". It's a technique that could catch on in the monster genre - spin-offs that springboard off an iconic monster attack but focus on something way less spectacular (and way cheaper to create). We humbly present the next 10 revolutionary new sort-of sequels to monster movie classics. That's right, JJ. We've bust your mystery box wide open.

Review: 10 Cloverfield Lane

Posted by Matt Looker at 07:00 on 18 Mar 2016
10 Cloverfield Lane
What a nice, interesting surprise. A Cloverfield sequel that nobody was expecting dropping a trailer out of nowhere and coming with a tantalising-yet-head-scratching title implying a connection to the first film that makes no sense whatsoever. I'm excited, but also... confused? Like a dog hearing somebody whistling on the TV. I have no idea what's about to come next, but it sounds fun.

And this, as it happens, is the film's greatest strength. Because there are so few films released now that make us feel like dogs hearing somebody whistle on the TV.

Star Wars is dead, long live Star Wars

Posted by Ali Gray at 12:30 on 24 Dec 2015
Star Wars is dead, long live Star Wars
The Force awoke a few days later than most for me, but on Monday 21st December, I sat in a small cinema in Hammersmith and readied my body for Star Wars. Sweaty palms? Check. Slightly elevated heartbeat? Check. Stupid grin plastered on face despite nearby proximity of colleagues who consider me an otherwise professional and functional human being? Check. There are have been few cinematic experiences in my career where I have legitimately broken out in goosebumps, but Episode VII was one of them: if a new Star Wars trilogy can no longer be considered a once in a lifetime event, then it's still a rare treat to savour. Excitement, thy name is The Force Awakens.

But then a funny thing happened when the movie started rolling.

Trailer breakdown: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Posted by Ali Gray at 22:00 on 16 Apr 2015
Trailer breakdown: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
STAR WARS! WAR STORES! TRAMOPOLINE!

A brief history of New Star Wars Trailer Day

Posted by Ali Gray at 00:20 on 28 Nov 2014
A brief history of New Star Wars Trailer Day
Happy New Star Wars Trailer Day everyone! While the world and its web awaits the first non-shitty-camcorder footage of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, let's bide our time by learning a little about this most prestigious of national holidays. Are you all wearing your traditional Imperial robes? Then I'll begin!

Literally everyone has auditioned for Star Wars Episode VII

Posted by Neil Alcock at 17:00 on 07 Oct 2013
Literally everyone has auditioned for Star Wars Episode VII
The internets are pretty jizzed right now about the fact that Saoirse Ronan auditioned for Star Wars Episode VII, as revealed in the Empire podcast, but nobody seems to have picked up on her most revealing comment: "Yeah, I did [audition for Star Wars Episode VII]… I mean, everyone did. Everyone has auditioned for it." In a Shiznit exclusive, we spoke to literally everyone about their Ep 7 auditions, and here are just some of their remarkable stories...

Something about this Star Trek Into Darkness poster seems a little off

Posted by Ali at 11:00 on 16 Apr 2013


I can't quite put my finger on what's weird about it.

If the new Star Trek poster was as subtle as the new Star Trek trailer

Posted by Ali at 14:00 on 21 Mar 2013
If the new Star Trek poster was as subtle as the new Star Trek trailer
They should have called this movie Star Tits Into Bra-rkness. Am I right or am I right? (Actual poster at IMP).

Ten potential roles for Simon Pegg in Star Wars Episode VII

Posted by Neil at 07:00 on 04 Feb 2013
Ten potential roles for Simon Pegg in Star Wars Episode VII
Now that J-Jabs is confirmed as director of Star Wars: Episode VII, it seems like a mere formality that at some point his lucky charm from Mission: Impossible III and the Star Treks, Simon Pegg, will be cast in the film. No doubt Jabrams is wondering right now what part Pegg could possibly play. Well, WONDER NO MORE, JABRAMOVITCH!

50 other Daily Bullshit Star Wars Rumours that might come true

Posted by Matt at 09:00 on 26 Jan 2013
50 other Daily Bullshit Star Wars Rumours that might come true
Here's proof that we got the exclusive on the news that JJ Abrams is directing the new Star Wars film. We’ve also got the exclusive on any of these other Episode VII titbits if they turn out to be true. This is how exclusives work, right? Guesswork?
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