John Malkovich

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  • Review: Velvet Buzzsaw paints a dark canvas but is worse than the sum of its p-arts

    Movie Review | Luke Whiston | 8th February 2019

    A few years ago I had a bit of an epiphany regarding my personal relationship with art (such as it is that the purpose and understanding of art as a human endeavour is the result of a complex mish-mash of evolutionary need and life experience resulting in a unique perspective held only to oneself imho). It was around the time of political unrest in a country - not going to say which one but it was one of those problematic countries you see on the news often, don't like the gays much - where a group of artists had collaborated to send a satirical message to their government which was more than likely going to see them turn up in a ditch. It was an act that made me question my complete self: would I, a comically stereotypical white man, ever do anything so profoundly brave with my creative output? I mean besides calling Nigel Farage a cock on Twitter? Probably not. I'll probably just carry on ascending to middle class via osmosis, stopping to tut whenever Netflix raise their prices by 20p so they can continue making mediocre originals.

  • The Transformers/Coen Bros Venn diagram

    Movie Feature | Ali Gray | 4th July 2014

    It's one of the weirdest phenomenons in modern movie history: how is it that so many Coen regulars wind up in Transformers movies? See the culprits as we attempt to figure out what possible motives the guilty parties could have.

  • Rejected logos for Red 2

    Movie Feature | Matt | 30th April 2013

    These ex-agents may be suffering from old age, but their shrewd marketing department clearly has its finger on the pulse of today's youth. #ROFL #YOLO #TheseAreAllThingsThatYoungPeopleSay

  • Con Air = CONtinually AIRmazing

    Movie Feature | Ali | 3rd July 2011

    Earlier today I went to a 'breakfast' screening (1pm is still breakfast, right?) of Con Air at the Prince Charles Cinema in London's Leicester Square. It's still awesome, but in ways I never even knew before.

  • Transformers: Dark Of The Moon

    Movie Review | Ali | 28th June 2011

    Though I've still not quite recovered from giving Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen four stars upon release – both from the kicking I got in the comments and the subsequent shock when I rewatched it in horror on DVD – I am still very much in the broad demographic targeted by Michael Bay and the Transformers franchise: people who like to see shit getting blown up. We are a proud, simple people.

  • Win Jonah Hex on DVD

    Movie Competition | Ali | 28th December 2010

    What else are you going to do? Watch television? Don't make me laugh. Look at that gorgeous poster. John Malkovich really doesn't want to share that tangerine, does he?

  • RED

    Movie Review | Rob | 25th October 2010

    Think back to The A-Team's tagline: "There is no Plan B". Seeing as RED is the fourth movie this year that features a group of highly-skilled heroes who enjoy banter between gunfights, after The A-TeamThe Losers, and The Expendables, it would seem that not only is there is a Plan B, there's a Plan C and a Plan D as well.

  • Jonah Hex trailer: mrph hrmph hrm

    Movie Trailer | Ali | 29th April 2010

    Er... Pardon?

  • Anne Hathaway and John Malkovich are Spider-Man 4's Vulture family

    Movie News | Ali | 8th December 2009

    The casting rumours surrounding Spider-Man 4 seem to have been settled once and for all. Out is Black Cat, in is The Vulture... and his daughter? Man, there's going to be some pissed off nerds online tonight.

  • Burn After Reading

    Movie Review | Ali | 19th October 2008

    Just nine short months after No Country For Old Men was released to critical acclaim and just eight short months after it bagged the Best Picture Oscar (among others), the Coen brothers present a film that couldn't be more different in tone. There are similarities - like Llewelyn Moss, the central characters here are forced into...