News, Reviews & Features
  • Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

    Movie Review | Ed Williamson | 19th October 2012

    They left New York. They went to Madagascar. Then they ended up somewhere else in Africa. Now they're in Europe, trying to get back home to New York. It's the Circle of Life. No, hang on, that's ... anyway, here's a pleasant surprise: this animated threequel from DreamWorks is a whole heap of fun. What's more, it represents a film's most effective use of the song 'I Like To Move It' by Reel 2 Reel (feat. The Mad Stuntman) since it was first popularised in the work of Truffaut.

  • You see the French poster for The Impossible; all I see is this

    Movie News | Ali | 14th October 2012

    I'm quite possibly going to Hell for this one. (Poster from IMP).

  • Today I learned: Kirsten Dunst and McG made a J-pop video

    Movie News | Luke | 14th March 2012

    TIL is a regular-ish item where we reveal how little we know about the magical world of movies, by showing you stuff you've probably seen before elsewhere. Basically it's an excuse to post old news. In that spirit; here's a video from 2009 of Kirsten Dunst prancing about dressed like Sailor Moon or some creepy shit like that.

  • Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D

    Movie Review | Matt | 10th February 2012

    One of the most reviled films in cinema history comes to a format that is little more than a cynical cash-grab, all from a man who raped our childhoods. But fuck it, it's still Star Wars, right guys? Guys?

  • If he looks enough like a woman it's not gay, right?

    TV News | Ed Williamson | 14th January 2012

    Like, you've spent a load of money on drinks and taxis and stuff, and once you actually figure out he's a dude it's pretty late anyway, and if he looks and sounds enough like a woman it's OK, right? That's the code, isn't it guys? I'm asking for a friend.

  • Haywire

    Movie Review | Ali | 6th January 2012

    Honestly, I question whether anyone involved is really taking Haywire completely seriously. This is Steven Soderbergh in experimentation mode; an auteur director making a stripped-down, amped-up action movie, just to see if he can. It features a stellar cast, all of whom are slumming it to some degree, except of course for MMA fighter and lead actress Gina Carano, whose best is – in the nicest way possible – still some way beneath everyone else's. I'd recommend you approach Haywire with a similar air of detachment – expect nothing less than a slick, short, snappy revenge flick and you won't be disappointed.

  • Haywire trailer: Steven Soderbergh's MMA movie (seriously)

    Movie Trailer | Ali | 23rd July 2011

    Famed indie auteur Steven Soderbergh must have got tired of thinking outside the box and fighting the system, because he's directed an action movie starring a female MMA fighter. I can't decide whether it looks amazing or like something Steven Seagal would pass on.

  • The Fighter

    Movie Review | Matt | 4th February 2011

    Here's another chance to read Matt's review of The Fighter, as it's out today. Boxing puns!

    With Marky Mark's abs on full display in almost every scene, and Christian Bale going all skinny for his art once again, it's easy to see which one is meant to be the titular fighter - or is it? After all, Bale's character is the one struggling with drug addiction throughout the whole film so maybe he is the metaphorical fighter? No, no, Marky Mark's wearing boxing gloves - it's definitely him.

  • Win one of five copies of Roman Polanski's The Ghost on DVD

    Movie Competition | Ali | 10th September 2010

    It's about politics! (*Boo!*) But also about murder! (*Yay!*)

  • I'll be cack: new Terminator movie will be animated, 3D, lame

    Movie News | Ali | 13th August 2010

    If McG's Salvation saw the Terminator franchise lowered into molten lead, this news is the T-1000 flipping us off before dying forever.