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Review: Molly’s Game

Posted by Ali Gray at 13:30 on 04 Nov 2017
Molly’s Game
If it wasn’t immediately obvious from the impenetrable wall of dialogue that looms over the opening scene, Molly’s Game was written by famed fast-talker Aaron Sorkin. If it wasn’t immediately obvious he directed it too, the clues are there to be found: scenes that smash cut through shot lists like a machine gun play home to worldly and wise characters who spew dictionaries of insightful dialogue. Molly’s Game is adapted from the biography of a poker hostess who ran high stakes games for big game players, but the movie has more of Sorkin’s fingerprints on it than his own typewriter. Often if a writer-director can’t remove their own ego from the equation it can be problematic, but thankfully the story of Molly’s Game feels tailor-made for Sorkin’s style: though occasionally weighed down by sheer volume of dialogue, it’s nonetheless smart, slick and - thanks to a towering Jessica Chastain performance - more than a bit sexy.

Top 10 films of our lifetime #5: Scott Pilgrim Vs The World

Posted by Ali Gray at 07:00 on 22 Sep 2014
Top 10 films of our lifetime #5: Scott Pilgrim Vs The World
Like you, I was very disappointed to see that Edgar Wright decided to part ways with Marvel and Ant-Man, because he's a director who is capable of doing wonderful things with a camera; the combination of Edgar Wright, Paul Rudd and the Marvel universe made me feel a little giddy. Still, I can take comfort in the fact that he's basically already made a superhero movie in Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, and not only that, he had Beck provide the tunes. Ant-Man Shmant-Man - Ali.

Review: Scott Pilgrim Vs The World

Posted by Ali at 14:44 on 15 Aug 2010
Scott Pilgrim Vs The World
The next time someone tells you about how 3D is the future of cinema, sit them down in front of Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, preferably on the biggest screen you can find, and watch their jaw hit the floor. Here we have a film that's so sharp, so visually stimulating and so whip-smart, it positively crackles with energy. It may well be the best-looking movie of its generation. 3D is where it's at, huh? Spare me. The future of cinema lies in the hands of filmmakers like Edgar Wright.

Win Youth In Revolt on DVD

Posted by Ali at 21:52 on 12 Jul 2010
Win Youth In Revolt on DVD
Hey, stupid. Yeah, you. I have five copies of Youth In Revolt on DVD, and I'm not allowed to steal any for myself. I guess, thinking about it for a minute, you guys can probably take them off my hands. For a price.

New Scott Pilgrim trailer keeps the awesome coming

Posted by Matt at 16:16 on 18 Jun 2010
New Scott Pilgrim trailer keeps the awesome coming
New scenes, new lines, new characters...same sweet, sweet feeling of 'Fucking-A'.

New Scott Pilgrim clip premiered at MTV Movie Awards

Posted by Matt at 18:53 on 08 Jun 2010
New Scott Pilgrim clip premiered at MTV Movie Awards
And it looks...I've already run out of positive adjectives for this film...'awesometacious'? Can we make that a word?

New Scott Pilgrim trailer is KO

Posted by Ali at 16:27 on 31 May 2010
New Scott Pilgrim trailer is KO
"It's on like Donkey Kong," apparently.

Scott Pilgrim trailer is awesome

Posted by Ali at 17:27 on 25 Mar 2010
Scott Pilgrim trailer is awesome
Head this way for a slice of fried gold.

Review: Youth In Revolt

Posted by Darren at 16:14 on 09 Feb 2010
Youth In Revolt
If the movies have taught us anything about true love it's that the path to it never runs smoothly. Quite whether anyone has been on as arduous a journey in the name of love as Michael Cera's character Nick Twisp in Youth In Revolt is unlikely.

New teasing Scott Pilgrim pics

Posted by Matt at 14:42 on 07 Jan 2010
New teasing Scott Pilgrim pics
Here's the first look at Edgar Wright's Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, a geek slacker comic-book adaptation. Doesn't that already sound like the kind of film that he was born to make?
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