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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.

Observations on Cormac McCarthy's screenplay for The Counsellor

Posted by Ali Gray at 07:30 on 19 Nov 2013
Observations on Cormac McCarthy's screenplay for The Counsellor
It has been 10 days since I saw The Counsellor, and despite it being an obviously flawed, frustrating film, there's something about it that clings to your subconscious, like recalling the remnants of a nightmare in the cold light of day. Ridley Scott's editor is clearly a goddamn American hero, because he was tasked with cutting down Cormac McCarthy's insanely verbose script for the screen; now, having read McCarthy's original, complete screenplay, I'm happy to share with you a few things I've noticed when comparing page to film.

Review: The Counsellor

Posted by Ed Williamson at 08:00 on 14 Nov 2013
The Counsellor
'Exciting on paper' is a bit of an oxymoron. Nothing's exciting on paper. Books aren't exciting, unless you throw them at passing cars to make them crash. Cormac McCarthy is a man who writes these so-called 'books', and he's said to be very good at it. And so The Counsellor, his first original screenplay, with a first-rate director and cast, is tremendously exciting on paper. Trouble is, paper and film are very different things.

Aha! 2013's weirdest cameo revealed

Posted by Ali Gray at 23:00 on 08 Nov 2013
Aha! 2013's weirdest cameo revealed
So there I was watching The Counsellor, balls deep into Cormac McCarthy territory and attempting to decipher the reams of dialogue being exchanged between Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender, when who should appear but Linton Travel Tavern's very own receptionist Susan aka I'm Alan Partridge actress Barbara Durkin. I should also mention the scene took place in a travel tavern, although there weren't any upset zombies around. Odd.

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.

Sex addiction: Hollywood edition

Posted by Ali Gray at 15:30 on 01 Oct 2013
Sex addiction: Hollywood edition
This week sees the release of Thanks For Sharing, a movie about the ceaseless grip of sex addiction. Not that you'd know from its poster.

Just Fass, Portman and a lizardman shooting Malick's new film, no biggie

Posted by Ali at 10:00 on 12 Oct 2012
Just Fass, Portman and a lizardman shooting Malick's new film, no biggie
Nothing to see here, move along. (More pics at the Mail).

Christopher Plummer and Michael Fassbender are totesballs related

Posted by Ali at 15:00 on 18 Jun 2012
Christopher Plummer and Michael Fassbender are totesballs related
Mrs Fassbender has some explaining to do. (Comparison via reddit).

Review: Prometheus

Posted by Ali at 07:00 on 31 May 2012
Prometheus
For all the talk of Prometheus "sharing the same DNA" as Alien, Ridley Scott's prequel doesn't bear much family resemblance to its granddaddy. The economy of horror that served his 1979 effort so well is replaced by a big-budget, star-gazing sci-fi that wants you to know it has size on its side. Hugely ambitious and staggering in its grand designs, Prometheus is almost hamstrung by the fact it is an Alien movie at all – the mishmash of grotesque body-horror and chin-stroking existentialism does not always make for the most coherent movie, but it is at least an entertaining one and certainly no black mark on the franchise.

When movies and pop music collide

Posted by Ali at 11:45 on 12 May 2012
When movies and pop music collide
R.I.P. Lee Latchford-Evans and the fat one. (Goofy Prometheus set picture, courtesy of PrometheusForum.net via Reddit)
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