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Review: Sin City: A Dame To Kill For

Posted by Ali Gray at 07:00 on 20 Aug 2014
Sin City: A Dame To Kill For
Nine years after the pages turned on Robert Rodriguez's first Sin City movie, and with at least three major parts recast, you can't help but think this Dame To Kill For is sashaying into town long after everyone has lost interest. Showing no signs of added maturity - if anything it's even more juvenile - this slick-yet-soulless sequel features the required quota of girls, guns and garrotting, but it's unlikely to win over those who were unimpressed by the same stiff sideshow almost a decade ago.

Review: Immortals

Posted by Ali at 07:00 on 10 Nov 2011
Immortals
To look at it, you might think Immortals has no idea how ridiculous it is – characters with glistening muscles and mountainous pectorals swing around their hugely phallic swords while wearing gold lamé hotpants, like the most expensive porn parody ever. The problem is, director Tarsem Singh knows exactly how ridiculous it looks, which means not only is it one of the campest movies of the year, but one of the most vain, too. Oddly, though, you can't take your eyes off it – it's like watching the butchest float on the Gay Pride parade crash in super slow-motion HD.

Review: The Expendables

Posted by Ali at 01:33 on 15 Aug 2010
The Expendables
The danger of 'event movies' is often that the event becomes more important than the actual movie. In some cases, the finished film can almost become surplus to requirement. Remember Snakes On A Plane? We all chuckled at the title and bought into the cheesiness of it, yet only six people saw it at the cinema, and only three of them actually liked it. And one of them was me.

Review: Iron Man 2

Posted by Ali at 00:06 on 28 Apr 2010
Iron Man 2
The original Iron Man's success came something like a bolt from the blue; a very welcome superhero debut that nailed its playful tone and established itself as the first part of a much bigger universe. The sequel, however, comes with certain expectations attached: now we know the character's origins, he kinda has to... y'know, do something.

Mickey Rourke playing Genghis Khan

Posted by Matt at 17:18 on 26 Apr 2010
Mickey Rourke playing Genghis Khan
Actual quote: "One of the things I like about Genghis Khan was his love of dogs." That and his brief stint in the Mongolian WWE.

Iron Man 2: new pics 'n' posters

Posted by Ali at 22:32 on 31 Mar 2010
Iron Man 2: new pics 'n' posters
If you have to ask why, then you're too old! (*cranks up AC/DC*)

Iron Man 2 trailer: fuck yeah

Posted by Matt at 07:27 on 08 Mar 2010
Iron Man 2 trailer: fuck yeah
No words... should have shown a poet...

Iron Man 2 movie trailer

Posted by Ali at 12:39 on 19 Dec 2009
Iron Man 2 movie trailer
Posters schmosters: hit that full-screen button, turn the speakers up and rock the fuck out to the first trailer for Iron Man 2. SABBATH RULE! (*downs cider and black, moshes*)

Iron Man 2 poster: whuup-aahh!

Posted by at 22:40 on 10 Dec 2009
Iron Man 2 poster: whuup-aahh!
It's poster-geddon! Following War Machine's poster debut a few moons back, and the boring, beardy Tony Stark poster that I ignored, here's Mickey Rourke's Whiplash, showing off his sparkly rods.

Review: The Wrestler

Posted by Ali at 00:42 on 21 Jan 2009
The Wrestler
It's easy to laugh at Mickey Rourke. He's a has-been; a dog fancier; an actor reduced to the stakes of a bum. After a well-publicised career meltdown, an ill-advised return to boxing left him with, in the words of Charlie Brooker, "a face like wet cat food." He is, in short, a joke. Yes, it's easy to laugh at Mickey Rourke. But ...
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