Nathan Fillion

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  • Apropos of nothing, let's revisit Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog: Commentary! - The Musical

    TV Feature | Matt Looker | 12th June 2019

    Now that films like La La Land and The Greatest Showman are being celebrated for inventing the musical, it’s time to reappraise the best thing to ever come singing out of the Whedonverse. No, not Once More With Feeling. And no, not Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. I’m obviously talking about Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog: Commentary! – The Musical. But you knew that already. It's in the title. Come with me on a terribly niche journey...

  • Cars 3

    Movie Review | Matt Looker | 10th July 2017

    As someone who has barely seen the first Cars, and who actively and selfishly steers his son away from knowing that a sequel even exists simply because I’ve heard it’s not very good, I am clearly not the best person on the Shiznit staff to review this film. No, that honour goes to Ali, who, for the past two years, has an unfinished article sitting in the site admin area entitled "What I've learned from Cars 2 after watching it 200 times". Yet, here I am, ready to impart my own unique viewpoint on the latest instalment of Pixar’s most-derided franchise. You ready? Here goes: It’s… alright?

  • The eight lamest "snarks" from Nikki Finke's Emmys "live-snark" (UGHHH)

    Movie Feature | Ali Gray | 23rd September 2013

    "Come for the cynicism... stay for the subversion!" promises industry analyst Nikki Finke ahead of her Emmy Awards liveblog - or "live-snark". You want subversion? You want the evening turned on its head? You've got it: Finke posted a picture of host Neil Patrick Harris UPSIDE DOWN. Take that! More depressingly awful put-downs after the jump.

  • Much Ado About Nothing

    Movie Review | Matt | 12th June 2013

    There are two types of Joss Whedon fan: the kind that admires how he managed to give due weight to each character in the Avengers while still littering the film with cool and funny moments, and the kind that yells "WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? JOSS IS A GENIUS-GOD WHO SHOULD HAVE HAD HOLLYWOOD EATING OUT THE PALM OF HIS HAND YEARS AGO! ALSO I CAN SING ALL THE LINES TO EVERY SONG IN THE MUSICAL EPISODE OF BUFFY". I fall very much in the latter camp, which basically makes me a horrible person to be around. It also means that I'm the kind of person who will blindly squee his way along to see this film without giving a moment's thought to the fact that, oh yeah, everyone in it is going to be speaking 'Shakespeare'.

  • Super trailer, bro

    Movie Trailer | Ali | 7th March 2011

    If Kick-Ass and Special and Defendor didn't already exist, this would probably be the most original superhero movie ever made.

  • Marky Mark to star in Uncharted

    Movie News | Ali | 24th November 2010

    Apparently Hollywood is ready to forgive Max Payne.

  • White Noise: The Light

    Movie Review | Ali | 12th January 2007

    Let's face it, without crappy sequels to bitch about, the internet would be a desolate wasteland populated by bright young teens exchanging smileys and looking at pictures of kittens - shite movies are why we're here. The fact that movies like White Noise: The Light exist is not what rankles me, rather the fact that they're see...

  • Slither

    Movie Review | Ali | 11th July 2006

    Horror films don't scare me in the same way as they used to. It just feels like Hollywood is running low on ideas; if it's not a back-slapping, ironic-as-you-like slasher movie it's a US remake of an Eastern classic or a 12A pussy flick that wouldn't scare the pants off my incontinent grandmother. Movies like Wolf Creek and Ho...

  • Serenity

    Movie Review | Chris | 1st March 2006

    Serenity is the big-screen adaptation of the short-lived cult TV series, Firefly, as well as creator Joss Whedon's first fully written and directed feature. Unfortunately, it's also probably the end of the road for this particular franchise (it performed rather poorly at the box office) but like the television show that spawned...