Rachel Mcadams

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  • Doctor Strange

    Movie Review | Ali Gray | 3rd November 2016

    Considering the X-Men movies can't even stay consistent one movie to the next, it's a minor miracle the Marvel Cinematic Universe remains a cohesive whole, 8 years and 14 movies after Nick Fury first asked Tony Stark to join his professional LinkedIn network. We've had men of technology, beasts of rage, Gods from other realms and soldiers forged in war, all now reading from the same script. The latest recruit to the MCU is Doctor Strange, who heralds the arrival of the world of magic, but - like Arrested Development's Gob Bluth and his Alliance of Magicians - demands to be taken seriously. Disbelief is being suspended at a comfortable level by now: if you're cool with purple space tyrants and talking raccoons, chances are the addition of sorcerers, supreme or otherwise, isn't going to upset the apple cart.

  • Spotlight

    Movie Review | Ed Williamson | 19th January 2016

    Spotlight appears to tick all the boxes as far as the true-life awards-season investigation drama goes. All-star, mainly male, ensemble cast to demonstrate serious dramatic heft; weighty subject matter in dealing with the cover-up of institutional child abuse. It makes a few choices you aren't expecting, though, and I can't figure out whether or not this elevates it.

  • Six things that might actually be bloody going on in True Detective

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 31st July 2015

    Yeah no, the bit where he gets shot by a crow? That's a metaphor for ... I want to say the war in Iraq? Don't worry, I'm all over this.

  • Southpaw ad saved by last-minute reference to other boxing movie

    Movie News | Ed Williamson | 16th July 2015

    Upcoming Jake Gyllenhaal film Southpaw has been saved from obscurity at the eleventh hour by a journalist's agreement to be quoted comparing it to another boxing movie.

  • Things that only happen in Richard Curtis films #326: laughing at rain

    Movie Feature | Ali | 15th May 2013

    First Four Weddings, now About Time. I think I know what Alan Partridge would have to say about this...

  • Plot details for Malick's To The Wonder revealed!

    Movie Feature | Matt | 8th January 2013

    Plot details about Terrence Malick’s latest meadow-gazer To The Wonder are scarce – mainly because everyone’s still trying to find plot details for The Tree Of Life. Thankfully, we’ve managed to ascertain a few clues from the available stills and posters for the film and have managed to work out a vague synopsis. It’s basically an arthouse Stuck On You.

  • Sherlock Holmes

    Movie Review | Kirsty | 4th January 2010

    Sherlock Holmes is one of Britain's most enduring literary figures, thanks in no small part to previous adaptations of Arthur Conan Doyle's books on the big and small screens. Whilst it's not known whether anyone has actually read a Holmes book in the last few decades, everyone has a clear mental picture of the detective in question and can throw out a few misquotes when the situation calls for it.

  • Rachel McAdams as Spidey's Black Cat?

    Movie News | Ali | 10th November 2009

    Internet fuss suggests that Rachel McAdams, who it turns out is incredibly hot when blonde*, is up for the role of Black Cat in Spider-Man 4. That's it. That's the entire story. Read on if you're bored. I am.

  • The Time Traveler's Wife

    Movie Review | Matt | 20th August 2009

    Sci-fi geeks across the globe are scratching their heads at this one. "So there's a guy who has harnessed the power to traverse past and future...and this film is about his missus?"

  • State Of Play

    Movie Review | Kirsty | 26th April 2009

    Let's say for argument's sake that Paul Abbott's 2003 mini-series State Of Play wasn't watched by everyone, and that many people will be coming to Kevin Macdonald's complex thriller completely cold, with no prior knowledge. Sitting comfortably? Let's begin. Cal McAfferey (Crowe), an old school investigative journalist for the...