Robert De Niro

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  • You said it, weird Russian poster for lesser De Niro movie Bus 657

    Movie Feature | Ali Gray | 28th April 2015

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    Place your bets on how many minutes of screen time Robert De Niro gets in this new thriller. Twelve? Seven? Three? I'll wager that co-star Mark-Paul Gosselaar (aka Zack from Saved By The Bell) gets more lines.

  • Grudge Match

    Movie Review | Ed Williamson | 24th January 2014

    You join me as I battle the triple threat of fatigue, hangover and a burgeoning cold in attempting to semi-satisfactorily review Grudge Match in the two hours I have before I collapse. This tight schedule is caused by a three-night midweek run in which I saw the film, then contributed drunkenly to Team Shiznit's glorious triumph at the Picturehouse Podcast Comedy Film Quiz, and now am attempting to write the review by the release date. Now, when a film is press-screened three days before it comes out, you fear the worst, but they needn't have worried: Grudge Match is pretty good fun when it bothers trying.

  • The Family

    Movie Review | Ali Gray | 24th November 2013

    Those awful people that weren't born until the nineties, or God forbid, the 'noughties' - what must they make of a man like Robert De Niro? Because even though you can buy his DVDs at your local newsagent and go online to download literally any movie he ever made in seconds flat, surely it's only fair to judge an actor on his recent output: say, from the last 20 years. De Niro has earned his right to be less choosy, obviously, and I'm not about to shit on the likes of Raging Bull, Goodfellas and The Deer Hunter, but The Family isn't so much indicative of a career slump as it is the kind of painfully average movie that makes you realise he's completely stopped caring.

  • The Big Wedding

    Movie Review | Ali | 22nd May 2013

    I've seen my fair share of wedding movies over the years but the damn things all melt into one in my head afterwards. Once you've established your wacky line-up of one-note characters, the screenplay practically writes itself. Having forced myself to sit through marital comedy The Big Wedding, I thought I'd take a similar approach with my review and just write an exhaustive list of every single wedding cliché I spotted. That's the bare minimum, but in this genre, the bare minimum is all you need.

  • Silver Linings Playbook

    Movie Review | Ed Williamson | 21st November 2012

    I have no idea what 'playbook' means, being British. How am I possibly supposed to grasp a concept so arcane; so steeped in Americana? You might as well ask me to participate in a rodeo or wage a baseless imperialist war against a country wholly unprepared to defend itself against mine. A good thing, then, that the UK marketers of Silver Linings Playbook had the sense to make the word very small in all its promotional material. A less good thing that Ali wrote a whole feature about this before I got around to writing the introduction I'd been planning based on this premise. One day I'll have more than one idea in my head at a time, then I'll be unstoppable.

  • Sorry, but I'm about to ruin the Cape Fear poster for you

    Movie Feature | Ali | 17th November 2012

    The stupid pop culture sponge I call a brain has ruined the poster for Martin Scorsese's Cape Fear. Now I pass it on to you, like the videotape from The Ring. Once you see it, you can't unsee it.

  • These EXCLUSIVE Red Lights posters are questionable

    Movie News | Luke | 12th June 2012

    Spooky psychic thriller Red Lights makes its presence known with an exclusive gallery of character posters. Not our exclusive, mind you. Sorry, thought I'd made that clear.

  • New Year's Eve

    Movie Review | Rob | 8th December 2011

    New Year's Eve; the one night of the year when you feel obliged to have fun, but if truth be told, you usually can't be arsed. Fittingly, that's how Garry Marshall's follow-up to Valentine's Day makes you feel.

  • Films on TV round-up: families of all kinds

    TV Feature | Kirsty Harrison | 25th September 2011

    Another week, another selection of X-Men related movies on ITV2. Thankfully, there are other channels and many, many other films to watch. I haven't got a lot of time to waste talking about them, as Ryan Reynolds' M&S adverts aren't going to watch themselves. So let's go, chop chop!

  • Saturday smackdown: Killer Elite 2011 vs The Killer Elite 1975

    Movie Feature | Luke | 25th June 2011

    Kick! Punch! It's all in the mind! Renowned Prince of Subtlety Jason Statham will be exploding all over cinemas this September, in Killer Elite. But it's not the first time the title has seen used, with Sam Peckinpah beating him to it by over 35 years. So which film is the most elitist? There's only one way to find out... fiiiight!