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  • Star Trek Into Darkness

    Movie Review | Matt | 4th May 2013

    Right from the very first scene, which sees Kirk and Bones sprinting through bright red flora to escape from a primitive alien tribe, Star Trek Into Darkness proves to be a film of relentless adventure. It’s non-stop action through and through, and, once this opening chase sets the pace, the film seems to always be constantly accelerating. As such, the film spends all of its time going somewhere; and it goes quickly, it goes loudly and it goes spectacularly. The only problem is that it never seems to live up to the franchise’s original mission statement and go boldly.

  • Ten potential roles for Simon Pegg in Star Wars Episode VII

    Movie Feature | Neil | 4th February 2013

    Now that J-Jabs is confirmed as director of Star Wars: Episode VII, it seems like a mere formality that at some point his lucky charm from Mission: Impossible III and the Star Treks, Simon Pegg, will be cast in the film. No doubt Jabrams is wondering right now what part Pegg could possibly play. Well, WONDER NO MORE, JABRAMOVITCH!

  • Catching up with The World's End aka more crazy guesswork

    Movie Feature | Luke | 24th January 2013

    Because there's no such thing as half an obsession, right? (*hisses like cat, scurries away from Simon Pegg's bins on all fours*)

  • Let's decode the teaser poster for The World's End

    Movie Feature | Luke | 19th July 2012

    In which we put on our detective hats, and read far too much into the first teaser poster for The World's End. By which I mean chuck loads of keywords into Google to see what sticks. To the internet!

  • Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

    Movie Review | Ali | 12th December 2011

    How many straight-up action movies have you seen this year? Remove all the superhero movies, alien invasions and Jason Statham films (which, as we all know, don't play by conventional rules), and there have been precious few pulse-pounders that were rooted in reality. Being grounded is not something typically associated with Tom Cruise – indeed, in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol he comes closer than ever to his Space God, courtesy of the Burj Khalifa – but the return of Ethan Hunt and his IMF team should be welcomed in a year where far-out fantasy and outlandish action has so far reigned.

  • Why does The Guardian hate Tintin?

    Movie Feature | Ali | 1st November 2011

    You may have already seen Steven Spielberg's new movie, The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn. It's good, huh? Well, The Guardian couldn't disagree more: in fact, they've dedicated FOUR SIX separate op-ed pieces on why they disliked it so much. Protest much?

  • The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn

    Movie Review | Ali | 16th October 2011

    Despite a directorial career that spans – holy shit, 40 years? – The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn is Steven Spielberg's first animated film. Techniques have come and gone over the years, barriers have been broken, box-office records and preconceptions shattered alike, but only now has Spielberg decided the medium is ready for him – and he's picked his moment well. For all of the good work done by Robert Zemeckis, Peter Jackson and James Cameron, it is Spielberg who has justified the existence of motion-capture technology: The Adventures Of Tintin is a relentlessly thrilling, rip-roaring yarn that's as close as anyone has ever come to bringing a comic-book to life.

  • Dun dun DUN-DUN, dun dun DUN-DUN, diddle-derrrrr, diddle-derrrrr...

    Movie Trailer | Ali | 29th June 2011

    Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to use exactly that phrase without looking like a dick when writing about the Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol trailer. Your dignity will self-destruct in 5, 4...

  • Films on TV round-up: capering cops and caped crusaders

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 5th June 2011

    Ever wondered why this feature never covers any films from the Sunday? OK, I'll rephrase that: ever given a moment's consideration to the content of anything in this feature? In this whole fucking website, beyond a fleeting thought of 'Ha ha, I like it when they say Ashton Kutcher's a dickhead'? No? Well, I'll tell you anyway. It's because I write it on Sundays, and the listings on tvguide.co.uk only go as far as the next week. Not that you care. Hope you choke on it.

  • Paul

    Movie Review | Ali | 19th February 2011

    A movie made by geeks, for geeks, about geeks... Sounds awful, doesn't it? Don't make the mistake of writing off Paul as giant bout of auto-fellatio on the part of uber-nerds Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, because despite appearances - and loads and loads and loads of science-fiction in-jokes - it's actually great fun, well-written and extremely enjoyable. Seriously though, Paul is so full of nods and wink, it's like it has a facial tic - Spaced's homage-o-meter would be overheating under the strain.