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Review: Guardians Of The Galaxy

Posted by Ali Gray at 18:30 on 29 Jul 2014
Guardians Of The Galaxy
Just for a second there it looked like Marvel might have let their foothold slip. Edgar Wright's departure had irreparably sullied Ant-Man; Captain America 3's release date clash with DC's Batman V Superman in 2016 seemed like a suicide mission; the suspicion lingered that Thor: The Dark World wasn't actually all that great in retrospect. Momentary blips, all, because Guardians Of The Galaxy is the most confident, daring and balls-out fun Marvel movie of the lot. The last two Marvel releases have been samey sequels, adhering largely to a tried and tested formula, but Guardians Of The Galaxy is one of Marvel's best films simply because it doesn't really feel like it's part of the Marvel universe at all.

Trailer breakdown: Guardians Of Ga'Hoole The Galaxy

Posted by Ali Gray at 08:00 on 21 Feb 2014
Trailer breakdown: Guardians Of <strike>Ga'Hoole</strike> The Galaxy
You haven't properly seen the first teaser for Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy until you've seen my step-by-step analysis, which mainly consists of cries for help, fashion queries and unforgivable inaccuracy. Still, I do know one thing: raccoons are EEEEEEE! (*clutches hands beneath chin in girlish glee*)

There's someone missing in the first Guardians Of The Galaxy image

Posted by Ali Gray at 19:40 on 01 Jan 2014
There's someone missing in the first Guardians Of The Galaxy image
Disney have released the first official image from their forthcoming Marvel intergalactic adventure, Guardians Of The Galaxy. We can't help but feel there's someone quite important missing, especially given the obvious Usual Suspects homage. Thankfully it was my New Year's Resolution to do more rubbish Photoshopping, so I made amends. Send the cheque to the usual address, Disney.

Review: Star Trek Into Darkness

Posted by Matt at 19:00 on 04 May 2013
Star Trek Into Darkness
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.

Review: Avatar: Special Edition; news on the Even Specialler DVD

Posted by Rob, Ali at 19:37 on 27 Aug 2010
Avatar: Special Edition; news on the Even Specialler DVD
Attention, Avatards. First up, we've got Rob's review of the Avatar: Special Edition and what to expect in the nine additional minutes. Then follows news about the DVD even-specialler edition, with sixteen new minutes. Then follows... you get the idea. Yeah, this is basically the new Star Wars now.

Review: The Losers

Posted by Matt at 21:29 on 27 May 2010
The Losers
The promotional material for The A-Team claims that "There is no Plan B", and yet the release of both The Losers and The Expendables this summer proves that there's no shortage of other crack commando units surviving as soldiers of fortune. And with The Losers beating the others to the punch with a film that delivers enough ridiculous action to compete with Hannibal and co's Tank vs. Plane trailer moment, you have to pity the fools that now have to follow it.

The Losers trailer seems familiar

Posted by Ali at 23:16 on 29 Jan 2010
The Losers trailer seems familiar
Think Ocean's Eleven meets The Expendables meets Smokin' Aces meets The A-Team meets Stuff Happening In Slow-Motion.

Review: Avatar

Posted by Ali at 23:44 on 16 Dec 2009
Avatar
How to rate a film like Avatar? Do just that: review the film, not the hype. Believe what you've heard industry execs raving about and James Cameron's latest opus is a "game-changer", supposedly the biggest cinematic revolution since the advent of colour film and talking pictures. These are superlatives impossible to qualify; exactly how do you know you've changed the game if play has yet to resume? No, the only way to analyse Avatar is to strip it down of all its baggage until you're left with the core experience: cold, hard data. And what do you get?

Review: Star Trek

Posted by Mark at 22:52 on 09 May 2009
Star Trek
Let's play a little game of word association. If I said 'majestic', 'enjoyable' and 'meaningful', you wouldn't think Star Trek, right? No. But if I said 'lazy', 'predictable' and 'dull'.... well, that's Star Trek down to a tee - at least, that's how it's been for the past decade and a half. Of late, Star Trek has been a poten...
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