News, Reviews & Features
  • The Strangers: Prey At Night

    Movie Review | Matt Looker | 8th May 2018

    If there is one movie trend that I just don’t understand, it’s the continuing popularity of generic horror. I don’t know if it’s because there’s comfort and familiarity in the formula or because some people just want to see blood and gore no matter what laziness gets them there, but there is obviously a massive audience for clichéd carnage. These are the kinds of people who think freaky masks are cool, who actively root for key characters to die horribly, and who think that the prey/pray pun in the title here is really quite clever.

  • The Lone Ranger

    Movie Review | Ali | 7th August 2013

    Historically, the Western is a genre that requires patience. Typically, teenagers are not the most patient of people. Therefore, it stands to reason that Gore Verbinski must have been spectacularly drunk when he pitched The Lone Ranger: a 149-minute Western aimed at kids, smack bang in the middle of blockbuster season. That it flopped to the tune of $190 million is not a surprise; the fact that it is not nearly the disaster US critics heralded it as, however, is something of a welcome revelation.

  • Can critics really kill a movie? Don't make me laugh

    Movie Feature | Ali | 6th August 2013

    Like dogs responding to a high-pitched whistle, film critics around the world pricked up their ears today when the stars of The Lone Ranger effectively blamed scathing reviews for its dismal failure at the box-office. As I'm technically a critic because I have a website and spare time and delusions of grandeur, I felt obligated to throw my hat into the ring. Then pick it up, dust it off and remove it from the ring, because the ring is stupid and even just having my hat in it for a second makes me a bit stupid too.

  • Yeah, they should have probably put this in the Lone Ranger trailers

    Movie Trailer | Ali | 11th July 2013

    I'm not saying Disney wouldn't have lost $150m on The Lone Ranger had they put Hans Zimmer's amazing 'William Tell Overture' in one of the film's trailers, but I'm also not NOT saying that. (Source: @SiRenshaw).

  • I calls 'em how I sees 'em

    Movie Feature | Ali | 9th April 2013

    If there's anyone out there who actually thinks Disney's $250m blockbuster The Lone Ranger will turn a profit, be sure to vote with your wallet. You know, like how you all did with John Carter. (New poster from IMP).

  • You hear 'Christian Bale is making a Mount Everest movie', I hear...

    Movie News | Ali | 20th February 2013

    So Christian Bale's new movie about climbing Mount Everest almost certainly won't see him heavily-armoured and fighting John Lithgow or Dan from Eastenders, but it should, obviously. (Story via Deadline).

  • Charlie Sheen doesn't know what a 'character' is

    TV Feature | Matt Looker | 10th September 2012

    Get ready to learn a shocking truth about one Hollywood's finest and hardest-working actors.

  • Boffo corner: Trailer for David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method

    Movie Trailer | Ali | 21st June 2011

    Look at us, talking about serious films like a proper, respected publication. This time it's David Cronenberg's new film, A Dangerous Method. Don't worry, it has spanking in it too.

  • Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

    Movie Review | Matt | 16th May 2011

    Franchises don't usually recover well from a post-trilogy hiatus when coming back for a fourth instalment (I'm looking at you, Indy - and you McClane), but Pirates Of The Caribbean has the added obstacle that each previously released film got progressively worse anyway, ending on a bloated CGI mess of a finale. So has the studio learned its lesson and made a worthy reboot? Of course not – it's utter 'yarrr'se.

  • Pirates 4's action scenes are intense

    Movie News | Ali | 3rd May 2011

    Who'd have thought the director of musicals like Chicago and Nine would be able to pull off such belting action scenes? [Editor's note: this is sarcasm. I think I forgot how to use it properly.]