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  • The Departed

    Movie Review | Dave | 14th October 2006

    "Nothing is given to you in this life, son. You have to take it," leers Jack Nicholson in the opening moments of Martin Scorsese's return to the gangster genre in which he made his name. Make no mistakes, whilst this is hyped as Scorsese's return to his roots, from the opening voice-over on, this is Jack's movie. Nicholson ...

  • V For Vendetta

    Movie Review | Ali | 24th March 2006

    "What we need right now is a clear message to the people of this country. This message must be read in every newspaper, heard on every radio, seen on every television. I want this country to realise that we stand on the edge of oblivion. I want everyone to remember why they need us!" The words here are being spoken, nay, bark...

  • King Kong

    Movie Review | Ali | 2nd March 2006

    We've become somewhat accustomed to having jolly fat bearded men bring us incredible gifts come Christmas time. Yes, Peter Jackson has become synonymous with fantastic festive films, and although his Hobbit-like rolls of flab have all but disappeared, a few vital things remain; his ability to create 3-hour plus epics of unimagi...

  • Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

    Movie Review | Ali | 1st March 2006

    Ask any young filmgoer who their favourite screenwriter is and they'll probably tell you that - shock horror - the pen of Quentin is what turns them on. Chances are, they're just as big a fan of one Shane Black, the only thing is, they probably don't even know it. Black is the motormouth behind gems like Lethal Weapon and The ...

  • The Incredibles

    Movie Review | | 22nd March 2005

    With Toy Story, Pixar completely revolutionised animated cinema, if not cinema itself. Talk was that pretty soon, actors wouldn't be needed at all, and that fully computer-generated pictures could spell the death of all but the most velvet-tongued thespians. After all, why waste time and effort getting Paul Walker to emote whe...

  • The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King

    Movie Review | Ali | 3rd January 2005

    Bloody hell... where do you start? The final and most exciting chapter of the most ambitious trilogy ever committed to film is gazing down upon us like the eye of the Dark Lord himself - was there ever any chance that Return of the King was going to be rubbish? I can happily report that you were indeed correct in your assumpti...