News, Reviews & Features
  • Warcraft: The Beginning

    Movie Review | Becky Suter | 30th May 2016

    Unlike Game Of Thrones, there are no tits and dragons in Warcraft: The Beginning. There are wizards with hipster beards, giant eagles and a progressive orc, though. And in an apt allegory of recent times, an invading horde trigger immigration anxiety amongst a bunch of white people. Rather than rinsing a failing health service and steal jobs, these invaders need mortal souls to… do something. I'm not quite sure. It's all a bit of a blur, to be quite honest with you. I really hope Duncan Jones doesn't read mid-level, sarcastic film blogs, because things are about to get orc-ward; Warcraft is an epic mess of a movie.

  • The problem with Pixels: game over for Jane Krakowski

    Movie Feature | Ali Gray | 31st July 2015

    Adam Sandler's latest movie Pixels has lots of problems - the foremost being that it's an Adam Sandler movie - but its most heinous crime is surely the egregious waste of Jane Krakowski. The actress, who is by any measure the most comedically gifted of the entire Pixels cast, plays the First Lady to US President Kevin James and has approximately three lines in the entire movie (none of which are jokes). Pixels is a case study in how to waste funny women.

  • 12 Years A Slave cruelly snubbed at 2014 MTV Movie Awards

    Movie News | Ali Gray | 14th April 2014

    Steve McQueen's Oscar-winning drama 12 Years A Slave was snubbed by esteemed MTV movie critics last night. Though it was nominated for Movie Of The Year, it was beaten by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Nominated star Chiwetel Ejiofor went home empty-handed, with the Best Male Performance awarded to industry veteran Josh Hutcherson for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Oscar-winning newcomer Lupita Nyong'o also missed out, with Best Female Performance going to Jennifer Lawrence for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. To cap a miserable evening for Steve McQueen's movie, Chiwetel Ejiofor wasn't even nominated for Best Shirtless Performance.

  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

    Movie Review | Matt Looker | 19th November 2013

    So now we arrive at the second film of the latest mega-successful young-adult-novel-turned-movie-franchise and this is where things can get tricky. It's easy enough to come up with an initial concept - boy goes to wizard school, girl falls in love with vampire, etc - but following it up with the beginnings of an epic saga? Much harder to do. Thankfully though, this sequel manages to accomplish just that, successfully furthering the story and delving deeper into the politics and ethical quandaries laid out by its predecessor. All this despite being - for the most part - basically the same film.

  • Please clarify, getting mixed signals re: whether this is a game or not

    Movie News | Ali | 9th September 2013

    New poster for Ender's Game claims it's not a game, but then if it's not a game, why is it called Ender's Game? This game movie sounds too complicated, when's Grown Ups 3 out? (Via IMP).

  • Exciting new Catching Fire posters feature old men sitting in chairs

    Movie Feature | Ali | 10th March 2013

    Top row (l-r): Justin Bieber, Perez Hilton, Thor Jr, Charlie Brooker. Bottom row (l-r): Gay Santa, Felix Leiter, Orlando Bloom in Pirates, Lenny Kravitz.

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  • Blogalongabond #23: Skyfall

    Movie Feature | Luke | 4th December 2012

    Welp, here we are; twelve months of dodgy graphics and suspect gameplay, leading up to this final gamey tribute to the cinematic adventures of James Bond. Along the way we've jumped, ducked and QWOP'd, startled pigeons and murdered monkeys, and lovingly ripped off Canabalt, Doodle Jump, Pilotwings and even SkiFree for Windows 3.1. So what does this final challenge have in store? Let's just say you've got to get angry... you've got to make the Skyfall!

  • Blogalongabond #22: Quantum Of Solace

    Movie Feature | Luke | 22nd October 2012

    In our penultimate Blogalongabond entry, we tackle Marc Forster's oft-misunderstood Quantum Of Solace the only way we know how: BY BLOWING STUFF UP WITH GUNZ GRRRRR (*flexes and pulls muscle at same time*)

  • Blogalongabond #21: Casino Royale

    Movie Feature | Luke | 5th October 2012

    With Skyfall less than a month away, we welcome a new Bond to the Blogalongabond fold in the form of an extremely stony-faced Daniel Craig. Although we'd be welcoming him sooner if our Casino Royale game had actually been on time... whoops.

  • Blogalongabond #20: Die Another Day

    Movie Feature | Luke | 6th September 2012

    This month's Blogalongabond sees us waving goodbye to Pierce Brosnan, which is as good an excuse as any to post a link to this infamous clip from Taffin - after all, it is a handy summary of what it feels like to watch Die Another Day, what with all the in your face effects and all that. Alison Doody handled the Brosrage quite well, I thought.