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  • 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.

  • Les Misérables

    Movie Review | Ali | 10th January 2013

    Let me tell you straight off, I'm not really a 'theatre person'. I'm exactly the sort of philistine who would probably walk out of a matinee showing of The Mousetrap at The Windmill if the concessions stand was closed. The last thing I saw in a theatre was Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark. The time before that was The Woman In Black, but only because I knew it was considered exciting enough to be made into a film. The time before that was probably Garfield: Live!, although to my credit, I was about six at the time (even so, I still remember being terrified of Garfield's perennially glassy, non-blinking eyes and fixed, rictus grin. Maybe I caught him on a Monday).

  • Dark Shadows

    Movie Review | Matt | 10th May 2012

    Time to break out the Tim Burton checklist then. Comedy-horror with supernatural elements? Check. Johnny Depp? Obvs. Score by Danny Elfman? Yuh-huh. Helena Bonham Carter? Of course. Pop culture retread? Yes. The time has long passed when one of Hollywood's most original directors has become a parody of himself. And as his once twisted gothic visuals have now given way to colourful cartoonish CGI, you have to ask "Damn - why didn't you make a vampire movie 15 years ago?"

  • Dark Shadows character posters given kooky face-swap makeover

    Movie Feature | Ali | 27th March 2012

    It's easy to make a poster for a Tim Burton film. Whack up the contrast, choose your gaudy neon colour highlight and let the PosterTron 6000 software do the rest. We thought the characters for Tim Burton's Dark Shadows were lacking something. So we made them better.

  • World reacts in shock as Tim Burton's new film 'gothic in style'

    Movie News | Ali | 22nd September 2011

    Entertainment Weekly, who don't entertain me nearly weekly enough, have released the first still from Tim Burton's Dark Shadows, which he apparently made with bits left over from all his other films.

  • The King's Speech

    Movie Review | Ali | 9th January 2011

    Early January release date... esteemed British cast... wartime setting... There's a very good chance that The King's Speech might be the most Bafta-iest movie ever made. It's tailor made to appeal to lovers of classic British cinema and contains all the elements needed to have the British film industry falling over each other to praise it.