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  • Films on TV round-up: learn a trade, son, you'll go far

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 7th November 2011

    Good old Film4. You can always rely on them to show ponderous films about lonely, maladjusted men in which not much actually happens at some unsociable hour of the morning.

  • Crazy Stupid Love

    Movie Review | Ali | 20th September 2011

    Crazy Stupid Love is a movie that wants it all. It's a romcom that knows it's a romcom and wants you to know it knows it's a romcom. Characters reference popular movies and the clichés therein; by pointing out the elephants in the room, they're allowing us in on the joke. "Damn, love is crazy and stupid," they nudge and wink to us, but because they acknowledge the craziness and stupidity of movie romance, they assume they'll get away with it. Luckily for us, the characters of Crazy Stupid Love are so darn charming, they do.

  • Films on TV round-up: gold heists, sleepless nights and big fights

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 3rd July 2011

    It's Sunday and I've got a hangover. Don't suppose The Hangover's on this week, is it? No? Right, that's that angle fucked, then.

  • Films on TV round-up: sins, Sean and cyborgs

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 19th June 2011

    I never end up watching any of these myself, you know. But if just one of you finds a new film you come to love after reading these weekly round-ups, isn't it all worth it just for that? Well, no, frankly. It takes fucking ages.

  • 5 things I learned from the X-Men: First Class press conference

    Movie Feature | Matt | 1st June 2011

    Last week I was afforded the opportunity to attend the X-Men: First Class press conference, allowing me to go eyeball-to-eyeball with all the stars: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Kevin Bacon, Lenny Kravitz's daughter and the guy who makes tornados come out of his hands that can't really speak much English.

  • X-Men: First Class

    Movie Review | Matt | 25th May 2011

    With Brett ‘The Hitman’ Ratner killing off half the characters in X-Men: The Last Stand, it’s no surprise that the franchise had to be rebooted, but do we really need to see a Bash Street Kids version of the mutant superheroes? And what can it tell us that we don’t already know? Well, how about the fact that Magneto used to be a globe-trotting Bond-a-like and Xavier was a beer-chugging ladies man? Admit it, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart suddenly seem much more interesting…

  • X-Men First Class: a guide to sitting

    Movie Feature | Ali | 17th May 2011

    Worried X-Men: First Class might be too exciting? Let Professor Xavier and his mutant brethren show you how to relax in style.

  • Super trailer, bro

    Movie Trailer | Ali | 7th March 2011

    If Kick-Ass and Special and Defendor didn't already exist, this would probably be the most original superhero movie ever made.