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  • Review: Detective Pikachu ensures all this Pokémon shit hits the fans

    Movie Review | Matt Looker | 10th May 2019

    I consider myself to be a passionate fan of many things: Star Wars, Marvel, the smell of fresh sea air on a bright summer morning, denim... all sorts. But I have no interest or investment in Pokémon. I’ve never watched the cartoons, never played with the cards, never walked into open traffic while using my phone to throw a digital ball at a pretend squirrel. And it turns out that Detective Pikachu is not made for people like me. It’s made for fans who will be happy at the sight of a Rainbow Monster, or a Clown Wolf or a Cock Otter or whatever. Disclaimer: the film does actually give the proper names for most of the Pokémon on screen, I just didn’t catch ‘em all.

  • The Hitman's Bodyguard

    Movie Review | Matt Looker | 16th August 2017

    After years of us all running hot and cold on Ryan Reynolds ("Van Wilder yay! Green Lantern boo! The Proposal yay! Shut up. Er… Green Lantern boo!"), it’s great that the success of Deadpool has now finally shown us once and for all that he is an unquestionably talented comic genius. Now that this has been established, we can look forward to many, many films of Reynolds’ "What the fuck?!"-ing and "I know, right?"-ing in every cinema for several decades to come, safe in the knowledge that this is definitely what makes for a good, quality movie. 

  • Criminal

    Movie Review | Becky Suter | 12th April 2016

    Everybody looks likes someone or something else in Criminal: Ryan Reynolds looks like a worried owl, Tommy Lee Jones looks like Maz Kanata and Kevin Costner is trying his best to channel Nicolas Cage. Even the film itself is trying to be a Bourne-style thriller, but instead is a weird mishmash of Self/Less and that episode of The Simpsons when Homer has a crayon stuck up his nose.

  • Deadpool

    Movie Review | Ali Gray | 11th February 2016

    You like to talk about tough superhero gigs. Thor was a tough gig. Mixing magic and mythology with grit and realism. Not easy. Guardians Of The Galaxy was a tough gig. Introducing an entirely new bunch of rogues unrelated to any existing properties. Tricky. Deadpool, however, is quite literally a tough gig: stepping up on stage to make with the laughs after being designated the 'funny' superhero movie. Like it's the one movie that has special dispensation to say what we all really think about superhero movies. That's a tough gig. What we ask of Deadpool is the movie equivalent of people who ask comedians to tell them a joke: a request to be funny on demand, on on our terms.

  • R.I.P.D.: Three posters, three poses, one Ryan Reynolds

    Movie Feature | Matt | 9th June 2013



    This, ladies and gentlemen, is Hollywood A-list talent for you. Such facial control. Such muscle memory. Such... Oh wait, I see what they've done.

  • Green Lantern super excited about new Justice League movie

    Movie Feature | Ali | 8th June 2012

    Hal Jordan aka masked superhero Green Lantern has expressed his excitement over Warner Bros' new Justice League movie, telling us "I can't wait to hook up with my super friends and start making movies again!" Batman and Superman are yet to comment.

  • Safe House

    Movie Review | Matt | 28th February 2012

    Confession: I went to a screening of this film over a month ago and, as the credits rolled, I turned to my missus and said “I’m going to have to write my review for this straight away because that was one of the most forgettable films I’ve ever seen”. I didn’t. And now I’m scrabbling around for things to say about a generic action thriller in which both Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds coast along in bog standard roles. To be fair, if they didn’t make much of an effort, I don’t see why I should.

  • The Change-Up

    Movie Review | Rob | 11th September 2011

    Ah, the ol' body switcharoo routine – the calling card of a writer short on ideas. Having featured in (*glances quickly at Wikipedia*) 38 different movies (!), it's safe to say the body swap schtick has been well and truly done to death.

  • The 10 dumbest things about Green Lantern

    Movie Feature | Ali | 19th June 2011

    If you thought my review was harsh, then a) you're wrong, and b) here's even more reasons why I was right. Now let's take these pants off and make some complaints!

  • Things that would win in a fight with the Green Lantern

    Movie Feature | Matt | 17th June 2011

    Apologies to comic-book fans that will roll their eyes at this, but I've only just found out what the Green Lantern's superhero weakness is… and it's utter craptonite. Want to know what could win in a fight against an intergalactic protector of the universe? Basically anything yellow.