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  • Star Trek

    Movie Review | Mark | 9th May 2009

    Let's play a little game of word association. If I said 'majestic', 'enjoyable' and 'meaningful', you wouldn't think Star Trek, right? No. But if I said 'lazy', 'predictable' and 'dull'.... well, that's Star Trek down to a tee - at least, that's how it's been for the past decade and a half. Of late, Star Trek has been a poten...

  • Monsters Vs Aliens

    Movie Review | Kirsty | 21st April 2009

    Like so many brides to be, Susan Murphy's wedding day consisted of getting up early to be faffed and fluffed over; sneaking off to see her groom before the ceremony; being squished by a quantonium-laden meteorite and subsequently transformed into a 49-and-a-half-foot government secret codenamed Ginormica. It's a timeless tale. ...

  • Watchmen

    Movie Review | Ali | 26th February 2009

    Dear Alan Moore, Hi. How are you? We hope Northampton is nice this time of year. I mean, obviously it's not, but unlike Zack Snyder, at least we're aware that it isn't in London. In fact, that Snyder fellow is the reason we're writing to you. We're sure you're aware his adaptation of your timeless graphic novel Watchmen is ab...

  • Push

    Movie Review | Rich | 21st February 2009

    Push is a sign of things to come. Licensed comic book movies have made more than a bajillion dollars since Spidey swang back into town, so it's only natural that movie studios will want to continue this trend, without having to send wheelbarrows of money to Marvel or DC. This means they'll have to come up with original IP, whi...

  • Futurama: Into The Wild Green Yonder

    Movie Review | Ali | 20th December 2008

    With the release of this fourth and final feature-length movie, once again we come to the 'end' of Futurama as we know it. These days, TV shows never really die - they're just put on hiatus until outraged fans buy enough DVDs (come on Browncoats, resurrect Firefly!). But given the mixed reception these new releases have received...

  • The Day The Earth Stood Still

    Movie Review | Ali | 14th December 2008

    And so we come to the apocalypse once more - cinemagoers are now so blasť about the end of the world that even if aliens zapped Earth's landmarks tomorrow, we'd simply shrug and blog about how Michael Bay did it better. This latest space invader, a refit of the seminal '50s eco-fable, suffers from comparisons to bigger, louder a...

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars

    Movie Review | Ali | 17th August 2008

    There's a cold hard fact to consider when approaching this animated entry into the Star Wars canon: George Lucas has made far more money from merchandising the franchise than he has from box-office receipts. Given the child-friendly skew of the largely disappointing prequel trilogy (Episode III's Sith BBQ notwithstanding), you'd...

  • The X Files: I Want To Believe

    Movie Review | Ali | 2nd August 2008

    Aliens. Victor Tooms. Government cover-ups and black goo. That fish-faced sewer mutant thing. All reasons to tune in to The X Files TV show every week, and all conspicuous by their absence in this disappointing second big-screen X Files outing. For Mulder and Scully's movie reunion, the story is more in line with the singular 'm...

  • The Mist

    Movie Review | Ali | 2nd July 2008

    First of all, forget any lingering thoughts you might have of the recent remake of John Carpenter's The Fog: the only thing it has in common with The Mist is shitty weather. Adapted from the Stephen King novel and released in November in the US, it's been awaiting a UK release for months - countries like Estonia, Latvia and even...

  • The Happening

    Movie Review | Ali | 14th June 2008

    Plot a graph of M Night Shyamalan's career and you could pick up quite a speed sledding to the bottom. He started on a high with The Sixth Sense and the underrated Unbreakable, but somewhere around the 80 minute mark in Signs, Night started his inexorable decline. The Village? Lady In The Water? Twaddle of the highest order. And...