News, Reviews & Features
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

    Movie Review | Matt | 10th December 2012

    So we're back to the familiar LARPing territory of Middle Earth then. With wizards and elves and dwarves and huge CGI monsters and big sweeping shots of the New Zealand countryside. The Hobbit may be a different story to The Lord Of The Rings - an independent story that came first, with its own characters and dangers and adventures - but there is really nothing all that unexpected about this journey. Oh apart from the singing. That’s a bit of a shock.

  • Introducing the trolls of The Hobbit

    Movie Feature | Matt | 14th November 2012

    Bilbo is going to need help from Gwarfir The Moderator in order to defeat these three. Yes, there's a chance I haven't read the book.

  • Well fuck you too, Galadriel

    Movie Feature | Matt | 3rd November 2012

    New character posters released for The Hobbit, but only Galadriel looks like she's flipping us off.

  • Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

    Movie Review | Ed Williamson | 19th October 2012

    They left New York. They went to Madagascar. Then they ended up somewhere else in Africa. Now they're in Europe, trying to get back home to New York. It's the Circle of Life. No, hang on, that's ... anyway, here's a pleasant surprise: this animated threequel from DreamWorks is a whole heap of fun. What's more, it represents a film's most effective use of the song 'I Like To Move It' by Reel 2 Reel (feat. The Mad Stuntman) since it was first popularised in the work of Truffaut.

  • Ted

    Movie Review | Ali | 2nd August 2012

    I have a love/hate relationship with Family Guy, and Seth McFarlane by association. Nothing about it is particularly clever or witty or considered – in fact, the laziness and sloppiness of the writing is often shockingly cavalier; stale pop culture punchlines and routines straight from the 'We can't be bothered to finish this joke, so that's the joke' school of comedy. Yet in spite of myself, almost by accident, I still find myself laughing at it from time to time – usually when I'm shattered at the end of the day and lapsing into sleep. It's hardly a glowing endorsement, but the occasional LOL does elevate Family Guy above 'no way and no how' programming like Two And A Half Men.

  • Official: All Mark Wahlberg trailers to feature 'How You Like Me Now'

    Movie Trailer | Matt | 2nd April 2012

    Seth McFarlane's Ted trailer, courtesy of Funny Or Die.

  • Movie maths with Charlize Theron

    Movie Feature | Ali | 16th November 2011

    Charlize Theron has two fantastic looking new movies out next year, Young Adult and Snow White And The Huntsman. Add them both together, and what do you get?

  • Tobias Fünke's meatiest leading man parts

    Movie Feature | Luke | 18th October 2011

    We love Arrested Development here at Shiznit Towers, love it with all our hearts and several other organs. So when news of a film was finally confirmed, it set in motion the part of our brains that connects TV with movies, and the result was this question: what would it be like if Tobias Fünke was a successful actor, and for some reason his Hollywood career was littered with tenuous links to things that happened in the TV show? Well you'd probably end up with movies like...

  • Arrested Development developments

    TV News | Kirsty Harrison | 2nd October 2011

    News. Big... big news. OHMYGODWE'RENOTEVENJOKING!

  • Artist's impression of Ted Danson in next series of CSI

    TV Feature | Matt Looker | 13th July 2011

    Ted Danson is taking over from Laurence Fishburne on the next series of CSI and we have an exclusive look at what we can expect to see.