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Review: Bad Santa 2

Posted by Matt Looker at 13:00 on 28 Nov 2016
Bad Santa 2
When a film is deliberately trying to outrage, does that make it more acceptable? Is bad taste really just a matter of taste? Is it problematic that the IMDB Parents Guide for Bad Santa 2 lists warnings for violence, alcohol/drugs/smoking, frightening/intense scenes and sex & nudity (“There are close-ups of genitalia featured, but they are contextually justified”), but says nothing about the overtones of misogyny, racism and whatever you call being rude about little people? Surely it’s this kind of selective oversight that makes this a world in which Trump can become president. (*evacuates the area from the topical bombshell he just dropped*)

Review: Author: The JT LeRoy Story

Posted by Matt Looker at 07:00 on 08 Jul 2016
Author: The JT LeRoy Story
Watching this fascinating documentary about a celebrity/literary scandal that unraveled in the media in 2005, it struck me that this is really something I should already know about. It's astonishing that the high-profile hoax at the centre of this film, which connected - and fooled - so many famous names across film and music, managed to happen at all, but the real miscarriage of justice here is that apparently I have been completely unaware of it until now. Was I more ignorant of the literary world and of pop culture in general than I thought? It seems unlikely. Regardless though, it's probably fair to say that going into this film entirely 'blind' makes for a more incredulous (and therefore more rewarding) experience.

Review: Entourage

Posted by Ed Williamson at 22:00 on 16 Jun 2015
Entourage
It is hard, as a fan of a TV show, to divorce yourself from your feelings for it and watch the end-of-series movie without prejudice. And probably you shouldn't: it's meant for you, as a sort of valedictory reward for your loyalty. But then releasing it in cinemas suggests a pitch to a wider audience, so while it might satisfy the existing viewer, as Entourage sort-of-just-about does, you wonder who else they're expecting to queue up for tickets.

Review: Parkland

Posted by Rob Young at 21:30 on 18 Nov 2013
Parkland
The assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22nd 1963 is still a source of huge debate. As the 50th anniversary approaches, investigative journalist-turned director Peter Landesman cares not for conspiracy theories, second gunmen, magic bullets, grassy knolls or book depositories. Instead, he's just happy to brag about how much more he knows about JFK than we do.

Here is how my interview with Tom Hiddleston began

Posted by Ali Gray at 17:45 on 29 Oct 2013
Here is how my interview with Tom Hiddleston began
This is unrelated to the interview, but you're my most famous Twitter follower. That's a source of great pride.

Tom Hiddleston: Ah, you're Ali@TheShiznit? Come on! [Offers up a high five] High five to that! You didn't say you were from The Shiznit!

I tend to not introduce myself as The Shiznit.

TH: I actually love reading your interviews, they're very interesting.



And this wasn't even the most embarrassing thing to happen in the interview. You'll have to head on over to Virgin Movies to read the full thing.

Review: Thor: The Dark World

Posted by Ali Gray at 07:00 on 24 Oct 2013
Thor: The Dark World
"How is space?"
"Space is fine."

Isn't it nice that superhero movies don't feel the need to take themselves seriously any more? Even Thor, the superhero with the most potential to be a massive space ponce, is – for want of a better word – smashing it. The Dark Knight trilogy was brooding and brilliant, no one is disputing that, but now that Batman has been put to bed, it feels like the real fun can begin. Marvel are on a hot-streak (if you ignore Iron Man 2, Incredible Hulk and shut up) and their Thor sequel sees that string of hits continue; The Dark World arrives in the same vein as Avengers Assemble and Iron Man 3 i.e. laden with lots of fun, lots of laughs and so much charisma that even the minor characters matter. Who'd have thought a throwaway interaction between Thor and Kat Dennings' comic relief Darcy would end up being the funniest exchange of the movie?

Poster trend: bigging up the little guy

Posted by Ali at 07:30 on 02 Aug 2013
Poster trend: bigging up the little guy
A new poster for Thor: The Dark World has been released, and features every resident of Asgard who has ever lived. It's systematic of a trend: squeeze every single famous person in the film on the poster, even if it makes them so small they're basically just a smush of pixels.

The best of #ThorInLondon

Posted by Neil at 18:00 on 23 Apr 2013
The best of #ThorInLondon
The release of the first teaser for Thor: The Dark World revealed that one of the film's thrilling locations was ye olde London Town, home of this very blog what it is that you are reading. Taking my cue from this flimsy starting point, I achieved a lifelong ambition by creating a Twitter hashtag that didn't die a death within five minutes: #ThorInLondon. And then, to push my luck even further, I made a whole blog post out of it. Coming soon, Thor In London: The Movie Of The Blog Post Of The Hashtag Of The Trailer Of The Movie.

Is this a Thor poster?

Posted by Matt at 20:00 on 20 Apr 2013
Is this a Thor poster?
Find out with this handy, sarcastic flowchart...

Spoilers! New Thor 2 set photo reveals 'giant mecha cock' plot

Posted by Matt at 22:01 on 12 Nov 2012
Spoilers! New Thor 2 set photo reveals 'giant mecha cock' plot
Or it could just be an awkwardly photographed loincloth. Either way HILARIOUS BONER PICTURE ALERT (via Comicbookmovie.com).
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