Anton Yelchin

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  • Star Trek Beyond

    Movie Review | Ali Gray | 21st July 2016

    The things you remember from Star Trek Into Darkness: the theatrical dramatic pause before the shitty Khan reveal; Benedict Cumberbatch doing that weird over-enunciation thing he thinks makes bad dialogue sound better; Kirk kicking the warp core like a broken printer; the bit where Bones basically cures death; Tribbles; the platform game level at the end where Spock channels Super Mario. The things you don't remember from Star Trek Into Darkness: the good stuff, I guess? I don't recall it being a terrible film, quite enjoyable in the moment in fact, but a post-viewing breakdown revealed the story to have as much structural integrity as a piss-soaked newspaper. Star Trek Beyond, however, rights everything that Star Trek Into Darkness put wrong. It may not be as polished or as ambitious as its predecessor, but it is far truer to the core themes of what Trek is all about; crucially, it's a film that looks to the future, not the past.

  • Fright Night

    Movie Review | Ali | 29th August 2011

    We all had a wry chuckle (is there any other kind?) when I mocked Fright Night's draconian embargo policy, but there's nothing funny about Fright Night itself. It's a remake hamstrung by its own total lack of ambition, overshadowed by its own legacy and crippled by needless, awful 3D. Sorry to go for the jugular straight away, but I've been waiting months to get this out of my system. THE INTERNET MUST KNOW MY OPINION.

  • Finally, my Fright Night reactions!

    Movie News | Ali | 22nd July 2011

    After a long, long wait, the embargo for my 'reactions' on horror remake Fright Night has finally been lifted. I'll share my thoughts exclusively, after the jump.

  • I see what you did there, Fright Night

    Movie News | Ali | 28th June 2011

    Four new Fright Night character posters have debuted online, complete with diagonals, blood spatters (they're the new sparks, don't you know) and shit vampire puns. Well played, sirs. (*narrows eyes*)

  • Colin Farrell week continues with Fright Night trailer

    Movie Trailer | Ali | 13th May 2011

    Earlier this week he was bald and fat, now he's a vampire - that Farrell is just so waffly versatile!

  • Spider-Man's cast list grows; would you just cast him already?

    Movie Feature | Ali | 12th June 2010

    Last week, the internet was absolutely certain that Billy Elliot was going to be cast as the new Spider-Man. Now, it's saying Kick-Ass and Chekov are in the running, too. Damn you internet, make up your mind!

  • Terminator Salvation

    Movie Review | Ali | 21st May 2009

    Terminator Salvation is explosive - not in the sense that it'll blow your mind, more in the sense that it'll burst your eardrums. Pound for pound, it features more explosions than any other movie I've seen - there's literally something detonating or collapsing or being shot or catching fire every 30 seconds. Even in quiet scenes...