Billy Connolly

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  • Brave

    Movie Review | Ali | 19th June 2012

    I'd love to be able to say with complete authority that Brave is a colossal return to form for Pixar, but I can't, because... well, frankly, I didn't much feel like seeing Cars 2. Though I can't comment on the specifics, Pixar's last movie felt so cynically made, so driven by the wrong factors, so unlike them. What I am qualified to comment on, however, is Brave and how it's seemingly the complete antithesis of Cars 2: lovingly crafted for all the right reasons and built from the ground up around story and character, not market share or brand recognition. Brave strives above all else to make an emotional connection, and boy does it connect: a hugely atmospheric fairytale of old, it's Pixar's most mature movie to date.

  • Japan: making Pixar posters better since right now

    Movie News | Ali | 6th March 2012

    If you thought the US one-sheet poster for Pixar's Brave was purdy, wait 'til you get a load of Japan's effort. Nice work, Japan. Take the evening off.

  • New poster for Pixar's Brave deserves a wide page to itself

    Movie News | Ali | 23rd February 2012

    Every once in a while, a movie poster comes along that takes your breath away. This is that poster. Don't worry, next week I'll be asking why Tom Hardy looks like he's just stepped out of the showers on the This Means War one-sheet.

  • Gulliver's Travels

    Movie Review | Rob | 30th December 2010

    Gulliver's Travels - written by Jonathan Swift in 1726 - is one of the most popular stories of all time; it's never been out of print. We'll forgive a 2010 remake, then, but our memories of the text are a little foggy; we're hard pushed to recall the scene in which Gulliver is given a wedgie by a giant robot. Teacher did always say we should pay closer attention!

  • 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...