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  • A nice big picture of James Franco in Spring Breakers, just because

    Movie News | Ali | 12th September 2012

    Slow news day is slow. (Full size pic here).

  • Films on TV round-up: milk and cookies. Human flesh cookies.

    TV Feature | Kirsty Harrison | 9th October 2011

    This weekend was a brilliant weekend for films on TV; next week is a flaming bag of reheated turds! So what should you be watching tonight? Well, let me tell you, it's a tough battle between a grown-up proper film and Johnny Depp in a fright wig.

  • Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes

    Movie Review | Matt | 9th August 2011

    Since the original Planet of the Apes was released in 1968, it has spawned four sequels, two TV series and a critically disparaged Burton remake. But that all finished 10 years ago so of course it’s time for a prequel/reboot/cash-grab. But can this new film actually offer anything new to a pretty well-exhausted canon, or is it just scraping the bottom of the barrel of monkeys?

  • Jeff Buckley biopic incoming: someone alert James Franco

    Movie News | Ali | 11th April 2011

    Tragic music biopic gets the green light. Across Hollywood, the ears of every young white male actor with basic guitar skills prick up.

  • 127 Hours

    Movie Review | Ali | 4th January 2011

    Danny Boyle's films have always been about men staring into the abyss - individuals who pull back from teetering on the brink of destruction, whether it's down to vice, obsession or desperation. 127 Hours is DanBo stripped down to the basics, pitting man versus nature. The only difference is that Aron Ralston is stuck in the abyss, staring out.

  • [Insert famous names here] now linked to Alien prequels

    Movie News | Ali | 19th October 2010

    The latest big movie stars to be linked with Ridley Scott's Alien prequels? Anne Hathaway and James Franco, who join Natalie Portman, Noomi Rapace, Gemma Arterton and 80 other actors on a pointless list of nonsense.

  • Trailer for Danny Boyle's mountain rescue drama, 127 Hours

    Movie Trailer | Ali | 25th August 2010

    It's like 88 Minutes, but waaay longer.

  • Pineapple Express

    Movie Review | Ali | 14th September 2008

    "Dude... we should, like, make a movie about a couple of potheads. They witness a murder and, like, go on the run and are chased by bent cops and shit... then at the end, we give them loads of guns and they blow loads of shit up. It'd fucking rock... Pass the bong, dude." The stoner comedy: a movie usually conceived on drugs, fi...

  • Spider-Man 3

    Movie Review | Ali | 21st May 2007

    Spider-Man 3 is long. It's very long. In fact, before going to see it, you might want to check what time it finishes, because if you're anything like me (i.e. a dunce) and don't check the train times, you might end up stranded outside your local Odeon at 1am with no buses in sight and a minicab that's destined to eternally be ...

  • Spider-Man 2

    Movie Review | Ali | 2nd September 2004

    "With great power comes great responsibility." These words more than any others were hammered home in the first instalment of Spider-Man, an ethos passed down from his uncle that Peter Parker came to live by. Bizarrely enough, it became something of a motto for director Sam Raimi, too; the plaudits he received for th...