Samuel L Jackson

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  • The Other Guys

    Movie Review | Christopher Ratcliff | 21st September 2010

    Before leaving the house this morning to see Will Ferrell's 403rd high-concept comedy this century, I quickly glanced at today's Guardian, the film and music section to be more precise, where the esteemed film critic Peter Bradshaw gave The Other Guys an unprecedented 5 stars. Gosh. Being as I want to be just like Peter Bradshaw (P-Braddy) when I does grow up, I figured I'd have to give it 5 stars too, no matter what I actually thought of the film.

  • Sam Jackson says SHIELD movie to follow The Avengers

    Movie News | Ali | 14th May 2010

    But then he would say that, wouldn't he?

  • The Spirit

    Movie Review | Ali | 3rd January 2009

    There's no question Frank Miller's graphic novel Sin City - and the subsequent Robert Rodriguez movie adaptation - glorified violence. In Miller's own adaptation of Will Eisner's '40s superhero serial The Spirit, he's guilty of glorifying something else: tits. Rather than swing with Sam Raimi's light and frothy Spider-Man movies...

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars

    Movie Review | Ali | 17th August 2008

    There's a cold hard fact to consider when approaching this animated entry into the Star Wars canon: George Lucas has made far more money from merchandising the franchise than he has from box-office receipts. Given the child-friendly skew of the largely disappointing prequel trilogy (Episode III's Sith BBQ notwithstanding), you'd...

  • Iron Man

    Movie Review | Ali | 5th May 2008

    There's now a very clear sliding scale on which any new superhero movies must be placed before they're pushed into production. At one end is the candy-coloured, day-glo fluff of the Fantastic Four, while at the other is the dark and brooding sincerity of Batman Begins. In other words, you're either in it for the money, or you'r...

  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith

    Movie Review | Ali | 20th May 2005

    Of all the emotions us rapidly ageing cinemagoers feel towards George Lucas, pity is not likely to be a popular one. But give the poor guy a break. Reviving the Star Wars series and going back to tell the origins of the characters we grew up with may never even have been a good idea in the first place, but it was one hell of a...