News, Reviews & Features
  • Mundane Wikipedia Fact of the Day: Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

    Movie Feature | Luke | 31st August 2013

    Thank you, Wikipedia. Join us tomorrow, when we look up whether the groundhog in Groundhog Day was real or a puppet.

  • Applying Battleship's formula for success

    Movie Feature | Matt | 17th April 2012

    Despite being one of the loudest, dumbest and profoundly ridiculous films released in ever, Battleship has performed remarkably well at the box office. So how did a plotless board game consisting of alpha-numerical grid references get turned into a money-making blockbuster? It's genius, really. Mindblowing, in fact. One word: 'aliens'.

  • Cowboys & Aliens

    Movie Review | Ali | 12th August 2011

    In his role as executive producer, Cowboys & Aliens represents Steven Spielberg's fourth alien movie this year, after Super 8, Transformers: Dark Of The Moon and his cameo in Paul (and that's not mentioning his TV series, Falling Skies). Throw in the rest of the year's extra-terrestrial activity (get bent, Battle LA) and it's no surprise the genre is starting to look a little fatigued. More Western than sci-fi, Cowboys & Aliens at least has a hook, but when push comes to shove comes to "we have to destroy the invaders' conveniently accessible power source", it's Just Another Alien Movie like all the rest.

  • Super 8

    Movie Review | Ali | 31st July 2011

    Master of mystery JJ Abrams (*swishes cape, puff of smoke*) kept his cards close to his chest in the run up to release of Super 8. Was it a Cloverfield sequel? Was it somehow connected to Lost? What was the meaning of all of the clues scattered throughout the enigmatic teaser trailer? Could JJ's nose be pushed any further into Steven Spielberg's rectum? But the most important question of all could only really be answered after viewing it: why should we give a damn about yet another alien invasion movie?

  • 5 reasons why we don't stand a chance against invading aliens

    Movie Feature | Matt | 10th March 2011

    What's the most unrealistic part of any alien invasion movie? The science defying space travel? The silly rubber ET suits? Nope, it's the suggestion that the human race wouldn't be royally screwed if these little green bastards ever decided to attack us.

  • Set eyes to goggle: the inevitable Superbowl trailer round-up

    Movie Trailer | Ali | 7th February 2011

    You want trailers? We got fuckin' trailers. We got big trailers, little trailers, blockbuster trailers, titties in trailers, robot trailers, alien trailers, avenger trailers, cowboy trailers! Just to reiterate: we got trailers.

  • New Cowboys & Aliens trailer shoots for the stars

    Movie Trailer | Matt | 17th November 2010

    It seems like only yesterday when we were presented with a new poster of Daniel Craig's arse, but now we get to see it in motion. Fighting aliens. Alongside Indiana Jones.

  • Cowboys & Aliens teaser poster and synopsis

    Movie News | Matt | 16th November 2010

    A new teaser poster for Jon Favreau's forthcoming Cowboys & Aliens has been released and it covers all the bases - Daniel Craig's arse for the ladies and some weird alien technology thing for the geeks.

  • Will Smith to be Fresh President in Independence Day sequels

    Movie News | Ali | 1st October 2010

    Roland Emmerich has been talking up his return to the Independence Day franchise and has dropped a couple of barely susceptible hints that Will Smith might have finally got into The White House.

  • Skyline trailer #2 is much better

    Movie Trailer | Ali | 29th September 2010

    It'll still probably be awful. But fun all the same. Because even the worst alien invasion films are better than a punch in the dick.