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  • Bunny And The Bull

    Movie Review | Ali | 27th November 2009

    Sex with dogs. Giant stuffed bears. Crab racing. Bulls made of shopping trolleys. Sucking milk from the teats of puppies. On the one hand, Google-bait for an avalanche of weirdos; on the other, just a few of the oddities to be found in Bunny And The Bull, a bizarre road movie from director Paul King, the visualist behind cult UK comedy The Mighty Boosh. Needless to say, like drinking dog milk, it's not for everyone.

  • Couples Retreat

    Movie Review | Matt | 15th October 2009

    It's been 13 years since Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn first showed us the "money" in Swingers, and each collaboration in the meantime hasn't quite measured up to that exceptional debut. Can Couples Retreat finally live up to expectations? Unfortunately, no - it's good, but it's not on the money.

  • The Invention Of Lying

    Movie Review | Ali | 27th September 2009

    Ricky Gervais went about making his way in Hollywood the right way. He refused to appear in Any Old Comedy and stated he was looking to build a long-term career in movies - he wasn't just out to make a quick buck. Of course, all that went out the window when he called so-so supernatural comedy Ghost Town, "One of the best scripts I've ever read," then shopped himself around town in a series of cameos for best friends Ben Stiller and Christopher Guest. Hardly the hard graft he spoke of.

  • Adventureland

    Movie Review | Matt | 13th September 2009

    Chances are, you had a crap job when you were younger. One where you resented every second you had to stack a shelf or greet a customer, but one where you had good friends, bad relationships and as many laughs as you had woes. Looking back now, it probably seems like a wonderfully complicated time. Welcome to Adventureland.

  • The Ugly Truth

    Movie Review | Ali | 2nd August 2009

    Put down that well-thumbed copy of Cosmo, gentlemen: here we have a rom-com that finally promises to preach 'the truth' about love. Thank goodness! It's a well-known fact that, until Richard Curtis invented the romantic comedy, men and women didn't have the first clue how to pro-create - they basically just walked around with th...

  • The Proposal

    Movie Review | Rich | 27th July 2009

    The Proposal is a strange film. It's exactly what you'd expect of an update to Gérard Depardieu's Green Card and yet for every occasion when it complies with one of the inevitable clichés demanded by its genre, there's a moment of subtle character development that implies that its creators really should be producing a stronger...

  • Spinal Tap: One Night Only World Tour

    Movie Feature | Emma | 20th July 2009

    Wembley Arena is no stranger to comedy. Rob Newman and David Baddiel made history by playing the venue 15 years earlier (despite not being on speaking terms), since when it's been a beacon for stand-ups with a bestselling DVD in mind. Its musical heritage is obviously in little doubt, so it's the perfect place for comic rockers ...

  • Bruno

    Movie Review | Rob | 12th July 2009

    Let's get this out of the way early ' I didn't care too much for Bruno when he appeared on Da Ali G Show. He was nothing more than just a bit of filler between the funnier skits of Ali G and Borat. It may have been his hair, his general demeanour or just my total lack of interest in the industry he's mocking, but Sacha Baron Coh...

  • Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs

    Movie Review | Steven | 1st July 2009

    The first Ice Age was one of the first indicators that Pixar had some serious contenders in the animation department. Ice Age: The Meltdown came along soon after and proved that the busybodies at Fox were still a threat with a much improved sequel. Now, the whole gang is back for a third instalment of the animated franchise, tak...

  • Year One

    Movie Review | Ali | 20th June 2009

    Director Harold Ramis first had the idea for Year One over thirty years ago. In 1975, after watching a documentary on the Stone Age, he wrote an improv with Bill Murray and John Belushi as cavemen; the former as a hip-talking Cro-Magnon Man, the latter as a grunting neanderthal. Sadly, what makes a funny sketch in the seventies ...