News, Reviews & Features
  • The Family

    Movie Review | Ali Gray | 24th November 2013

    Those awful people that weren't born until the nineties, or God forbid, the 'noughties' - what must they make of a man like Robert De Niro? Because even though you can buy his DVDs at your local newsagent and go online to download literally any movie he ever made in seconds flat, surely it's only fair to judge an actor on his recent output: say, from the last 20 years. De Niro has earned his right to be less choosy, obviously, and I'm not about to shit on the likes of Raging Bull, Goodfellas and The Deer Hunter, but The Family isn't so much indicative of a career slump as it is the kind of painfully average movie that makes you realise he's completely stopped caring.

  • DVD weekly: Abbeys, families and This Is Jinsys

    TV Feature | Matt Looker | 9th November 2011

    Welcome to this week's rundown of the new telly show releases on DVD and Blu-ray. You got money? You got a DVD player? You got such low self-esteem that you'll choose your purchases based on our opinion? Step this way, friend.

  • DVD weekly: killers, families and beavers

    TV Feature | Matt Looker | 5th September 2011

    Kirsty has disappeared for now. We unlocked the door and just found her picked shackles lying on the floor next to a shard from the plastic knife we allow her to eat with. Clever girl, but she won�t get far. In the meantime, I�ll cover the week�s new releases in her absence.

  • Seth MacFarlane reboots Family Guy, pretends it's Flintstones

    TV News | Matt Looker | 19th May 2011

    The Flintstones are coming back to the small screen under the guidance of Seth McFarlane! Just imagine how much gag mileage he'll get out of the word 'Bedrock'. Giggity.

  • The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards

    TV Feature | Kirsty | 30th August 2010

    We’re moments away from the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmys, where the crème de la crème of television tell each other how amazing they are, and I’m going into this thing sober. It’s all for you…

  • Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince

    Movie Review | Ali | 4th July 2009

    First, an admission: I've not read the Harry Potter books. Go ahead: take me out back and shoot me. I've seen the films and enjoyed them as passing distractions, but never felt obliged to comment, given that they're so clearly aimed at the hardcore fans - trying to review them would be like pretending to support a football team ...

  • 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...

  • Coraline

    Movie Review | Ben | 7th May 2009

    There's something deeply disturbing about button-eyes. Maybe it's the lack of reflection or emotion that leaves a certain 'deadness' about them. But if your Other Mother is more loving and attentive than your real mother, surely that's a good thing? Even if she has button eyes, right? Coraline (Fanning) is an adventurous but ...

  • Monsters Vs Aliens

    Movie Review | Kirsty | 21st April 2009

    Like so many brides to be, Susan Murphy's wedding day consisted of getting up early to be faffed and fluffed over; sneaking off to see her groom before the ceremony; being squished by a quantonium-laden meteorite and subsequently transformed into a 49-and-a-half-foot government secret codenamed Ginormica. It's a timeless tale. ...

  • Bolt

    Movie Review | Ben | 2nd February 2009

    In recent years, there have been two types of animated movie released by Disney. You have the Pixar movies, loved by all and heralded as works of genius; think WALL-E, Finding Nemo and Toy Story. Then, on the other hand, you have the rest of the crap. Think that's unfair? I give you The Wild and Chicken Little. Bolt, coming from...