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  • Paramount Comic-Con panel formally apologises for Terminator Genisys

    Movie Feature | Ali Gray | 12th July 2015

    Paramount Pictures and Skydance Entertainment hosted a packed hall at this weekend's Comic-Con convention in San Diego, where they formally apologised to fans for the cinematic abomination that was Terminator Genisys. "We're so sorry," Marketing VP Jerry Steinback told the assembled fans: "It's the worst thing we've ever done, and we made four Transformers movies."

  • Terminator Genisys

    Movie Review | Ali Gray | 1st July 2015

    Terminator Genisys represents everything that is wrong with modern movies. Absolutely everything. It is a hopelessly contrived revisit to a once famous franchise, long since dragged through the mud and reanimated - for the third time - in the hopes that it can repeat past tricks. It is a reboot that fails to perform the basic function of a reboot - to start afresh with a blank canvas - instead preferring to muddy the waters of an already terminally confusing timeline. Worst of all, it is chronically boring and manages to make a movie about a robot uprising seem about as exciting as the launch of Tidal. In short, it is the worst film of the year by far; a catastrophically bad moviegoing experience that not only manages to insult fans of the first (and only) two decent Terminator movies but manages to botch the franchise to such an extent you wonder if even the 12-year-olds it's aimed at will be impressed by its static action and needlessly convoluted plot.

  • Unbroken

    Movie Review | Ed Williamson | 28th December 2014

    Arguably my generation doesn't know it's born, but it's not that I'm unmoved by tales of World War Two heroism. If anything they serve as a reminder that millions sacrificed their lives for my freedom and now I'm making dick jokes on the internet. I do think these stories deserve to be treated without recourse to emotional manipulation, though. Unbroken might have been a quiet examination of determination and the human spirit, but overshoots in trying to emphasise how inspirational it is.

  • A Good Day To Die Hard

    Movie Review | Ali | 14th February 2013

    The theory goes that the larger you make John McClane's playground, the less fun there is to be had. Since the original Die Hard, we've gone from a building to an airport to a city to the entire Eastern Seaboard, and now with A Good Day To Die Hard, John McClane ventures to Russia, where more fish out of water jokes than ever await. The law of diminishing returns has largely held true, except this fifth Die Hard movie feels slightly less expansive than the last, and is significantly less silly. It's no closer a relation to the 1988 original, and McClane is more of an indestructible Terminator than ever, but you just can't stay mad at it.

  • Win tickets to the premiere of A Good Day To Die Hard for Die Hard Week

    Movie Competition | Matt | 1st February 2013

    Remember Jurassic Park Week? This is like that, only with more vests. To celebrate the forthcoming release of A Good Day To Die Hard, we're dedicating a whole seven days to all things John McClane and we've got a pair of tickets to the UK premiere to give away to kick things off.

  • First official pic of Die Hard 5 debuts bold new colour scheme

    Movie News | Ali | 3rd October 2012

    (*COUGH*). (First shot of A Good Day To Die Hard courtesy of EW).