News, Reviews & Features
  • Big Hero 6

    Movie Review | | 25th January 2015

    If you want an example of how our relationship with technology has accelerated at a terrifying rate, show a young millennial the first Toy Story movie, which turns 20 years old this year. Made in 1995, the first fully CG-animated movie was a cinematic landmark yet it was still, tellingly, a tale of simple toys and derring do. That millennial you roped in (I won't asked questions how) will now look at Toy Story and turn their nose up at the relatively rudimentary visuals; they're much more likely to get their kicks from a movie like Big Hero 6, a breathlessly exciting, migraine-inducingly busy animation that must have surely pushed the Disney render farms to meltdown. Purely from a technological standpoint, it makes Toy Story look like a Punch & Judy show.

  • The trailer for your new superhero ensemble movie looks awesome

    Movie Feature | Matt Looker | 28th October 2014

    Did you see Mr. Incredible's Chewbacca-buster armour? SO COOL.

  • A visual representation of post-Batman superhero movies

    Movie Feature | Ali Gray | 29th June 2014

    Tim Burton's Batman was released (more or less) 25 years ago this week. You could argue that it's the first modern superhero movie, the one that jumpstarted the whole movement - Superman: The Movie, let's face it, was a beautiful fluke. How has the superhero genre blossomed in the quarter of a century since Michael Keaton got the chafing of a lifetime? Like a wet Gremlin. Here's a handy visual guide as to how the superhero movie became so ubiquitous.

  • FAO Bananaman marketing bods: You're doing superheroes wrong

    Movie Feature | Matt Looker | 27th May 2014

    Mouse over image to see what the poster SHOULD look like

    Darker! Sadder! More feelings!

  • 6 not-so-super heroes who don't deserve a reboot

    Movie Feature | Luke | 8th August 2012

    With Superman, Robocop and Spider-Man all receiving the reboot treatment, it seems Hollywood can't keep their mitts off one-time cashcows. But what about the heroes who had their chance, and blew it so badly they should never, ever be allowed to set foot on screen again? Here's our guide - nay, warning - to characters who are better off left in the past.

  • Green Lantern super excited about new Justice League movie

    Movie Feature | Ali | 8th June 2012

    Hal Jordan aka masked superhero Green Lantern has expressed his excitement over Warner Bros' new Justice League movie, telling us "I can't wait to hook up with my super friends and start making movies again!" Batman and Superman are yet to comment.

  • Things that would win in a fight with the Green Lantern

    Movie Feature | Matt | 17th June 2011

    Apologies to comic-book fans that will roll their eyes at this, but I've only just found out what the Green Lantern's superhero weakness is… and it's utter craptonite. Want to know what could win in a fight against an intergalactic protector of the universe? Basically anything yellow.

  • Misfits

    TV News | Kirsty | 11th November 2010

    It’s repeatedly been called Skins-meets-Heroes, and that’s a fair assessment of E4’s award winning SuperChavs teen drama Misfits, which returns to our screens tonight for its second series. It’s like Skins meets Heroes.

  • Marvel planning cheaper movies for their not-so-superheroes

    Movie News | Ali | 23rd April 2010

    How do you outdo Iron Man? You don't. As well as their big-budget blockbusters, Marvel Studios are to produce smaller, cheaper movies for their 'third tier' characters. Hint: they're the ones that ain't so super.

  • Fox to reboot Fantastic Four

    Movie News | Ali | 1st September 2009

    Time was a reboot used to mean a second shot at a failed franchise - a chance to put things right a la Hulk. So what exactly was wrong with Fantastic Four's $600 million plus box-office takings first time around?