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DVD Review

Dumbo (1941)

As the ‘Golden Age’ of the Disney studio almost came to a close, Dumbo is the film that is most commonly remembered as being an integral release. It saved the business after the financial losses of Pinocchio and Fantasia before it, but managed to so with such astonishing economy and […]

DVD Review, Feature

Avatar (2009)

Possibly as the majority of DVD/Blu-Ray buyers have done, I originally saw ‘Avatar’ in the cinema after being led into the tiresome hype regarding Digital 3D. ‘Avatar’ was also, apparently, the most expensive piece of film-making ever, which miraculously to many also meant the film had to be the greatest […]

Feature, Film Review

Four Flies On Grey Velvet (1971)

Dario Argento envisioned 4 Flies On Grey Velvet as his last giallo (an Italian genre that mixes horror with police procedure). He could never have predicted that his next movie, the political satire titled The Five Days, would flop and that he’d return to the giallo genre with his masterwork, […]

News

Johansson to star in ‘lost’ Kubrick film

Scarlett Johansson and Sam Rockwell will star in a “lost” Stanley Kubrick project. The script for the film, Lunatics at Large, was discovered several years ago after the late director of such classics as Dr. Strangelove and The Shining had commissioned writer Jim Thompson to write a treatment back in […]

News

Pixar announces Monsters Inc. 2

Rumours of a second Monsters Inc. movie have been bothering tight-lipped director Pete Docter for almost a year now. Well, the Up and Monsters Inc. filmmaker can finally rest easy, as Pixar have officially announced a sequel is in the works. They have set a release date of 16 November, […]

Feature, Film Review

Solomon Kane (2009)

By the Flaming Sword of the Devil’s Reaper!! Remember the brief opening scene from Darren Aronofsky’s beautiful but obtuse homage to mortality, The Fountain (2006)? Hugh Jackman as some kind of Portuguese Indiana Jones, darkly serious and intensely raw, making you all excited about what a cool movie this is […]

Film Review

The Descent (2005)

A film with lots of not-so-hidden depths… Neil Marshall put a smile on the faces of many horror fans when he provided us with the great Dog Soldiers, a entertaining and ballsy entry into the werewolf subgenre, so I was somewhat surprised when I finally saw The Descent to find […]

Spotlight

A Homage to Hit Girl

5 Reasons Why The Purple-Haired, Caped-Crusader is way more kick-ass than Kick-Ass… Having already watched Kick-Ass twice at the cinema I can confirm that the controversial comic book character Hit Girl is my new personal hero. For those of you who have managed to avoid looking at buses and billboards […]

Film Review

Clash of the Titans (2010)

A pleasant, forgettable bit of hit and myth… Oh yes, there were some people undoubtedly up in arms when news of this remake came about. A CGI-filled take on a much-loved 80s classic, it really was bound to disappoint from the off. Personally, I’ve never thought the original Clash Of […]