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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Mad Max better than ever but you may miss the old days Another Mad Max movie is a good idea, isn't it? Maybe not for me. This fourth in George Miller's series has been enormously praised. One reason I can see is the lack of digital…

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Oh, look: another hero. In 1985, apparently sending George Miller’s Mad Max franchise to the hereafter, Tina Turner sang “we don’t need another hero”. Thirty years later, Miller has had a change of heart. Mad Max is back, with another hero,…

Prometheus (2012)

Great works of art happen by accident. No one probably predicted Alien was going to be a masterpiece and a classic science fiction movie. Given the film production’s tortuous history of script rewrites and studio meddling, its quality is…

Prometheus (2012)

Scott returns to sci-fi with some really good stuff, and a lot of other stuff Ridley Scott's first sci-fi film since Alien (1979) and Blade Runner (1981) is grand and beautiful, and yucky (more than scary) and much too complicated, to…

Prometheus (2012)

Prometheus was a titan who stole fire from the Gods, gave it to the humans and prevented Zeus from obliterating the human race. In punishment God chained him to a rock and bade an eagle perpetually eat his liver. In Ridley Scott's new film…

Prometheus (2012)

What kind of aliens are even scarier than the perfect predators of the original Alien and Aliens movies? Why, human aliens, of course. Prometheus opens with a strange human being standing on Earth sometime in the distant past. He drinks a…

Prometheus (2012)

Many years ago I put forward a premise for the fifth Alien movie. Oh, I didn't pass it along to anyone who knew Ridley Scott or even get a treatment created. No, no, no. All I did was bandy it around IMDb and bemoan the fact that I was not…

Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

Snow White and the Huntsman arrives hot on the heels of the lukewarm reception recieved by Tarsem Singh’s Mirror, Mirror. However, whilst Singh’s saccharinely sweet re-imagination had more in common with the camp vulgarity of pantomime…

Top 10 Will Smith Movies

I really like Will Smith. A hell of a lot. Have you ever seen him on the promotional trail for any movie that he's promoting? The guy is always full of good cheer and great energy and gives perhaps more value on every TV show and interview…