BiRDMAN or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
At the moment the only words I can pull are adjectives. Crazy. Exciting. Enthralling. Riveting. Unsettling. Admittedly, they all more or less mean the same thing. In an age where capes and cowls are being handed out in Hollywood faster than promotions in Leicester Square, no film is more relevant than Birdman, the latest from visionary director, Alejandro... [Read more of this review]
Still The Enemy Within
Those of us of a certain generation may find it difficult to perceive the political and cultural significance of the 1984 British miners’ strike. Although the year-long dispute was fought by a particular industry, it united all workers in an ideological campaign against injustice and oppression at the hands of an arrogant Tory government. Such was... [Read more of this review]
If The Grandmaster was competing in one of the martial arts-style bouts it depicts, it would be a rank outsider. For a start, it is billed as an ‘epic action feature’, yet its only recognised ‘action’ star is Zhang Ziyi, who Western audiences won’t have seen since 2005’s decidedly non-combative Memoirs of a Geisha.
Then there’s its director,... [Read more of this review]
The message at the heart of Kevin Macdonald’s new submarine action-thriller Black Sea is that we have become active participants in our own oppression. Powerful social elites and corporations set the board and we move around like chess pieces, desperately taking out our competition as if it’s their fault we’re stuck on the grid. Occasionally... [Read more of this review]
Step Up: All In
Closely following the events of its predecessor, Step Up Revolution, the latest installment in the Step Up franchise, this time titled, Step Up: All In, brings back Ryan Guzman as Sean, the lead dancer for an up and coming crew called, the Mob. Unfortunately for the Mob, things haven’t gone as well as they would like in Los Angeles, and they decide... [Read more of this review]
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Now You See Me: Trailer
The crit: “An elite FBI squad are caught in an intense game of cat and mouse against four of the world’s greatest illusionists. Pulling off a series of daring heists against corrupt business leaders during their performances, they shower the stolen profits on their audiences while staying one step ahead of the law.”
OnTheBox expectation... [Read more of this review]
News Team Assemble! Anchorman 2 Teaser Trailer Arrives..
Our fingers are but a blur as we excitedly fumble our way towards getting this little news story up online, but we are delighted to announce that the first teaser trailer for Anchorman 2 is out there on the web. Obviously there’s not much in the way of content (seeing as this ridiculously anticipated sequel won’t start filming later this... [Read more of this review]
We absolutely can’t wait to see Ted. It’s the story of Johnny (Mark Wahlberg) a regular guy who falls in love with a girl (Mila Kunis). The thing is, he’s constantly dogged by a rather special friend – a hard-drinking, pot-smoking teddy bear that came to life as a result of a childhood wish and just won’t leave.
It’s... [Read more of this review]
The Expendables 2 Full Trailer
Can you say “KABOOOOOM!!!”? Introduced by Sly himself (who seems to have some trouble getting the name of his movie right), it’s big it’s loud, it’s got massive explosions, it’s got more testosterone than you can waggle a bicep at, it’s got Jason Statham delivering some great one-liners (“I now pronounce... [Read more of this review]
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