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THE EDITORIAL: One Day (To Avoid the Cinema)

THE EDITORIAL: One Day (To Avoid the Cinema)

It’s a bit of a faux pas for a bloke to talk about romantic comedies, but the movie adaptation of David Nicholls’ bestselling book One Day hits the cinema this autumn. Unfortunately, I’m expecting it to arrive with a whimper, not a bang, as I’ve seen the movie trailer and have concluded it looks like it’s going to be complete […]

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MOVIE/TV ROUND-UP: Cancellations, Scorsese & Von Trier, Penn & Bale, Malick’s Tree of Life, Straw Dogs, Cars 2

MOVIE/TV ROUND-UP: Cancellations, Scorsese & Von Trier, Penn & Bale, Malick’s Tree of Life, Straw Dogs, Cars 2

The topics this week: Reboots, remakes, sequels and unlikely collaborations. Let’s start with the televisual side of things. ABC have cancelled the popular V, which was a rehash of the cult 80’s series. I’m guessing the alien invasion epic was just too costly for the network to produce. I never gave it a chance despite the presence of Firefly‘s Morena Baccarin. […]

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Xbox fanboys still laughing it up at Sony and PSN’s expense

Xbox fanboys still laughing it up at Sony and PSN’s expense

UPDATE: PSN now appears to be operational again. Original article follows. The PlayStation Network is still down. While I don’t pretend to know the specifics of how the PSN was hacked, what I do know is that the constant squabbling between Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft, and the general ferocity of competition between them, is nothing compared to what gamers have had to endure. Especially […]

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Witness the last days of Black Flag in this full-length documentary

Witness the last days of Black Flag in this full-length documentary

Few bands are as synonymous with a genre as Black Flag. The hardcore punks defined that sound with their 1981 classic Damaged, and despite constant personnel changes – Greg Ginn being the only constant member – their music has stood the test of time. You might not understand their appeal, but you should be able to chart the influence they […]

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Trailer Trash #1: The Stuff (1985)

Trailer Trash #1: The Stuff (1985)

So this is what happens when you get the munchies really bad. This oddball “horror” film from indie legend Larry Cohen (It’s Alive) might have the distinction of Paul Sorvino and Danny Aiello in the cast, but it’s 100% grindhouse grot. The synopsis on IMDb is somewhat brilliant: “Weird yummy goo erupts from the earth and is discovered by a couple […]

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Anton Yelchin is a lost boy in the Fright Night remake trailer

Anton Yelchin is a lost boy in the Fright Night remake trailer

Well, this a rarity: A remake that appears to be anything but. Fright Night is ostensibly a rehash of Tom Holland’s cult 80’s classic, but the 2011 upgrade doesn’t seem to have much in common, minus the title and a few similarities. Which is odd – do most people remember or even revere the original?

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That awful Wonder Woman show ends before it can start

That awful Wonder Woman show ends before it can start

In case you weren’t aware, there was a Wonder Woman TV series in production. Out of all the characters in the DC archives, the last wench that should be given this kind of treatment is the lasso-wielding feminist. Even Catwoman makes more sense. Warner Bros. don’t seem to be aware of how dated and unimportant Wonder Woman is to the […]

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Happy Friday the 13th!

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See a scene from X-Men: First Class

See a scene from X-Men: First Class

We’re about to hit X-Men overload. Following another trailer and a host of character teasers, we get a full-blown clip. It finds Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) at the CIA, where he reveals mutant kind with the help of Raven Darkholme (Jennifer Lawrence). I love the tone so far but it raises a couple of questions: Why is Stryker so old […]

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The Expendables 2 gets a poster and synopsis

The Expendables 2 gets a poster and synopsis

The Expendables came out almost a year ago, yet I’m still not sure where I stand on it. The sight of Stallone, Statham, Li, Lundgren, Willis and Schwarzenegger sharing the screen was undeniably glorious. But when the novelty wore off, all that remained was a frustratingly competent action film (but one with a truly awesome climax). It looked like a […]

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