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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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Namco’s weapons-based brawler continues

Namco’s weapons-based brawler continues

According to a press conference at Namco Bandai’s Levelup Dubai 2011 event, the SoulCalibur series is set to continue with SoulCalibur V. The new entry will be set 17 years after the fourth game ended, around the story of a new character, Patroklos, Sophitia’s son. 

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BARGAIN OF THE WEEK: Alien Anthology (Blu-Ray)

BARGAIN OF THE WEEK: Alien Anthology (Blu-Ray)

Voted as IGN’s “Best Blu-Ray” to date, Alien Anthology includes 6 disks of entertainment and is now only £16.98 at Tesco Entertainment. It spans 4 movies: Alien, Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection, with 2 versions of each. Also packed with 60 hours of extra features. To get this amazing box set for a jaw dropping £16.98 use the below […]

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MUSIC ROUND-UP: The Killers, Alkaline Trio, Rise Against, Snoop Dogg, Hugh Laurie and Johnny Depp?!

MUSIC ROUND-UP: The Killers, Alkaline Trio, Rise Against, Snoop Dogg, Hugh Laurie and Johnny Depp?!

Remember The Killers? Of course you do. Hot Fuss is a classic to this day. Sam’s Town was a hit but nowhere near the standards of their debut. They followed that up with 2008’s marginal improvement Day & Age, before falling silent. The “Somebody Told Me” rockers are finally going back to the studio, according to XFM. Drummer Ronnie Vannucci spoke […]

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Try not to think of Transformers with the Real Steel trailer

Try not to think of Transformers with the Real Steel trailer

There’s more than one fighting robot movie out this year, and this one stars Wolverine. Real Steel looks like a flick I’d have loved as a kid; over-the-top effects, mindless action, and the aforementioned robots clomping each other. All of which is supposed to hide the fact that it’s a bog-standard underdog film. It’s Rocky with artificial intelligence. Made for children it […]

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Michael Cera goes dark and Al Pacino joins Gotti

Michael Cera goes dark and Al Pacino joins Gotti

The box office disappointment of Scott Pilgrim was clearly a wake up call for Michael Cera. Some speculated that people were tiring of his nerd routine, but anyone who’s ever seen Arrested Development automatically gives him a pass. Pilgrim‘s commercial failure can’t have much to do with the quality of the film – Edgar Wright’s graphic novel adaptation is currently amassing a […]

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Brad Pitt gets his gangster on in Cogan’s Trade

Brad Pitt gets his gangster on in Cogan’s Trade

You should be excited about crime drama Cogan’s Trade. It’s directed by Andrew Dominik, who gave us neo-western masterpiece The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. It was a phenomenal piece of work, but largely ignored by the cinema-going public (that bastard of a title doesn’t fit easily on a marquee). His latest shouldn’t meet a similar fate, as he’s re-teaming […]

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New images from Spider-Man and The Dark Knight Rises emerge…

New images from Spider-Man and The Dark Knight Rises emerge…

Sony are trying their hardest to build interest in upcoming reboot The Amazing Spider-Man, and the latest photos from the set should do just that. The casting so far has impressed: Martin Sheen and Sally Field as Uncle Ben and Aunt May, and the luminous Emma Stone, who should bring the right mix of ditzy and cute to Gwen Stacy. These […]

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