B-Movies Weekly: #4 – Body Melt

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Week four. I’d make that a month in my book since I started this series, and this week, rather than plucking a film out of the air at random from whatever I happen to find promising on the internet, I’m looking at the first B-Movie that I’ve ever had recommended to me (well, ‘recommended’ to me). Having dutifully finished reading one of the older entries in this series, my girlfriend rang… Read More »

Sundance London Review: The Queen of Versailles

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David Siegel owns the world’s largest timeshare company and alongside his ex-Miss America contestant wife Jackie, they head one of the wealthiest families in the United States.  And like most married couples they have a dream, although this may be a bit more extravagant than most, as they aim to build a 90,000-square-foot mansion in Florida inspired by the French palace Versailles. Half complete and circling the $100million mark, the… Read More »

New Blu-Ray Releases: 30/4/2012

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Some classic 80′s Italian horror comes to Blu this week as the Demons films are my Pick of the Week. PICK OF THE WEEK: DEMONS 1&2 LIMITED EDITION STEELBOOK (Lamberto Bava, 1985, 1986, ITA)  It’s been a while since an Arrow release has been my Pick of the Week. There was a month or so last year where it felt like this column was all about their releases but of… Read More »

Hawkeye Is A Terrible Archer

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University. A great time to take in new experiences, go out, make new friends, actually have a girlfriend (take that teenage me!) and of course, that quintessential part of the modern University lifestyle: take up archery. …only me then? OK, bear with me… As a (somewhat out of practise) partaker of shooting the pointy things at the big, round flat thing, my attention was recently drawn to a series of… Read More »

Sundance London Review: Liberal Arts

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Josh Radnor’s first outing Happythankyoumoreplease showed audiences that the How I Met Your Mother actor already possessed a surprisingly sweet and well-formed voice. Gladly, that voice returns in full force with the delightful Liberal Arts. When invited back to his old college to speak about his ex-professor at his retirement celebration, 30 something Jesse (Radnor) uses it as an opportunity to reminisce about his past life at the school. But… Read More »

Sundance London Review: Filly Brown

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Set against the backdrop of the Latino ghetto, young Majo (Gina Rodriguez) is given some good news by her incarcerated mother. All she needs is a few thousand dollars and they’ll be able to reopen her court case due to a shamed police officer getting his testimony wiped from the investigation. As she tries to gather the cash, without the help of her protective father Jose (Lou Diamond Phillips), she… Read More »

Review: Marvel Avengers Assemble (Ian’s Take)

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Earth’s mightiest heroes go up against an intergalactic threat and also each other in Marvel’s most ambitious big-screen outing yet. Can it possibly live up to expectations? Loki (Tom Hiddleston) has come back to Earth after exile at the hands of his brother Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and this time he’s seeking to bring an army with him. When S.H.E.I.L.D is attacked, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) kickstarts the Avengers Initiative… Read More »

Review: Avengers Assemble (Andy’s Take)

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As a child I obsessed over superheroes. Before I could even read I was drawn to them, I would play with the action figures without any comprehension of who these characters were or what they represented,  I just enjoyed watching these colourful characters teaming up and squaring off, in multiple configurations. That fascination did not fade with age, the superhero has always been one of the purest forms of entertainment…. Read More »

Sundance London Review: Nobody Walks

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A film starring likeable personalities such as John Krasinski and Olivia Thirbly can’t be bad right? I mean come on; surely it must have something going for it? Quick answer – No, but please allow me to elaborate. California couple Julie (Rosemarie DeWitt) and Peter (Kransinki) live in their suburban home with Julie’s two children from a previous marriage. Everything seems peachy, but when Julie invites her old friend’s art… Read More »

Sundance London Review: For Ellen

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Wannabe rockstar and estranged father Joby Taylor (Paul Dano) meets his ex girlfriend to sign some legal papers that will settle their current financial disputes. However, he quickly discovers that the settlement also includes full custody of their child Ellen (Shaylena Mandigo). Stuck in a motel, with only his lawyer as a friend, Joby must decide if he is willing to give up his right as a father as he… Read More »