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Love The Shining? You Need To Get Lost In Room 237

How do you find the truest test of a film's success. Does affirmation lie in the box office take? Can you find it in the quantity of critical acclaim? How about longevity and continued veneration? Perhaps the number of Simpsons references...Show More Summary

The Best (And Worst) Tim Burton Films

With the release of Frankenweenie, the clown prince of oddball gothic cinema Tim Burton has finally got his groove back. It might feel a little as if his latterday slew of classic remakes have lacked some of the soul of his earlier output,...Show More Summary

50 Things You Didn't Know About James Bond

Apparently, there’s a new Bond film on its way, had you heard? No? It came as a surprise to us too. Since Skyfall is indeed imminent we thought it would be a good idea to gather together fifty of the most interesting, pointless, geeky...Show More Summary

Justice League – Who Would You Cast?

In an act of greenlighting inevitability Warner Bros have officially announced plans for a Justice League movie, to be released in 2015. After the monumental success of 'the other' superhero supergroup, The Avengers, it was only a matter of time before Superman, Batman, Wonder Women et al the DC massive got their own clusterflick. Show More Summary

Frankenweenie Shows Tim Burton's Still Got It

It begins with the familiar sight of the Disney castle. Then – with a crack of thunder – the candy-coloured palace turns into a monochrome haunted house. Before the film itself has even begun, Frankenweenie shows Tim Burton’s power to subvert. Show More Summary

Ruby Sparks - Finally, A Romantic Comedy With Something To Say

If there's one new cinematic term that can provoke positive and negative emotion it's the Manic Pixie Dream Girl. Coined by critic Nathan Rabin to describe Kirsten Dunst's character in Elizabethtown, the catch-all phrase has been heavily...Show More Summary

Do You Know Your Movie ABC?

Calling all typography nerds! Great idea for a Tumblr, this - Meagan's Movie Alphabet is the work of Meagan Hyland. Each letter represents a film, and is designed to reflect elements of that film (if that makes sense). It's been running for a while, but she just finished the final letter this morning. So here they are. [...] Read more!

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower – A High School Comedy That Escapes Tweedom (Just)

Unless you're a resident of Shermer High School (of John Hughes movie fame) the chances of graduating from a cinematic educational institute without developing deep-seated emotional problems are pretty slim. In Movieland everything about...Show More Summary

The Six Most Mind-Twisting Movie Paradoxes

By now, you should have frequented your local multiplex to catch Looper, the film we described as “The Best Science Fiction Film Of The Year”. As well as featuring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis running around with guns getting...Show More Summary

Looper – The Best Science Fiction Film Of The Year

Any film taking on the tricky task of time travel is susceptible to audience over-questioning, an over-questioning that can wobble the table and cause the house of cards to come tumbling down. Knowing that audiences are well aware of...Show More Summary

Jeff Buckley Film Greetings From Tim Buckley - What To Expect

Playing to press and public in Toronto last week, Greetings From Tim Buckley, the film exploring Jeff Buckley's relationship with his father and his first tentative steps into the music industry, has received mainly positive assessments. Show More Summary

Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live In Budapest '86 - Review

With news thin on the ground regarding a starting date for the Sacha Baron Cohen starring biopic of Freddie Mercury, Queen fans will have to satisfy their thirst for big screen fandom with Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live In Budapest '86,...Show More Summary

The Upcoming Films You Need To See

30,918 minutes of film was shown over the 10 days of the Toronto International Film Festival, culminating in the People's Choice Award on Sunday. That's approximately 515 hours, 21 days, or to put it more eloquently, a shitload of film. Show More Summary

Premium Rush Is a Whole Heap Of Silly Fun

Way back in the early hours of this year, we compiled a list of The Ten Most Intriguing Films for 2012. Nestled between a new film penned by the Coen brothers and an indie flick based on a newspaper ad was Premium Rush, an action movie set in the world of bicycle couriers. Show More Summary

Looper, Argo And The Best Films Of The Toronto International Film Festival - Part One

Cementing its reputation as a new hub for filmic importance - Spielberg and Del Toro recently made films North of the Border - Canada can also champion a film festival second only to Cannes in industry importance. The Toronto International...Show More Summary

Lawless - Film Review

The old adage that truth is often stranger than fiction is one worth remembering during John Hillcoat's hero worship tale of the Bondurant Boys, a trio of brothers successfully selling truckloads of moonshine during the days of alcohol prohibition and The Great Recession. Show More Summary

7 Films Crying Out For A Remake

Some would argue there is good reason for our disdain of remakes: past evidence shows that the overwhelming majority of them are – and this is a term film journos like to use to make themselves sound all clever and stuff – ‘ballshit.’...Show More Summary

'Doctor Who: Asylum Of The Daleks' - Review

It’s nice to have The Doctor back in our Saturday evenings, isn’t it? They just haven’t been the same without him. Photo: BBC Steven Moffat certainly didn’t waste time easing us back in, either: Asylum Of The Daleks was a brisk, tight,...Show More Summary

Total Recall (2012) - Remakes Don't Have To Be This Dull

Remakes of Paul Verhoeven's late 80's sci-fi classic RoboCop and Paul Verhoeven's late 90's sci-fi classic Starship Troopers will soon be inflicted on us. In the meantime, Paul Verhoeven's early 90's classic Total Recall, based on Philip K. Show More Summary

The Watch – A Career Low For Everyone Involved

The fingerprints of recent British film successes are plastered all over the latest science fiction/comedy hybrid to wing its way across the Atlantic. With more than a touch of Attack The Block, a healthy hint of Hot Fuzz and the wise...Show More Summary

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