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Review – Divergent

Review – Divergent

About: Divergent is a 2014 American science fiction action film directed by Neil Burger, based on the novel of the same name by Veronica Roth. The film is the first installment in the Divergent film series and was produced by Lucy Fisher, Pouya Shabazian, and Douglas Wick, with a screenplay by Evan Daugherty and Vanessa Taylor. It stars Shailene Woodley,...

Watch the creepy trailer for Borgman

Watch the creepy trailer for Borgman

The opening of the trailer just hits you with wrongness and the sense of unease just builds. A brilliant trailer. Check out our review of Borgman. Directed by Alex van Warmerdam, the film stars Jan Bijvoet, Hadewych Minis, Jeroen Perceval, Alex van Warmerdam, Sara Hjort Ditlevsen, Eva van de Wijdeven, Annet Malherbe, Tom Dewispelaere. BORGMAN is the central...

First clip from Guardians of the Galaxy features Star-Lord

First clip from Guardians of the Galaxy features Star-Lord

From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team – the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill (Chris Pratt)...

A Disney Retrospective – Melody Time (1948)

A Disney Retrospective – Melody Time (1948)

Setting the standard for family films for over 75 years, Disney’s Animated Classics are a cinematic phenomenon: 52 films that have shaped the childhoods of billions around the world. But how exactly do they compare to each other, and to today’s cinema releases? Are our opinions heightened by nostalgia, or lowered by cynicism? Over the course of 2014 I will...

Review: Noah

Review: Noah

Forget adapting a literary great like Shakespeare or Dickens, Darren Aronofsky is adapting God (or the “Creator”, as this film so democratically refers to him as): one of the most successful and revered authors of all time. What’s worse for Aronofksy is that everyone knows the Noah story; those literary purists who get a self-esteem boost by defending the...

I couldn’t wake up from the nightmarish Magic Magic, and loved it!

I couldn’t wake up from the nightmarish Magic Magic, and loved it!

Magic Magic is a very weird, very tricksy and very divisive film that never does what you think it will, or what maybe it should. It doesn’t just pull a coin out from behind its audience’s ear, it pulls the rug out from under it’s feet and laughs at it lying on the floor, pissed off and confused. It’s brilliant. When Alicia (Juno Temple)...

Review: Once – Film vs Play

Review: Once – Film vs Play

Once was a small film that may have passed a lot of people by, yet those who saw it adored it and with good reason. The two leads, Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, acted, sung and performed the music they had also written with such apparent ease and emotion it was hard not to fall in love with their story. This was obviously a labour of love for the pair of...

Review: Divergent

Review: Divergent

So many dystopian America, female-lead, Young Adult book adaptations to watch and so little time. Divergent, based on Veronica Roth’s novel of the same name, is the most recent ‘next’ Harry Potter Narnia Twilight Hunger Games Mortal Instruments Hunger Games and if I’m honest, it’s not that bad. In the future, Chicago is walled up because America has...

Review: The Double

Review: The Double

I haven’t really dabbled all that much in Russian literature but if Richard Ayoade’s moderately loose adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s novella ‘The Double’ is anything to go by, fill my Kindle with the stuff. Jesse Eisenberg is James Simon, the all-too-familiar non-person at a leading company that does… something (cue Reynholm Industries...

Scarlett Johansson talks about The Avengers: Age of Ultron

Scarlett Johansson talks about The Avengers: Age of Ultron

You can currently see Scarlett Johansson in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (read our review), but filming on The Avengers: Age of Ultron has already begun in South Korea. Scarlett has been talking about the new film. I think all of these characters have dark pasts. A lot of us are superheroes that didn’t choose to be. My character is a...