Sunday, 30 June 2013

This Is The End

 
Like being sat in the pub next to a group of people who are obviously good friends, way too loud and having a great time in each other's company.
 

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Resolution

 
A decently acted buddy relationship gets you past the cheap feel given off by a first timer giving it his best shot and eventually leads to something close to genuinely unique.
 

The Conjuring

 
Gave my nerves two options: get jangled or get shredded. There was never a third option.

Monday, 24 June 2013

World War Z [3D]

 
Attempts to tell a tale of zombie apocalypse on a global scale. Accordingly the trappings of zombie cinema; FX work, carnage and peril are all impressively amplified to suit. Unfortunately the cliche, idiocy and lazy plotting often found in zombie cinema is also amplified, which is less impressive.
 

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Man Of Steel [IMAX 3D]


A more mature Snyder makes Superman exciting once more, mostly through use of his peerless, visual bombast as well as sound design that left me feeling like my head had lost an argument with a hammer.
 

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Now You See Me

 
Less of a film, more a dizzying rush of enthusiasm that over-eggs everything in an attempt to compensate for the way it consistently undermines itself.
 

Monday, 17 June 2013

Byzantium

 
Not only brings some much needed squalor back to vampires, but also freely rips the piss out of modern attempts to romanticise their plight. Way better than a film starring Gemma Arterton has any right to be.
 

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Jack Ketchum's The Girl Next Door

 
A surprisingly good stab at depicting the terrible atrocity described in Ketchum's novel that falls short of the sense-blasting hideousness it could've been thanks to the usual cheap film triumvirate of crap acting, shit cinematography and utterly bollocks directing.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Fear(s) Of The Dark [Peur(s) du noir]

 
Five absolutely brilliant monochromatic animated horror tales, and one dull monologue backed by abstract geometries, all inexplicably edited into each other.
 

Monday, 10 June 2013

The Stone Roses: Made Of Stone

 
With The Stone Roses as his canvas, finely honed montage skills as his brush and an infectious rapture as his paint, Meadows creates another masterpiece.
 

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Basket Case 3: The Progeny


Consistently manic from the off, the third entry in the series plays for laughs more than shocks although there's still plenty of face chewing going on.

The Beast [La BĂȘte]


A hymn to bestiality that starts off refined, elegant and gentle but culminates in some poor lady slurping messily on a giant wolf's spunk cannon.
Apologies, I probably should have put a spoiler warning in there, or at the very least a warning that I was going to use the words 'spunk cannon'.