Archive for November, 2010

Date: Thursday 25th November 2010 – One Month until Christmas Day Place: Carnaby Street in Central London What: There is a cage. Inside is an emaciated Santa Claus, staring darkly at passersby. Two men are selling him… for the bargain sum of $85,000 dollars. The men warn there can be no drinking, no smoking, no [...]

Warner Bros. have finally announced plans to remake Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It’s not the TV series they’re remaking, but the 1992 film starring Kirsty Swanson. Remember that? While there are hardly any details, filmmakers claim the new movie won’t touch the high school days we’re used to in Buffy’s world, but something very different. [...]

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 is as long as its epic title. It is enjoyable, funny, dull and confusing in equal measure. Those new to the franchise will be bewildered and frustrated, but hardcore Potterites will be pleased. This is nothing special, but it’s not the terrible mess some feared it would [...]

Blood Fare is a Civil War ghost story with a modern twist, by J.A. Steel and Co-Producer Christian K. Koch. It is the tale of Corporal Henry Trout (S. Edward Meek – Wild Stallion), who in 1861 fought valiantly in a forgotten skirmish after the first battle of Bull Run. 150 years later, he will [...]

FOR ONE DAY ONLY SEE THE REAL SANTA CLAUS! FOR YOUR SAFETY HE WILL BE CAGED & GUARDED BY OFFICIAL LAPLAND SANTA HUNTERS This event will take place on: THURSDAY 25th NOVEMBER 12.00noon CARNABY STREET / OUTSIDE LIBERTY’S From 11am until 8pm on Thursday 25th November shoppers in London’s West End will have a rare [...]

Let Me In is a well crafted horror-drama remake that does little to improve on the original. Ultimately needless unless you really hate reading subtitles, Let Me In is a solid and entertaining piece of work. It’s 1983 and twelve year old Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is unhappy. He is being bullied at school and his [...]

From Michael Powell, the acclaimed director of A Matter of Life and Death and The Red Shoes, PEEPING TOM was, upon its release, one of the most controversial films ever made in Britain – a masterpiece of psychological terror. By day, Mark Lewis (Karlheinz Böhm) works as a modest focus-puller in a film studio. But [...]

Skyline is visually stunning but utterly hollow. The CGI is masterfully created and amazing to look at, but all the beautifully-rendered aliens in the world cannot hide a terrible plot, an appalling script and some severely damaged acting skills. This film is very poor. Seriously avoid. So what is it about? Well, the plot of [...]

You’ve heard the story before. Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love with girl. Boy has to defeat girl’s seven evil exes in a series of intense, incredibly stylised fights in order to win her heart. …wait, you haven’t heard that before? Well that’s the general gist of Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. [...]

Rare Exports is a genre-defying piece of work – part children’s story, part horror film, part comedy, part intense thriller and part absurd drama. It is sweet, funny, dark, scary and genuinely loveable. It may feel lacking in places, but it’s wonderfully unique. Watch it, because it’s hugely entertaining. It’s a month before Christmas and [...]

Burke and Hare is Sunday-afternoon entertainment. It is simple, light, silly, funny and enjoyable. Anyone hoping for something amazing or ground-breaking or horrific or scary or massively satirical will be disappointed. Tragically this is a nothing film – it is entertaining while it is happening, but utterly forgettable. Not Landis’s worst work, but miles away [...]

The good folks at Cigarette Burns Cinema are hosting yet another amazing-looking screening this Saturday; the 13th November 2010. This time around their cinematic choice is 1973′s Psychomania! The screening is due to take place at London’s Rio Cinema at 11.15pm and tickets cost £7 which includes accessm to a bar and a DJ until [...]

Monsters is brilliant. An early warning: Monsters it is not about monsters, but about humans. It is beautiful, greatly acted, wonderfully shot and simply an awe-inspiring piece of work – Monsters is an essential watch. Seek it out. Six years ago a NASA probe exploded when entering our atmosphere and the contents were scattered across [...]