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Ape expectations – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes review

By Simon Miraudo July 9, 2014 If we should take anything away from the terse title characters of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, it’s the power of brevity. So, here’s my review: Apes together strong. Sequel merely solid. (The rest is for the human readers, sticklers for protraction.) This laboriously-titled follow up to […]

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Gary Oldman to lead human resistance in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

The upcoming Rise of the Planet Of The Apes sequel, titled Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, is getting more and more interesting. ComingSoon reports that Gary Oldman has just signed on to play the leader of a human resistance group. The film, set 15 years after Rise, purportedly presents a world where the […]

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Blame it on the alcohol – Lawless review

Lawless – Starring Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, and Guy Pearce. Directed by John Hillcoat. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. John Hillcoat‘s Lawless is so low-key it’s practically infrasonic. Utterly untroubled by any expectation to entertain – or even mildly engage – the audience, Hillcoat and screenwriter Nick Cave take a stroll through 1930s Virginia with […]

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The top 10 Batman movie moments

The top 10 Batman movie moments. By Simon Miraudo. Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Rises has arrived in cinemas; the final entry in his Batman series, and a gauntlet thrown in the direction of anyone who dares to reboot the caped crusader in its wake. It’s been a long, beautiful, thrilling, heart-breaking, Katie Holmes-forgetting ride, and we’ve had […]

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Poster Debut: The Dark Knight Rises

Warner Bros recently revealed six new character posters for Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Rises as the long promotional road to the July release date rolls on. The posters come courtesy of Slashfilm. I must say that all the promotional material coming out for this film are doing their very best to mute my enthusiasm for […]

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These charming men – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy review

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Starring Gary Oldman, Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy. Directed by Tomas Alfredson. Rated MA. Originally published January 17, 2012. By Simon Miraudo. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is now available on DVD, Blu-ray and Quickflix Pay-Per-View. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is the most gentlemanly motion picture of the year (or perhaps, of any year). Based on John le Carré’s 1974 novel of the […]

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Trailer Debut: The Dark Knight Rises

The third and final feature trailer for Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Rises has arrived online. And if you thought the dissolving football field from the previous teaser would be the film’s biggest money shot, this clip offers up a few more contenders… Surely you don’t need any more information? Watch it already! Plenty of tasty […]

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These charming men – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy review

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – Starring Gary Oldman, Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy. Directed by Tomas Alfredson. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is the most gentlemanly motion picture of the year (or perhaps, of any year). Based on John le Carré’s 1974 novel of the same name and starring a batch […]

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Trailer Debut: The Dark Knight Rises

A brand new teaser trailer for The Dark Knight Rises has debuted online, giving us a proper glimpse of Tom Hardy as Bane, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, and what looks to be a football match set to rival any in film’s history. Look out behind you! A crying Alfred! A soon-to-be-deposed Commissioner Gordon! A super-sad (even more […]

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Poster Debut: The Dark Knight Rises

We’re beginning to think The Dark Knight Rises won’t have the happiest of endings. A new poster has debuted online for Christopher Nolan‘s highly anticipated series closer, and it shows the villainous Bane (Tom Hardy) walking away from a smashed Bat mask. Bane is famously known amongst comic fans as ‘The Man Who Broke The […]

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This is Grimm – Red Riding Hood review

Red Riding Hood – Starring Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman and Shiloh Fernandez. Directed by Catherine Hardwicke. Rated M. Originally published March 23, 2011. By Simon Miraudo. When Red Riding Hood stopped being bad in all the conventional ways, it found a bunch of new, innovative ways to be bad. Okay, that’s not entirely true. Red […]

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Poster Debut: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Numbers numbers everywhere! The poster for Tomas Alfredson‘s upcoming spy thriller Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy has debuted online (courtesy of Empire), featuring Gary Oldman as iconic literary character George Smiley … covered in numbers! Based on John le Carré’s novel of the same name, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy tells the story of M16 agent Smiley, who […]

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Teaser Debut: The Dark Knight Rises

The teaser for Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Rises has arrived! Although a bootleg version of the trailer landed online last week (naughty bootleggers!), this official clip offers us a clear, non-cammed glimpse of all the Batman-y goodness. It begins with some choice footage from Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, with a voiceover courtesy of […]

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Poster Debut: The Dark Knight Rises

The sky is falling! Well, at least the top of Gotham’s buildings are, in the newly released teaser poster for Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Rises. It’s an understated, yet still suitably epic poster for what will surely be the biggest event release of 2012. Christian Bale returns as Bruce Wayne/Batman, and will star opposite Tom […]

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Teaser Debut: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Gary Oldman. Colin Firth. Mark Strong. Tom Hardy. Benedict Cumberbatch. Toby Jones. John Hurt. Independently, these actors offer up enough of a reason to see any movie. United, they propel a film into “must see right now” territory. Good news for us then that this batch of obscenely talented actors have all joined forces for the […]

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Lesson learned – A Christmas Carol review

A Christmas Carol – Starring Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman and Colin Firth. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Rated PG. Originally published November 5, 2009. By Simon Miraudo. Robert Zemeckis’ adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is technically perfect. And so it should be. The director has spent the better part of the decade refining motion-capture […]

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Trailer Debut: Red Riding Hood

Warner Brothers has released the first trailer for Catherine Hardwicke’s Red Riding Hood, set to hit our screens in 2011. Proving werewolves and paranormal stories existed before Twilight invaded our lives, Hardwicke directs this adaptation of the classic fairytale. Set in a medieval village plagued by a werewolf, Amanda Seyfried plays Valerie, who falls for […]

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A fistful of Denzels – The Book of Eli review

The Book of Eli – Starring Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman and Mila Kunis. Directed by Allen and Albert Hughes. Rated MA. Originally published April 13, 2010. By Simon Miraudo. You would think that everything filmmakers needed to say about the impending apocalypse had already been said. Surely this is one tired genre that is ready […]

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A fistful of Denzels – The Book of Eli review

The Book of Eli – Starring Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman and Mila Kunis. Directed by Allen and Albert Hughes. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. You would think that everything filmmakers needed to say about the impending apocalypse had already been said. Surely this is one tired genre that is ready to be set adrift on […]

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Commissioner Gordon claims Dark Knight sequel starts shooting next year

source: slashfilm.com COMIC CON! It’s a Comic Con update blitz today as we report on the biggest stories to come out of San Diego’s legendary geek-gasmic festival. After The Dark Knight grossed a zillion dollars at the box office, the rumour mill sprung into action about the potential villains for the sequel. Of course, no […]

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