Category Archives: New Reviews

Blended

Blended PosterBlended

2014

Adam Sandler is back! No, I don’t mean a return to form. That was a warning for you all to seek shelter and get as far away from a cinema screen as possible.

Blended sees Jim (Sandler) and Lauren (Barrymore) as single parents who have a disastrous first date at Hooters! Oh Adam, you wacky bastard, that’s no place for a date! So they go their separate ways only to be thrown right back together as their families must share a suite in a luxurious African safari resort.

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X-Men: Days of Future Past

DAFP PosterX-Men: Days of Future Past

2014

It’s been 3 years since X-Men: First Class graduated onto the big screen, Matthew Vaughn’s kitsch, superhero opus was a refreshing spin on the tried and tested formula. Enter Bryan Singer (Been there, done that) to take the reins of this alternate reality with his interpretation of one of the classic story arcs in the X-Men mythology (so Wikipedia tells me).

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Cabin Fever: Patient Zero

Cabin Fever PZCabin Fever: Patient Zero

2014

It’s been 12 years since Eli Roth first announced himself as a gore auteur with 2002’s Cabin Fever, this was followed by Ti West’s 2009 sequel Cabin Fever: Spring Fever. Both have their merits, the latter some major flaws but overall they’re both enjoyable, gross out body-horror comedies.

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300: Rise of an Empire

300: ROAE300: Rise of an Empire

2014

Greek general Themistokles leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.

First thing’s first; 300:Rise of an Empire is kinda gay, and that is no bad thing. I loves me some homoeroticism and there is plenty in this film for both blood-hungry BroDudes and fans of gay campery to enjoy.

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Veronica Mars

Veronica MarsVeronica Mars

2014

Years after walking away from her past as a teenage private eye, Veronica Mars gets pulled back to her hometown – just in time for her high school reunion – in order to help her old flame Logan Echolls, who’s embroiled in a murder mystery.

A long time ago, we used to be friends. Seven years have passed since The CW decided to cancel one of the finest TV shows produced in recent years. Seven years we marshmallows have stewed, patiently waiting to see if creator Rob Thomas could somehow resurrect Neptune’s favourite PI.

Well thanks to Kickstarter, the hope is now reality…but was it worth the wait?

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Nymphomaniac

NymphomaniacNymphomaniac

2014

A self-diagnosed nymphomaniac recounts her erotic experiences to the man who saved her after a beating.

After months of hype, talk of “hardcore & softcore” versions, baffling interviews, Persona Non Grata’s & Shia Le Beouf’s conveniently timed public displays of lunacy – Lars Von Trier has finally unleashed Nymphomaniac on the UK.

Did The “One Night Stand” Deliver?

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A New York Winter’s Tale

Winters Tale PosterA New York Winter’s Tale

2014

A burglar falls for an heiress as she dies in his arms. When he learns that he has the gift of reincarnation, he sets out to save her.

At one point in the trailer for this film, Virginia (Connelly) asks Peter (Farrell), ‘What’s happening here?’ To be honest, I’m none the wiser.

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