Tag Archives: Rant

Rant – Cinema 2012

2012 was quite the year for cinema. We had blockbusters, indie wonders, foreign language cinema that enthralled, unexpected triumphs… The list goes on. Continue reading

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Rant – Beware the Wheelers

Last week, @guardianfilm tweeted a link to a scene from Return To Oz in which Dorothy is cornered by the Wheelers. Continue reading

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Trailer Talk – Top Cat: The Movie

2012 is shaping up to be quite the year for nostalgia. Not only have we had re-releases of some of the films that defined our youth – including Titanic and Beauty and The Beast – but on June 1st, Top Cat is back! Continue reading

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Rant – Golden Globes 2012 *UPDATED*

The European Film Awards were held in Berlin at the start of December. They signified the start of award season, so here we go again… Continue reading

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Rant – Fast Five… Or Fast and the Furious 5… Or whatever

When Dominic (Diesel) is busted out of prison in the high octane opening sequence of Fast Five,  the whole gang relocate to Rio in order to lie low. Of course, lying low has never been their strong point, and when – within a matter of days – a heist goes wrong, it is up to Brian (Walker), Dominic and their friends to band together for ‘one last job’, bring down a crime lord and evade the FBI’s Hobbs (Johnson). Continue reading

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Rant – The Problem With Kick-Ass

“Why has no one ever tried to be a superhero?” ponders Dave – ordinary teenage nerd. Fair point. Bruce Wayne didn’t have superpowers and he did just fine, but then that wasn’t our world was it? Dave decides to become masked vigilante and takes to the streets in a modified wetsuit in the guise of Kick-Ass. It just so happens that he is not the first to have the idea… Continue reading

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Rant – CGI? Give me handmade (almost) any time..

This week Avatar has passed the $1 billion mark at the box office. The fact that the movie already ranks number 4 on the all time list of box office champions is pretty amazing after an uninspiring opening weekend of $77 million. I have seen Avatar; having seen the trailer I could pretty much predict what was going to happen over the course of the film. What I was not prepared for was the beauty of the film. Continue reading

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