Jul 102014


When chimp handler Robert Franklin was accidentally exposed to ALZ-113, an Alzheimer’s drug being tested on apes, he set off the beginning of the end of life on Earth as we know it. Human numbers dwindled, while apes (who were enhanced by the drugs) grew stronger. 10 years on we rejoin Caesar and the apes in a brand new world. Review of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes after the jump.

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Feb 072014

What was once derided as a ridiculous, cartoonish concept – even by its own director until his wife told him to not judge a book by its title – the original Robocop has steadily become an apex of spectacle as intelligent, insightful and scathing brilliance. Not to over-hype it, but Paul Verhoeven’s Robocop is a masterpiece of pop-punk sledgehammer cinema that rips to the chase & makes myths of everyday nightmares of post-modernity. Back in 1987 it felt far-flung yet aptly present. Revisited now, it represents a shockingly emotional rage with & against the machine, filled with a bizarre sense of post-human humour that understood the zeitgeist of the modern world better than most.

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Oct 092012


Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf and Jason Clarke star as indestructible brothers and bootleggers during prohibition, but they soon find out guns, gangsters and naked damsels in distress are the very least of their worries when a corrupt law official arrives into town and wants blood to be shed. But does all of this violence, chaos and illegal liquor translate into a worthwhile movie? Find out after the jump.

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