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Ed Selley  |  Nov 30, 2010  |  0 comments
Teardrop explodes Runco flirts with the mainstream market to spectacular effect, as John Archer discovers

Runco projectors tend to combine huge bodies with even bigger price tags, which makes the LS-5 a real surprise.

Anton van Beek  |  Nov 29, 2010  |  0 comments

When we last left Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson) at the end of ...New Moon, they'd just returned from an exciting visit to Italy with the 110 year-old vampire agreeing to change his 18 year-old love interest into a vampire after they get married. Bella had also discovered that shirtless Jacob (Taylor Lautner) and his equally topless chums weren't part of some 'alternative lifestyle' branch of the Boy Scouts of America, but were actually a clan of werewolves who really don't like vampires and have the ability to transform into big cuddly CGI wolves whenever the budget can stretch to it.

Anton van Beek  |  Nov 26, 2010  |  0 comments

The A-Team is an extremely silly film – an over-the-top cavalcade of ludicrous action, broad humour and macho attitude that rarely ever stops for breath. But, what else were you really expecting from a movie remake of this particular ‘80s TV franchise?

Anton van Beek  |  Nov 22, 2010  |  0 comments

Toy Story 3 is possibly the year’s most surprising film. Given the narratives and themes explored so brilliantly by its two predecessors, it’s hard to imagine any new ground or fresh ideas that could be explored. And yet, thanks to the brilliance of the creative minds at Pixar, what could have been little more than a crass exercise in financial, rather than artistic, franchise filmmaking has emerged as the most exciting, creative and touching films since… well, since the last Pixar movie, in all honesty. Surprising then, and also one of the year’s very best films.

Anton van Beek  |  Nov 13, 2010  |  0 comments

Avatar is a frustrating film in so many ways, not least the fact that while Cameron has clearly spent years creating an engrossing and entirely believable new cinematic world, he then uses it as the backdrop for a fairly ordinary tale packed with wooden acting and leaden dialogue.

Anton van Beek  |  Nov 10, 2010  |  0 comments

Beauty and the Beast ranks up there amongst Disney’s animated crown jewels. A critical and commercial smash, this charming film even held the distinction of being the only animation to be nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award until Pixar’s Up got the nod earlier this year.

Mark Craven  |  Nov 01, 2010  |  0 comments

The Big Four: Live From Sofia is an indispensable BD platter for thrash metal hedz, as it captures the only time these titans of the genre (Anthrax, Megadeth, Slayer and Metallica) have shared the same stage. Filmed at the Sonisphere music festival in Bulgaria, and running for five hours, it’s a non-stop barrage of razor-sharp riffs, pounding kick drums and snarled vocals that’s guaranteed to leave fans grinning from ear to ear.

Anton van Beek  |  Oct 25, 2010  |  0 comments

The Back to the Future Trilogy should play an integral part in every home cinema fan’s collection, standing proudly alongside the like of the Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park and Alien boxsets.

Anton van Beek  |  Oct 19, 2010  |  0 comments

When Sarah Tyler (Isabella Calthorpe) returns from America to visit her family home in the English countryside, it's not long before she gets much more than she had bargained for. Together with her extended step-family and a bunch of old friends, Sarah discovers that something else has also decided to visit the remote mansion at the same time. Something very hungry, that will happily spend the 13 hours they have left until sunrise picking them off one by one.

Anton van Beek  |  Oct 18, 2010  |  0 comments

Predators was designed to be the sequel that Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 1987 hit has always ‘deserved’ according to producer Robert Rodriguez. What he and director Nimrod Antal have delivered is effectively a reworking of the original, with a selection of trained killers finding themselves kidnapped and taken to a strange jungle where they’re hunted by invisible creatures. That said, despite lacking much in the way of original story ideas, Predators is a perfectly enjoyable piece of disposable cinema, with decent performances, good FX and plenty of violence.

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