A Good Day to avoid Die Hard

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This will be short. The film was so poor, it doesn’t deserve many words. However, I do feel the need to warn you off it. Bruce Willis’s latest visit to John McClane’s insane life is A Good Day to Die Hard. Presumably they couldn’t fit Sam Jackson or Justin Long into the budget, so this time McClane is joined by his son, poorly acted by Jai Courtney. There is no plot. No really, I looked and couldn’t find one. I did however find plenty of explosions and car chases and explosions and fire and jumping through CG windows and explosions. There was also a shed load of awful dialogue. If McClane said “I’m on vacation” one more time, I was going to hurl my overpriced Maltesers at the oversized IMAX screen. Life of Pi belongs in IMAX, The Dark Knight Rises belongs in IMAX, Prometheus, The Hobbit, Ghost Protocol, they … There’s more

New Dr Who Trailer! New Dr Who Trailer! New Dr Who Trailer! :)

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The seventh series (of the revived Doctor Who) begins in the autumn, but the first episode, Asylum of the Daleks, is due to premiere at the BFI London later this month, (I’d love to go over for it). What do you think of the new trailer? I CANNOT WAIT!!! Also, check out this cool new desktop background:

Review: The Amazing Spider-Man

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Perhaps the best way to start is to tell you to block the last decade of Spider-Man movies from your mind and treat The Amazing Spider-Man as it is, a complete revamp of the Spider-Man franchise. In 2005, Christopher Nolan started a new wave of films with Batman Begins, where the story is as important, if not more important, than the superhero and his trials. We get strong characterisation, drama and a full story and this theme has run into the reincarnation of Marvel’s most famous superhero, as directed by Marc Webb (And I can’t not say something about how awesomely apt his surname is!). If anyone has heard of Spider-Man, they know the story of his origins. Peter Parker, a high school student who lives with his aunt and uncle, gets bitten by radioactive spider and develops super powers. This awkward teenager gains the ability to crawl up walls, … There’s more

Meh. Oh look, more subpar Tim Burton.

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I just watched the trailer for Tim Burton’s latest movie, continuing his never-ending pursuit to remake, rework, reimagine, rejuventate, revive, rejig and redo every movie ever made. At least this time he’s not tearing down the pillars of my youth (Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). Instead, this time he’s revisiting (just when I thought I’d run out of ‘re-’ words) one of his own stories. Frankenweenie is a black-and-white stop motion-animated remake of Burton’s 1984 short film of the same name, his take on Mary Shelley’s classic, Frankenstein. In the film, a boy named Victor loses his dog and uses the power of science to bring it back to life. As with all Burton movies in the last decade, it could be fun, it could be a waste of time. He’s just so hit and miss. In the last ten years, the only original tales Burton has … There’s more

Here comes the Men In Black Trailer…

We get a lorra movie trailers in. We largely posted this one because we liked the title we came up with. Self-congratulatory? Us? Well, only on Thursdays. Looks quite good though. Will Smith in anything is quite good. Have a looksee (we don’t say goo in Culch Towers, ‘have a goo’ is one of the worst phrases we have ever heard. Goo is a horrible word and everyone should stop it).

Movie Trailer: Shame

It’s Michael Fassbendmeover time! Giddy with excitement and filled with dread (like when your iPod shuffles from Coldplay to Steps and the clash of emotion makes you want to jump around while crying). We’ve all excited about the sexy Fass times but we’ve also heard it’s a bleak tale that will leave you feeling horribly, horribly empty… Our review will be here tomorrow.

Movie Trailer: Prom

“There are hundreds of nights in high school, but there’s only one “Prom”. Several intersecting stories unfold at one high school as the big dance approaches; “Prom” portrays the precarious passage from high school to independence as some relationships unravel and others ignite”. If you took a shine to Aimee Teegarden in Scream 4 then this might be worth a look. I personally will mostly be focusing on Nicholas Braun. It’s out on June 3rd.

First trailer for Cars 2

When Disney issue a new trailer that’s usually a good thing. When Disney issues a Pixar trailer doubly so. Today they issued first trailer for their next collaboration Cars 2! The movie is a sequel to the 2006 film, and sees Mater (the tow-truck) caught in a global conspiracy when he and Lightning McQueen head to Europe for the inaugural world grand prix. Obviously Lightning things the world is now ready for his showboating style of driving. A great voice-cast features Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, John Ratzenberger, Bonnie Hunt, Tony Shalhoub and Cheech Marin. Sir Michael Caine has even got in on the action voicing Finn McMissile (what a name!). The behind the scenes talent is top-notch too with the movie being co-directed by John Lasseter (Cars) and Brad Lewis (Ratatouille). Whilst the original wasn’t Pixar’s best received movie it was still an exceptionally well-made and well-told story. … There’s more

Rolling In The Deep

New Adele track folks. On first listen I’m thinking – okay.. good beat. Quite a catchy tune. Great vocals as would be expected from Adele. Still sticking in my head the more I listen to it but can’t help but think there’s a bit that just blatantly sounds like another bit from a Bee Gee’s song. It does seem to be another song about a torn relationship but of course, make your own interpretation of it. Love the structure of the song. Good mix of instruments. The track is set to footage of her recording the album ’21′ in Malibu last summer. Check it out below.

Trailer – Battle: Los Angeles

I do have a weakness for alien action movies. This looks great! Battle: Los Angeles – What’s it all about? For years, there have been documented cases of UFO sightings around the world — Buenos Aires, Seoul, France, Germany, China. But in 2011, what were once just sightings will become a terrifying reality when Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world’s great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind. Note: I’m waiting for a reply regarding the music in the trailer. If anyone knows who it is, let me know.

What do you think of the trailer for Scream 4?

Well, I have no idea what I was expecting, but I was definitely expecting something better than this. Maybe I was being naive, but it’s from Wes Craven!!! I thought he could do it again – revive a stagnating genre. He was the Prince of Horror in the 70s, the King of Horror in the 90s, but if this trailer is anything to go by, the king has gone the way of George III – he’s lost the plot. Update: The Weinsteins have removed the trailer from YouTube, but pop over to the Den of Geek and you can still see it there. Thoughts?