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  • The Belko Experiment

    The Belko Experiment


    James Gunn continues his rewarding build-up of clout with his answer to The Cabin In The Woods - a social horror movie that he wrote while wrangling the larger challenges of a Marvel blockbuster. The comparisons with Whedon's film don't end there, but this certainly isn't as much of a laugher.

    It's bleak without ever being predictable, taking an admittedly shaky hypothesis (one can only assume the eventual paper would be called "the effects of one or two ex-Special Forces…

  • Rules Don't Apply

    Rules Don't Apply


    "I would leave this country and never come back. I would leave this country and never come back. I would leave this country and never come back. I would leave this country and never come back."

    The film itself is just as scatterbrained as it paints Hughes, but the irresistible glints of movie magic overcome the choppy and flighty pacing.

    Read my full review on Den Of Geek >>

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  • Ghostbusters



    Hey, guess what? It's nothing like the trailers. It's actually funny, actually scary, and, because there isn't a bottom half to read under a movie, it's 100% dickhead proof.

    The one thing that nobody seemed to actually buy ahead of this was that it could be both a remake and a passing of the torch. It turns out that it's both of those things and while it certainly bows to the original as much as, say, The Force Awakens does…

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice


    It may be a little premature, but we already have the first President Trump era comic book movie. I'm not even talking about the story, in which two emasculated rich white men blame an immigrant for what's wrong with the world.

    Just like Trump's campaign for the nomination, it's stupid, hateful, and by the time you've just deciphered one utterly insensible thing it's said or done, it'll have done five more. And depressingly, despite all of this, people are probably…