Owen Hughes

Formerly of FailedCritics.com. Formerly of SetTheTape.com. Formally of attire.

Used to watch loads of movies. Now? Not so much.

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  • The Void

    The Void


    Some people in hoods will stab the occupants of a hospital if they step outside, whilst inside a misshapen mutated creature threatens their safety and some transdimensional occurings take place.

    It’s almost as if David Cronenberg and Clive Barker each dropped their unbound scripts in the street after bumping into each other, before picking up the loose sheets and rushing off without checking the pages were in order and handing the screenplay over to directors Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski.

    Just to be clear, that is a thorough recommendation.

  • Beyond the Gates

    Beyond the Gates


    Ever play Atmosphere as a kid and wonder “what if this copy is actually haunted?” – well wonder no more, because that’s pretty much the concept that this Jumanji-meets-Hammer Horror feature picks up and runs with, only with added Barbara Crampton, making it impossible to dislike.

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  • First Blood

    First Blood


    I kind of thought it would be a mindless action film where Sly goes around killing the bad guys in the jungle with his machine gun and that's about it. Like Predator, I guess, just without the Predator.

    I was wrong. It's excellent. I found it very entertaining, and also quite sad. Sure, Rambo is this bad-ass, super elite soldier who can kill a man practically by looking at him with his wonky face, but I never realised there was…

  • The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat

    The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat


    Amazing. Thought the train was going to come right out of the screen at me. Loses points for not being in HD.