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  • Dead Space: Downfall

    Dead Space: Downfall


    The animation is good, the writing isn’t.

    Having not played the game which this is spun off from – though I do own it (never got around to it before I ceased gaming) – I have the unsubstantiated feeling that the story being told here is completely redundant.

    I know enough about the Dead Space game to know that the player is simply thrown onto the Ishimura free of much context or experience with the ghastly creatures. While for a…

  • The Dick Tracy Special

    The Dick Tracy Special


    As slap-dash, rights-retaining middle-fingers go...
    ...This is borderline experimental.

    Leonard Maltin's experience of the production is worth reading about - “Oh my god, Chivo is shooting this little conversation!” - but otherwise it simply has to be seen to be believed.

    Viewable on YouTube.

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  • Fantastic Four

    Fantastic Four

    Because Flaccid Four was presumably already taken…

    I’ll admit my rating system is a little bent towards opinion (as it perhaps should be) , and I’ll often only award a film the dreaded single star if it is laughably awful (Terminator Salvation, Olympus Has Fallen), fails miserably at everything it sets out to do ( Kick-Ass 2, Everly ), or just really doesn’t work for me (The Rover, Blackhat).

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  • Lost River

    Lost River


    There was a review here, it's gone now.

    I can't exactly bring myself to talk about this underwhelming film, as something infinitely more disappointing has occurred.
    The Dissolve is finished. It's done. It's over.

    An abrupt and utterly unjust end to my favourite place on the Internet, home to the best cabal of critics and commenters known to man.

    I honestly don't know what I am going to do now. This site was honestly the one real constant in my…