Category Archives: Reviews

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER REVIEW: Melancholia (2011)

The following review was submitted by guest contributor Miles Perhower.  I arrive at the MAC in Birmingham, inebriated, just in time to buy tickets for the 5pm showing of Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia. Finding my way into the cinema, I … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The Inbetweeners Movie (2011)

In case you’ve been living under a rock, people have been flocking to cinemas to see The Inbetweeners lads nip off to Malia in Crete for a drunken jolly this summer. Will, Simon, Jay and Neil – all sporting pink … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D (2011)

I’m in a corner of a bar with free Wi-Fi, crying inside with a solitary blank stare, because as punishment for stealing Dave’s cookie at SquabbleBox HQ, I was made to watch Spy Kids 4D.  There are no words in the … Continue reading

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Better late than never REVIEW: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

After 10 years and a gross in the billions, it’s safe to assume that the Harry Potter franchise will be sorely missed by Warner Bros., which might explain why they felt compelled to split the final chapter in two, getting … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

The apes rise, that much is true, but they have yet to conquer. A future dominated by primates is still a glint in a chimpanzee’s eye. This isn’t your father’s Planet of the Apes. Fox’s franchise reboot has been hesitant … Continue reading

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Better late than never REVIEW: Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

So, here it is: the closing arc of Michael Bay’s slow-motion laden Transformers trilogy. It arrived on a sea of fanfare and tore up the box office, adding a 3D component to the “robots in disguise” that few could turn … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Green Lantern (2011)

It has finally arrived: The first major DC Comics film that doesn’t feature Batman or Superman. If you believe the hype that was drummed up to promote this film, you would assume that it was DC’s answer to Iron Man. … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Green Lantern: Emerald Knights (2011)

There is green fever at the moment, Green Lantern fever to be more precise. With Ryan Reynolds playing the big screen version of the DC Comics hero later this month (17th June), the tie-ins have started to surface. One of … Continue reading

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REVIEW: X-Men: First Class (2011)

So, here it is. After four previous ventures into the Marvel back catalogue, 20th Century Fox present X-Men: First Class. It’s ostensibly a prequel to the long-running series, but it also aims to resuscitate the franchise after the insufferable one-two … Continue reading

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Better late than never REVIEW: Insidious (2011)

Insidious comes with an odious tag-line: “From the makers of Saw and Paranormal Activity.” But don’t switch-off just yet, as the fourth feature from James Wan (the original and best Saw) can be considered a quantum leap in his abilities. … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Thor (2011)

Holy shit! Thor is epic stuff, make no mistake about it. Marvel Studio’s latest building block toward The Avengers is a true sight to behold and a fitting first chapter in the mighty Thor’s cinematic adventures. It leaps between worlds, features a … Continue reading

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Better late than never REVIEW: Scream 4 (2011)

In a way, the Scream franchise has always struggled to top that opening sequence in the first film. Drew Barrymore’s brief but instantly iconic tussle with Ghostface is a perfectly executed slasher set-piece that set a standard Wes Craven couldn’t … Continue reading

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