Saturday 24 March 2012


Making its long overdue debut on DVD, Gregg Araki's cult 90's road movie The Doom Generation is out this week. But is it still a relevant piece of teenage mayhem 17 years later? Read on to find out.

Wednesday 21 March 2012

21 JUMP STREET review

Failing at their jobs as bicycle cops, Schmidt and Jenko (Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum) get assigned to an undercover mission at a local high school. Whilst trying to pass for students, they must infiltrate a drug gang operating from within the school, all the while making sure that they don't cause any trouble, take any drugs or sleep with any of the teachers.

Saturday 17 March 2012


Could this Kelly McDonald/David Tennant starring screwball comedy be the end of CinemaNX's astoundingly impressive run of good films? I guess there's only one way to find out.

Wednesday 14 March 2012

American Battleship. No, Not The Liam Neeson One.

Destined to be the second best hastily assembled knock-off of the year after John Carter of Mars, those "geniuses" at The Asylum look like they've done it again with this loving homage to Battleship, the big budget Taylor Kitsch/Liam Neeson/Rihanna(?) movie that's supposedly based on the 'once loved but currently in the cupboard upstairs' board game of the same name.

Putting the inspired into the 'inspired by', I think it's pretty clear what's going on here. Taylor Kitsch's agent is clearly leaking storylines to The Asylum so that when they release their cheap, poorly acted, low budget efforts, Kitsch keeps on looking like Marlon f'ing Brando by comparison. Judging from this trailer at about ten seconds in, he's also hidden their spellchecker. The bastard.

n.b. The irony of chastising a production company for basing a film on a film that itself is just a blatant attempt to copy the Transformers formula isn't lost on me.

Sunday 11 March 2012

ON THE ROAD trailer

Finally appearing from the development limbo it's been in for the last 50 years, we now have our first look at the adaptation of Jack Kerouac's classic Beat Generation novel, On The Road. Based on Kerouac's more-than-semi-autobiographical account of a jazz infused trip across America, this long gestating project has finally come to fruition under the direction of Motorcycle Diaries' Walter Salles.

For a film that stars the unlikely combination of the cinematic Ian Curtis, the girl from Twilight and the guy from Tron Legacy, I'd have to say that the casting looks perfect. Suitably sweaty and sexy in equal measures, for god's sake I hope they get this right. From what we've seen in the trailer it looks promising to say the least.

Will it be the ultimate road movie? No, that's Planes, Trains and Automobiles... but this still looks pretty good.