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“Django Unchained” or “Would SOMEONE please give Leonardo DiCaprio an Oscar NOW?” by Caitlin McGrane

February 1, 2013


Last year I wrote a piece about a number of Oscar-nominated films that featured several prominent actors doing performances. These films come around about this time every year and are essentially jumping up and down in front of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) like an enthusiastic child wanting to be picked […]

“Skyfall” Review: Bond Strikes Back by Joseph Misuraca

December 27, 2012


Sam Mendes’ Skyfall is the best James Bond film to date. It harks back to the 007 fans adored. He’s debonair, he’s a womaniser, he’s pulling off impossible feats of stamina and strength, he’s drinking his martinis (shaken not stirred), he’s using ingenious gadgetry and he has a license to thrill die-hard viewers. The British […]

“The Avengers”, or ‘This is a proper action movie. Plus CORR and PHWOARR, look at Jeremy Renner’s arms’ by Caitlin McGrane

June 11, 2012


For the last week or so there have been a series of Facebook status updates about how amazing The Avengers is, and how it is the “most amazingly epic” thing that anyone has ever seen. This kind of hype tends to go over my head; I’m not an action fan. Can you tell from my […]

Two Of A Kind: Caitlin McGrane Really Didn’t Like “The Hunger Games”

May 2, 2012


Ladies and gentlemen, prepare to throw your rotten fruit at me. I’m about to re-make a bold statement, and some of you may be upset, shocked, or offended. If that is the case then I advise that you suck it up and deal with it, or fight it out in the Comments below. The Hunger […]

Two Of A Kind: Matilda Dixon-Smith Liked “The Hunger Games” So Much She Saw It Twice.

May 2, 2012


So much has already been said about The Hunger Games, the recent blockbuster film based on Suzanne Collins’ highly successful books for young adults. The reception of the film, amongst critics and consumers, has been overwhelmingly positive. And here’s why. In war-ravaged Panem (modern-day North America), the central controlling state (the Capitol) holds an annual […]

“Attack the Block”, or “Innit Blud” by Caitlin McGrane

March 27, 2012


I’m not a fan of monster films, finding them mostly unbelievably boring and predictable (two things I cannot abide). However, when my dad rang from the streets of Bogota in Columbia, I was not expecting him to suggest we go and see Attack the Block as a family when he returned home. The major draw: […]