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Beauty and the Beast (2017) movie review: ever just the same, never a surprise

Tue Mar 14 2017, 06:34pm | 165 comments

The Great Wall movie review: not to be torn down

Fri Feb 17 2017, 11:21am | 8 comments

The Lego Batman Movie review: give a minifig

Tue Feb 07 2017, 08:31pm | 17 comments

new research hints at 3D as a possible learning aid

Fri Jun 10 2016, 06:49pm | 1 comment

Alice Through the Looking Glass movie review: a mirror cracked

Tue May 24 2016, 09:32pm | 6 comments

The Jungle Book movie review: welcome to the jungle

Thu Apr 14 2016, 09:36am | 4 comments

Huevos: Little Rooster’s Egg-Cellent Adventure (Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos) movie review: a cock and balls story

Wed Mar 16 2016, 07:37pm | 2 comments

The Finest Hours movie review: that sinking feeling

Fri Feb 19 2016, 02:16pm | 0 comments

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension movie review: beyond the pale

Thu Oct 22 2015, 07:45pm | 4 comments

The Walk movie review: head in the clouds

Fri Oct 02 2015, 02:07pm | 3 comments

Everest movie review: peak experience

Mon Sep 14 2015, 04:05pm | 1 comment

Ant-Man movie review: superhero reduction

Mon Jul 13 2015, 09:19am | 80 comments

San Andreas movie review: 9.6 on the Ridiculous Scale

Thu May 28 2015, 12:48pm | 11 comments

Seventh Son movie review: witches be crazy

Thu Mar 26 2015, 10:26pm | 7 comments

Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts (87th Academy Awards) review

Mon Feb 02 2015, 03:29pm | 7 comments

Exodus: Gods and Kings movie review: whites only

Wed Jan 21 2015, 02:50pm | 73 comments

Hercules movie review: he fights the lion!

Wed Jul 23 2014, 03:11pm | 35 comments

what’s on Netflix UK, Amazon UK Instant Video, blinkbox (from Jun 23)

Mon Jun 23 2014, 05:38pm | 0 comments

Maleficent movie review: fatal enchantment… you know, for kids!

Wed May 28 2014, 11:55am | 140 comments

Beyond the Edge 3D documentary review: because it’s there

Fri May 23 2014, 11:15am | 0 comments

Peanuts (aka Snoopy & Charlie Brown: A Peanuts Movie) teaser trailer: in 3D CGI (good grief)

Wed Mar 19 2014, 09:50am | 21 comments

Need for Speed review: might as well be based on a breakfast cereal

Thu Mar 13 2014, 04:49pm | 11 comments

300: Rise of an Empire review: Artemisia rocks

Tue Mar 04 2014, 10:34pm | 31 comments

Stalingrad review: life among the ruins

Thu Feb 20 2014, 11:01pm | 15 comments

Planes: Fire & Rescue trailer: someone make it stop

Fri Feb 07 2014, 11:22am | 5 comments

I, Frankenstein review: beware, for it is pointless

Fri Jan 31 2014, 03:58pm | 3 comments

Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts (86th Academy Awards) review

Thu Jan 30 2014, 07:20pm | 0 comments

Doctor Who blogging: “The Day of the Doctor”

Sun Nov 24 2013, 11:40pm | 65 comments

evening clickbait: Batkid gets his own theme music; Rex Reed hates the nonexistent 3D Hunger Games; the most social-media savvy country; men in ridiculous “sexy” poses

Thu Nov 21 2013, 12:21am | 13 comments

Doctor Who thing: tix for 3D cinema showings of “The Day of the Doctor” now on sale

Fri Oct 25 2013, 12:02pm | 7 comments

Doctor Who thing: spectacular fan-made 50th-anniversary trailer

Mon Jul 01 2013, 03:24pm | 1 comment

World War Z review: mutated Hollywood ebola

Wed Jun 19 2013, 08:26pm | 16 comments

009 Re: Cyborg review: hasta la what now?

Fri Jun 07 2013, 02:51pm | 31 comments

feel the rush of endorkins (Star Trek Into Darkness review)

Wed May 08 2013, 09:09pm | 106 comments

what Tony Stark needs most is a hug (Iron Man 3 review)

Thu Apr 25 2013, 02:32pm | 29 comments

Oliver Twist, Werewolf Slayer? Oliver Twist, Gentleman Detective? (and other adventures in social networking)

Thu Feb 14 2013, 12:41am | 6 comments

breaking! photo of half-naked woman found on the Internet! (and other adventures in social networking)

Tue Feb 12 2013, 12:01am | 13 comments

the 19th-century painting that inspired blockbuster movie posters (and other adventures in social networking)

Mon Jan 14 2013, 10:41pm | 0 comments

just go ahead and download Neil Finn’s lovely Hobbit tune now (and other adventures in social networking)

Tue Dec 11 2012, 11:39pm | 0 comments

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (review)

Mon Dec 10 2012, 06:35pm | 90 comments

question of the day: What film trends do you love, and which do you hate?

Mon Nov 12 2012, 08:00am | 0 comments

Wreck-It Ralph (review)

Mon Nov 05 2012, 10:58pm | 28 comments

Frankenweenie (review)

Tue Oct 02 2012, 02:57pm | 0 comments

question of the day: What pop-culture items would you put in a time capsule to tell people a century from now what entertainment in the early 2000s was like?

Wed Sep 19 2012, 10:39am | 0 comments

Dredd (review)

Fri Sep 07 2012, 09:56pm | 73 comments

adding a new bit of info to my reviews from now on…

Thu Jul 12 2012, 10:52pm | 0 comments

apparently people actually like Channing Tatum (and other adventures in social networking)

Sat Jun 02 2012, 12:32am | 0 comments

Ridley Scott and Michael Fassbender talk Prometheus

Sun May 20 2012, 05:13pm | 0 comments

Top Cat: The Movie (trailer)

Wed May 16 2012, 11:02am | 0 comments

Beauty and the Beast 3D (review)

Wed May 09 2012, 09:24pm | 0 comments

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