Evil Dead II – Review

Director: Sam Raimi
Starring: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry and Dan Hicks
Released: June 26, 1987

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There are two very noticeably different sub-genres of horror. One is the kind that sets out to terrify, with subtle, chilling performances, intensely creepy atmospheres and rely heavily on tension and the audiences imagination.
The other is 80s horror.
Enter Evil Dead II, a glorious homage to melodrama, excessive gore and overkill! (more…)

The Five-Year Engagement – Review

Director: Nicholas Stoller
Stars: Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Chris Pratt and Alison Brie
Released: June 22, 2012

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When the writer and director of Forgetting Sarah Marshall return to team up for another romantic comedy, that’s a cause for excitement. That film achieved a lot by being funny in a very modern way while telling a very unorthodox love story. The Five-Year Engagement is a little bit deeper and more traditional than that, but it still has plenty of laughs to keep it going. (more…)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail Review

Director(s): Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones
Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones and Michael Palin
Released: May 25, 1975

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Have you ever been in the middle of a conversation when the other person suddenly cuts you off and says “I collect stamps.”
That’s quite random isn’t it?
Well what if we were to expand further?
What if, instead of stamps, they said holographic underwear? And it was no longer a person but a verbally adept fridge? And instead of a conversation, you were in the middle of a caber tossing contest?
Yes, we’re getting warmer.
It makes less and less sense, but it is more and more similar to the tone of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. (more…)

The Pact Review

Director: Nicholas McCarthy
Starring: Caity Lotz, Casper Van Deen, Agnes Bruckner and Mark Steger
Released: June 8, 2012

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The whole haunted house formula is getting kind of old. New horror movies need to be increasingly original in their depiction in order to hook audiences. So what’s The Pact‘s hook? Well, it appears to be depicting the most obvious stereotypes imaginable (without parodying them), leaving huge holes in the plot, and refusing to explain anything in its conclusion. And in case it isn’t obvious, they don’t exactly do this in a good way. (more…)

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption Review

Developer(s): Retro Studios, Nintendo
Platform: Wii
Release Date: Oct 2007

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Another day, another Metroid game to review. When fans and nerds alike need to get their fix of blowing up mutant alien jellyfish, there is really only one place to turn to. No, not New Jersey…. (more…)

Prometheus Review

Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall Green, Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender
Released: Jun 1, 2012

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One of the most beloved franchises of all time, the Alien series, began with Ridley Scott’s vision. He created images that haunted audiences long after the first film ended. One of the most profound of these, of course, was that of the Space Jockey. Who was this enormous creature sitting before the gun turret of an alien ship? Where did it come from? How relevant is it to us as a species? Now, 30 years later, Ridley Scott attempts to answer these questions. (more…)

5 Things that annoyed me about Prometheus

!!Warning!! This article contains spoilers about the film. Do not read this unless you have seen the film or do not care about having the ending ruined! (more…)

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LocoRoco Cocoreccho Review

Developer: Japan Studio
Platform: Playstation 3
Release Date: Sep 2007

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LocoRoco was a really great franchise for the PSP. It was one of the few original ideas that was restricted to just that system, and both games were simply delightful to play. It featured a number of colourful little blobs that were tasked with saving all of their other little blob friends. This was done by moving the landscape (also quite blobby) around them, which the player could do by pressing the shoulder buttons. Despite the simplicity, it was actually an easy game to lose yourself into. (more…)