Archive for the ‘CinemATTIC’ Category

Review – Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

Monday, April 28th, 2008

by Puptentacle

Lars (Ryan Gosling) is lonely and emotionally distant. He works a nondescript office job and lives in a converted garage on the grounds of the house he and his brother own. As he doesn’t seek the company of others and recoils from human contact, his brother and sister-in-law are surprised to hear about Bianca, a new lady in Lars’ life. Perhaps more surprising is that she’s an inflatable “Real Girl” ordered online, and that Lars is unshakable in his conviction that they are in love. Naturally, concerns for Lars’ mental health are raised at this point. The local doctor in this Northern Canadian town diagnoses Lars as delusional, but harmless. She recommends that his family allow him to work through his emotional issues by accepting Bianca as he sees her.

The Incredible Hulk Poster

Monday, April 28th, 2008

Here’s the first official poster for ‘big-green-smashy-smash fest’ starring serious actors.

Up front there, we have Edward Norton doing the classic ‘sad-walking away’ look that any fans of the 80s Incredible Hulk TV show will know well (cue sad piano plonking)

And then behind Mr. Norton is Bruce Banner’s alter ego, the titular Hulk himself; looking very much like he’s in an ad for Levis. Or the front cover of ‘Men’s Health.’

Overall, this is a cool, effective one-sheet for a film that will have to battle hard for a place amongst fellow superheroes IronMan, BatMan and Archaeologist Man (you know who).

Click left for a larger look

Review – Pathology (2008)

Monday, April 28th, 2008

Cathy Cullen

The plot of this film is as basic as it is awful. Which is very. Ted Grey moves to a new town to study pathology. He seems to be a nice enough guy, hard-working, loving fiancée, etc. He’s a brilliantly talented doctor (of course), with a great life planned out for himself. However, within about ten minutes Ted becomes seduced by the ‘it’ crowd of med students in his class, lead by Jake Gallows. He quickly becomes a murderous, lust driven drug addict who kills for kicks. Pornographically violent scenes ensue.

If Movies were real…

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

… then James Bond would be an alcoholic and the worst spy ever

by Richy Davies

In the movies, anything is possible.

We’ve seen toys come to life, wars in space and all manner of cinematic craziness. This subverting of reality and entertaining of the fantastic has been happening since the dawn of Cinema. Usually when I’m watching a film with friends somebody will pipe up with ‘that couldn’t really happen!’ So starting this week, we’ll be seeing how some films and characters measure up against the mundane rules of reality.

First up, the crown prince of espionage with a penchant for the ladies, Mr. James Bond.

Cult Corner #2 – A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

Dave Corkery

Click below to listen to the second episode of the Cult Corner, a series which I’ve been doing on Spin FM’s We Love Movies.



This time round, it was the Kubrickian (I’m told this is a real world) masterpiece ‘A Clockwork Orange.’ For optimum effect, listen along while enjoying a glass of mescaline-diluted milk, a bit of Ludwig-van and follow with an evening of ultra-violence and a spot of the old in-and-out. If you’re listening while supping on a nice bottle of chianti and some fava beans, then you’ve got the wrong movie.

You can download episodes of ‘We Love Movies’ here or listen live here every Sunday at 19.45 GMT.

If you’ve got an idea for a cult film that you’d like Dave to cover, just let us know below (Unfortunately, Ernest Goes to Camp is not recognised as a cult classic)


Next week: The Evil Dead Trilogy

Trailer – WALL*E

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

The latest from Pixar is the tale of a lonesome, cutesy robot, whose sole task is to clean up an abandoned, rubbish-heaped planet Earth. Besides one or two minor slip-ups, Pixar are still the makers of the best family films money can buy. Toy Story, Monsters INC, Finding Nemo and The Incredibles are a hard act to follow, but they managed it with last year’s Ratatouille.

And Wall*E looks like it’s gonna be another gem. Click below to check out the oddly old-fashioned and genuinely heart-warming trailer. A must-see.


(courtesy Empire)

Review – There Will Be Blood (2007)

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

Shaun O’Connor

In a pre-Oscar interview, George Clooney intimated that “…there is no way Daniel Day Lewis won’t win. For me, it’s like being Hillary Clinton. If it weren’t for Barack Obama, it would have been a very good year.”

Not only was George correct in his Oscar prediction, he succinctly sums up anything that I could say in this review about Day-Lewis’ performance. Yup, it’s that good. So for the minute, let’s take a look at what else, if anything, is so great about this movie.

Cult Corner #1 – Escape from New York (1981)

Friday, March 7th, 2008

Dave Corkery

Click below to listen to the first episode of the Cult Corner, a series which I’ve been doing on Spin FM’s We Love Movies.

You can download episodes of ‘We Love Movies’ here or listen live here every Sunday at 19.45 GMT.

Basically, what you’re in for is a chat about Escape from New York and why Snake Plissken kicks ass.

If you’ve got an idea for a cult film that you’d like Dave to cover, just let us know below (However, Ernest Goes to Camp does not count as a cult classic) 

Next time: A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Top 10… Zombie Movies

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

by Richy Davies
From this list it seems frightfully apparent that most of time it is the actions of one stupid bugger that fucks it up for everybody else. So if you learn anything here, it’s that if you find yourself in a situation involving the undead, kill the bastard who you suspect is going to do something extremely stupid.

Released during the Italian exploitation craze of the 1980’s, Holocaust is the thinner budget production on the list and it shows. In the film a group of New York doctors become entangled in a war between cannibals and zombies on a remote East Indies Island. The fact that such an audacious cash-in as Zombie Holocaust was ever released guarantees its place in the list.

Best Line: The misleading tagline “Tonight the dead shall rise again!”
Best Moment: Dr Chandler introducing a zombie’s face to an outboard motor.

Review – Be Kind Rewind (2008)

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

by Puptentacle

The trailer says it all really. A guy gets accidentally magnetised (as you do) and wipes the whole catalogue of a struggling VHS rental shop in Passaic, New Jersey. In order to keep the business ticking over and to conceal their blunder from the shop’s owner, Mike (Mos Def) and Jerry (Jack Black) need to replace the tapes. Of course, with limited funds and replacement tapes extremely scarce, the pair decide to remake the films using homemade props, inserting themselves as the stars. They soon discover a market for their make-and-do or “sweded” remakes (Ghostbusters, Robocop, Rush Hour 2, etc.) which could help save their humble store.