‘Monsters University’ movie review

A prequel of diminished returns, Monsters University is a good but not great film that packs plenty of laughs into a familiar narrative. It’s a strong enough film of its kind, but there’s still a nagging feeling that it should be something more imaginative, something where you can’t sit back and say with certainty ‘It’s like these films.’

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‘Man of Steel’ movie novelization book review

Movie novelizations are strange beasts. On one hand, if you’ve seen the film, what would compel you to then read it? And on the other, if you haven’t seen a film yet, why would you want to buy several hundred pages of entertainingly presented spoilers?

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‘Man of Steel: Inside the Legendary World of Superman’ book review

Man of Steel: Inside the Legendary World of Superman is the kind of sturdy coffee table book that looks best when casually left open, brazenly revealing one of its many glorious double-page spreads of the film’s pre-production artwork. Or the big photo of Henry Cavill’s bare glistening torso. Hey, it’s all part of the film’s aesthetic appeal.

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‘The Bling Ring’ movie review

Sofia Coppola nailed the “People in Brown Rooms, Mumbling” sub-genre on her first go with Lost in Translation. Here she nails the precedented mash-up of My Super Sweet Sixteen and Grand Theft Auto.

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Win ‘World War Z’ books!

To celebrate the release of World War Z in cinemas now, we’ve got copies of Titan Books’ new World War Z: The Art of the Film book to give away to three of our Twitter followers!

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June 2013 horror movie DVD round-up: Part II

The name Michael Madsen these days sadly conjures up horrible images of Celebrity Big Brother rather than Reservoir Dogs. Film-wise, the erstwhile Mr Blonde starred in last year’s SyFy monster-fest Piranhaconda and now tops the bill in iffy zombie pic Infection Z.

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Win ‘Identity Thief’ goodies!

Don’t miss the most outrageous and hilarious comedy of the year, Identity Thief, starring Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman, available to buy on Blu-ray™ and DVD both with Ultraviolet™ digital copy from 15 July and to pre-order now.

> Pre-order Identity Thief on DVD on Amazon.

To celebrate the release, we’ve got an exclusive Identity Thief merchandise pack (including two limited edition t-shirts, handcuffs and a wallet, plus Identity Thief on Blu-ray) to give away to one of our Twitter followers!

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