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By Mags L Halliday on 29 November 2010 Comments Off

You’d be forgiven for not knowing it but Leslie Neilsen was not just a white-haired deliverer of deadpan lines. He was also the romantic lead in one of the most seminal SF films of the 1950s.
‘Forbidden Planet’ is off the scale. It blew its budget retelling Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ as a space exploration story. Morbius [...]

By Shiny Shelf on 26 November 2010 Comments Off

To take you into the weekend, here’s the trailer for ‘Scott Pilgrim vs the World’, coming to Blu-ray and DVD on 27 December 2010.

By Sarah Jane Vespertine on 24 November 2010 Comments Off

More from Grimm Up North 2010: ‘13 Hours’, ‘Slice’, ‘Chop’, ‘Primal’ and ‘We Are What We Are’.

By Mark Clapham on 23 November 2010 2 COMMENTS

I’m finding it hard to get quite as worked up about the Joss-free ‘Buffy’ remake as many fans of the series are.

By Mark Clapham on 19 November 2010 Comments Off

Lovecraft’s ‘At The Mountains Of Madness’ gets a classy graphic novel adaptation from writer/artist INJ Culbard.

By Sarah Jane Vespertine on 17 November 2010 Comments Off

Day Three of Grimm Up North 2010: Evil in the Time of Heroes, The Pack, and Amer.

By Alex Fitch on 15 November 2010 1 COMMENT

Has anyone given Roger Corman these guys’ phone number?

By Julio Angel Ortiz on 12 November 2010 Comments Off

‘Guts’ is an entertaining episode, which lacks the strength of the premiere but concentrates on action.

By Sarah Jane Vespertine on 11 November 2010 Comments Off

How can anyone resist a film with the title ‘Dead Hooker in a Trunk’? I certainly couldn’t, and am very pleased I gave in to temptation.

By Sarah Jane Vespertine on 11 November 2010 Comments Off

Day Two at the Grimmfest: ‘The Reeds’, ‘Dream Home’ and ‘Alien vs Ninja’.

By Sarah Jane Vespertine on 10 November 2010 Comments Off

Day one of Manchester’s ‘Grimmfest’ horror film festival: The Last Man On Earth rescored by Animat, and new Brit-horror ‘Outcast’.

By Jonn Elledge on 08 November 2010 Comments Off

It isn’t just that ‘Burke and Hare’ is bad, although clearly it is.

By Julio Angel Ortiz on 05 November 2010 Comments Off

‘The Walking Dead’ comic has always primarily been about the characters, with the zombies providing a background.

By Mags L Halliday on 04 November 2010 Comments Off

Jackie Chan’s latest martial arts film is a more sombre affair, with a disconcerting subtext.

By Shiny Shelf on 04 November 2010 Comments Off

The competition is now closed.

By Jim Smith on 03 November 2010 Comments Off

‘Mysteries of Lisbon’ is a sprawling, gorgeous adaptation of a nineteenth century novel by Camilo Castelo Branco.

By Jim Smith on 02 November 2010 Comments Off

A semi-sequel to Rachid’s Bouchareb’s earlier Indigenes (translated as the less inflammatory ‘Days of Glory’) ‘Outside the Law’ is an intelligent and skilfully made film about the politics of rebellion and colonialism and the morality of war.

By Mark Clapham on 01 November 2010 2 COMMENTS

‘DC Universe Presents’ is the latest UK title to reprint US comics for the UK newsstand, and with one great story and two quite good ones it represents very good value for your three quid.