Shiny Shelf
By Jim Smith on 18 May 2011 1 COMMENT

The unexpected fourth instalment of Pirates suggests the series will now run forever.

By Stephen Lavington on 04 November 2008 Comments Off

Few writers have created such a legacy of avid hero-worship and sycophantically fawning sentimentality as Hunter S. Thompson…

By Mark Clapham on 13 June 2007 Comments Off

Rated Arrrr.

By Mark Clapham on 12 July 2006 Comments Off

As a sequel to the incredibly excessive ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl’, the main achievement of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest’ is that it manages to make its predecessor seem relatively understated by comparison…

By Mark Clapham on 09 December 2003 Comments Off

There’s no real doubt that this is the live-action hit of the summer…

By Stephen Lavington on 17 November 2003 Comments Off

PotC:tCotBP (for brevity) storms across the cinema screen with the bombast, arrogance and total lack of self awareness that one should expect from a film based on a theme park attraction.

By Stephen Lavington on 30 September 2003 Comments Off

As Johnny Depp might ask, are you a Mexican or a Mexican’t?

By J Clive Matthews on 30 September 2003 Comments Off

Mr Rodriguez, you are no Steven Soderbergh. Let some other people help you out next time. Whatever you were trying to achieve here, you failed.

By Mark Clapham on 07 October 2002 Comments Off

I’d rather Jack…

By Mags L Halliday on 05 August 2002 Comments Off

This is not a Terry Gilliam film. This is a film about the production of a Gilliam film that doesn’t exist. As such, it’s the perfect antidote to those 30 minute ‘making of…’ documercials shown on ITV…