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A Droid Premiere: Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

A-Droid-PremiereAs a word of warning, there is no way that I can properly review this film without talking about the story in detail. I usually don’t like to do this for films under the A Droid Premiere banner, because I know that most of us haven’t seen them. But this film is a little different. There are the makings of a brilliant film here, but there are a few reasons why it is not. In lieu of a “It was good, but it has problems.” non-committal review, I deemed it necessary to reveal a substantial amount of the story. Now I leave it in your capable hands to decide if that matters or not. I suspect most won’t care, but I provide this disclaimer in the name of covering my ass. Read on.

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Made in Britain: Attack the Block (2011)

I’ve liked Joe Cornish for a long time, as I remember Adam and Joe in the 90’s (if YouTube has some of the toy reconstructions of films, then I seriously suggest that you watch them. The Trainspotting one in particular is inspired) and he seems like a likable enough film geek in his own right. So, following in the footsteps of Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright (who produced Attack the Block) it feels fitting that he’s finally released a genre film of his own. That film was last summer’s Attack the Block, a science fiction Alien v feral Hoodie scum film that seems to be either rapturously adored or strongly disliked.  Read More…

The Much Vaunted Mini-review goes to TV land: Money

Well, a mini-review for a miniseries. Recently, the BBC finally stopped licking at the remains of Jane Austen’s corpse and decided to adapt a modern classic for the screen. Well, kudos to them for aiming high. I have to admit, though, that this is one of my favourite novels (I even wrote about it as part of my MA) and so I don’t approach this adaptation completely unbiased. Nevertheless if anyone was going to have a crack at it, I’d rather the BBC did. Read More…