Best Ten Films Of 2012

Martha Marcy May Marlene

2012 may not have been a landmark year for cinema in the same way 1999 was, but it’s certainly seen its fair share of outstanding releases challenge, captivate and move audiences in remarkable ways. The first half was arguably somewhat of a write-off, with only the left-over Academy Award releases and a sprinkling of surprising successes¬†– 21 Jump Street (arguably the best comedy of the year), The Cabin In The Woods, The Hunger Games and Pirates! In An Adventure With Continue reading “Best Ten Films Of 2012”

US Box Office: April 27 – 29, 2011

Think Like A Man topped the US box office for a second week running. Screen Gems’ comedy-drama, starring Kevin Hart and Gabrille Union, pulled in another $18M, bringing its domestic total to a very impressive $60M, almost five times its production budget.

Aardman’s latest claymation Pirates! Band Of Misfits (titled Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists in the U.K.) landed in second place. The film, which Continue reading “US Box Office: April 27 – 29, 2011”

Review: The Cabin In The Woods (2011)

Five unsuspecting college friends – Dana (Kristen Connolly), Jules (Anna Hutchison), Curt (Chris Hemsworth), Holden (Jesse Williams) and Marty (Fran Kranz) – head off to a ramshackle cabin in the woods for a weekend of alcohol-fuelled frolics. However, when Dana stumbles upon a cellar filled with thousand-year-old trinkets and relics, all hell breaks loose as she inadvertently seals their fate.

Both a reverential love letter to and parody of the oft-told cabin in the woods scenario, The Cabin In The Woods takes the expectations derived from an easily Continue reading “Review: The Cabin In The Woods (2011)”

Dundead Returns To DCA: Bigger, Better And Bloodier Than Ever

Last year, DCA Dundee launched Dundead. Showcasing the best in horror, the four-day film festival promised frights, chills and plenty of spills, and delivered in droves. Almost every screening sold out as Dundonians lapped up the chance to indulge in the very best new and old horror films.

Now, returning for its second outing after a host of double-bill instalments throughout the year, with ten films spread over four nights,¬†Dundead is back, and Continue reading “Dundead Returns To DCA: Bigger, Better And Bloodier Than Ever”