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The Week In Fist Pumps

Ahoy hoy and congratulations! You made it through another week of floating through space and here are the things that have been making the little blue ball we live on a better place… Continue reading

Review – Rush

In order to be the best, you’ve got to beat the best. Rush embodies all the zest of the aforementioned motivational line to promote rivalry as a path to self-improvement. The competition between… Continue reading

Review – Gravity

Gravity is a gorgeous 90 minute long panic attack that caresses the soul while it obliterates the senses. Co-writer and director Alfonso Cuarón finds strength in tragedy in an oddly therapeutic way while… Continue reading

The Week In Fist Pumps

Another week has come to a close and lots of new goodies to enjoy. What’s making you happy this week? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me @popcornjunkies. Here’s the… Continue reading

Review – The Turning

A three hour long ‘pick-and-mix’ of Australian filmmaking talent working with the prose of writer, Tim Winton, seems daunting, heck, the idea of an interval mid screening is enough to freak out any… Continue reading

Review – The East

The East is immaculately made with a thought-provoking emphasis on corporate espionage, but for all the polish of director/co-writer Zal Batmanglij’s film, it’s just missing intensity and grit.

The Week in Fist Pumps

In an attempt to correct the karmic disarray of my life I’ve decided to finish off the working week by shining the spotlight on a few things that are making me happy outside… Continue reading

Review – White House Down

‘White House Down’ has a ludicrous Jekyll and Hyde complex which wildly swerves between entertaining action and bland American sentiment. It is frustrating waiting for the film to settle into a groove that… Continue reading

Review – Blue Jasmine

The title of Woody Allen’s new film, ‘Blue Jasmine’, is a little deceiving. It should simply be called ‘Acting: The Movie’. Incredible performances drive a tale of family, class and psychosis.

Review – The Best Offer

A vortex of intrigue sucks you into ‘The Best Offer’. Writer and director Giuseppe Tornatore pulls off deceit will elegance and style despite indulgently prolonging the outcome.

Review – Stoker

Director Chan-wook Park creates a morbid environment for a sumptuous mystery to unfold in the wonderfully twisted ‘Stoker’.

New podcast – Nuke The Fridge

Welcome to a new podcast that’s film geek group therapy for bad films. Blake Howard and Cameron Williams will try to make sense of the movies that make no sense. In the first… Continue reading

Review – The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ is 100 pounds worth of supernatural elements stuffed into a 10 pound bag. Also shoved in is a wispy romance, clichéd twists in the family tree and… Continue reading

Review – Kick Ass 2

If ‘Kick Ass 2’ was a person it would be Adam Sander. Vicious comical violence, toilet humour and no relevance to the genre it represents. Sandler is the scourge of comedy and ‘Kick… Continue reading

Review – Elysium

Writer and director Neill “District 9” Blomkamp proves he is the master of slum-sci-fi with ‘Elysium’. The brutality of a desolate futuristic setting matches hard-hitting action sequences perfectly, but middling characters disrupt the… Continue reading