Browsing all posts from December, 2011.

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Dead Island

Dead Island

Ever since we first saw the cinematic trailer that stood out amongst a crowd of tough competition at E3 2011, Dead Island has been the center of attention amongst fans of multiple genres. Dead Island is Fallout 3 meets Left 4 Dead. The game utilizes [...]

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The Rise of Oscar Nudity

The Rise of Oscar Nudity

This month’s Shame has sparked a whole series of debates. Ruffling the feathers of conservative America (and, it should be said, some not so conservatives) it is a stark portrayal of sex addiction that has, spoiler alert, bags of nudity. Not just sexy Harold and [...]

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Top 5 Subliminal Nativity Films!

Top 5 Subliminal Nativity Films!

5.) The Lion King I know everyone goes on about how this is a reworking of Hamlet but, Shakespeare nuts, look a little bit closer and you’ll see some crucial differences. Scar is Herod, determined to get ‘the boy king’ out of the way in [...]

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Hugo

Hugo
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4.5

Onscreen snow is falling, little children are wearing wooly jumpers and talking with wooly English accents, a seemingly dastardly villain is learning to be nice… Could it be any other time of the year than Christmas? For all it’s incisiveness and originality, Hugo, Martin Scorcese’s [...]

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Trailer Park Holiday

Trailer Park Holiday

I should disclose that I have a small personal investment in this but then again, what’s life without a little self promotion? Laugh, cry, enjoy, share it among your friends, take a screenshot and set it as your desktop background, troll the comments section, hook [...]

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Las Acacias

Las Acacias
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2.5

Las Acacias is a small Argentinian export set almost entirely inside a lumber hauling truck. There are three characters: grizzled old Ruben (the driver), nervous Jacinta (the passenger) and screamy/smiley baby (the, er, baby). Together they take the roadtrip of a lifetime, from somewhere in [...]