What is Battleship?

I went to see Battleship yesterday evening, and I am still mulling over what I watched. Many may be surprised that Peter Berg’s film inspires such meditation, but it truly does. After some deliberation, I have narrowed the possibilities down to three: Battleship is either a silly blockbuster, an uneven farce, or a sly spoof. Below, I shall elaborate on […]

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Mr Bobo: Hot Piece of Year (So Far)

The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists is a very enjoyable movie. Among its many strengths is the character of Mr Bobo. Here is five reasons why he is the hottest piece to grace cinema screens this year so far… 1. Mr Bobo is a Monocle-Wearing Monkey That’s right, Mr Bobo wearing a monocle. Monocles are fantastic on their own, […]

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An Ephemeral Look at Product Placement

There are plenty of lists detailing the worst product placement in movies; the fantastic Cracked.com’s The 10 Most Shameful Product Placements in Movie History is worth a look in particular. Everyone knows how E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial was originally meant to use M&Ms rather than Reese’s Pieces, and that sales of the latter increased by 85% after the release of the […]

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DogWatch 2012: Part 1

Following the mild success of last year’s Dogs on Film, as well as my growing obsession with cinematic canines, I have decided to regularly feature film dogs on the site. This is a round up of the notable dogs that have appeared in films out in the first two months of 2012… Dolce Dolce, played by Pomeranian Hummer, appears in […]

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Horse on Film

Steven Spielberg’s War Horse is released in cinemas today. The buzz around Uggy from The Artist and his award chances has got me thinking about the horse from Spielberg’s film. Joey is undoubtedly the lead character in War Horse, and the performance depicts an array of emotions. What will dent the character’s chance of critical acclaim is the fact that […]

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10 Reasons Why Boardwalk Empire is Really a Film

In recent years, television shows have increasingly adopted cinematic tropes. Some of these can be found in current television series, nevertheless Boardwalk Empire is the pinnacle of this trend. Considering the first season of the show, here are ten reasons why Boardwalk Empire should be evaluated as a cinematic production, rather than a televisual one. 1. Martin Scorsese One of […]

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