The Town

Affleck has turned out an accomplished and riveting crime thriller. The Town isn't as hot as Heat, but it's one hell of a scorcher.

The Hole 3D

A proper horror for kids big and small, The Hole is a great relief after The Human Centipede. Friendly fun to freak out the hole (ahem) family.

I'm Still Here

Committed and convincing, I'm Still Here is a brave and unusual piece of cinema. Fascinating.

Winter's Bone

As bleak as Brick, Winter's Bone is a cold modern mystery that should earn Jennifer Lawrence an Oscar. A frostbitten pleasure.

The Other Guys

There are flashes of brilliance in this frantic Ferrell vehicle. The Other Guys never shoots to kill, but it frequently finds your funny bone.

Tamara Drewe

Intelligently titillating, Tamara Drewe hides its smarts under a hedgerow of filth. Unassuming, undeniably fun.

Going the Distance

Drew and Justin make sparks fly in this natural, likeable movie. Unlike most rom-coms this year, Going the Distance is worth making the trip to see.


Mumblecore meets mainstream without making a masterpiece. Painful and heartfelt but rarely funny, Cyrus is good but it's no Greenberg.

The Runaways

A run-of-the-mill rock biopic elevated by its quick script and great cast. Forget mopey Bella: Kristen Stewart rocks.

The Last Exorcism

The Last Exorcism blends belief, doubt and humour to produce some seriously scary cinema. Until the dubious ending.

The Switch

Ill-conceived but entertaining, the year's second sperm donor rom-com leaves no embarrassing stains.

An Education: Cinema's Top Syllabus

With kids back to school and education funding cut, what's the best way to educate your child? Cinema.

Have Your Say

What do you want to see at the LFF?


iFlicks on Twitter

Tag:brandon routh

Scott Pilgrim vs the World

Director: Edgar Wright
Cast: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ellen Wong, Keiran Culkin, Anna Kendrick, Mark Webber
Certificate: 12A

This is Scott Pilgrim (Cera). Scott Pilgrim’s precious little life involves computer games, sleeping and not much else. Unless you count his band, Sex Bob-Omb. They suck. Scott lives with his gay roommate Wallace Wells (Culkin) and is dating a high schooler called Knives Chau (Wong). She’s Chinese. Then one day into his head rollerblades the girl of his dreams, Ramona Flowers (Winstead). And every adolescent boy knows exactly what that means: awkward chat-up lines, making out and some serious Street Fighter action.

Read more...  

New Interactive Scott Pilgrim Trailer!

Read more...  

UPDATE: Final Scott Pilgrim Trailer Remix!

Ok, at first you may not have been convinced - a remix of a trailer? What's the point? Well, as Osymyso has clearly proved, the point is that it's frickin' awesome. Seven evil times awesome thanks to the last, final video over at JoBlo. Which means there are no more remixes. WHAT?

Yes, Scott Pilgrim vs the World is still on its way towards us - the videos lead perfectly up to this week's Comic-Con - and those of us with a spinal cord still in tact are slobbering over the carpet like starved dogs. Dogs who like comic books and really, really good movies.

To reinforce this dignified pose, Edgar has brought in Brit DJ Osymyso to come up with some remixed trailers, leading up to the massive Comic-Con preview which will obviously stun us all. The first one - Prepare - takes a track from the score (Bass Battle) and a load of cool dialogue and turns it into a work of visual genius. The second is a quick riff on character intros, simply called "Hey".

Remember the Spaced Jam on the series' DVD? Yeah, it's the same guy. And he's still got the magic.

Expect more magic in the run-up to Friday August 25th. Until then, read on for pure Pilgrim amazement. Epic epicness, if you will.


Read more...  

Scott Pilgrim vs The World


Director: Edgar Wright
Cast: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Chris Evans, Jason Schwartzman, Brandon Routh
Certificate: TBC
Release Date: Wednesday 25th August

Meet charming and jobless Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera). He's 22, and a bass guitarist for totally average garage band Sex Bob-omb. And he's just met the girl of his dreams. Literally. The only catch about dating Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead)? He'll have to defeat her 7 evil exes.

Based on Bryan Lee O'Malley's graphic novels, director Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) tells the amazing story of one slacker’s quest to power up with love.

As Scott gets closer to Ramona, he must battle an increasingly vicious series of exes — from infamous skateboarders to vegan rock stars. And if he hopes to win his true love, he must vanquish them all before it really is game over. Get ready for Scott Pilgrim vs the World, an epic of epic epicness.

Read more...  

Christopher Nolan Mentors Man of Steel

Is there anything Christopher Nolan cannot do? Warner Bros clearly don't think so, because they've signed him up to make Superman sexy again - whether he ever was in the first place is up for debate (Brandon Routh? Phwoar). The original Superman outings (well, the first two) were solid comic book classics, but then the series lost its way, becoming camper and crappier by the movie.

Bryan Singer's 2006 reboot - which I rather enjoyed - didn't please the fans or the studios, and so Christopher Nolan has been brought on board. Not as a director, you understand. More of a "godfather" role in mentoring the overall project.

Nolan is currently putting the last touches to the Warner Bros-funded Inception, his own personal blockbuster, before turning to the Man of Steel, which the studio are keen to distance from Singer's previous attempt. A grittier, darker take on Superman? It might well be possible, although it would be nice to keep Brandon Routh in the frame - he was an excellent Clark Kent. And he had thighs of pure thunder.

Either way, Warner Bros will be keen to avoid the financial crisis of Superman Returns, which barely recouped its costs at the box office. Then again, they've already ensured that won't happen with eight simple words: Christopher Nolan will oversee the new Superman movie.

And if that hasn't got you excited, digest this: Nolan's also started work on Batman 3, for which he has finally found an idea he's happy with. He and brother Jonathan (and David Goyer) are scribbling away right now.

Powered by Tags for Joomla