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Breaking Down the Backlog: God of War 2

In this week’s Breaking Down the Backlog, I became enraged at being fooled by the most obvious trick ever and so went back in time to murder every man, beast and god in Greece....

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Film Torments: Escape from L.A. (1996)

NOVEMBER is de-facto Action Month at Film Torments because we say so. Here’s Dan’s take on a pristine chunk of Kurt Russell’s iron chin. The 90s (and 00s) hit John Carpenter hard. Like, really...

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Review: Doctor Strange-ly forgettable

DOCTOR STRANGE is the latest offering from the factory of slick itself, Marvel Studios. It is the story of Stephen Strange, a high-flying surgeon and general shitty guy, played by Benedict Cumberbatch (who I’ve heard...

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The Summer of Streaming: Stranger Things

Stranger Things is one of two televised series I really got into this summer, for very different reasons, but I’ll get onto that another time. The Duffer brothers’ short series is one big love...

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Film Torments: Detention (2012)

CONCLUDING Horror Month at Film Torments, Andrew takes a look at an outing by a music video director stepping up to feature films. What could go wrong? What happens when you mix a robotic...

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Breaking Down the Backlog: Iron Brigade

In this week’s Breaking Down the Backlog, I saved the world from weaponized televisions using a walking bipedal trench. Oh Double Fine, Double Fine, Double Fine, why do you taunt me so? The ideas around your...