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Month: June 2011

Super 8 Review

Steven Spielberg writes a love letter to his own films of the 80s in new alien action adventure Super 8. It concerns a group of early-teenage friends, trying to make a zombie film in 1979 smalltown America on their eponymous handheld camera. One night, whilst shooting at the local train station, they witness a catastrophic train derailment caused by one of their teachers driving on to the track. In the chaos, it’s clear that something that was on the train makes an escape into the surrounding forest (though not clear exactly what), and, soon afterwards, strange phenomena begin to materialise, and people start to go missing.

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Morning Glory Review

It’s an easy cliché to say “they don’t make ‘em like that anymore” And forgive me, but I’m going to use it. Because I honestly didn’t think they made films like Morning Glory anymore.

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Podbreak

The Jaded Eye podcast is taking a short break whilst one of the presenters relocates to the other side of the world. It will return soon!

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Duke Nukem Forever Review

Duke Nukem Forever. A game that has been in development for so long that it has actually passed the mocking saturation point and faded into obscurity. There will be gamers out there, kicking ass on COD BlOps (still enjoying that abbreviation, by the way) as I type, who weren’t even born when Duke Nukem 3D came out, let alone remember its 2D predecessors.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Review

Did anyone really expect Pirates 4 to be good? Anyone? Apart from me, that is: I was quietly hopeful about this film. As discussed in the Jaded Eye podcast (available now from iTunes, plug plug) when we saw the trailer, I thought this film had a chance to get back to the pure fun of the first film, before all the mess that was parts 2 and 3 occurred.

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