Monthly Archives: March 2014

Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier – 3/5

Director: Anthony and Joe Russo Certificate: 12A Cast: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L Jackson, Frank Hayley Atwell, Robert Redford, Jenny Agutter Running Time: 136 min Plot: Still reeling from his cryo defrostation in the modern day, everyone’s favourite American Captain (Evans) discovers that Hydra have been lying dormant within the US government for over […]

100th Post! Top 100 Movie Props/Memorabilia plus FREE STUFF giveaways

‘Welly, welly, welly, welly, welly, well!’ One hundred posts, eh? Movie Quibble started off as an experiment, but in a matter of months it has developed into my number one method of killing time in order to make it to the end of the day. Big thanks go to everyone who’s read my blog in […]

What I Watched Last Night: The Thing (1982) w/ commentary from John Carpenter and Kurt Russell

Director: John Carpenter Cast: Kurt Russell, Thomas Waites, Keith David First writhing its way into cinemas in 1982, John Carpenter’s The Thing still stands proudly as a cult master-class of blockbuster science-fiction. It builds tension and dread on an incremental level that ensures your constant immersion, and the shockingly garish practical effects – unprecedented for that time […]

Review: Starred Up – 4/5

Director: David Mackenzie Certificate: 18 Cast: Jack O’Connell, Rupert Friend, Ben Mendelsohn Running Time: 106 min Plot: Eric Love (O’ Connell) is a violent young offender that gets bumped up to an adult prison wing because of his volatile conduct. By coincidence, his life-convicted father is one of the top dogs in the hoosegow. Worryingly, […]

Review: Under The Skin – 4/5

Director: Jonathan Glazer Certificate: 15 Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Paul Brannigan Running Time: 108 min Plot: A predatory alien in human guise, Laura (Johannson) roams Scotland harvesting the souls of vulnerable men by seducing and then disposing of them. To steal the words of an unwittingly-close-to- death Edinburger in Under the Skin, this film is ‘pure […]

Rant: Video Game Voice Acting Through the Ages

*** This article was written for The Mancunion Student Newspaper Games section. Link to the website is at the bottom. *** Whether you’re into Strategy, FPS or RPG, voice acting is an essential element of the gaming experience. In 1980, Bezerk’s cyborg narrator blew the world away with its barely decipherable arcade chatter (‘DE-STROI. IT’), […]

News: Saint Sir Patrick’s Day

Move over Ireland/Guinness/Jameson/Novelty hats*, because there’s a new holiday in town, and it’s been made in honour of none other than Sir Patrick Stewart (other aliases include Captain Picard, Charles Xavier, P. Stewey, King Richard and Gandalf’s best mate). One can wax lyrical about this great man all the damn day long, but let’s save […]

What I Watched Last Night: Saint Patrick’s Day Special – Grabbers (2012)

Director: Jon Wright Cast: Richard Coyle, Ruth Bradley, Lalor Roddy Sit yourself down and craic open a nice pint-can of Guinness, because this film is for the stout of heart only. Alcohol puns out the way, Grabbers is a fun -if slightly flawed- horror-com in the same vein as Shaun of the Dead (though Shaun’s […]

Top Five: St Patrick’s Day Snake-Killing Special

So it’s St Patrick’s Day, and you’re gearing up for a night of Jameson swilling and jello-shot slamming. Unless of course you’re not, in which case you must be positively GREEN with envy… get (cl)over it, mate. St Patrick didn’t actually exist is believed to have killed or at least chased off every serpent in the […]

Review: The Zero Theorem – 2/5

Director: Terry Gilliam Certificate: 15 Cast: Christophe Waltz, David Thewlis, Matt Damon, Mélanie Thierry, Tilda Swinton Running Time: 107 min Plot: Introverted bi-personality Qohen (Christophe Waltz) is selected by Management (Matt Damon) as head number-cruncher for the unprovable Zero Theorem. Impossible turns out to be a lot harder than it sounds… ‘Zero must equal one […]