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Archives for April 2011

Block Rocking Meat

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Mark Kermode | 13:07 PM, Tuesday, 26 April 2011

After years of purveying comedic whimsy drawn from his childhood pop culture obsessions Joe Cornish has stepped up a gear with his directorial debut Attack the Block, a science fiction action adventure that draws on his childhood pop culture obsessions.

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Biker Boys

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Mark Kermode | 14:06 PM, Thursday, 21 April 2011

There's a new documentary out this week called TT3D: Closer to the Edge, about the infamous Isle of Man motorcycle racing event. I have no interest in sport in general or bikes in particular but this film is about much, much more and really impressed me.

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Theremins

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Mark Kermode | 15:41 PM, Tuesday, 19 April 2011

The Theremin is perhaps the greatest musical instrument ever invented and is the sound of 50s Sci Fi. Here I demonstrate its strange power...

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Girls In The Hood

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Mark Kermode | 10:34 AM, Friday, 15 April 2011

There's a new version of Red Riding Hood out this week made by Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke. It's not the first time this dark tale of wolf trouble has been adapted - I've got my favourites - but what are yours?

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Burning Rubber

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Mark Kermode | 14:31 PM, Tuesday, 12 April 2011

At Cannes last year there was a lot of fuss about Rubber - a cult movie about a killer car tyre. Now the film has been released on DVD - how does it stand up outside of the hothouse atmosphere of the film festival?

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Scare Stories

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Mark Kermode | 13:09 PM, Friday, 8 April 2011

I've seen a bunch of new horror movies in all shapes and sizes recently but none of them have frightened me. Have I become impossible to terrify or have films just stopped being scary?

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Box Office Baloney

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Mark Kermode | 14:21 PM, Tuesday, 5 April 2011

The much-publicised flop of the new animated film Mars Needs Moms begs an important question. Since when did the US box office mean so much to us and should we really care?

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5 live Review: Source Code

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Mark Kermode | 13:39 PM, Monday, 4 April 2011

5 live's resident movie critic Dr Mark Kermode reviews Source Code.

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You can hear Mark talk about the latest films on Kermode & Mayo's Film Review on BBC Radio 5 live every Friday 2pm-4pm. The programme is also available as a podcast.

Talk of the Devils

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Mark Kermode | 12:40 PM, Friday, 1 April 2011

Stop press! The director's cut of Ken Russell's controversial masterpiece The Devils is to get a rare public screening on May 1st at The East End Film Festival in London. I have been campaigning for years to get this definitive version released on DVD - can this finally be the light at the end of the tunnel?

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