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Angels & Demons (2009)

When four cardinals are kidnapped and a symbolic stamp of the Illuminati is sent to the Vatican, Robert Langdon (Hanks), the protagonist of Brown’s earlier work, is summoned to decipher the symbology and stop the Illuminati plan to destroy Vatican City. And it’s all by-the-numbers really, with some questionable dialogue, plot developments and even questionable excitement…

The Grifters (1990)

The Grifters is a uniquely twisted tale of the con-artist lifestyle. Nearly every character in the film is an amoral soul – even the vaguely sympathetic figure of Roy is ice-cold. And it is a credit, mostly to screenwriter Westlake and author Jim Thompson (but let’s not forget the actors as well) that the film succeeds whilst wallowing in its oppressive motif…

The Road – Trailer

Trailer for the upcoming film The Road, directed by John Hillcoat, starring Viggo Mortensen & Charlize Theron + featuring music by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis…

Push (2009)

Despite a neat resolution, ideas and concepts are squandered (not to mention the fact that the resolution hardly deserved the journey). Push seems intent on offering a distinguished take on what is essentially B-movie fodder and as a consequence, becomes borderline pretentious. Fanning’s performance suggests that perhaps her best work is behind her, and Belle continues to prove that she has all the acting range of a grapefruit…

Lemmy: The Movie

Still rockin’ into his 60’s, Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister is now the subject of new documentary – Lemmy: The Movie…

District 9 (2009)

The unknown Sharlto Copley is simply wonderful as the hapless Wikus, and some impressive CGI is used to excellent effect, especially in the rip-snorting final half hour. Destined to become a cult classic and perhaps, to a certain degree influential (and undoubtedly yet hopefully to a lesser degree, a template for copycats), District 9 is one of the most enjoyable films of the year…

The Exorcist (1973)

Famously, it was the film that saw cinemas distribute vomit bags to audiences at the time of release, with many people fainting in the theatre at the horrific sights on screen. And indeed, the vision of an obscenity-screaming preteen indecently applying a crucifix to herself still remains one of the most unforgettable in cinema history, even by today’s “torture porn” horror film standards. But The Exorcist is more than just a piece of celluloid designed to shock…

It Might Get Loud

New film featuring Jack White, The Edge and Jimmy Page. Check it out: http://www.sonyclassics.com/itmightgetloud/

Zack And Miri Make A Porno (2008)

Zack (Rogen) and Miri (Banks) are platonic losers with dead end jobs and overdue bills. It’s the middle of winter, and when the heat is turned off in the house they share, the two bumbling buddies concoct a plan to make money – shoot a porno film after hours in the coffee shop where Zack works…

The Verdict (1982)

Drama doesn’t get much better than The Verdict, a film that should have seen Newman score his first Oscar. And if it’s drama you want, director Lumet is your man, having made such great films as Twelve Angry Men, Dog Day Afternoon, Network, Running On Empty and the recent Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead in a career that has spanned fifty years…

Langley Parks: Soundscapes, Themes & Noise – free individual track download…

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