Monthly Archives April 2012

Contest: Win Loser on Blu Ray!

To celebrate the release of the new Woody Harrelson film, Loser, Kaleidoscope Entertainment have given us 3 copies of the film on Blu Ray to give away to our lucky readers.

Zak Penn, writer of The Incredible Hulk and X-Men: The Last Stand takes the director’s chair for the outrageously funny Loser. Woody Harrelson (Zombieland, Rampart) heads up an all-star cast including; comedian David Cross (Arrested Development), Dennis Farina (Get Shorty), Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Richard Kind (Toy Story 3), Chris Parnell (Anchorman: The Legend of Rob Burgundy), Jason Alexander (Seinfeld), Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) and legendary director Werner Herzog (Nosferatu).

Woody Harrelson is One-Eyed Jack Faro, a not-quite-fully-rehabbed gambler, party monster, and serial marry-er hoping to save his late grandfather’s hotel-casino by winning $10 million cash at The Grand Championship of Poker. But first he’ll have to beat a Vegas field of geeks, gurus, online amateurs, greedy developers, ruthless housewives, old-school pros and more of the top players in the world for the largest prize in poker history. Mike Epps, Judy Greer, Gabe Kaplan, Michael McKean, Phil Gordon and Doyle Brunson also star co-star in this hilarious no-limit comedy.

Loser will be available on DVD, Blu-ray and 3D Blu-ray 30 April.

To be in with a chance of winning a copy of this DVD just visit our Twitter page and retweet this tweet, whilst making sure to follow @ScreenGeeksUK.

The contest closes on the 14/05/12 and is only open to residents of the UK. Good luck to all!

ScreenGeeks Radio UK Update

We’ve been off the air for a few weeks now what with it being Easter and most of our hosts being lazy but ScreenGeeks Radio UK returns to Insanity Radio 103.2 FM on 29/04/12 with a twists. Not a big twist really, we’ve just got a new time slot, we’re now on from 12noon to 1pm GMT every Sunday, so make sure to add that to your weekly planner. Also, just to say, if you don’t already, make sure you tune into the other shows on the now record breaking station that is Insanity Radio, it gets a thumbs up from all of us here at the site. The podcast will not be affected by this change and will continue to be made available to you as soon as possible.

Film Review: Avengers Assemble (Jack’s Take)

Directed by Joss Whedon
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo & Samuel L. Jackson

Back when Marvel Studios first announced Avengers Assemble it seemed like a pipe dream. Sure we’d all like to see a superhero team up movie but it just didn’t seem feasible. For years we’d heard of Batman/Superman team ups and Teen Titans movies but it looked like the closest we’d ever get was the special feature on the X-Men DVD where Spider-Man pops up. Now it’s here, Avengers Assemble, a team up picture which has been built upon Thor, Iron Man, Captain America: The First Avenger and The Incredible Hulk. Could this work? Should it work? The aforementioned heroes all find the need to team up when the world is threatened by the dastardly trickster god Loki (Tom Hiddleston). 

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Film Review: Avengers Assemble (Jonah’s Take)

Directed by Joss Whedon
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson & Chris Hemsworth

When details of this film first surfaced, my initial response was one of apprehension, because let’s face the facts here, the recent onslaught of Marvel romps have been somewhat of a shambles. I feared Avengers Assemble would be an exhausting and incoherent mess but once I saw Joss Whedon’s name attached to it, I started to feel somewhat more intrigued. Whedon might not be fully consistent, but what he lacks in consistency he more than compensates for with undiluted creativity and razor sharp wit. After actually seeing the film for myself however, it’s a shame to say that my standpoint reverted back to its origin. In all honesty, although I seem to be the contrarian on this one, I thought it was a disaster of epic proportions that no amount of ironclad rescuers could salvage from the rubble.

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Contest: Win Marvel Animation 8 Film Complete Collection

With the upcoming release of Marvel’s Avengers Assemble we want all the superhero awesomeness we can get and Lionsgate have very nicely offered us a way to get our fill of Iron Man, Hulk, Thor and Captain America fun! We have been given 2 copies of Marvel Animation 8 Film Complete Collection to give away.

Get into the action with Iron Man, Hulk, Wolverine, Thor, Captain America and more! Own the mightiest names in the Marvel universe in one complete action-packed 8-DVD set of Marvel Animated Features. The first-ever animated full length movies from Marvel are bursting with the thrilling stories and stunning animation that stays true to its comic book roots. These 8 films deliver the ultimate Marvel experience! Films include: Ultimate Avengers, Ultimate Avengers 2, The Invincible Iron Man, Planet Hulk, Hulk Vs Thor/Wolverine, Thor: Tales of Asgard, Doctor Strange and The Next Avengers.

An essential for any fan of Marvel and The Avengers.

To be in with a chance of winning a copy of this DVD just visit our Twitter page and retweet this tweet, whilst making sure to follow @ScreenGeeksUK.

The contest closes on the 10/05/12 and is only open to residents of the UK. Good luck to all!

Film Review: American Pie: Reunion

Directed by Jon Hurwitz & Hayden Schlossberg
Starring Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Seann William Scott & Eugene Levy

Lets start with a little bit of my history with this franchise. Way back in the early days of the new millennium, little 9 year old Jack Gregson and his friends rented a film that changed their lives forever, that film was American Pie. It was the movie that introduced them to the gross out genre and moulded their teenage years. Then in his 11th year Mr Gregson received American Pie 2 as birthday present, it continued the rowdy adventures of friends Jim, Kevin, Oz, Finch and Stiffler, and in a way, the young Gregson felt he was joining in on the adventure. Then comes 2003 and American Pie: The Wedding is released and the 13 year old Jack Gregson sneaks into it as his first 15 rated film. These films are sort of milestones in this young critics life, thus the release of a 4th film got me incredibly excited. It’s safe to say this review will not feature the most balanced of views.

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Film Review: Battleship

Directed by Peter Berg
Starring Taylor Kitsch, Liam Neeson & Brooklyn Decker

You know Hollywood fat cats are short on ideas when they turn to board-games for inspiration, so while you wait in giddy anticipation for Monopoly and Snakes and Ladders to make it to the screen here’s Battleship to occupy your brain cells, or rather punish them. From the producers of Transformers and the director who, against your will, brought you HancockBattleship brings you the story of Alex Hopper (Taylor Kitsch of John Carter…yeah, I’ve never heard of it either), an irresponsible, immature knucklehead-turned-Marine who must show heroism in the face of an alien attack in order to save the world and, most importantly, win the hot blonde Samantha (Decker) and the approval of her stern father Admiral Shane (Neeson). When Hopper loses his brother (Alexander Skarsgard) to the unforgiving hands of the CGI race if aliens he and his trusty crew, including Rihanna (Umbrella Video, Rude Boy Video) must outsmart the enemy.

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Film Review: The Cabin in the Woods (Max’s View)

Directed by Drew Goddard
Starring Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth & Bradley Whitford

Spoiler alert – . Anything you know about this film will detract from your enjoyment. The trailer gives away far too much, don’t watch it – As a matter of fact, the best thing you could do, would be to stop reading this, make your way to the nearest cinema and just watch the film. That’s actually the course of action I’d suggest for you right now.

In longstanding American tradition, five beautiful teenagers head out to someone’s cousin’s cabin for some heavy petting, class C nefariousness, nose-dribbling terror and to eventually be torn limb from limb by some homogenous manifestation of evil incarnate. Again. With magnificent poise, The Cabin in the Woods tears this lazy genre a much-deserved new arsehole. And we all have a lot of fun in the process.


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Film Review: The Cabin in the Woods (Ramsey’s View)

Directed by Drew Goddard
Starring Kristen Connelly, Chris Hemsworth and Bradley Whitford

Back in 2007, whilst sitting in traffic, Joss Whedon creator of Girl Power TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer and purveyor of strong female fictional characters, stumbled across the horrifyingly misogynistic billboard campaign for the then upcoming Liongate movie Captivity – it’s stab at the (already dying) torture porn craze. incensed, Whedon wrote an impassioned post on his blog entitled ‘Lets Watch A Girl Get Beaten To Death‘ lambasting the blatant sexist sadism of the movie and asking for the MPAA to remove the films rating. How ironic it is that 5 years later Joss Whedon’s love hate letter to the horror movie will be released by Lionsgate themselves.

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