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The Last Action Hero?

By Kezia Tooby

Do you remember a time when Hollywood action heroes were excessively muscular, swore a lot and could fight off swarms of enemies with their physicality alone? A time when heroes were never once affected by their injuries? If you cast your mind back to the Eighties and Nineties you will recall the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren who used nought more than sheer physical strength to fight the good fight, but where is that kind of action hero today? Instead of the bodybuilder we’ve got Shia LaBeouf. Continue reading

In Review: Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

By Mike Richardson

I used to love Transformers: a truck that was also a robot, a robot that was also a plane – brilliant! Two toys in one! Really what’s not to love? That was back in the mid-eighties, when Transformers were the coolest thing on the shelves. They even had their own theme song, TV show and comic book. Armed with just imagination and an incomplete set of toys, hours (possibly days) were happily lost to play. It’s now a quarter-century later, and Transformers are onto their third blockbuster film (in the requisite 3D). Continue reading