Stakeland

I do like a bit of an apocalyptic zombie-vampire road movie. Stakeland is one of the better ones. Starring that skinny hobbit from Revenge, Connor Paolo (grudgingly: he’s the best thing in this – terrifyingly young, forced to grow up fast), it’s the tale of a boy rescued from the vampire apocalypse by a mysterious…

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Abduction

In Abduction, teenager Taylor Lautner discovers his face on an abducted kids website. But the site is a scam, the front for an evil Serbian mastermind who wants to……oh hell, I really don’t know why I’m bothering to tell you all this. Because, sad to say, Abduction is awful. See, on the surface, everything about…

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I Am Number Four

When Aliens blow shit up, I am normally there like a bear. When said Aliens are tanned blondes and sporting a six pack and a floppy fringe, a la Alex Pettyfer in I Am Number Four, you’d think I’d be completely in my element. Well…..not so much. See, even I do draw some limits. Pettyfer…

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The Road

The political awakening of my teenage years coincided with growing pushback against Nuclear Weapons in Britain. Greenham Common, CND, Fred and Hilda Bloggs in When the Wind Blows, that horrific documentary about radiation sickness: these were all vivid, naked fears, and Nuclear Winter was an oft-imagined dread. Although it doesn’t ever express what’s actually happened,…

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