Tag Archives: Joss Whedon

The Avengers: Age of Ultron [2015]

One thing I always say is that all critical endeavour begins with an emotional response to a work. I felt fairly uninspired by Avengers 2, and the cause was fairly obvious: far too much time spent kicking and punching. Hardly … Continue reading

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Why Riley Left

One of the big risks of facebook and even G+ is that they are potentially echo chambers where everyone is basically in agreement because that’s how we got to be in the chamber. According to a quick vote-tally of my … Continue reading

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The Sons of the Slayers

The idea of Buffy was simple – a monster stalks a pretty young girl into a dark alley, and she comes out wearing its head as a hat. The point is at least partially the aleatory nature of the act, … Continue reading

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Return to Cabin in the Woods

My first viewing of this film was one of those great cinematic experiences, where the energy of the audience created a positive feedback loop that ramped up the enjoyment on all levels. It was an argument in favour of a … Continue reading

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Much Ado About Nothing [2012]

I went to see this at the Embassy, in the main auditorium. My first plan had been to see it at the Roxy on Sunday, but that sold out. And shortly after my plan B, this one sold out. I … Continue reading

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Cabin In The Woods [2012]

Given that virtually every geek in Wellington was at the 10:15 screening of Cabin In The Woods last night, I expect there will be a buzz of discussion which goes something like this… “Gee, wasn’t it great, properly scary?” “Yes, … Continue reading

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