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Disaster Movie

  • 1 star
  • 2008
  • US
  • 1h 30min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer
  • Written by: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer
  • Cast: Matt Lanter, Vanessa Minnillo

New spoof comedy from the 'Epic Movie'/'Meet the Spartans' folk. Blockbuster flicks as diverse as the Indiana Jones franchise, 'Iron Man' and 'High School Musical' get lampooned to tedious effect.

Elf

  • 3 stars
  • 2003
  • US
  • 1h 36min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jon Favreau
  • Written by: David Berenbaum
  • Cast: Will Ferrell, Bob Newhart, Ed Asner, James Caan, Zooey Deschanel, Mary Steenburgen

Buddy (Ferrell) is a big Elf who, though accepted in his Elvish community at the North Pole, manages to wreak havoc on a daily basis. Fed up and confused by his charge, Papa Elf (Bob Newhart) sends him to the US in search of his true identity. Hilarious and puerile Yuletide comedy.

Tetsuo II: Body Hammer

  • 1992
  • Japan
  • 1h 23min
  • Directed by: Shinya Tsukamoto
  • Cast: Tomorowo Taguchi, Nobu Kanaoka, Shinya Tsukamoto, Sujin Kim

The first sequel to Tsukamoto’s Tetsuo, The Iron Man, this film is considered by many fans to be superior to the original. Reinterpreting the premise of the first film within a more straightforward action-thriller context, Tsukamoto here depicts a conspiracy of a gang of cyborgs. Their target is a seemingly ordinary…

Ironmaster

  • 1983
  • Italy / France
  • 18
  • Directed by: Umberto Lenzi
  • Cast: George Eastman, Sam Pasco, Elvire Audray

Low budget fantasy 'epic' detailing the dawn of Iron Age man with suitable 80s Italian gusto. Screening as part of the Edinburgh Zombie Club's George Eastman night.

Meet the warring heroes in Captain America: Civil War

20 Apr 2016

The Avengers are split in two but who will win: team Captain America or team Iron Man?

Obviously we don't want to get too spoilery but as pretty much every film fan already knows Captain America: Civil War features an all out showdown between Captain America and Iron Man. It splits the Avengers right down the middle for the biggest…

Avengers Assemble in latest trailer

1 Mar 2012

Trailer for superhero movie with Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Hawkeye and Black Widow

It’s the moment comic book and action movie fans have been waiting for as we get our first good look at all six members of the superhero team, The Avengers, in the latest trailer. The hype has been building for this massive blockbuster with Iron Man…

Oscars 2012 - live blog

28 Feb 2012

The List's lead film critic Hannah McGill delivers a play-by-play account of the big night

11.35pm The red carpet is underway. People nominated in obscure categories are meandering needily past the photographers, while publicists strop about holding signs that say things like ‘THIS PERSON HAS BEEN NOMINATED IN AN OBSCURE CATEGORY, PLEASE ACT…

The Artist leads nominations for 2012 BAFTAs

17 Jan 2012

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Hugo and My Week With Marilyn also nominated

The 2012 BAFTA nominations have been announced, with Michel Hazanavicius' silent film The Artist leading the way with 12 nominations. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Hugo and My Week with Marilyn have also scored nominations in several categories, with Tomas…

Top 5 superhero romances

30 Apr 2013

Iron Man 3's Tony Stark and Pepper Pots are but the latest in a long-line of superhero sweethearts

In the latest installment of Marvel's Iron Man, Pepper Pots (Gwyneth Paltrow) gets the chance to 'suit up' and fight by her man's side. It's one of the many unlikely scenarios that might arise from dating a superhuman, and it's the sort of thing that's…

Chef

4 Jun 20144 stars

Amusing and occasionally charming Jon Favreau project with some big name supporting roles

Sandwiched right in the heart of this amiable comedy-drama by Jon Favreau is a big, fat career metaphor. The writer-director-actor plays Carl Casper, a divorced chef who works for a plush Los Angeles restaurant – until a food blogger (Oliver Platt…

Also Released - Film

24 Apr 2008

Pathology (18) 94min •• When new intern Ted (Milo Ventimiglia) stumbles across a very nasty little secret at a university hospital in Philadelphia, he knows he has to act. The trouble is that the future of his career revolves around him turning a blind…

Preview 2008 - Film

4 Jan 2008

I lost count of the number of times the death knell rang for the traditional Hollywood filmmaking model last year. The ongoing writers’ strike, the collapse of the star system (due to exorbitant actor salaries) and increasingly low box office returns…

The Hot 100 2010 - Mark Millar, Kevin Bridges and Alasdair Gray take top 3 spots

16 Dec 2010

Our annual chart of the top creatives in Scotland

The Hot 100 is a list of Scots who've made a sizeable creative splash in 2010. It includes musicians, artists, writers, actors, fashion designers, technological innovators, shop owners, festival directors, record label heads and one mad cyclist.

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2012 Day Planner

25 Jun 2012

Day-by-day highlights of the 2012 EIFF

List film editor Gail Tolley selects the highlights of this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival. You can catch every one of these films in the order they’re listed.

Top films to look out for over the next few months

10 Sep 2007

Michael Clayton Having charmed the ladies with his third Danny Ocean caper, George Clooney makes another of his ‘mature movies’, and it’s nothing less than an existential thriller. The Cloonster plays the fix-it guy for a law firm’s dodgy rich clients…

Avengers: Age of Ultron

21 Apr 20154 stars

Joss Whedon is back at the helm for the latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

'None of this makes sense,' admits Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) in a way that suggests logic matters little. The 11th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and sequel to Joss Whedon's Avengers Assemble once again combines the irreverent charm of its…

Avengers Assemble

27 Apr 20124 stars

Joss Whedon’s finely balanced superhero extravaganza is well worth the wait

The main issue facing the making of a superhero ensemble piece is balance: with so many strong personalities on screen, how do you ensure each of them get their due? It’s a problem Joss Whedon has tackled effectively in Avengers Assemble, keeping…

Upcoming film releases for 2012 and 2013 - The Great Gatsby, Skyfall, Life of Pi, The Hobbit and more

31 Aug 2012

A quick look at the films that'll be storming the multiplex in coming months

The Great Gatsby From page to screen can be a tricky transition and, with so many classic books butchered on their way there, there’s understandably some trepidation surrounding the release of yet another literary adaptation. F Scott Fitzgerald’s…

Interview: Daniel Brühl 'I became a 12 year-old boy again when I stepped on set'

28 Apr 2016

German actor plays mysterious villian Zemo in Captain America: Civil War

When it came to signing up for Captain America: Civil War, Daniel Brühl lets his feelings be known in no uncertain terms. 'I was shit scared,' he grins. The amiable soft-spoken star is hardly a newbie. He’s been acting for 20 years, including roles for…

Avengers: Infinity War – 'Marvel has been writing a book for the last 10 years and this is the final chapter'

16 Apr 2018

We catch up with director Joe Russo about working with Robert Downey Jr, shooting in Edinburgh and being a Spider-Man fan

Avengers: Infinity War is set to be the biggest superhero movie of all time – if not the biggest movie of all time. The cast list alone is staggering: Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt…

Film Fest in the City: Musical delights and gorgeous animation to hit St Andrew Square

25 Apr 2019

Edinburgh's open-air cinema event to screen Oscar winner Bohemian Rhapsody, Mary Poppins Returns, Spider Man: Into the Spider-Verse and more

Come rain or shine, the June weekend of Film Fest in the City invariably finds a riveted audience packed into Edinburgh's St Andrews Square. It is therefore with many glad tidings that this free, three-day open-air cinema event – hosted in partnership…

Thor: The Dark World

30 Oct 20132 stars

Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston return in this uneven sequel to 2011's epic adventure

Having kicked off the next phase of Marvel’s seemingly insatiable quest to dominate blockbuster movie-making with Iron Man 3, it’s now back to Thor to further fuel excitement ahead of the next Avengers extravaganza in 2015. Yet while Thor: The Dark…

Ultimate Avengers 2: Rise Of The Black Panther

11 Apr 20073 stars

Taking its cues from Mark Millar’s The Ultimates, Marvel returns to the animated world with the second part of their Ultimate Avengers series. The alien menace has now reached Africa and is threatening the small but technically advanced nation of…

Captain America: The First Avenger

4 Aug 20113 stars

Despite a clumsy second half, the Cap sets the stage well for 2012's Avengers

Captain America might be subtitled The First Avenger, but he is, in fact, the last of the Marvel Comics superheroes to receive blockbuster movie treatment before he assembles alongside Hulk, Iron Man and Thor in next year’s superhero team mega…

Doctor Strange

25 Oct 20164 stars

The newest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a giddy, good-time trip starring Benedict Cumberbatch

The latest superhero origin story doesn't radically alter the state of comic book movies, but it's a giddy, good-time trip. Steering the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the 'Multiverse' of Marvel Comics' most hallucinogenic 1960s title, director Scott…