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Joe Upton

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A BA in Media & an Art MA doesn’t get you much in today’s world – what it does give you however is a butt-load of time to watch a heck of a lot of movies and engage in extensive (if not pointless) cinematic chitter chatter. Movies and pop-culture have always been at the forefront of Joe’s interest who has been writing for THN since 2009. With self-aggrandised areas of expertise including 1970s New Hollywood, The Coen Brothers, Sci-Fi and Adam Sandler, Joe’s voyeuristic habits rebound between Cinematic Classics and Hollywood ephemera, a potent mix at once impressively comprehensive and shamelessly low-brow.

Vacation Review: “Big on laughs, but lacks heart”

Vacation review: "Strips away the atmosphere and heart of the original and fills in the blanks with dick and fart jokes..." For those in the...

THN’s Top 10 Sports Movies

Remember the film GOON, the story of deadbeat Doug (played by Seann William-Scott), a lost soul searching for his place in the world and...

It Follows Review

Director: David Robert Mitchell Cast: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi, Lili Sepe, Jake Weary, Daniel Zovatto Running time: 100 minutes Certification: 15 Synopsis: Love is a dangerous...

Jupiter Ascending: We’re All Ears!

Films fans, prick up those ears as this week sees the release of sci-fi, CG epic JUPITER ASCENDING. The film is the Wachowski siblings'...

Unbroken Review

 Director: Angelina Jolie Cast: Jack O'Connell, Domhnall Gleeson, Jai Courtney, Takamasa Ishihara Certification:12A Running Time: 137 minutes Synopsis: After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini...

Hercules Review

Director: Brett Ratner Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, John Hurt, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Joseph Fiennes, Rufus Sewell Running Time: 98minutes Certification:12A Synopsis: Both man and myth, Hercules (Dwayne Johnson)...

Blended Review

  Director: Frank Coraci Cast: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Terry Crews, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Bella Thorne Certification: 12A Running Time: 117mins Synopsis: After a dreadful blind date single parents Jim...

Blue Ruin Review

Director: Jeremy Saulnier. Starring: Macon Blair, Devin Ratray, Amy Hargreaves, Kevin Kolack. Running Time: 90 minutes. Certificate: 18. Synopsis: Dwight Evans (Macon Blair) is a mysterious outsider whose...

The Raid 2 Review

Director: Gareth Evans. Starring: Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, Arifin Putra, Tio Pakusodewo, Alex Abbad, Julie Estelle. Running Time: 150 minutes. Certificate: 18. Synopsis: After his heroic escape in...

The Hollywood Booze Episode #91: Only Lovers… LOVE The Booze!

Michael Keaton sending emails about BEETLEJUICE 2, woman jailed for not returning a MONSTER-IN-LAW VHS, Ron Howard in a coconut bikini and Emma Watson...