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Laurence Boyce

Sabotaging since 9 Sep 2010

Laurence Boyce is a freelance journalist who specialises in film, culture, books, music and drink. He doesn't necessarily write about them all, but he does specialise in them. Born in Leeds, he currently divides his time between the UK and Estonia. As you do. He contributes to Little White Lies, Netribution.co.uk, International Film Guide, The Culture Vulture, Eesti Ekspress, The Baltic Times and anyone else who'll have him. The best film ever made is North by Northwest and he will fight anyone who dares say otherwise..

My Articles

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Film

10 Of The Best Movie Posters Of All Time

King Kong? Check. Blade Runner? Check. In The Loop?! Check. It’s not advertising, it’s art yeah?

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TV

Dr Who: Here’s Why Peter Capaldi Is The Man For The Job

While it may be hard to shake off the sweary Malcom Tucker baggage, if anyone can pull off the role of the Time Lord, Capaldi can.

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TV

Futurama Season 6 DVD: Biting Shiny Metal Asses One More Time

The sixth season of Futurama is out now on DVD and Blu-Ray, and it looks to be the penultimate season of the sci-fi tinged cousin to The Simpsons.

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Literal Movie Posters: What’s Really Going On

From Superglue Accident to Leg Stuck in a Car, this collection of literal film posters are bang on…

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Skeletons In The Cupboard: A Tribute To Visual Effects Genius Ray Harryhausen

Sabotage Times pays tribute to a man whose behind-the-scenes input changed film forever.

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50 Years Of James Bond: A Tribute To The Men Who’ve Kept The British End Up

As Skyfall lands on DVD and Blu-ray, we take a look at the six actors who lived every man’s dream and were James Bond.

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Skyfall Review: The Best Bond Has Ever Been

Despite everyone’s reservations and a ton of product placement, Skyfall is James Bond at his finest…

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Jaws On Blu-Ray: The Best Ever Blockbuster Just Got Better

Jaws is the ultimate blockbuster, and still remains fresh after nearly 40 years. With the release of Jaws blu-ray, we can enjoy it as is it was released yesterday…

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Looper Reviewed: Exciting & Unique, But It Might Make Your Brain Hurt

In an increasingly saturated environment for Hollywood sci-fi films, Looper feels fresh and exciting while still managing to pay tribute to the classics of the past…

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The Hunger Games – DVD and Blu-Ray Review

This ‘teenocalypse’ film may be derivative but it’s still an often engaging (and bloody) piece of work

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Galleries

The Day Doctor Who’s TARDIS Landed In Cardiff

I went to the centre of the Doctor Who universe (namely Cardiff) to experience Daleks, Weeping Angels, Cybermen and – perhaps most terrifying of all – the gift shop.

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Ted Reviewed: Macfarlane Proves He’s The King Of Crude

Seth Macfarlane makes his long awaited feature film debut. It’s rude, crude, and bloody hilarious, exactly what you’d expect from the creator of Family Guy and American Dad.

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21 Jump Street – DVD and Blu-ray Review

Cops who have to go back to school? Based on an 80s TV show? Laurence Boyce is prepared for 21 Jump Street to be terrible. But then he gets a surprise…

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A Dangerous Method Reviewed: Cronenberg’s Mind Boggler Hits Blu-Ray

David Cronenberg may be most famous for his body horror films, but he’s also interested in the mysteries of the mind. Laurence Boyce reviews his latest film which charts the beginnings of psychoanalysis.

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The Artist DVD Reviewed: A Celebration Of The Silent Era Cinema

Upon it’s release at the cinema, The Artist scooped numerous awards and quite rightly too – now you can see the magic of silent cinema on DVD at home.

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Haywire On DVD Reviewed: Not Just Another Action Film

Despite the typical action packed trailer and poster, Haywire is much more than your average action film – a subtle blend of Hollywood and arthouse cinema, Haywire is well worth your time.

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Saul Bass: Celebrating The Work Of A Design Genius

To celebrate the birthday of the American graphic designer and Hitchcock collaborator, check out this book.

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Hardware

Garbage Pail Kids Reviewed: Disgusting, Frightening, Bloody Brilliant

They were disgusting. They were frightening. They came with a stick of gum. They were bloody brilliant. I delve back into my childhood as the Garbage Pail Kids book is unleashed on the world…

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Lucy Liu And The Changing Face Of Sherlock Holmes

CBS have announced that Lucy Liu will play Watson in their new Sherlock Holmes series Elementary – alongside Johnny Lee Miller’s Holmes. Here’s the story of the changing face of Sherlock since 1887.

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Melancholia Reviewed: When Beauty, Depression and Sci-Fi Collide

A unique blend of morose sci-fi melodrama; Laurence Boyce reviews Lars Von Trier’s beautiful Melancholia as it comes out on BluRay and DVD.

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TV

10 of the Funniest Family Guy Quotes

As Season 9 of Family Guy hits DVD, we look at some of the best – and near the knuckle– lines delivered during each season.

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Real Steel Reviewed: Hugh Jackman At His Robotic Worst

After another Transformers travesty this summer, Shawn Levy and Hugh Jackman are now in the firing line with their own mechanical malarkey.

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Warrior: Tom Hardy’s MMA Film Reviewed

Starring BAFTA Award winner Tom Hardy, two-time Oscar nominee Nick Nolte and Joel Edgerton, this action/drama is set in the brutal, high-stakes world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and was released nationwide on 21st September.

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Hardware

Jonathan Ross’s Rollicking Graphic Novel, TURF, Reviewed

TV star Jonathan Ross has tried his hand at writing a comic book, but is it worth a read?

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Film

Source Code: Quantum Leap Meets Groundhog Day

The latest film offering from the former Zowie Bowie is a complex sci-fi film that’s smart, thrilling and sees Jake Gyllenhaal looking like a dog who’s just been shown a card trick. Inception has a lot to answer for…

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Reviewed: The Adjustment Bureau

Matt Damon’s latest misadventure sees him battling both a shadowy group of villains and a ropey plot in equal measure.

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John Barry: The Composer With The Midas Touch

From big Bond themes to shampoo commercials, Barry’s golden touch and unforgettable scores made him one of Hollywood’s most legendary composers.

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People

Pete Postlethwaite: RIP

Not just one of Britain’s best actors, but one of the greatest full stop. As the world mourns the loss of Pete Postlethwaite, this interview from 2002 finds him regretting turning down Martin Scorsese and delving into the psyche of The Usual Suspects.

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The 9 Most Desirable DVD Collector’s Editions

If you’re down with the kids then it’s all torrents this and rapid share that, but if you’re still in love with the physical product then these limited edition beauties will have the credit card jumping from your wallet.

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Hollywood Will Eat Itself

Seen the remake of Inception yet? Us neither, but it’ll probably be made in the next fortnight if Hollywood has its way.

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