October 2011

Paranormal Activity 3

I came into Paranormal Activity 3 with very low expectations, but was pleasantly surprised by a consistently tense and inventive film featuring refreshing injections of humour

After Miss Julie

After Miss Julie provides a tense, dialogue-driven and enjoyable hour-and-a-half at the Barn this weekend, presenting us with some concentrated, skilled performances

The Adventures of Tintin

Innovative action sequences more than justify the use of animation – if only it felt like more effort had gone into everything else

Top 5 Horror Classics

As Halloween is upon us, it’s time for blood, gore, and a few girlish screams as we count down the five greatest horror films of all time

Men’s volleyball firsts clinch late win against Manchester

In a nail-biting encounter, the men’s volleyball firsts scraped together enough late-game momentum to win their fight against the Manchester firsts by three sets to one

York rugby seconds crushed by relentless Durham

York’s rugby seconds suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of Durham in their third game of the season

Contagion

The basic plot is this: there’s a virus, one person gets sick, more people get sick, lots of people die, and some other people run around like headless chickens looking for a cure as the virus spreads and the death toll climbs. It doesn’t leave very much to the imagination and it doesn’t take very long to figure out where the film is going

Why Roger the Codger deserves Moore praise

Stephen Thorne makes the case that Sir Roger’s the best Bond of them all

Men’s fencers foiled in the foil as Keele steal a win

York held their own in their first match of the season against Keele, until the final event of the foil where they were outclassed by a strong visitors’ side. A good spirited match ended with a 135-98 loss for York

Men’s badminton firsts on wrong end of heavy defeat

York men’s badminton firsts team endured a second heavy defeat in a row, losing 7-1 to Manchester in the BUCS Northern Conference 1A. The thrashing came a week after an 8-0 defeat away at Leeds Met, in what has proved to be an extremely difficult start to the season

The Three Musketeers

There have been many adaptations of Dumas’ The Three Musketeers, so coming up with a fresh interpretation is a challenge for any director

Scrapping relegation would kill English football

Boxing expert Graham Lilley switches sports, but keeps the gloves on, as he lambasts recent talk of relegation being scrapped in the Premier League