Nick Bown

Nick Bown

Nick Bown is Screenjabber's Technical Director and occasionally finds the time to write as part of the Games team. Hailing from a time when computer games came on tape and consoles had wood effect cases, Nick has been gaming for a while and regularly enjoys PC and console titles. As a hardware nerd, he can often be found tinkering with the innards of gaming rigs and servers or explaining the difference between L2 cache and system RAM to those keen to take their gaming hardware to the next level!
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INTERVIEW Amir Bar-Lev

Screenjabber's Robert Hull talks with director Amir Bar-Lev about his controversial documentary My Kid Could Paint That, in which a four-year-old art prodigy and her family find themselves part of...

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Average

We Own The Night

Another formulaic family drama, with one brother a cop and another brother in league with crims. Like we haven't seen that before.

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Fair

4

Poor

Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium

In a week that sees the re-release of It's A Wonderful Life and, one trusts, the celebration of Bridge To Terabithia in assorted end-of-year best of lists, the problems with...

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Poor

Youth Without Youth

If there was an award for biggest let down of the year it would have to go to Francis Ford Coppola’s Youth Without Youth.

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Great

Enchanted

It was only a matter of time before someone came up with the wicked concept behind this new Disney film.

8

Great

My Kid Could Paint That

Amir Bar-Lev’s entertaining and thought-provoking film is another high watermark for the documentary. What makes it so engaging are the twin assets of a genuinely fascinating story and the revelatory...

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Great

Surf's Up (DVD)

Bloody hell. What is it about filmmakers and sodding penguins? After March of the Penguins and Happy Feet, you’d think we’d have had enough of their stumpy little forms. But,...

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Great

The Simpsons Movie (DVD)

The Simpsons Movie is good. Very, very good. And, not surprisingly, it's better on the small screen than it was on the big one.

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Great

The Bourne Ultimatum (DVD)

This year has been less than exciting on the film front, but that changed over summer with The Bourne Ultimatum — easily the biggest thrill ride of the year, the...