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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Great

La Vie en Rose

When the opportunity to see La Vie en Rose (The Life in Pink) came up, I thought little of it.

2

Dreadful

Captivity

Captivity is the latest horror/thriller/gorefest to be dubbed "torture porn" in certain sections of the media.

4

Poor

Lucky You

Somewhere in Lucky You is a very solid drama trying to get out. This is clearly shown when the screen is set alight by the rivalry between father and son...

6

Fair

5

Average

Grow Your Own

Being an Australian, the allotment is a foreign concept to me — a strange bend of backyard veggie patch and market garden.

8

Great

Tell No One

A French interpretation of a glossy American thriller? It’s not the most obvious of combinations, is it? Tell No One is Harlan Coben’s best-selling beach-read slab of crime fiction as...

4

Poor

Vacancy

It’s a slasher movie. In a motel. We have then, it’s fair to say, been on this territory in the past.

6

Fair

The Tiger’s Tail

John Boorman’s latest film is an oddball take on the nature v nurture debate. It's billed as a black comedy but, in truth, it’s neither particularly dark nor particularly funny...

8

Great

Black Gold

What is the cost of your morning coffee? If your answer is ‘around $4/£2’ then you should probably see Black Gold, a fascinating and disturbing call to arms to the...

7

Good

Ocean’s Thirteen

It started as a terrific remake of a dud 60s heist movie. Then came a dud sequel that's better off forgotten.