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Includes cinema reviews and trailers for upcoming films. A digest of the best and worst interviews on movies and cinema.

16 Tragic Science Fiction Calendar Miscalculations

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THE phrase “Where’s my jetpack?” has become something of a collective outcry in recent years.  Since the 1950s, we’ve been indoctrinated with visions of the future full of spaceships, time travel, instant food, laser guns, and best of all, …

Posted: 3rd, June 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comments (10) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Devil Made Them Do It: The Five Best Exorcist (1973) Knock-Offs

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WILLIAM Friedkin’s The Exorcist — based on the best-selling novel by William Peter Blatty — quickly became one of the first genre blockbusters of the seventies, and a generational touchstone to boot.

The Exorcist also represented a new brand …

Posted: 29th, May 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Top 15 Greatest Retro Sci-Fi TV Themes

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THE mission: To identify the top 15 science fiction television program themes from eons past. It’s a region of space many Internet listers have gone before… but those were just training exercises. This expedition is for real. Let the …

Posted: 22nd, May 2014 | In: Film, Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mötley Crüe Goes ‘Triple R’: The Best Bits From The Hot Mess Film

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IF there’s one thing you can say about Mötley Crüe, is that their band name is a total pain in the arse to type on a computer, if you want to do it correctly.

Of course, there’s more to …

Posted: 20th, May 2014 | In: Film, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


LOLZ: Dr Brule Reads Scarlett Johansson’s Lines In Her

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IN this video Dr Brule plays the part of the love interest (formerly Scarlett Johansson) in Spike Jonze’s Her:

Set in the Los Angeles of the slight future, the story follows Theodore Twombly, a complex, soulful man who makes

Posted: 19th, May 2014 | In: Film | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sainsbury’s Offers Shoppers A Chance To Buy The 12 Years A Slave Look

DID you watch the film 12 Years A Slave and think ‘ nice threads, dude’?

You did. Because someone at Sainsbury’s heard your mind whirring and started offering shoppers the chance to dress like a black slave in the American …

Posted: 19th, May 2014 | In: Film, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bearded Space Alien Jesus In A Leisure Suit Is Awesome At Karate

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HALLELUJA! It’s bearded space alien Jesus in a leisure suit is awesome at karate!

YouTuber theSadistVideos explains this 1986 ride:

A bearded ‘superman’ with no powers comes to earth in a powder-blue velour tracksuit to drive a silver dune

Posted: 19th, May 2014 | In: Film, Flashback | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The 5 Greatest Giant Monster Movies of All-Time

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GARETH Edwards’ Godzilla opens this week in theaters, and the question remains: will the new film assume its place among the classics of the giant monster movie genre, or falter badly instead, much like the 1998 version of the …

Posted: 16th, May 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The 5 Greatest Godzilla Movies Ever Made

 

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SINCE  his first silver screen appearance in 1954, Toho’s giant monster Godzilla has starred in more than two dozen epic movies.

The big green lizard has been featured as a terrifying villain, as a defender of the Earth, …

Posted: 14th, May 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


May the Force Be With Them: The 5 Best Star Wars Knock-Offs of the Seventies and Eighties

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WHEN George Lucas’s space fantasy Star Wars premiered in the summer of 1977 – and promptly became the highest grossing film in history – it was only a matter of time before intrepid filmmakers sought to imitate and thus …

Posted: 14th, May 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Attack Of The A-Frame: The Design Virus That Spanned Decades

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THERE’S only a finite number of ways you can arrange a canvas.  Naturally, there’s going to be some patterns that emerge, and certain motifs will be copied and repeated to oblivion within the pop art landscape.  An artful conception …

Posted: 13th, May 2014 | In: Books, Film, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The 16 Greatest School Dance Scenes In Film

AH, yes. The school dance. Awkward and often soul shattering, it was a necessary rite of passage. It’s no surprise that such a dramatic collective memory would make for some great moments on film. Here’s a list (in no particular …

Posted: 12th, May 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The 5 Most Underrated Brian De Palma Thrillers

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SINCE the early seventies director Brian De Palma has crafted many intense and highly cerebral thrillers.

Alas, such efforts are often dismissed by critics as being overly imitative of Alfred Hitchcock’s films and style rather than praised for their …

Posted: 8th, May 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Shining Fashion Collection: You Can Wear The Carpet From Relive Kubrick’s Masterpiece

 

DID you look at the carpet in Stanley Kubrick’s haunting version of The Shining and think ‘Where can you buy that?” Well, now you can.  The MONDO 237 Collection features the floor covering from room 237 as a sweater, …

Posted: 3rd, May 2014 | In: Film, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Five Most Underrated John Carpenter Movies

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JOHN Carpenter’s film career has had its critical ups and downs, but time – the final arbiter of success, perhaps – has been almost universally kind to the vast majority of his cinematic work.

Reviled upon release in the …

Posted: 1st, May 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts | Comments (8) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


“If He Fires Me, I’ll Thank Him For It”: Five Great Character Moments in the Timothy Dalton James Bond Era

 

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Posted: 25th, April 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


5 Unspeakably Awful Songs of 1980s Horror Cinema

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HORROR movies, like any other genre, are products of their time. So, naturally, their soundtracks are going to reflect the popular music of the day. This can be a good thing…. or a devastating handicap when the popular music …

Posted: 25th, April 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Five Most Underrated Slasher Films of the 1980s

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FOLLOWING the incredible box-office and critical success of John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978), the slasher film quickly became the go-to-format for up-and-coming horror filmmakers in the 1980s.  These films had titles like Happy Birthday to Me (1981) and My Bloody

Posted: 23rd, April 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Back from the Dead: The 5 Lamest Horror Movie Monster Resurrections

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THROUGHOUT cinematic history, our most beloved monsters — from Dracula and The Wolf Man to Freddy Krueger and King Kong — have returned again and again to haunt our nightmares, and our movie screens.

In any horror movie or …

Posted: 16th, April 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Through a Glass Darkly: 5 Horror Films and TV Episodes about Mirrors

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THE painter Pablo Picasso once asked who can see the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter.

Popular horror films and television programs have long highlighted all three possibilities, but focused most intently, perhaps, on the …

Posted: 15th, April 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The New Noah Is Looking A Bit White – And There’s A Weird Reason For That

 

PEOPLE have long chuckled about America’s insistence that people from the Middle East are white. Apart from present day Middle Eastern people of course. They HATE those guys.

We’re talking about the meme that got out of hand. European …

Posted: 15th, April 2014 | In: Film, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


I Was G-Man Jerry Cotton: When Hedy Lamarr Performed The First On-Screen Orgasm And Jane Powell Grew Up

SO. ‘What does the music for a 1965 West German movie about a New York FBI agent sound like?’ asks James Lileks? That question to you, special agent Jerry Cotton, hero of Operation 100 Dollar Gang.

Cotton was played …

Posted: 12th, April 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0