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

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 … READ ON

Posted: 16th, May 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts | Comments (2) | Comments 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, … READ ON

Posted: 14th, May 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts | Comments (2) | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 14th, May 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts | Comments (2) | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 13th, May 2014 | In: Books, Film, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment (1) | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 12th, May 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 8th, May 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts | Comments (4) | Comments 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, … READ ON

Posted: 3rd, May 2014 | In: Film, The Consumer | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 1st, May 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts | Comments (8) | Comments 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) | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 25th, April 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment | Comments 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 READ ON

Posted: 23rd, April 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts | Comments (3) | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 16th, April 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment (1) | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 15th, April 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comments (3) | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 15th, April 2014 | In: Film, Reviews | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

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


Watch Jean-Pierre Léaud’s Fantastic Audition for The 400 Blows In 1958

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FRENCH cinema’s intense The 400 Blows (Les Quatre cents coups – the French title comes from the idiom, faire les quatre cents coups—“to raise hell”) features a fantastic performance from Jean-Pierre Léaud as the delinquent adolescent Antoine Doinel. For … READ ON

Posted: 10th, April 2014 | In: Film, Flashback | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Five Most Shocking Death Scenes Of The ALIEN Franchise

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FOUR movies strong, and spanning three decades (the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s), the cinematic Alien saga — consisting of Alien (1979), Aliens (1986), Alien 3 (1992) and Alien Resurrection (1997) — is renowned for its titular creature, one of … READ ON

Posted: 10th, April 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A Vital History of Captain America at the Movies and on TV

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WITH Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) shattering box office records this weekend, it is an opportune time to recall that this iconic Marvel superhero — and symbol of non-ironic Americana — has not always been treated very well … READ ON

Posted: 9th, April 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Eegah! 10 Amazingly Bad Movie Titles

WHAT’S the worst movie title of all time? Freddy Got Fingered (2001) and Stop! Or my Mom will Shoot (1992) are often cited as contenders. One that nearly earned a victory for worst is Denzel Washington’s The Great Debaters (2007) … READ ON

Posted: 8th, April 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Goonies Are To Return… Which No-One Really Wants

 

NOSTALGIA is a wonderful thing, provided you keep it where it is. 30somethings who have gone back to watch old cartoons they loved as kids are often found sobbing, depressed lumps sat in waterless baths, feeling cheated and hurt, … READ ON

Posted: 7th, April 2014 | In: Celebrities, Film | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dear Christians: Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Complain About Noah

 

THE new film about Noah, starring Russell Crowe, has been causing a lot of grief among certain religious types. Of course, most religious people have a faith strong enough to brush off some poxy film, but we’re looking … READ ON

Posted: 3rd, April 2014 | In: Film, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


5 Sci-Fi Movies That Didn’t Deserve the Mystery Science Theatre 3000 Treatment

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TO the delight of virtually everyone, the late, great Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988 – 1999) seems to be experiencing something of a pop culture resurgence these days.

April 1st  of this year saw former Mystery Science Theater READ ON

Posted: 2nd, April 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comments (13) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


1970: Kate O’Mara And Keith Prowse Horror of Frankenstein Playing Cards

YOU can buy Horror of Frankenstein playing cards, reliving the  Hammer House of Horror 1970 blood and babes fest in the comfort of your own game of Patience.

 

 

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There are cards featuring the late Hammer House READ ON

Posted: 31st, March 2014 | In: Film, Flashback | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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