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

We Used to Be Friends: Five Reasons Why the Veronica Mars Movie is Much More than “Fan Service”

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HERE’S a challenge for the intrepid researcher: Go to Google and search for five or so reviews of the Veronica Mars (2014) movie from the mainstream press that don’t include the following term: fan service .”

You have

Posted: 20th, March 2014 | In: Film, Key Posts | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Pat Robertson’s Fever Dream: Four Times When Horror Movies Met The Devil’s Own Rock-and-Roll Music In The 1980s

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JUST last week, the 700 Club’ s Pat Robertson spoke out about the hidden scourge of our modern society: those demons from Hell who like to crash your car.

Yes, it turns out that devils can cause really horrible

Posted: 19th, March 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Three Generations Of Schulz Unite To Create A Peanuts Movie As Disappointing As All The Others


SNOOPY is back. The best cartoon do of them all is to star in a new Peanuts movie, coming to a screen near you on November 6, 2015.

That’s the good news?

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Posted: 18th, March 2014 | In: Film, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Greatest Voice in Hollywood, Hal Douglas, RIP

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IT doesn’t matter who you are in Hollywood, fact is, you owe something to Hal Douglas.

You may not know who Hal Douglas is. He’s not exactly a household name, and sadly Douglas has just passed away, aged

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Their Last Known Photograph: Five Found-Footage Horror Movies That Deserve a Second Look

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THE found-footage horror film genre is one that isn’t often appreciated. The late Roger Ebert himself once wrote that movies of this type often consist of low quality home video footage ,” are usually under-lit ,” are

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Watch Staircases to Nowhere: Making Kubrick’s The Shining

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STANLEY Kubrick’s  The Shining has yet to get a dread sequel.  Those film executives seeking to milk the success of the hit movie can watch  Staircases to Nowhere , featuring words from the film’s

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Posted: 13th, March 2014 | In: Film | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Fantastic Mr Fox And Mr Wes Anderson

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THE Fantastic Mr Fox And Mr Anderson:

 

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Posted: 12th, March 2014 | In: Film | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Brilliant Mel Brooks Knocks Them Bandy In This 1975 Interview

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IN 1975, Mel Brooks appeared on Imperial College’s TV station  Stoic  to talk about his 1975 films  Blazing Saddles  and Young Frankenstein.  He sat opposite Mark Caldwell. He offers the insight that cowboys “do not make love to women in

Posted: 11th, March 2014 | In: Celebrities, Film, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Greatest Rock Biopics: From Hendrix to Guthrie

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BIOPICS are problematic at the best of times, but get it right and you can cement a person’s place in history forever. Especially tricky are rock biopics because, half the time, the person or people they celebrate, are still

Posted: 6th, March 2014 | In: Film, Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The World in My Window: A Select Filmography of the Space Shuttle

 

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ALTHOUGH Alfonso Cuaron’s blockbuster film Gravity (2013) earned a whopping seven Academy Awards last Sunday night, one crucial supporting player didn’t pick up the Honorary Oscar it so clearly deserved: NASA’s space shuttle.

For thirty-five years now, this

Posted: 6th, March 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Top 15 Scariest Dolls of Cinema and Television

THERE is just something inherently creepy about a doll coming to life. I think it falls into the same category as clowns, kids and the elderly.  Because they are supposed to be so benign or innocent, it becomes all the

Posted: 5th, March 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comments (7) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


May The Verse Be With You: ‘70s Star Wars Music

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IN 1977, the entire planet was foaming at the mouth for anything Star Wars . The frenzy continued for several years with  piles of Star Wars products flooding the stores daily.  It seemed all

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Posted: 3rd, March 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts, Music | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Nerdlucks Can’t Jump: Five Science Fiction Movie Basketball Shots That Saw David Beat Goliath

 

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RECENT rumours about Space Jam II (purportedly to star Le Bron James…) serve as a good reminder that the science fiction cinema and the game of basketball are inextricably linked.

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Posted: 2nd, March 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts, News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


1940: Hattie McDaniel’s Stirring Academy Award Winning Speech As The First Black Oscar Winner

 

ON February 29, 1940, Hattie McDaniel became the first African American to win an Academy Award, winning the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for giving life to Mammy, the Gone with the Wind  house servant.  Fay Bainter  heralded McDaniel by

Posted: 28th, February 2014 | In: Film, Flashback | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Shaken Not Stirred: Five Great Character Moments in the Roger Moore James Bond Era

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I VERY happily grew up with Sir Roger Moore in the role of Ian Fleming’s James Bond, and thus maintain a deep well of affection and nostalgia for his seven films…even if some Bond fans do not

Moore’s epoch

Posted: 28th, February 2014 | In: Film, Key Posts | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Their Golden Years? Five Films About Your Greatest Heroes Growing Old

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WITH J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars Episode VII in the pipeline comes the news that Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher will reprise their iconic roles in the George Lucas franchise for the first time in over thirty

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Posted: 22nd, February 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Portals of Light, Portals of Dark: The Yin and Yang of Contact (1997) and Event Horizon (1997)

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EVERY now and then, Hollywood comes up with a good concept, and then competing studios rush to ruthlessly exploit it. Remember the summer of 1998, and dueling asteroid pictures Armageddon and Deep Impact?

Or 1988, the year of the

Posted: 20th, February 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Piña Colliding: Yes, Rupert Holmes’ 1979 Hit Can Make Every Movie Better

ESCAPE (The Pina Colada Song)  by Rupert Holmes is great and it should be in every movie.”

So writes Carol Hartsell and Sean Crespo in an introduction to their Tumblr Piña Colliding . For those of you not au

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


8 Reasons Why Every Movie Needs A Theme Song

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A LOT of people make a lot of films, but sadly not all those films have kick-ass theme songs. This is a crying shame AN ENORMOUSLY CRYING SHAME because in an ideal world every film ever made

Posted: 18th, February 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Nine Things You Didn’t Need To Know About Bill & Ted

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TODAY marks the 25th anniversary of the original release of Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure , inarguably the best time-travelling-slackers-in-a-phonebox movie ever. Here are nine wholly unnecessary but non-bogus knowledge-bombs:

 

A BAND ON THE SOUNDTRACK DOESN’T EXIST

 

Posted: 17th, February 2014 | In: Film, Flashback | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How To Succeed With Brunettes And Blondes Prefer Gentlemen: 1967 US Navy Guides To Etiquette And Women

IN 1967, the Us Government taught the men How to Succeed with Brunettes. Produced by the US Navy, the film was aimed at the officer classes. Never agin would they fail in the brunette etiquette tests. 

The holiday camp

Posted: 16th, February 2014 | In: Film, Flashback | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Because They All Look The Same: London Paper Mistakes Dwight Henry For Chiwetel Ejiofor

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IN this episode of ‘They all look alike regardless of facial features, height, age, skin tones, hair voices and bodies’ the Lambeth Weekender salutes

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