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

12 Stupendous Movie Tagline Fails

THEY had one job. Just write a single sentence about a movie.  It’s not quantum physics. After millions of dollars spent and many months of filming and editing, it comes down to the humble tagline writer to simply scrawl a …

Posted: 5th, February 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Three Hats For Lisa: Swinging London And Sid James Gives The Greatest Musical Performance In Cinema History

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IS this the greatest musical performance in cinema history?

Joe Brown, French-born Sophie Hardy (who played the eponymous Lisa Milan), Sid James, Una Stubbs and Dave Nelson hit the big screen – in colour – with the 1964 release …

Posted: 5th, February 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


“They’re Dead. They’re All Messed Up” – How George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead Recreates the Unrest of 1968

THE AMC original TV series Mad Men (2007 – ) set its latest season against a disquieting historical backdrop: the turbulent events of the year 1968.

Specifically, Matthew Weiner’s award-winning period drama book-ended the season with allusions to two classic …

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


Watch Philip Seymour Hoffman Rock Three Parts In The Fifteen Minute Hamlet

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IN 1995, Philip Seymour Hoffman played Bernardo, Horatio and Laertes in Todd Louiso’s 1995 version of Tom Stoppard’s 1976 play The Fifteen Minute Hamlet. Stoppard has enjoyed a hit with his Hamlet spin-off Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.

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


Back To The Future: Once An Awful Film, Now Set To Be An Awful Musical

HATE to break it to you ’80s nostalgiaists, but Back To The Future sucks. Basically, the whole story is about a boy who looks like he’s thirty, getting his own way like some brat, nearly getting off with his mum, …

Posted: 31st, January 2014 | In: Celebrities, Film | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Hobbit: 10 Guaranteed Improvements

THE Hobbit is a long-winded, grinding, ego-driven borefest. But it can be improved. The sequel could be better. Here are 10 Tips:

 

Posted: 27th, January 2014 | In: Film | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Quentin Tarantino Ditches ‘Hateful Eight’ Thanks To Script Leak

UH-OH. Quentin Tarantino is declaring war on Hollywood after someone leaked the script for ‘Hateful Eight’. Only six people have seen the script itself, and Quentin is naming names. Bruce Dern is one and ‘Reservoir Dogs’ stars Tim Roth and …

Posted: 22nd, January 2014 | In: Celebrities, Film | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


‘Devil Baby’ Spooks Unsuspecting New Yorkers

RECENTLY, a few well-meaning New Yorkers stopped to check on a crying baby in an abandoned stroller and got seriously spooked when a hideous demonic baby shot straight up from beneath the blankets.…

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


Hey Hey! It’s The Razzies! Grown-Ups 2 Could Sweep The Board

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TOO frequently, the world of entertainment is very willing to pat itself on the back and gush all over itself about just how wonderful it has been all year.

However, with the shade that is the grisly business of …

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


British Board of Film Classification Gets All Wussy Over Horror Films

 

WITH cinema a feeble force in today’s world of Grab What You Want, When You Want It media, it seems those in charge are determined to make it all even weaker.

Cinema’s make you leave the house, sell you …

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


As Hitler’s Boxer Said To The Actress: Silent Anny Ondra Was Hitchcock’s Star Of Britain’s First ‘Talkie’

IN1929 almost everyone in the British film industry was convinced that the newfangled talking films would be nothing but a flash in the pan. But as the director Michael Powell once said of that time, “some flash, some pan”. Hitchcock …

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


Tom Mix Was Hollywood’s Original Cowboy Tough Guy (Photo)

TOM Mix – January 6, 1880 – October 12, 1940 – was an American silent film actor who starred in hundreds of films.

 

 

*  In all, he made 336 feature films, produced 88, wrote 71 and directed 117.

Posted: 10th, January 2014 | In: Celebrities, Film, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Are Disney ‘Gender Bigots’? Meryl Streep Thinks So…

DISNEY are a problematic bunch at the best of times, and unfortunately for them, they’ve been very successful and for a long, long time, which means they’re subject to the kind of scrutiny that not many other organisations are.

Tough …

Posted: 9th, January 2014 | In: Celebrities, Film, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Proof: DVD Covers Are Rubbish

IT’S UNFORGIVABLE  to squander excellent source material in favour of garbage.  Anyone who read World War Z and saw the film can vouch for that.  Well, the same sad fact is true for most DVD covers.  An excellent movie poster …

Posted: 8th, January 2014 | In: Film, Flashback | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Baftas 2014 Nominations Are Announced!

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2014’s Bafta film nominations have been announced, which is particularly good news for London’s cocaine dealers as they prep themselves for one of their busiest awards of the year.

Leading the pack is Gravity with 11 nominations and true stories …

Posted: 8th, January 2014 | In: Film, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


5 Inconceivably Awkward 80s Movie Moments

BEFORE we carry on with the list, let’s define what we’re talking about here.  “Inconceivably Awkward” simply means it contains both of the following qualities:

  1. It is so terrifyingly uncomfortable you instinctively flinch as if you’ve been punched squarely in

Posted: 7th, January 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Rock-afire Explosion: World’s Greatest Anamatronic Band Are Back For One Last Show

THE animatronic band of animals that once rocked the Showbiz Pizza Place restaurants have been reprogrammed by fan Chris Thrash to play Pop, Lock and Drop It.

Pizza and robots. Live the dream, kids.

 

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The Rock-afire Explosion rock …

Posted: 6th, January 2014 | In: Film, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch The Day The Clown Cried: Jerry Lewis’s Holocaust Horror Show

THE Day The Clown Cried is an unreleased 1972 Jerry Lewis film. It’s the story of a clown who finds himself in a concentration camp during the Holocaust.

Like the Aryan Papers, Stanley Kubrick’s Holocaust drama, Francis Ford Coppola’s …

Posted: 3rd, January 2014 | In: Film, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Pink Floyd: Syd Barrett’s First Trip (Magic Mushrooms) Filmed In 1966

SYD Barrett’s first trip (magic mushrooms) as filmed in 1966 by Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon.

 

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This experimental silent short is very rare (filmed in 8mm) and only lasts 11 minutes. Nigel Gordon, film student, filmed Syd Barrett while

Posted: 2nd, January 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Are You Ready For Candy Crush, The Movie?

WE’VE entered a strange time for films. Films everyone can remember first time round are being remade, Ryan Reynolds is still getting work and, weirdest of all, films are being made based on toys.

Now, of course, action figures and …

Posted: 27th, December 2013 | In: Film, Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


10 Wonderfully Insane VHS Action Movie Covers

HERE are some particularly interesting examples of VHS box art in the  action genre.  And by “interesting” I mean “utterly insane”.  These covers represent the perfect synergy of over-the-roof subject matter in the hands of unskilled mental patients.  The words …

Posted: 20th, December 2013 | In: Film, Flashback | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jmes Bond’s Drinking Linked To 2.5 Million Deaths Every Year Around The World

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THE results are in. Ian Fleming ‘s James Bond liked a drink. Science says there is no way … that Bond would have been able to consume the amount of alcohol he is described as drinking … and still …

Posted: 15th, December 2013 | In: Film | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Top 10 Overpaid Hollywood Actors

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MAKING films is a risky business. Why should anyone listen to your stupid story? To convince people, you need someone famous to sell it because, for whatever reason, we trust certain actors more than others.

However, some A-listers just …

Posted: 10th, December 2013 | In: Celebrities, Film | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mandela Marketing: Nikki Finke Plugs The Film Of The Dead Man

NIKKI Finke says the man how inspired the film Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom has died. Yeah, that film based on an actual true story. He was 95. That’s older than the film. Who knew?

 

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Posted: 7th, December 2013 | In: Film, News, Politicians | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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