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

Disney’s Laugh-O-Grams Films – Little Red Riding Hood (1922)

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IN 1922, Walt Disney brought us the Little Red Riding Hood laugh-o-gram. This was Walt Disney’s first full-length short cartoon.

* In 1915, Disney founded the Laugh-O-Gram Studio in Kansas City, Missouri, inviting some of animation’s future greats,

Posted: 30th, November 2013 | In: Film, Flashback | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Happy Hanukkah From Chewbanukka

HAPPY Hannukkah:

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Posted: 27th, November 2013 | In: Film | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Star Wars: The Twickenham Auditions

FACE of the Day: Chris Twamley (centre) from Reading is dressed as Obi-wan Kenobi as he joins hundreds of budding actors queuing for hours for a chance to act on the new Star Wars film as Disney hold open auditions …

Posted: 26th, November 2013 | In: Film | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


John Reed’s Automated Cat Petting Machine

THE Automated Cat Petting Machine is a real thing. No. It’s not RoboSpinster. It’s John Reed’s work for his senior thesis film at Tyler in 1987. As he says, “The Cat Petter turned out to be far more interesting than …

Posted: 26th, November 2013 | In: Film, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ajay Devgan Versus Jean Claude Van Damme

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YOU’VE seen the Volvo advert with Jean Claude Van Damme doing the splits. But have you seen Bollywood actor Ajay Devgan in Phool Aur Kaante?

 

Posted: 23rd, November 2013 | In: Celebrities, Film | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mark Caldwell Interviews Tim Curry About The Rocky Horror Picture Show 1975

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PLAYING the role was physically demanding:

 

Spotter: The End of Being

Posted: 22nd, November 2013 | In: Film, Flashback | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Meat Industry In An Eye-Opening Six Minute Video Of Sterile Death And Fat

SAMSARA food sequence from Baraka & Samsara is a six-minute section of their longer film on life.

Director Ron Fricke and producer Mark Magidson created SAMSARA (a Sanskrit word that means “the ever turning wheel of life”).

This section deals …

Posted: 22nd, November 2013 | In: Film, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Blow-Up: When the Swinging Sixties Came to Stockwell

STOCKWELL Road isn’t the most exciting and handsome of roads. It may have been once, but the Luftwaffe and the usual unimaginative sixties south London redevelopment put paid to that. It’s got a skateboard park, if that’s your thing, and …

Posted: 18th, November 2013 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Customer Letters: The Perils Of Watching Thor: The Dark World In 3D

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Posted: 11th, November 2013 | In: Film, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How To Take Robert De Niro’s Photo

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BRIAN Appleyard interviews Robert De Niro, in London to plug his new film. The Family.

My private mission is to take his photograph. Big stars are funny about such things — they usually need their image doctored by trusted retouchers,

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


You Can Now Buy Back To The Future Style Hoverboards

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PEOPLE have long moaned that, now we live in the future, where are our hoverboards? Well, glad you asked because some bright spark has decided to do something about it!

ZBoard have been inspired by the hoverboard in Back to

Posted: 1st, November 2013 | In: Film, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Star Wars Blooper Reel Turns Op Online

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STAR WARS is a film that is extraordinarily well documented and new stuff shows up all the time. However, one of the best finds is this original blooper reel from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope which has been …

Posted: 29th, October 2013 | In: Film | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Rocketman: Tom Hardy To Play Obvious Doppelganger, Elton John (Eddie Murphy Busy)

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IF you were given the job of finding an actor who looked like Elton John, one of the last people you’d choose was Tom Hardy. You’d inevitably go for Eddie Murphy before him, as at least he could play the …

Posted: 28th, October 2013 | In: Celebrities, Film, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mod Cinema: Hard-To-Find 60s, 70s And 80s Films

ANORAK loves Mod Cinema, a home for hard-to-find 60s, 70s and 80s films you never knew you were looking for. The Mods put these movies on DVD. They are blasts of my youth, when everything at the cinema sounded echoey …

Posted: 25th, October 2013 | In: Film, Flashback | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Scarface Meets Seinfeld (With Canned Laughter)

I HATE Canned laughter. It shreds  TV’s show’s soul. How bad can it get? Take a look at this – Scarface Meets Seinfeld:

Posted: 24th, October 2013 | In: Film, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Terrible Taglines: The Day Of The Dolphins (1973)

TERRIBLE Taglines: The Day Of The Dolphins (1973):

“Unwittingly He Trained A Dolphin To Kill The President Of The United States”

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Posted: 23rd, October 2013 | In: Film, Flashback | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Poto And Cabengo: In The 1970s Grace and Virginia Kennedy Were Bigger Than The Loch Ness Monster

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POTO and Cabengo were Grace and Virginia Kennedy. In 1976, these San Diego twins were eight years old. Jean-Pierre Gorin created a study of the girls who spoke in their own secret language. Time magazine produced an extract of their …

Posted: 22nd, October 2013 | In: Film, Flashback, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


1981: Heather O’Rourke Gets Her First Barbie Doll

FLASHBACK to 1981, and Heather O’Rourke is enjoying her first ever Barbie doll. Thanks to this doll, Heather was able to channel the full demonic experience in the guise of Carol Ann in Poltegeist. She also featured in 12 …

Posted: 18th, October 2013 | In: Celebrities, Film, Flashback, The Consumer, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Boris Johnson race gaffe? London mayor tells Chinese Harry Potter’s Scottish lover Cho Chang was a foreigner

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BORIS Johnson entered stage left and went into his usual act of being a hapless music hall entertainer stumbling upon sound policy. The London Mayor, for it is he, was appearing as Bozza at Peking University. In an effort to …

Posted: 14th, October 2013 | In: Film, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Stanley Kubrick explains the meaning of 2001: A Space Odyssey

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STANLEY Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey was a film about… Well, what is about? In 1969, Kubrick told Joseph Gelmis:

You begin with an artifact left on earth four million years ago by extraterrestrial explorers who observed the behavior of

Posted: 14th, October 2013 | In: Books, Film, Flashback | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Julian Assange nearly makes Benedict Cumberbatch quit film, says leaked email

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NOT a man known for attracting attention to himself, Julian Assange apparently refused to meet Benedict Cumberbatch while he was preparing to play the WikiLeaks founder for a film… and amusingly, it is a leaked email that has revealed this …

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


Terrible film lines: the Howling III howler

TERRIBLE lines in film presents: the only memorable bit from Howling III:

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