Anorak

Film | Anorak - Part 8

Film Category

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

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
READ ON

Posted: 7th, January 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment | Comments 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.

 

rockafire

 

The Rock-afire Explosion rock … READ ON

Posted: 6th, January 2014 | In: Film, Music | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 3rd, January 2014 | In: Film, Key Posts | Comment | Comments 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.

 

SEE RANK Syd Barrett's First Trip

 

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

READ ON

Posted: 2nd, January 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Music | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 27th, December 2013 | In: Film, Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

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


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

PA-2897174

 

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 … READ ON

Posted: 15th, December 2013 | In: Film | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Top 10 Overpaid Hollywood Actors

PA-13724277

 

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 … READ ON

Posted: 10th, December 2013 | In: Celebrities, Film | Comment | Comments 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?

 

nikki finke mandela

 … READ ON

Posted: 7th, December 2013 | In: Film, Politicians, Reviews | Comments (4) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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

laugh o gram

 

 

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,

READ ON

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


Happy Hanukkah From Chewbanukka

HAPPY Hannukkah:

happy hannukahREAD ON

Posted: 27th, November 2013 | In: Film | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 26th, November 2013 | In: Film | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

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


Ajay Devgan Versus Jean Claude Van Damme

PA-9595396

 

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?

 

READ ON

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


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

rocky horror

 

PLAYING the role was physically demanding:

 

Spotter: The End of BeingREAD ON

Posted: 22nd, November 2013 | In: Film, Flashback | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 22nd, November 2013 | In: Film, The Consumer | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

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


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

thorREAD ON

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


How To Take Robert De Niro’s Photo

PA-10588265

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,

READ ON

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


You Can Now Buy Back To The Future Style Hoverboards

hoverboard copy

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 READ ON

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


Star Wars Blooper Reel Turns Op Online

PA-17573147

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 … READ ON

Posted: 29th, October 2013 | In: Film | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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

film rocketman

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 … READ ON

Posted: 28th, October 2013 | In: Celebrities, Film, Music | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

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