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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 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


King v Kubrick: The Shining sequel will be as unfilmable as all great books are

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ARE some books unfilmable? Does reading the book first spoil the film and vice versa?

Stephen King’s The Shining is a cracking read. Stanley Kubrick film adaptation of it is also fantastic, a capacious, sinister  spine-tingler. But when the film …

Posted: 6th, October 2013 | In: Books, Film | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch Manchester United legend Eric Cantona play The Stallion in erotic French comedy Les Rencontres d’après Minuit

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AFTER mucking about playing himself and “a man at a bar” in the likes of Looking for Eric and Jack Says over the years, Manchester United legend Eric Cantona has finally landed the role he was born to play!

Cantona …

Posted: 4th, October 2013 | In: Film, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Project Drive-In: Possibly pointless renaissance for American drive-ins

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ZOD knows there aren’t nearly enough stereotypes about lazy Americans spending too much time in their cars, so it’s a good thing Honda and Sony are sponsoring something called “Project Drive-In”  in an attempt to #SaveTheDriveIn,  which is …

Posted: 4th, October 2013 | In: Film, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


James McAvoy auditions for Jimmy Savile role at the Filth premiere

JAMES McAvoy’s new film Filth has opened in London. McAvoy would play Jimmy Savile if Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh ever penned a script about the BBC DJ, NHS ward wharbler and sex predator, the Scottish novelist has said. Welsh told …

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


Is this the best movie death scene ever?

IS this the best movie death scene ever?

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


Education for Death: in 1943 Disney taught kids how to be a Nazi

IN 1943, Disney studios produced The Making of a Nazi,. This short film was funded by the US Government. Disney needed the money and the Government’s propaganda machine needed a new avenue. (The US had hired lost of top …

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


Failed audition tapes: Tom Selleck was Indiana Jones

Once upon a time, Tom Selleck was Indian Jones…briefly:

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


Terrible rap: Top That from 1989 film Teen Witch is a horror show

IN the 1980s, white rap was routinely terrible. In this 1989 teen dream flick Teen Witch, the cast are forced on pain of death (we presume) to perform a rap called Top That.

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The film, for those of …

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