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

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

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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

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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

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


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

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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

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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

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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?

 

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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:

 

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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

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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,

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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

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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