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

American Pimp” a film about a ‘person with no morals’

AMERICAN Pimp is a film about a “person with no morals“. Well, so they say… Langauge is NSFW:

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Posted: 4th, March 2013 | In: Film | Comment


Class of 1943: Name the stars in this MGM Studio photo

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Posted: 4th, March 2013 | In: Film, Flashback | Comment


Oscars: The 85th Academy Awards backstage photos

THE Oscars are over. The men unzip their hair. The women breathe – some every think about eating. The winners beam. The losers go home and mirrors. The show was decent enough, the jokes were a bit flat but the unintentional funnies knocked them bandy. What was life like backstage? We can show you what goes on behind the curtain on Oscar night. Look out for Jennifer Aniston getting off with Brad Pitt, Jennifer Lawrence falling over, Charlize Theron reclining without her mask (we saw her real face in Monster) and Ben Affleck telling George Clooney “Not anxious to die sir, just anxious to matter.”

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** EMBARGOED AT THE REQUEST OF THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS & SCIENCES FOR USE UPON CONCLUSION OF THE ACADEMY AWARDS TELECAST ** Charlize Theron appears backstage at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Posted: 25th, February 2013 | In: Film | Comment


Oscars 2013: the best quotes (Anne Hathaway thinks Fantine was real)

THE OSCARS 2013 – the pick of the lines:

Anne Hathaway: “Here’s hoping that sometime in the not-too-distant future, the misfortunes of Fantine will only be found in stories – and not in real life.”

Because Les Miserables is a fly-on-the-wall documentary.

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Posted: 25th, February 2013 | In: Film, Key Posts | Comment


The Oscars 2013 – all the stars’ dresses in photos

THE Oscars 2013 – who wore what. Nicole Kidman cam dressed as a Dubai beach oil slick; Jessica Chatain looked Hollywood fabulous; Charlize Theron looked elegant; Adele looked meh; Jennifer Aniston had channeled her personality into her dress (dullsville); Bradley Cooper’s mum wore Ostrich by Bernie Clifton; Naomi Watts’ dress was unfinished; Catherine Zeta Jones wore a face that makes an Oscar look pot-marked; and Anne Hathaway has a tissue tucked in somewhere:

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Nicole Kidman arriving for the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.

Posted: 25th, February 2013 | In: Fashion, Film | Comment


And the winner of the most memorable Oscar speech of all time is…

LIGHTS, cameras… Cue wailing and gnashing of teeth… Yes, it’s Oscars time again, and that means Oscar speeches.

Rebecca Rolfe, of the Georgia Institute of Technology has been analyzing these excruciating exercises in emoting, and says that the average length of an acceptance speech was 44 seconds for men and 39 seconds for women in the 1960s. Now it is 1 minute and 57 seconds for men and 1 minute 56 seconds for women. Interestingly, 71 per cent of the tears have come since 1995.

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Posted: 24th, February 2013 | In: Film, Flashback | Comment


Woman covers body in Twilight tattoos: can’t see the trees for the wooden actors

CATHY Ward, 51, Cathy Ward, has scene and quotes from the Twilight books and films on her skin. In the right light, you can role her around in bed and read her. Her lovers’ are never without literary stimulation. Of her ink of Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner, Ward says:

“I’m still continuing with them. We’ve got plans and designs for my legs next year – the aim is to cover my whole body.”

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Posted: 17th, February 2013 | In: Books, Film, Strange But True | Comment


£75,000 raised to build Star Wars Death Star

WITH the news of Disney making a film about a young Han Solo (good move really as Han Solo is a cocky arse, which can only make for thrills and spills), some Star Wars fans will be weeping into their laps because they don’t like the idea of Mickey Mouse having anything to do with George Lucas’ brainchild (yeah, and he really looked after the franchise didn’t he?).

And so, in a bid to stop any of these new Star Wars films from taking off, an unlikely project has arisen: Star Wars fans have raised £75,000 to build an actual Death Star.

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Posted: 8th, February 2013 | In: Film, Strange But True | Comment


When We Went Mad: the documentary of Mad Magazine (with added Jimi Hendrix fold in)

MAD Magazine is a film. WhenWe Went Mad is a documentarythat MAD Magazine over the past 60 years.” You get to put faces to Al Jaffee, Sergio Aragones, Arnie Kogen, Jack Davis, and Al Feldstein.

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Posted: 6th, February 2013 | In: Film, Flashback, The Consumer | Comments (3)


Paddington Bear film poster copies The Exorcist

BEAR! What have they down with Paddington Bear? Once upon a time the bear from Darkest Peru was charming. He munched sugary marmalade sandwiches kept beneath his big hat.Then he began eating Tofu and banging on about lo-carb diets. The boy bear was an orphan, so were wer told. Now we realise that he most likely murdered his parents in a Satanic ritual. Mr Curry was always seen as being Paddington’s mean and bad-tempered next-door neighbour. Wrong. He knew that Paddington was the Devil incarnate. It was the escaped Nazi Mr Gruber and the too-nice Browns (Brauns?) who were the cause for concern.

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Posted: 24th, January 2013 | In: Film | Comment


CATNIP: EGRESS TO OBLIVION? A film

CATNIP: EGRESS TO OBLIVION?

Catnip therapists:

Catnip is all the rage with today’s modern feline, but do we really understand it? This film frankly discusses the facts about this controversial substance.

Watch more short films curated by Sundance Institute: youtube.com/screeningroom

Written and Directed by Jason Willis. Starring Giovanni Dominice, Neil Kight and Terry Easley.

Posted: 20th, January 2013 | In: Film | Comment


Quentin Tarantino and the truth about slavery (feat. Krishnan Guru-Murthy)

CHANNEL 4 news has a mixed record with interviews. In this interview, Krishnan Guru-Murthy asks foot fetishist Quentin Tarantino about violence in his new film, Django Unchained. Tarantino isn’t keen to answer. He’s there to talk about the film. He wants us to watch it. Guru-Murthy wants to talk about things in the film that only the critics have seen. He wants to talk about violence. But without the context of the film, his question is fishing for tabloid sensation.

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Posted: 11th, January 2013 | In: Film, TV & Radio | Comment


Magic Mike actress gave Matthew McConaughey a prostate exam

THEY push the envelope for our entertainment. Steven Soderbergh tells Vanity Fair about one Magic Mike actress who went the hard yards in a scenes with Matthew McConaughey:

“While we were shooting Matthew’s script sequence, one very impassioned woman extra pulled his G-string off and tried to stick her finger up his butt. And when I remembered that, I thought, You know, where I come from, you stand up for a guy who brings that kind of game to your movie.”

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Posted: 9th, January 2013 | In: Film | Comment


Stick Guns – war in the woods (the film)

STICK GUNS is film of “unbridled imagination and heroism”. Simon Tucker writes:

‘Stick Guns’ was filmed in Fleet, Hampshire in 2005 – the town where I grew up during the early eighties – and was shot in the same wood that I discovered my first stick gun.

It “won the ‘Columbine Award’ at the Moondance Festival, Los Angeles”.

Posted: 6th, January 2013 | In: Film | Comments (3)


So. You got a UV glow in the dark Yoda tattoo

WHEN getting a UV glow-in the-dark Yoda tattoo, do your research. One commentator notes: “Yoda had a green saber.

Posted: 6th, December 2012 | In: Film, The Consumer | Comment


The Rank Gongman bangs the paper disc

THE new Gongman of J Arthur Rank’s films is Chris Rowley from Stoke. The Rank Organisation is marking its 75th birthday at London’s Grosvenor G Casino.

The Gongman was the brainchild of Charles M.Woolf’s secretary. In 1935, Woolf and J. Arthur Rank formed General Film Distributors. The Gongman would outlive them all.

Rowley follows in the tight pants of:

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Posted: 22nd, November 2012 | In: Film | Comment


Gina Lollobrigida triumphs at Rome Film Festival (photos)

TO Italy for the Rome Film Festival were sex siren of the solver screen Gina Lollobrigida gives Miss Italy 2012 Giusi Buscemi the kind of look that says: “You in your pelmet crown. You will have to sleep with everybody…And you know what? I tell you what? You still won’t make it.” Gina Lollobrigida has pity.

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Posted: 17th, November 2012 | In: Film | Comment


1978: Dar Robinson hits the high flying double trampoline

SEPTEMBER 20 1978: Movie stuntman Dar Robinson drops to second trampoline suspended below a helicopter flying at 300-feet as he performs the stunt live for the Dick Clark’s Live on Wednesday TV series. After hitting the bottom trampoline Robinson did several somersaults while cameras rolled. Dar Robinson died in 1986. He was 39. At his peak he held 21 world stunt records. He died working on the set of Million Dollar Mystery. He had worked in such films as Papillon, Airplane!, Police Academy and Lethal Weapon.

Posted: 15th, November 2012 | In: Film, Flashback | Comment


Behind the scenes on Raiders of the Lost Ark

RAIDERS of the Lost Ark is a cracking film. The first time I saw the ghosts erupt from the Ark of the Covenant, I was scared. When the Nazi’s head melts, you wasn’t disturbed? This is how they did it:? They used make-up, technology, impressive beards and wax…

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Posted: 3rd, November 2012 | In: Film | Comment