Film | Anorak - Part 13

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

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 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:

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

Why Disney buying Star Wars & Co, is a good thing

NERDS, geeks, sci-fi nuts and nostalgia enthusiasts have been kicking through the air, swearing and cussing at the news of Disney’s new ownership of Star Wars. Disney, it seems, are going to spoil the Star Wars franchise and the rest of the Lucasfilm canon.

“Obviously I’ve been talking about retiring for several years now,” George Lucas said. “I wanted to get into sort of another stage of life where I’m not in the film business anymore, where I don’t have to run a corporation. It occurred to me one day that the perfect person to run the company was [Lucasfilm co-chair] Kathy [Kennedy]. It’s just such a perfect fit, and I felt that I really wanted to put the company somewhere in a larger entity that would protect it. Disney is a huge corporation; they have all kinds of capabilities and facilities. There’s a lot of strength to be gained by this.”

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Posted: 31st, October 2012 | In: Film | Comment

A few choice cuts of weed smoking in the movies

A QUICK look sat marijuana smoking in the cinema:

Posted: 27th, October 2012 | In: Film | Comment

How Darth Vader got his voice

HOW Darth Vader got a voice:

Posted: 24th, October 2012 | In: Film | Comment

In Photos: the Skyfall Royal World Premiere

IN Photos: the Skyfall Royal World Premiere at the Royal Albert Hall, London. This is Bond’s 23rd film. It’s not the best. But, then, Daniel Craig is not the best Bong. Roger Moore was:


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Daniel Craig arriving for the Royal World Premeire of Skyfall at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Posted: 23rd, October 2012 | In: Film | Comment

Rolling Stones at Crossfire Hurricane Premier (photos)

THE Rolling Stones arrived for the premier of Crossfire Hurricane, the film marking the first 50 years of the band. A personal note: I spent a while with Keith Richards. He was charming, generous and funny. As for the film…Well, you know what you’re going to get. You’ve seen it all before. And it was best in the 60 and 70s…


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(L-R) Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts arrive to attend the gala screening of 'Crossfire Hurricane, Odeon Leicester Square, London.

Posted: 18th, October 2012 | In: Film | Comment

Then and now: Children of horror films grown up

WHAT happened to the child stars of horror films?


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Linda Blair in "The Exorcist" in 1973


Posted: 16th, October 2012 | In: Film, Flashback | Comment (1)