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Big Steps For Small Children

Although I’m enjoying Drew Barrymore’s new zom-com Santa Clarita Diet, I’m trying to eke it out and only watch one episode a week… and I haven’t gotten around to the new all-female Ghostbusters reboot yet, because frankly I was never … Continue reading

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“Yeah… Let’s Go Get Killed!”

[Contains faux-defensive wounds and SPOILERS!!!] For the past week, I’ve been working my way through Wes Craven’s Scream quadrilogy… and while all four satirical slasher flicks received rather mixed reviews from the professional critics, I still believe that the first … Continue reading

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Sch’yeah

[Contains red liquorice dispensers and SPOILERS!!!] The first footage I saw of Wayne’s World (1992) was a couple of random clips edited into the promo video for Tia Carrere’s cover of “The Ballroom Blitz”, which appeared on a late-night heavy … Continue reading

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Space Goblins & Earth Girls

By a wacky coincidence, there were two kiddy-centric “alien encounter” movies on TV last weekend… First up was E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning classic, starring Henry Thomas as a lonely boy named ‘Elliot’, who befriends a waddling, yelping … Continue reading

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“Shoes Are A Gateway Drug”

I feel a little annoyed that it took me so long to get around to watching Whip It (2009), because it’s a helluva lot better than it’s meagre box-office performance would suggest (it just about broke even). For those who … Continue reading

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When Angels Fail

It was rather bizarre to see the E4 hype-machine making such a big fuss over the shiny new Charlie’s Angels series, since I already knew that back in the States the show had been cancelled shortly after the fourth episode aired, … Continue reading

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A Bum Note

[Written in the key of SPOILERS!] Off the top of my head, I can’t think of many recent rom-coms centering around a creative partnership, so Music and Lyrics (2007) definitely has that going for it… and I think Hugh Grant … Continue reading

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