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Vive l’entente Bondiale!

Ou… une célébration de la contribution des acteurs français qui ont joué dans des films de James Bond. There’s always been a special deliciousness in the way French actors have delivered their lines in Bond films. Maybe it’s the actor, maybe it’s the accent. Either way, they’ve left an indelible mark. With Léa Seydoux set […]

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Unscene Is Believing: Indiana Jones And The Temple of Doom

Temple Of Doom scriptwriters Bill Huyck, Gloria Katz, and director Steven Spielberg deliberated over several iterations for the sequence where Indy, Willie and Short Round escape a poisonous night out in Shanghai’s Club Obi-Wan onboard a small cargo plane. Two ideas that didn’t make the final cut were an elaborate Mousetrap – like gag, and an […]

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Bickle’s Got Talent? The King Of Comedy

      In this age of television wannabes and quick fix celebs, it is fitting to look back at The King Of Comedy, Martin Scorsese’s prescient examination of the modern age’s obsession with fame, and a film he himself acknowledges as a sequel of sorts to Taxi Driver, another classic misfit story. Both have […]

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The Top 10 Most Underrated Movies

I have a special place in my heart for the unnoticed under dog, and here, in my humble opinion, are the 10 best examples of under appreciated classics.   10. John Carter It’s easy to see why John Carter failed initially. The marketing department really screwed the pooch in handling such amazing material, on top […]

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Scoring The Chase: The Music Of Mad Max: Fury Road

One of the many amazing elements of Mad Max: Fury Road is the incredible score, a riot of “an insane rock opera” according to composer Junkie XL, AKA Tom Holkenborg. One that at times fuses with the immense drum / guitar rig that powers Immortan Joe’s Warboys on their chase after Max, Furiosa and the […]

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Rawhead Rex: A sort of tribute

Have you ever found anything under a stone? A bug? A woodlouse? What about a seven foot cross-eyed demon with a mullet? Rawhead Rex is a 1987 monster movie with a difference, it is rubbish. Based on a short story by Clive Barker which originally appeared in Volume 3 of his Books of Blood series. […]

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Crikey DM! David Jason’s Tribute To Cosgrove hall

The relaunched Danger Mouse cartoon has seemingly won over a new generation of fans, and allayed fears of those who fondly remember the adventures of Britain’s other greatest secret agent, voiced by David Jason, and his bumbling assistant, Penfold (Terry Scott). So this is as good a time as any to listen to David Jason’s radio […]

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Lee Marvin: A Personal Portrait, By John Boorman

Lee Marvin was a star in his own firmament, a mass of contradictions and sensitivities, hidden beneath a rousing, ribald, flinty carapace. A wounded veteran of the bloody Pacific campaign in WW.II, a boozer and brawler, a poet and prince. It’s fair to say there has never been another actor quite like him. One man […]

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Big Hero Dark Thirty

It’s been a while since we posted one of Jeff Yorkes’ Cinemashups, and here’s one of his more unusual ones – Disney’s Big Hero Six meets Zero Dark Thirty in Big Hero Dark Thirty! Dialogue from Kathryn Bigelow’s tense hunt for Osama Bin Laden thriller plays out over incongruous action from the endearing Baymax and […]

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ReappreciationSociety: Buried

Buried, a claustrophobic chest thumper from director Rodrigo Cortes, will leave you shocked and awed, both at its technical and suspensful audacity, and its ace in the hole leading (only) man performance from Ryan Reynolds. That’s right, it’s just Reynolds. In a box, underground. For ninety minutes. The ultimate survival flick. You haven’t seen this […]

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