Reappreciation Society: Slap Shot

Sports films are usually about challenges and overcoming them. Beating the odds, jumping the hurdles, sinking the putt, dunking the ball or scoring the touchdown. These films usually centre around a hero, or a sporting great or someone seeking redemption. What was different about Slap Shot however, is that it centres around a pathological liar, […]


David Croft: A Celebration

There can be no doubt that for the majority of the 60s, 70s and 80s, David Croft was behind some of the best comedy that was ever shown on British TV. Some of the catchphrases injected into his work have become part of the common vernacular. You can’t say “are you free” to someone without the […]


Derek & Clive – Masters of Filth

Had you have worked as a roadie for any of the big rock groups of the 1970s, chances are you would have heard a lot of dirty stories and filthy language. This is only to be expected, this is rock and roll after all and there is nothing unusual about that. In fact, the only […]

They Live

Carpenter is King – THEY LIVE (1988)

  It’s a marvelous Halloween day here in the Appalachian Mountains, and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate this glorious holiday then with one of my all time favorite Halloween films. They Live is so good. Seriously. I was sitting at the local cigar store one rainy day, chewing the fat when […]

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