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Rambo Is A Pussy: A Sort of Tribute to Tango & Cash

Towards the end of the 1980s, action films were packing up their tents and starting to change tack. Brainless action was becoming a thing of the past and thanks to films like Die Hard, the muscleman was no longer the hero, instead the average Joe in a vest was in charge. Sadly, no one told […]

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Call Me Snake: The Future Noir of Escape From New York

“Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid.. he must be the best man in his world.” Raymond Chandler’s words on noir detectives apply as much to Snake Plissken, who, according to writer/ director John Carpenter, is the one man with honour in a […]

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Star Wars Episode 3.5: The Phantom Cast List

What if Christopher Walken was Han Solo? “Nevah, tell ME, the odds…” Or Kurt Russell? “I don’t give a fuck about your rebellion. Or your Princess.” Imagine if instead of taking our breath away with soft rockers Berlin, Terry Nunn adopted a danish headphone hair style and a life on the sci-fi convention circuit? In […]

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John Carpenter’s The Thing – Explained

There have been many rumours of hidden meanings and theories about exactly what happens at the end of John Carpenter’s The Thing. For our money this is the best. Here Rob Ager examines the whole shebang in exquisite detail. Enjoy.

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