Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide

Having grown up through the 1980s and 90s the notion of the ‘video nasty’ is one that lingers long and strong in my memory. From The Young Ones referencing it (with the help of The Damned) to more serious news stories claiming this set of films had led to some of the most despicable crimes,... Continue Reading →

I Saw The Light

Before there were rock stars, before Elvis or Jerry Lee or even Little Richard, there was Hank Williams. Playing country music in honky-tonks before working his way up to being a genuine phenomenon as a recording artist and songwriter, he fit the mould of rock star just as much as any of the others, so... Continue Reading →

This. Is. Progress.

Back in 2012 a couple of guys, one a comedian and one a comedian's agent, got together and put on a wrestling show for 300 people at The Garage in Highbury. For their second show they were joined by a musical theatre performer and actor and now, 74 'chapter' shows and countless other events later... Continue Reading →

Samurai Cop

Every now and then a film comes along that you simply can't quite figure out not only how it actually got made but how it got to the point that the general public could actually watch it. While I've covered my share of schlocky, supposedly 'so bad their good' fare like Troma's Toxic Avenger, Surf Nazi's... Continue Reading →

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Just looking at the range of major blockbusters in recent times it's very easy to suffer from sequel fatigue and, if I'm honest, with the glut of Marvel, Star Wars, DC and others it's something I've been feeling of late. So, a fifth movie in the recently revived Jurassic Park series (following on from 2015's... Continue Reading →

Incredibles 2

When Disney Pixar released the first Incredibles movie, incredibly some 14 years ago, the comic book and superhero genre of films hadn't really hit its stride like it has now and, for me, while the film was good it's not one I've really revisited. Now we have a sequel packed into a summer of other,... Continue Reading →

Star Trek: Nemesis

A little while ago I finished the epic journey that is re-watching the main run of the Star Trek TV series from the original through to Voyager, and one bit of the 'New Generation' era remained, the final movie, Star Trek: Nemesis. Rather like it's predecessor, Insurrection, it's one I hadn't seen since it was... Continue Reading →

Isle of Dogs

I've had a bit of an up and down relationship with the works of Wes Anderson. While I loved The Grand Budapest Hotel and enjoyed The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, his arguably most revered work, The Royal Tenenbams, left me entirely cold. So, coming to his latest, Isle Of Dogs, meant an optimistic sense but one... Continue Reading →

All The President’s Men

A few weeks ago I delved my way into Oliver Stone’s historically dubious but fascinating look at the repercussions of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, JFK, so, I thought I’d continue the trend of films related to politically earth-shaking events in the USA since the Second World War, by watching All The President’s... Continue Reading →

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