Tag Archive: movies

‘The Wicker Man’ (2006) Retro Review

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Director: Neil Labute Cast: Nicholas Cage, Ellen Burstyn, Kate Beahan, Bees Plot: A police officer visits a private island to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriends daughter. Review: In 1973 a horror movie… Continue reading

‘Scream 3’ Retro Review

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Director: Wes Craven Cast: Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, David Arquette, Parkey Posey, Jenny Moron McCarthy, Patrick Dempsey, Emily Mortimer Plot: Whilst in hiding, Sidney is haunted by nightmares of the past murders. When… Continue reading

Ten Random Thoughts: ‘Scream 3’

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1. For someone suffering from emotional and psychological trauma I don’t really buy that she’s spending her time working on a crisis hotline. Maybe work on your own issues first? 2. Since when… Continue reading

Why ‘American Pie: The Reunion’ is Happening

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Between the Pie and the Reunion, something went wrong. I felt kinda embarrassed for the cast of The Fast and the Furious when they had to reunite for the fourth instalment. It represented… Continue reading

‘Inavasion of the Body Snatchers’ (1978) – Retro Review

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The one film franchise that gets remade as more often than ‘The Punisher’, and one movie in Hollywood that actually has a valid reason for being revisited. The original version of the story… Continue reading

Classic Movies You Didn’t Know Were Rip-Offs

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Before I link to this very amusing Cracked article that examines the uncredited influences over some very popular movies, I just want to say in regard to ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ that I’VE… Continue reading

The Mutations of the Rom-Com

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Romantic Comedies have long followed a stringent formula. Guy meets girl, guy loses girl, guy gets girl back again. Considering the number of movies following this routine in any given year, it’s not… Continue reading

‘Love and Other Drugs’ DVD Review

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Director: Edward Zwick Cast: Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Hank Azaria, Oliver Platt, Judy Greer Plot: A career orientated guy and an arty girl get together for some shagging but come to realise that… Continue reading

Ten Things I Noticed While Watching ‘The Faculty’

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It’s been YEARS since I last watched this, I’m not expecting anything special. Yet even with the terrible late 90’s alt/pop soundtrack Jason Patrick is still pure gold. I wish that this depiction… Continue reading

Ten Things Noticed While Watching ‘Almost Famous’

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Is that Dexter’s sister? Is that Rainn Wilson under that mo? Man, Kate Hudson is great in this movie…what the hell happened? The major problem with her career is the terrible choices but… Continue reading