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Tag Archive: retro

Most Socially Relevant Horror Films

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Throughout cinematic history the horror genre has always served as a dark mirror of sorts, forcing society to look at what scares them most. No matter what dread or terror lingers in the… Continue reading

Looking Back on the TMNT Action Figures Pt. 3: We’re in a Scary Place

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So this is the final instalment of this little series, created from a spark of nostalgia that turned into madness. We’ve seen some insane things previously. The theory here is that the poor… Continue reading

Looking Back On the TMNT Action Figures Part 2: Further into Madness

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We’ve already looked at the first couple of years worth of TMNT toys that were released in the late 1980s, and how the designers had clearly lost their minds trying to meet demand… Continue reading

Why I Love ‘John Carpenter’s The Thing’

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  Guillermo Del Toro once said that 1982’s The Thing was one of the most influential films in his life.  When he left the theater he knew he wanted to be a director.  To me this… Continue reading

Looking Back At TMNT Action Figures: A Descent into Madness

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When I was in year 4 in the Australian schooling system the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles television series premiered. Within a few months it was a fully fledged cultural juggernaut. VHS tapes were crowded… Continue reading

The Top 100 Women in Pop Culture! (Part 4)

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It’s our second last entry in the series, counting down another 20 awesome women from our favourite shows, movies, games and comics. It certainly isn’t easy narrowing the list down to 100, but… Continue reading

Reviewing the Scary Movies That Traumatised My Childhood (Vol. 1)

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As I sit on the couch getting into the Hallowe’en spirit (such as it exists Down Under) by watching some of our new favourite horror movies like The Cabin in the Woods I’ve been reflecting… Continue reading

Casting a Batman Film With With Classic Hollywood Actors

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Since the days of filmgoers following their heroes in multi-part serials, people have loved seeing Batman on the silver screen. In fact it is doubtful that Bill Finger and Bob Kane, could ever… Continue reading

Reviewing the Books I Read in High School English (Pt. 2)

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Although I spend most of my working day in the classroom I sometimes cast my mind back to the time when I could (and often did) get detention for writing on the desks.… Continue reading

Retro Review – ‘Cry-Baby’

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After so many years playing Jack Sparrow multiple times over, it is easy for movie fans to forget that Johnny Depp was at one point an actor who gave his all in parts… Continue reading