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Fantastic messy thing

Posted : 10 years, 2 months ago on 24 May 2007 08:29 (A review of The Blob)

Hooray for this. 50s drive in film makers had come up with all sorts of stupid ideas for people to half ignore while they make out. Things like teenage warewolves, coccaine fiends and a myriad of genetic mutations courtesy of the a-bomb. They must have been out of ideas. What do we do now? How about a green thing what looks like a giant booger and sort of grows and grows and terrorizes some town. That's work. Presenting the blob. Ridiculous idea. One of the most successful b-grade horrors ever. Eh.


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Still a great escape

Posted : 10 years, 2 months ago on 24 May 2007 04:55 (A review of The Great Escape)

This movie is just one of those evergreens that people will watch and enjoy forever. It just is. Steve McQueen is just great as that dude who spend a lot of time locked up playing baseball with himself. But really, Donald Pleasance, James Coburn, Charles Bronson, Richard Attenborough etc etc with all those great stars you'd think you'd have critical mass but no. All play their roles brillantly without egos getting in the way. Just one of the all time most watchable fims. One of the first DVDs I owned, still a favourite.


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Arms have been ripped before y'know

Posted : 10 years, 2 months ago on 22 May 2007 04:03 (A review of The Aunty Jack Show)

But what can we say about the daughter the king and queen of south Wollongong that rules the NSW South Coast with an iron boxing glove and is really a man. She's big bold and tough, but you know that. Don't ask any more questions stupid, or you know what'll happen. And she will too.


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The right eye doesn't know what the left

Posted : 10 years, 2 months ago on 19 May 2007 01:33 (A review of My Left Eye Sees Ghosts)

A beautiful sweet and occasionally quite mad little romantic comedy about a young widow who has become "haunted". Very akin to a cantonese version of "Ghost". I haven't seen Sammi Cheung much before but I quite loved her in this. Highly recommended


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Some of my best friends are dead

Posted : 10 years, 2 months ago on 19 May 2007 01:05 (A review of Crossing Over with John Edward)

Eh a lot of people criticise J.Edwards saying what he does is bullshit or whatever. This could be for many reasons such as they are cynics and committed athiests who don't believe in afterlife, they have been brainwashed by religious conservatism, they think all psychics are fakes, perhaps he is bullshitting. I don't know I haven't made my mind up about John Edward. It is very possible he is fake, it is also quite possible he is a ghost whisperer as it where. The possibility of talking to those who have passed on is not only real, it is a reality however you want to explain this away. When our society develops a more mature attitude to death instead of fearing and what it means to be alive in this physical world attitudes will change. Despite what South Park might think. Still in entertainment he is not a patch on Doris Stokes ;)


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Don Juan meets Benny Hill

Posted : 10 years, 2 months ago on 18 May 2007 04:31 (A review of Alvin Purple)

The short lived tv comedy spin off from the movie about an average little man who just happens to be irresistable to women. Caused a bit of controversy when it was aired, it didn't hang around long either. If it receives a DVD release at some point remains to be seen, unless it's locked in some vault in Brazil like a lot of that sort of stuff. Here's hoping it does, it's only a vague memory for me.


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You can

Posted : 10 years, 2 months ago on 18 May 2007 04:00 (A review of The Story of Little Black Sambo)

When I was a kid child they used to read this to us at school. I just thought it was a nice little story. We used to read Noddy and other Enid Blyton Stuff. We had Golliwog biscuits, Nobody said these things might be considered offensive. We even walked to school by ourselves and we got spanked when we where naughty. Now it sounds like I am the one telling fairy stories (no homophobia intended).


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One good Eddie deserves another

Posted : 10 years, 2 months ago on 18 May 2007 03:45 (A review of Bottom)

While Adrian Edmondson's wife Jennifer Saunders was making the hugely successful "Absolutely Fabulous" series about life at the top, he, along with old Young Ones/Comedy Store companion Rik Mayall where making a series about life on the fringes of society. Both Edmondson's and Saunders characters where named Eddie and they where both defective and with psychotic mates, but with very different lives. This show took the violence of The Young Ones and the cheap toilet humour of it's follow up Filthy Rich and Catflap and dragged it all to the enth degree. Not for the squeemish or the easily offended, but it is outrageous irreverant fun.


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Welcome aboard

Posted : 10 years, 2 months ago on 17 May 2007 11:04 (A review of The Love Boat)

Ah. My Grannie liked this show. It was about people going on a cruise and finding romance. Nice. All the male crew members kept chasing and harrassing the female passengers. They where all refugees from other famous tv comedies. The Doctor was Seigfreid from get smart, the bartender was that crazy guy in that's my momma and the captain was Mary Tyler Moore's workmate and the mean producer in "The Party". That face guy who was in happy days and married with children came on board later as a photographer or something. The gopher dude became a politician. The girl who was the cruise director and maybe the most popular character asked to get paid what she was worth so they sacked her and hired the captain's daughter to do the job :( just like in real life eh?
The show was, along with the muppet show the big ticket for anybody who's vaguely somebody to appear on as a guest. I remember when Andy Warhol was in it. That was a bit bizarre.
The best thing Aaron Spelling ever did. Welcome aboard it's Looooaaaavvvvv!


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Oh at least it wasn't Tom Cruise

Posted : 10 years, 2 months ago on 17 May 2007 10:38 (A review of Battlefield Earth)

Movie version of L.Ron Hubbard's pseudo classic. Basically John Travolta's scientology version of Mel Gibson's the Passion, only with english dialogue. Oh
this is so very bad in so many ways. Not even good for a laugh. Just grotesque an embarassing


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