Retro Ramblings

Reports from the dusty corners of filmland

Archive for July, 2008

Batman Begins (2005)

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

I think my first introduction to Batman was through the Adam West TV show. Generally people can’t describe that show without using the word “campy”. I can’t possibly imagine why.
I just remember finding it funny and colourful, and I loved the many villains wheeled out every week. At some point I found the original DC […]

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The Wraith (1986)

Friday, July 18th, 2008

Ah, the eighties. As the years continue to put more space between me and that decade of my childhood, the more I cringe with embarrassment every time I see what we all looked like back then. People think fashion was full of mishaps in the seventies, but for me the following decade saw clothes, hair […]

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Outer Touch aka Spaced Out (1979)

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

The seventies were responsible for many cultural crimes. One of these that the British film industry contributed to was what is commonly known as the sex comedy. You’ve seen these crop up on late night TV: Confessions films starring Robin Askwith, double-entendre titles such as Can You Keep It Up For a Week?, and great […]

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Magicians

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

Okay, so this is another new film. I will actually do what I intended and start discussing older stuff soon. It’s just happened that I’ve seen a few new things lately. I watched this British film last night. Being a fan of Peep Show and Mitchell and Webb in general I had high hopes for […]

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Sweeney Todd

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

When I first heard Tim Burton was making a film of Sweeney Todd I was pretty excited. It seemed like the perfect match of director and material, as well as star once it was announced that Depp would have the title role. I saw the stage version of the musical a few years ago and […]

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Firefly

Monday, July 7th, 2008

Okay, so this isn’t retro as such, being only a couple of years old, but it feels and looks old, which is good enough for me. I’m almost positive that thousands of people have already reviewed this series on the internet, but I only got the box set last week so you’ll have to indulge […]

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