Retro Ramblings

Reports from the dusty corners of filmland

Archive for December, 2009

The Cat in the Hat (2003)

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Due to the amount of pressure I’m under from work at the moment, my blog has become slightly neglected this past month. I’ve got a stack of movies to comment on, and so I can get through them all I’m going to have to rein in the rambling and present something shorter and punchier. I’m […]

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Cherry 2000 (1987)

Saturday, December 26th, 2009

Have you ever wished that someone would combine all your favourite 80s movies into one? Well, if you have Mad Max 2, Romancing the Stone and Mannaquin on that list, you’re in luck. 
I don’t know how I’d managed to go through most of my life never having heard of this film. Now I’ve finally caught it I discover […]

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Avatar (2009)

Friday, December 18th, 2009

This is going to be my shortest blog entry yet. If I ever feel so inspired, I might come back and expand on my thoughts about this, but as for now:
Mainly bored.
Looked good, but would rather have watched it in 2D.
The Emerald Forest meets Battlefield Earth.
Someone should stop James Cameron from writing his own scripts.
Never […]

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Good Night and Good Luck (2005)

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

I’ve long had a fascination with the McCarthy Communist witch hunt of the late 1940s, early 1950s, but until now I’d never seen what he looked like. I did not expect him to look like your mild-mannered, slightly chubby next-door neighbour. Still, he may have been paranoid, irrational and perhaps even psychotic, but if it […]

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