Retro Ramblings

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I loved Cabin in the Woods. Absolutely loved it. One of the wittiest films I’ve seen in a long time, and visually it was stunning. This book means you can look at the design in a lot more detail as some of that stuff is only on screen for a couple of seconds! Click the picture to […]

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Dark Star on blu ray (1974)

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

Dark Star has finally been restored and released on blu ray with a brand new documentary. Is it worth all the fuss? Check out my review here.

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Fake Movie Posters Part 3

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

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Diagnosis: Death (2010) #FridayHorror

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Stare at that picture. Try to stare at it for as long as you can without blinking. Did you blink? That’s longer than you’ll actually see Jemaine in the real movie.
I can understand Revolver picking up Diagnosis: Death. It probably came quite cheap, and had the great selling point of featuring both Conchords and their […]

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Caddyshack (1980)

Monday, November 8th, 2010

I would gladly punch Rodney Dangerfield in the face.

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Piranha (1978)

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Join Joe Dante’s dream team (Dick Miller, Barbara Steele, Kevin Mccarthy), and frolic and play in the refreshing waters of Lost River Lake. Fishing rod optional.

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Parting Shots (1999)

Friday, April 16th, 2010

 This has to be one of the most extraordinary viewing experiences I’ve had in a long time. I was tipped off as to the existence of this fim by Edgar Wright, who urged his Twitter followers to check it out. So against my better judgement I set the Sky+. A week later we had been […]

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Kick Ass! (2010)

Friday, March 19th, 2010

I was lucky enough to attend the Empire Movie-Con II last August where they managed to wheel out an impressive number of movie previews. I assumed everything I saw there would be out by the end of the year, but I was wrong. At the time of writing this Iron Man 2 is still in […]

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Blazing Saddles (1974)

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

So much has been written about this film elsewhere that it feels a little pointless going into much depth here. Suffice it to say, it’s still a genuine comedy classic.
However, it has become fashionable of late to dismiss Mel Brooks’ contribution to comedy. This is partly his own fault for churning out some genuine stinkers, […]

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Grand Theft Auto (1977)

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

By the time Ron Howard was twenty he had starred in over ten movies and dozens of popular American TV shows. He came from a TV family, which I imagine helped. Whilst he starred alongside Andy Griffith, his brother Clint played with a 650-pound bear in Gentle Ben. His dad Rance was also an actor […]

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