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  • What a Whopper

    What a Whopper

    There’s a moment where Adam Faith, during the Nessie re-enactment, says he’ll need to,

    “I’ve even got a picture of it...

    Im just going back to the hotel to develop it. “

    I can still remember pre-digital photography... I pity the generations who won’t ever have the thrill of getting a set of prints back from the chemist.

    ... and the crushing disappointment to discover heads chopped off, blurry out-of-focus images or irritating stickers telling you it’s a rotten shot.

  • A Cure for Wellness

    A Cure for Wellness

    Shutter Island meets Kenneth Branagh’s Frankenstein. With a bit of Hostel thrown in.
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    Those suited business zombies at the beginning are as alien to me, and as far removed from I am, as a whole herd of JarJar Binkses.

    Their greed and ambition is no longer a concept I can comprehend. I am glad.

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  • The Evil Dead

    The Evil Dead

    ★★★★★

    Whenever I think of the Evil Dead, it’s not that tree incident, nor is it the pencil in the Achilles for poor Linda, it’s not even the splatterific quantities of gore that’s chucked around, it’s how creepy those chains sounded as they struggled to keep Demon #1 in the cellar. 

    The weight of the links causes them to constantly collide with the heavy wooden trap door into the basement. As the intensity of the contained demon increases, the sound of…

  • Return of the Jedi

    Return of the Jedi

    ★★★★½

    Here it is: Review #1000 

    To commemorate me hitting the my first thousand reviews I thought I’d choose some of my childhood favourites I’ve not got round to seeing again recently.

    Ok, so RotJ might not be the best film of the trilogy (please note, for the purposes of today’s project, I’m ignoring episodes 1,2, 3, 7 and 8 have even occurred) but when I was 10 years old, I just loved the locations, monsters and action sequences.
     
    And there’s…