Film Appreciation

The Movie Demagination Index

The Movie Demagination Index

Sex in the City 2. Predators. Iron Man 2. Jackass 3D. Saw VII 3D. The Twilight Saga: Whatever. A Recurring Nightmare on Elm Street. Toy Story vs. Shrek, round 2. Harry Potter and the Please Kill Me Now. Do you […]

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Favourite Film Instant In-Jokes

Hollywood moviemakers must be full of mirth. As well as having a job that many people envy, and laughing all the way to the bank, they get to indulge themselves with momentary in-jokes, so short and subtle that few viewers […]

Bonkers Bond Bloodshed

Bonkers Bond Bloodshed

Imagine the scene. You have had a hard enough day already, captured by the enemy after karate chopping and shooting just about as many as was humanly possible. You are strapped to a table top that is actually a massive […]

Five Movie Plot Absurdities

Five Movie Plot Absurdities

Some movies are just so good that when the plot twists and turns, you may fail to notice that it also disappears up its own backside. Carried along with the moment, you may never see the incongruity amidst the events […]

Screen Presidents

Screen Presidents

When actors land a big part, they do not get much bigger than Commander-in-Chief. Sometimes the role is played crooked, sometimes played true. Sometimes the President is a hero, sometimes a fool. Here is my shortlist of the actors who […]

Improbable Bond

Improbable Bond

In a swish apartment overlooking London’s Docklands, two scriptwriters, Whale and Purview, sit down to discuss ideas for a new James Bond script. Whale: Okay, the studio wants four exotic locations for this film. Purview: Only four? They must be […]

Ten Christmas Films to Remember

Ten Christmas Films to Remember

Think of a Christmas film. Maybe you thought of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life‘ or ‘The Muppet Christmas Carol‘. Maybe you need your Christmas schmaltz to be tempered, so thought of ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas‘ instead. If you were a bit […]

Actors that Run

Actors that Run

Actors can act lots of different things. They can act happy, sad, horny, drunk, even Irish. On queue, they will laugh, cry, dance, shout, smoke cigarettes (can they sue if they later get cancer?) and even take their clothes off […]