Flashback Friday – Review: Mrs Henderson Presents (2005)
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Flashback Friday – Review: Mrs Henderson Presents (2005)

Originally posted on CoochieCrunch as Tiger Tiger Mrs Henderson Presents Directed by Stephen Frears Produced by Norma Heyman and Bob Hoskins Screenplay by Martin Sherman Starring Judi Dench, Bob Hoskins, Kelly Reilly, Will Young, Christopher Guest Release date:  November 25th 2005 Let’s first start with the real story… Mrs Henderson and The Windmill Theatre Laura … Continue reading

Flashback Friday – Review: The Night They Raided Minsky’s (1968)
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Flashback Friday – Review: The Night They Raided Minsky’s (1968)

Originally posted on CoochieCrunch as Tiger Tiger  The Night They Raided Minsky’s (1968) Directed by William Friedkin Produced by Norman Lear Screenplay by Norman Lear, Sidney Michaels and Arnold Schulman Based on the novel by Rowland Barber Starring Jason Robards, Brittt Ekland, Norman Wisdom, and Bert Lahr Release date:  December 22, 1968  I will start … Continue reading

Top Five Favourites: Age of Ultron (2015)
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Top Five Favourites: Age of Ultron (2015)

I watched Age of Ultron last night and despite having a few misgivings I was not disappointed. I was too busy enjoying it to make any notes to write any kind of review, but there were just a few things that really stood out to me that I wanted to share. Needless to say, there … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: Top Five Favourites – Jurassic Park (Movie)
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Flashback Friday: Top Five Favourites – Jurassic Park (Movie)

I’ve been playing a lot of Zoo Tycoon lately and am about to start on the Dinosaur Dig extension pack for the first time ever – all because, for some reason, Jurassic Park has been looming large in my mind of late. I watched the trailer for the upcoming Jurassic World and was intrigued enough to … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: Top Five Favourites – The Dark Crystal
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Flashback Friday: Top Five Favourites – The Dark Crystal

As an 80s child, The Dark Crystal is firmly one of my childhood favourites, that to this day I still love. Don’t get me wrong, there are aspects that made me cringe even as a child – most of the Gelfling dialogue and the bloody awful sounds Kira makes when talking to animals are just … Continue reading

Horror Icons: Ripley and/or the Alien from “Alien”
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Horror Icons: Ripley and/or the Alien from “Alien”

Originally posted on CoochieCrunch:
Welcome to CoochieCrunch’s ‘Halloween Icons’. We’ll be listing some of our favourite terrifying or terrified characters and rating them on a list of creepy criteria including Terror Factor, Costumability i.e. how readily does this character become a horrifying Halloween costume and Icon Factor. Alien (1979) Alien (1979) Y0u might not consider…

Season Review: Marvel’s Agents of Shield Season 1
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Season Review: Marvel’s Agents of Shield Season 1

I originally watched the first three of four episodes of Agents of SHIELD when it aired on television, and I just couldn’t get into it. But once I’d watched Captain America: Winter Soldier I had a growing desire to watch the show to experience the larger cinematic universe of Marvel. As a result Hubster and … Continue reading

Top Five Favourites: Batman Returns
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Top Five Favourites: Batman Returns

I recently rewatched the Burton/Schumacher Batman movies, and really wanted to write something about Batman Returns. It remains not only my favourite Batman movie to date, but also one of my favourite Christmas movies. That said, I didn’t want to review it in depth, but I couldn’t pass it over without considering some of the … Continue reading

Almost Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
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Almost Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

Let me start by saying I initially had no interest whatsoever in watching this movie. I had grown up with the cartoon and remember vaguely enjoying it, and I think I may have watched one or both of the old movies, but I never really felt a burning urge to see the Turtles return. Secondly, … Continue reading

Celluloid Superman: Compare and Contrast
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Celluloid Superman: Compare and Contrast

Man of Steel helmer Zack Snyder recently commented on the comparisons viewers make between the Superman character of his 2013 Man of Steel movie and the 70s/80s Superman movies starring the late, great Christopher Reeve. “The thing I was surprised about in response to Superman”, he admitted, “was how everyone clings to the Christopher Reeve version … Continue reading

Our Obsession with the End of the World
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Our Obsession with the End of the World

With the plethora of books, comics, TV shows, movies and games set in the apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic genre it is easy to believe that modern society has an obsession with the end of the world. But it isn’t just a modern invention or obsession. Take a look at the writers of early sci-fi and dystopian genres and you … Continue reading

Review: Robocop (2014)
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Review: Robocop (2014)

Although there are some movies that I avoid because I know I’m just not keen on the genre (torture flicks jump to mind), I try not to judge anything before experiencing it myself. That said, I think we can all be forgiven for wondering whether a Robocop reboot was necessary and whether it would miss the … Continue reading