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Simon Pegg as Charlie Wolfe

‘Kill Me Three Times’ Simon Pegg Black Comedy on Demand

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April 22, 2015

Directed by Kriv Stenders (“Red Dog”, “Boxing Day”) and written by James McFarland (in what appears to be his maiden effort as screenwriter) this black comedy and film noir spoof, with its limited theatrical and video on demand release is quite amusing and gives Simon Pegg fans a chance to see him with a Poncho… Read More ›

Ghost Game poster

Ghost Game aka Laa-thaa-phii (2006) Thai Reality TV Horror

Ghost Game, or Laa-thaa-phii, its original title, is a great concept. Set in the world of Thai reality TV where horror meets greed and a group of 11 wannabes, the winner(s) have to spend a pre-ordained amount of time in a haunted Khmer Rouge prison and those who make it to the end will win… Read More ›

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Before I Go To Sleep (DVD Review)

It is amazing to think that the first thing I ever saw Colin Firth in was a 1985 made for TV film called Dutch Girls. Equally amazing is that the one actor who completely blew me away in this London Weekend Television production was actor Timothy Spall and not Firth. The next feature I saw… Read More ›

Still from The Last of Robin Hood

The Last of Robin Hood: DVD Review

The Last of Robin Hood is out now on DVD and can be rented from Redbox, as well as other providers of both DVDs and streaming capability. This was a film I was desperate to see at the cinema. However, because of poor reception at screenings elsewhere, or due to the studio’s complete lack of… Read More ›

Poster for Hair Extensions aka EXTE

EXTE aka Hair Extensions (2007) Hirsute Black Comedy

EXTE OR Hair Extensions is a 2007 black comedy horror film made by the Shion Shono (who made the “based on a true story” horror film Cold Fish in 2010) and in EXTE Chiaki Kuriyama (Battle Royale, Kill Bill Vol 1 and 2) plays very much against type as a hairdresser in training who must… Read More ›

Poster for Awaken

Awaken: Natalie Burn Rocks in Action Film

Awaken stars Natalie Burn in her first action film after Expendables 3 where she played Mel Gibson’s other half. She rocks in the movie as a young Russian girl looking for her ne’er-do-well sister who has gone missing from a prison. Burn’s character is called Bille Kope and the name indicates her nature. Taught to… Read More ›

Seth Rogen and James Franco in The Interview

Being Paid to Watch Movies: The Dream Job?

Anyone who knows me or has read my blog will know that I am a devout cinephile. I adore films and all the creativity and magic that goes into making them. So while I worked as the Entertainment Deputy Managing Editor I was, essentially, paid to watch new movies and then to write what I… Read More ›

South Africa Nelson Mandel House

The World Versus the USA

Sitting here in my temporary abode watching Daniel Craig in his first outing as 007, a film I first saw with a young inmate from the prison where I was working who was out on his first community visit, I had a brief thought about traveling done recently and realized that the world, in terms… Read More ›

23 Minutes to Sunrise (2012): A Old Fashioned Sort of Film

23 Minutes to Sunrise (2012): A Old Fashioned Sort of Film

This small budget feature uses a lot of local talent to tell its tale, except for the presence of Eric Roberts who plays a sinister, or at least rather nasty, character who shows up at a diner 23 minutes to sunrise. Roberts’ does nothing outside of his normal range, but damn it, what he does… Read More ›

Seth Rogen and James Franco in The Interview

The Interview Movie: Giving the Finger to Kim Jong-un

I will be very honest here, I adore Seth Rogen and James Franco as a team and in The Interview movie, where they give the finger, or more accurately a tank round, to Kim Jong-un these two prove yet again, just how good they are together. Long introductory sentences aside, the point about the film… Read More ›

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