Midnight Movie Madness: “food of the gods”

“Food of the gods” – (88 minutes, USA, 1976 – PG) The ’70s… Roller skating, creepy-crawlers, bean bag chairs, disco balls, and of course, Earth Day… “Food of the gods” is pure 1970’s grade fun which wonderfully makes no sense … Continue reading

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Raccooneers of New Barbary Coast: threat over the water

Most San Francisco visitors I encounter seem eager to run through certain areas of the City, just so they can snap a few pictures here and there, before returning to their hotel satisfied they’ve pretty much seen it all… Fools. … Continue reading

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“Beyond the black rainbow”: un film de…

“Beyond the black rainbow” – (110 minutes, Canada, 2010 -NR) How this film came to be is very easy to  imagine, as described by the writer/director: a typical awkward teenager browsing video stores in the ’80s, staring at video jackets … Continue reading

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Christmas Movie Madness: “rare exports: a Christmas tale”

The evil of Farther Christmas has been unleashed upon the world once more. Can a small group of reindeer herders catch him in time to sell it to the Americans? “Rare exports: a Christmas tale” – (2010, Finland, 84 minutes … Continue reading

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Caturday: four legged Klingons

“And they call it kitty love…” That’s where the cuteness ends: Jenny starts by kissing on Tito, they exchange a few licks, and settle down for a minute, maybe a few seconds. Then the wrestling begins. The headlocks and body … Continue reading

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“Trollhunter”: Norway José

Corny jokes are all that I’m left with, along with growing paranoia. Just over a week ago, I was trawling (geddit?) through our Netflix queue looking for something to watch,  promptly found “Trollhunter” sitting two thirds of the way down, … Continue reading

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Midnight Movie Madness: “we are what we are”

“We are what we are” – (90 minutes, Mexico, NR) “We are what we are” is largely about what it takes to keep a family together and that thing here isn’t love. “We are what we are” is a Mexican … Continue reading

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Midnight Movie Madness: “Burke and Hare”

“Burke and Hare” – (91 minutes, UK, 2010) Funny story. Two Irish guys, both named William, go to Edinburgh circa 1827 and… Well, “Burke and Hare” tells of William Burke (Simon Pegg) and William Hare (Andy Serkis), scraping by in … Continue reading

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“Don’t be afraid of the dark”: don’t be afraid to blow raspberries

“Don’t be afraid of the dark” – (2010, USA/Australia/Mexico, 99 minutes – rated R) This definitely has Guillermo DelToro’s fingerprints over it, but despite the occasional clever touch, this adaptation of a 1973 teleplay falls way short from the original. … Continue reading

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Television series from supernatural to sci-fi

Waaay back in October 2010, I brought up the old TV series “Friday the 13th” as an enjoyable little trip down to memory lane: I used to watch the show back when it first aired in the late ’80s late … Continue reading

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