5 Things That The Muppets… Again! Needs

The Muppets… Again! is currently filming in London. I haven’t spied Kermit around town, but I live in hope. Emulating the success of The Muppets is going to be difficult. Unless, of course, the filmmakers follow my recipe… 1. More ’80s Robot ’80s Robot was one of the stand out things in The Muppets. He needs to return, bringing with […]

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Battling Slavery: Fantasy and Actuality in Django Unchained and Lincoln

If Quentin Tarantino had directed Lincoln, the film would have most likely ended with all the no voters in the House of Representatives being gunned down by Private Harold Green and Corporal Ira Clark, who appear at the beginning of the film. And this ending would have felt satisfying, if historically inaccurate. Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln and Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained […]

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The Hottest Characters of 2012

As 2012 commenced, I had planned to do another Dogs on Film feature for the end of the year. However 2012 has been low on amazing dogs on the big screen. Instead, I decided to make a list of the top five hottest characters to appear in film this year. Enjoy! 1. ’80s Robot Is there anything on Earth better […]

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God Bless Us, Everyone

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Instead of doing a traditional ‘best Christmas movies’ list, I thought I would put a slight spin on it. Below are my top three Christmas films, my top three films set at Christmas (where the main plot revolves around something other than Christmas) and my top three films screened at this time […]

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Films on Television

Today sees the launch of the Sony Movie Channel in the UK. It got me thinking about the possibility of every major distributor having their own film channel. It would call into question the dominance of packages like Sky Movies. Currently, there are only a few film channels available without the Sky Movies package, most notably Film4 and TCM. Disney […]

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What is Battleship?

I went to see Battleship yesterday evening, and I am still mulling over what I watched. Many may be surprised that Peter Berg’s film inspires such meditation, but it truly does. After some deliberation, I have narrowed the possibilities down to three: Battleship is either a silly blockbuster, an uneven farce, or a sly spoof. Below, I shall elaborate on […]

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Mr Bobo: Hot Piece of Year (So Far)

The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists is a very enjoyable movie. Among its many strengths is the character of Mr Bobo. Here is five reasons why he is the hottest piece to grace cinema screens this year so far… 1. Mr Bobo is a Monocle-Wearing Monkey That’s right, Mr Bobo wearing a monocle. Monocles are fantastic on their own, […]

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An Ephemeral Look at Product Placement

There are plenty of lists detailing the worst product placement in movies; the fantastic Cracked.com’s The 10 Most Shameful Product Placements in Movie History is worth a look in particular. Everyone knows how E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial was originally meant to use M&Ms rather than Reese’s Pieces, and that sales of the latter increased by 85% after the release of the […]

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