Horror Movie Scary Stories

Having confessed my vacation spooks in direct reference to Paranormal Activity in a previous piece, a few of you came forward and mentioned some of your horror movie scary stories. Before I leave you all to it, I have to also mention those damn wheelers in Return to Oz. Where they supposed to be that […]

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Slaying Alive: 15 Horror Characters That Made Our Guts Twist With Worry

Horror films over the last 100 years have churned out the demise of so many characters, some we couldn’t give a fuck about, perhaps wanted them dead, even if they were on the side of good. Some we loved, admired, were drawn to like magnets, and perhaps pumped our own blood faster in the fear […]

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Masterpiece Memo: The Empire Strikes Back

I have a vivid memory as a child browsing the collection of Star Wars figures in a store, and the new set on display. Part of the excitement was that they had the word “Empire” on them, a word I could hardly read, and did not know what it meant. Had I even seen The […]

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Awards Season: Get Writing To It

Okay, so as we fall deeper into awards season I fall further and further behind with the actual seeing of the movies part. But I must write. As you must all know by now not being an industry professional and living in the UK (in a town with mostly mainstream cinema listings) getting to see […]

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Reading, Writing, Arithmetic #22

So much to see and read and remember. As we look back 30 years, to this very day in fact according to Back to the Future II, and wonder why those self-fastening shoes and hover boards are not on the market – in spite of how far we have come in that time. Of course […]

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Masterpiece Memo: The Grapes of Wrath

Great films continue to speak to the human condition for decades long after they are initially released, and none begs the connotation, “Now more than ever,” than John Ford’s filmed version of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath. Steinbeck’s novel was unusual in that not only was it the bestselling book of 1940, it was […]

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Pitching Netflix To The Oscars

Captivating from the opening moments of childhood in Africa through the suffering and hope for survival of war, Beasts of No Nation is a rare feat of film-making excellence in just about every area. Setting up the innocence before shattering it, the opening moments are charming and endearing as children attempt the sale of an […]

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United Artists – Changing Hollywood Forever

My dear friend Hendrikje McClymont popped her head in the door to freshen up your film history by writing a few words on an extremely significant chapter of the film industry – she assures me she is not done and will be turning further pages of the history books soon. Enjoy her piece and watch […]

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Let’s Tell Horror Movie Scary Stories

SCARY STORIES — Writing a post about your most CHILLING MEMORIES from watching HORROR FILMS? Please RT and get in the spirit. #Halloween — Robin Write (@WriteoutofLA) October 12, 2015 These days when I think about horror films, or get into a discussion about them, one of the main strands tends to be regarding the […]

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Two Daughters At The Movies: Inside Out

The first daughter is my very own. I’ve been itching to take her to the movies for some time. Of course you want your kids to like movies, but you kind of also want them to like the movies you like, as well as find out what their taste might be. My 3 year-old daughter […]

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Reading, Writing, Arithmetic #21

Well, it has been way too long since I shouted out to those I regularly follow and read, so let’s just get on with it. These very worthy links celebrate 44 episodes of Awards Daily TV’s podcasts, 10 films from the Toronto International Film Festival, and 81 Academy Award submissions for Foreign Language Film.  10 […]

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Watching Movies Between The Soil And The Stars

There’s an enduring, emotional expanse in standing between the soil and the stars. It is, though, for the most part a wondrous place to be. I’ve loved movies all my life, that’s not breaking news or anything innovative, sure. But I have. The cinema screens often seem so big your natural urge to reach out […]

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