Tag Archive | Christian Slater

Jarv’s Birthday Series Redux: Pump Up the Volume (1991)

Man, I loved this film back in the day. Released on 23rd August 1991 in the UK, Pump up the Volume is an interesting, surprisingly dark, and surprisingly prophetic little film that reeked of cool. Taking the 80’s teen movie template, with gifted kids thwarting bumbling adults, Pump Up the Volume had a nihilistic faux-Gen X type message that lurked cleverly underneath a witty, entertaining, and genuinely angry movie underpinned by the second fantastic performance by Christian Slater in a teenage film. The first, of course, is in the incomparable Heathers, but Pump up the Volume works wonderfully well as a companion piece to that film.

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Bed Of Roses (1996)

Director: Michael Goldenberg

Starring: Mary Stuart Masterson, Christian Slater, Pamela Segall

Release date: January 26 (US). Yes! Exactly what I needed to exorcise the demons from 1995’s entry. A Rom-Dram, definitely my preferred genre, I’m on a sure footing here. May contain flowers, lots of flowers and spoilers…

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Smut! Jarv sniggers at 10 of the worst sex scenes ever filmed

So, sex on film, eh? I’m sure the pillars of civilisation are due to crumble over this subject. Honestly, mankind has raped, murdered and generally been sex-addled since the dawn of time, but cinema comes along at the arse end of the last millenium and two consenting adults feigning coitus on screen is certain to send us all back to the dark ages. Having said that, not all sex scenes are actually titillating, erotic, or even meaningful. Many of them, actually, are embarrassing, unintentionally funny or just plain inept. These are 10 absolute howlers- scenes that are humiliating for the cast, crew, director and viewer, and all of them deserve recognition for being truly awful.

Because we’re fucking family friendly, and I’ve done this at work, there’s no boob, and I’ve been forced to just use the covers of the films. But in most cases, you’re not missing anything. So with no further ado, let us begin the countdown of 10 of the most painfully inept, shameful and downright incompetent sex-scenes ever filmed: Read More…

Video Game Adaptations: Alone in the Dark

This had to happen eventually, but after Resident Evil aggravated me intensely I thought “Fuck it, I’ll grab the nettle and take on the lowest of the low” and so, with heavy heart, it’s time to address the monster that is Dr. Uwe Boll.

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The Birthday Series – Mini Reviews 1989-1991

Droids Birthday Series 1989-1991

These next three film simply didn’t inspire me to do full reviews for them. So here we are, the famous mini review! Ready? Set? Go!

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