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Requiem for procrastination: Jarv looks at the last 12 months of Werewolves on the Moon.

Another October has passed and we’re another year older and wiser. Thus it is time for me to trawl through the archives and present some of our efforts that have been hugely entertaining and maybe worthy of another look.

Last year, I did this by month, but I’m not so sure that’s the way forward this time. Basically, the year has been dominated by a number of series, and so instead of me churning out loads and patting myself on the back, I thought I’d just look at a few of the contributions from various good Changians. Some have been fun for all involved, and some of them less enjoyable for one of the brethren (Just Pillow Talk).

So, here we go: Happy Belated Birthday to us….

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Just Pillow Talk v Marvel Comics Number 9: Iron Man

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I had all intentions of reviewing Wolverine next, but Netflix had other ideas and sent me a cracked disc. So I went to my fall back plan (not Howard the Duck) and threw in Iron Man. This movie really falls under a ‘comfort’ movie for me. I consider it a reliable Marvel movie, one that is quite solid for the first ¾ of the movie, but then loses a bit of momentum for the finale. The problem isn’t the special effects in the finale, but rather the scope of it. The battle between Stark and Stane is okay if that were the first fight. But for the final battle, it’s lacking.

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Just Pillow Talk v Marvel Comics Number 8: Man-Thing

Man-Thing (2005)

You know when you are drunk and you say stuff you really don’t mean? There is still a slight glimmer of common sense trying to make it to the top of your current drunken haze of a mind and say “hey, dumb fuck, don’t say that!” Yet alcohol wins and smashes that puny common sense to smithereens? While I was not drunk when I readily agreed to review every stinking Marvel movie made, clearly my common sense took a vacation and is sitting this one out. The hang over I wake up to today with is Man-Thing. Not even a delicious Belgium Farmhouse Ale could save me, despite its bravest attempts.

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Just Pillow Talk v Marvel Comics. Number 3: Spider-Man.

*sings*Spider-Man, Spider-Man does whatever a spider can.*end singing*

Which in this case seems to be a whole lot of moaning, crying and eventually dancing.

Well, it’s time to return to Just Pillow Talk’s quest through the laughable dregs of comic book cinema. What’s interesting about this series is that in thinking about it you’ll start to see a clear pattern emerge. I get the feeling that this has now become apparent for our intrepid reviewer, as he endures the agony of the overrated Spider-Man trilogy. Anyhow, the pattern is this: the third movie is always garbage.

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Just Pillow Talk’s Birthday Nightmare: Quintet (1979)

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Our old buddy JPT just can’t seem to wake up from his nightmare, with the latest film on his list being a) one I’ve never heard of, b) a Robert Altman post-apocalyptic science-fiction film (sounds hideous already!), and c) a missed opportunity to feature a Snow Tiger in a Hat! Take it away, Pillows.

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Just Pillow Talk’s Birthday Nightmare: The Betsy (1978)

jpt-birthday-series-logoJarv usually posts Mr. Pillow Talk’s reviews, but seeing as he’s indisposed at the moment… *cough*he’s wearing a skirt*cough* I thought I’d step in as the good samaritan I am and bring you the next film in Pillow’s Birthday Series. Planting a seed like the Birthday Series, and watching it grow into such a wonderfully satisfying experience is one of my greatest achievements. I pat myself on the back every time Pillow’s has to watch another of the films on his list. It makes it all worthwhile. But enough of all that, here’s his review of a film I’ve never heard of, The Betsy. Take a look at the cast, will you! It’s gotta be good, right?

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