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Jarv’s Birthday Series Redux: The Thing (1982)

Welcome back to The Birthday Series. For those that don’t know, this is how it works: Pick a film released each year as close to your Birthday as possible. In my case, that’s 23rd August. As I get nearer to my actual date of Birth, finding, for the most part, the films can prove to be difficult. There’s one year, though, where it’s easy: 1982. 1982 was a vintage year for genre films, the kind of year that we just don’t get any more. Still, the 26th August in the UK saw John Carpenter’s classic The Thing released, a film that has rightly gone down as a classic with one of the most iconic taglines of all time:  Man is the warmest place to hide.

May contain crazy Swedes and Spoilers below.
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Koutchboom’s Adventures In Terrible Comedy – Superhero Movie

Sad Clown

Don’t think just because I’ve been gone that I haven’t been continuing on my journey down the rabbit hole. I have, I’ve just been too depressed to post. Well actually that’s not true, just seen a couple of middling comedies that were decent just couldn’t think of shit to say about them. This next stop on the great Hollywood road trip was almost one of those films. But it irked me enough to wanna get my say on about it. Without further chit chat I bring you……

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Jarv’s Best of 2000-2009. Number 4: Requiem for a Dream

Any of these top 4 could have been number 1. In fact, this was (until I rewatched it a few  nights ago) pencilled in as number 1, but on reflection it’s just too damned miserable to take the top spot. Read More…