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The Return of Jarv’s Birthday Series- Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)


I’d completely repressed the fact that we’d done these bloody birthday series, which come complete with the added bonus of only being stopped by the reviewers’ actual death. Anyhoo, as I’m still on the unemployment train, I thought I’d have a look to see what treasures 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 had left for me before my imminent birthday this year. So, having briefly perused Wikipedia, I was quite pleased to see a palatable list that I’ve already (for the most part) seen and, more importantly, didn’t hate. My provisional list is: Premium Rush, You’re Next, Sinister 2 and, for 2014 and today’s entry, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. I’ll also update the scores for the first run through after I catch up with 2016’s entry.

Contains new material written especially for Werewolves on the Moon that isn’t as good as the material that has already been published in this series (heh) and spoilers below

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Just Pillow Talk v Marvel Comics. Number 9, part 2: Iron Man 2

Welcome back to Just Pillow Talk’s tour of insipid cinema. Marvel adaptations are, judging by this series, a pretty uninspiring bunch with very few of them becoming elevated above their source material. In fact, it does seem that he’s seen an awful lot that I’d term as being utter shit.  He split up the two Iron Man reviews, probably for reasons of sanity, as the second Iron Man film is dogshit by any reasonable standard. Nevertheless, he’s back with his update from the bowels of funny book hell:  Read More…

Jarv’s Birthday Series: Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991)

When I was growing up, probably my favourite film (not called Flash Gordon) was Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. I honestly loved every single frame of it, I loved the banter between Newman and Redford, I loved the story, I loved the ending. Hell, I even loved the love interest in the film. It remains, to this day, in my top 5 films, and is one of the few Westerns that Mrs. Jarv can watch without complaining. So, ever since then, I’ve had a bit of a soft spot for buddy action movies, films that are about friendship between two men and lots of gunplay. So, when I saw this come up (released on 23rd August 1991 in America) I have to say that I was really quite chuffed. Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man was a film that I’d never seen and promised to make me very happy. How did it work out for me? Well read on… Read More…