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Jawbreaker (1999)

Director: Darren Stein

Starring: Rose McGowan, Rebecca Gayheart, Julie Benz

Release date: January 30 (US, movie debut). Safe to say I wasn’t expecting this when I first saw the title, thought I was getting torture-porn horror or something. May contain the loss of the will to live and spoilers…

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A Droid Premiere: The Raven (2012)

A Droid PremiereI’ll be upfront and honest, I’m not very familiar with the works of Edgar Allan Poe. I haven’t read anything by him apart from The Raven and The Telltale Heart. I also know absolutely zero about him personally. I only discovered when looking him up just prior to seeing this film that he died at just 40 of an unknown ailment that has been the subject of much conjecture. He only wrote the most famous of his works in the last five or six years of his life, and at the age of 26, he married his 13 year old cousin. Nowadays he’d be hearing a rap-rap-rapping at his door alright. And a rap-rap-rapping up the side of the head as he’s dragged off in shackles. My how times have changed.

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Just Pillow Talk’s Birthday Nightmare: Deranged: Confessions of a Necrophile (1974)

Jesus suffering Fuck. Poor old JPT.

This list of his isn’t getting any easier. In case you don’t know what the score is here, Droid devised a series where the films reviewed are those closest to the date of birth of the reviewer. Mine and his are relatively easy, but Just Pillow Talk drew what can only be described as a very shitty run. This should be no problem at all for the man who single-handedly climbed Mt Almodovar last year.

Anyhow, that’s enough from me- here’s Just Pillow Talk with part 2: Read More…

The Underrated: The Eyes of Laura Mars

Well, this film was unexpected. I put it on the list as it was initially released on August 2nd 1978, which I deemed close enough to my actual date of birth to include it in the birthday series. Since then it’s been superseded by another film, but, regardless, I was intrigued about the premise enough to give it a watch. Probably because it sounds a lot like Blink with Madeleine Stowe and I really like that film. Nevertheless, though, The Eyes of Laura Mars was a pleasant surprise. Read More…

Jarv’s Favourite Books: The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks

Iain Banks is, quite frankly, a phenomenon. He turns out roughly a book a year either under the name Iain M. Banks for his science fiction Culture novels (including Consider Phlebas) or sans initial. The books he writes without the initial tend to be more serious “proper” fiction and not genre work, although many of them do tend to dabble in the realms of fantasy and science fiction rather than a more traditionally literary theme. The Wasp Factory was his debut novel, and I still think it’s arguably his best work- it’s certainly the least forgettable novel that he’s written. Read More…

Moonwolves Presents Drunken Cinema: Number 1- The Pit

Huzzah! Welcome to the first Drunken Cinema.

This is how it works, periodically we will select a film of dubious artistic quality, and get completely and utterly shitfaced while watching it, commenting as we do so. Think MST3K  but with less Americans, worse films, and more alcohol. Read More…

Kloipy is broken by Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father

I don’t normally write a review this soon after watching any film. I usually let it take it’s time. I like to write slowly to get all my thoughts in. But I have finally come to an instance where I cannot bear to let my feelings dwell on the inside. I am writing this review with tears still falling from my eyes. I’m not ashamed to tell you that I’ve never cried this hard over a film. Read More…

The Underrated: The Last Seduction

The Last Seduction, if I were ever to do something as dumb as this for the 90’s(an infinitely better decade than 2000-2010), would be in my top 10. It’s got a 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and it contains one of the definitive female performances of that decade. So, I suppose, technically it isn’t underrated. Except, and here’s the rub, that this is a film that revisionist clowns are now claiming is bad, and one that, even worse, seems to have dropped off the radar. I’m not joking with that- Mrs. Jarv (who tends to be quite knowledgeable about these sort of things had never even heard of it).

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Jarv’s Schlock Vault: Sleepaway Camp and Sleepaway Camp 2

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Sleepaway Camp

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“But of course, when my husband left… Oh, well, that’s only water under the bridges, I always say. Water under the bridge! But it certainly will be a nice little surprise when Richard comes home to find a little girl in the house. Yes, I’ve always dreamed of a little girl just like you.”

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