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A Luxurient Bubble Bath Of – er – Shit
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If the four previous films I saw over the Easter weekend made up a long, but definite shower of shit, it is difficult to categorise Crank 2: High Voltage. Because, yes, on many levels it too is shit. But it knows that going in, and therefore has no e[…]

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The Shower Of Shit Begins: 4: Dragonballs
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I have a theory about Dragonball: Evolution. I believe it was completely funded for by the Christian Right Wing in the US. OK, so it seems to espouse a theology which runs counter to that in the Bible, but kids that already like the Dragonball manga […]

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hauntoMAGOGraphy: interim offcuts
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ie two books by james that aren’t ghost stories, and another book that isn’t by james
i: Old Testament Legends:being stories out of some of the less-known apochryphal books of the old testament, by montague rhodes james, which i bought a […]

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The Secret Of Abba – SQUEEZ BACON
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As deliberate foodologists we cannot wait for the arrival of SQUEEZ BACON in the UK. The difficulty of proper bacon, however well cured, is its intractability when it comes to being spreadable, and the difficulty in writing your name with it. As we a[…]

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The Shower Of Shit Begins: 3: Monsters vs Alien 2D
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Note: This review contains spoilers. But then the film title contains spoilers so I don’t care.
Monsters Vs Aliens 3D suggests there is something amusing in having a clear mission statement as your title. It seems to be saying that it both reco[…]

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The Shower Of Shit Begins: 2: Slow AND Sedate
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It is quite easy to make a movie franchise out of a concept which is all style and no substance. The theory is simple: if people are willing to see one film with fast cars, alpha males and girls galore, they will keep going to see them. The Fast And […]

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why only some mummies scream
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it’s less about poisons in the treacherous court of king tut, and more about binding gravely headgear, pretty much[…]

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The Shower Of Shit Begins: 1: Race To THAT Mountain
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Over the weekend I found myself with a hankering to see lousy movies. Well was I in luck OR WHAT! Because a late Easter means a perfect shit storm of kids films and blockbusters not quite good enough to wait until official blockbuster season arrives […]

10 Years Of Freaky Trigger: Dec 99 – Feb 00
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Between the last post in this series and this one, the actual 10th anniversary of Freaky Trigger has been and gone. There’s something sadly typical in that, I think.
As ever, if you’d like to simply read the old articles I’ve select[…]

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  1. Thanks for writing these. It's nice to see some critical re-examination of the significant virtues of Cerebus, now that Sim…

  2. That's interesting too - slight embarassment to admit I've never read Berserk, I guess because when I was initially getting…

  3. I might add Kintaro Miura to the list of comparisons, Berserk’s unfinished nature aside. There’s a similar “watch him learn…

  4. That’s really interesting - and I might update the post to reflect that! I’ve obviously got some sympathy for Fiore’s…

  5. I loved reading this and I'm glad you're doing it. The Jaime/Oda/Ditko analogies are brilliant. One quibble: It's not the…