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PRESENTERATOR
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PRESENTERATOR
a new semi-regular thing rating the television presenters of current-day Britain
#1: MIKE “Weapons That Made Britain” LOADES
Mike Loades, according to a brief and slightly half-arsed Googling wot I just done, is a fight chor[…]

FT Top 100 Films 52: EASTER PARADE
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FT Top 100 Films
52: EASTER PARADE
I love the synchronicity in this list. Yesterday we had Breakin’. Today Easter Parade. Both pretty much the same film for very different generations. Now I am not suggest Judy Garland breakdances in Easter Par[…]

Well,
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Well, I liked it. […]

The characters in Before Sunset
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The characters in Before Sunset (and nine years ago in Before Sunrise) are insufferable. And yet, and yet… Have we not all been there. Before Sunrise was university dorm room seduction by half-arsed philosophy for ninety minutes. Your ability t[…]

Some welcome optimism
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Some welcome optimism from America’s greatest living movie critic here on my favourite subject: the way DVDs are changing movies. Surely the biggest factoid of the year is that, as the editor of Sight & Sound has said, theatrical[…]

Now you can easily understand Mystery Science Theater 3000’s endless glory
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Now you can easily understand Mystery Science Theater 3000’s endless glory — if you so choose. Not totally new news, but Santa Claus Conquers the Martians and Manos: The Hand of Fate are coming out in a little DVD two-pack in a few more […]

Around The World in 80 Days
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Around The World in 80 Days
I don’t actually have much to add to Pete’s review. I didn’t even consider the few problems (not that I’m suggesting Pete was much bothered) because I saw the film as a perfect merging of the 80&#82[…]

Mannequin 2:
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Mannequin 2: Department Store Boogaloo!!!
Has anyone EVER seen this film? I speak as a fan of the original film Mannequin, with the young Kim Cattrall being imprisoned as a shop dummy, awakened only by the love of a young window-dressing scrote for […]

FT Top 100 Films 53: BREAKIN’
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FT Top 100 Films
53: BREAKIN’

Pete Baran says:
Or as it was called in the UK – Breakdance: The Movie. There was a spate of films in the late seventies/early eighties with the appellation “The Movie” attached, in case you tho[…]

The Indycars on Channel 5
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The Indycars on Channel 5 are, in one way, ideal viewing at about half-one in the morning. The commentators are unfailingly dull , and the action (My brother: “So basically all they do is keep turning left?”) gets squished into forty minu[…]

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