Thursday, 19 February 2015

Red Dawn (1984)

With top doc 'Milius' in cinemas, ERH looks back at the at the film that makes Rambo look like Rimbaud...

Monday, 14 October 2013

Doin’ Time (1985)

The most unbalanced, incautious bit of business committed to magnetic strip since Tricky Dick’s Lee Harvey Oswald impression turned up at the end of the Nixon Tapes...

Friday, 30 August 2013

Obituary: Rampton Caine (1933-2013)

Legend of stage and screen Rampton Caine quietly passed away in a Sierra Leone field hospital this morning. The Ex-Rent Hell National Affairs Desk looks back over his turbulent life and extraordinary career...

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Hearts of Fire (1987)

This is not Cinema, this is somebody else’s fugged holiday snaps spooled off at 24fps. And a grim excursion it proves...

Monday, 20 May 2013

Heartbeeps (1981)

'Combines the easygoing child-abandonment larks of Spielberg’s A.I. with the sleek, hard-sci rigour of Spaceballs...'

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Rewind: Rhinestone (1984)

Looks like we're not in Max's Kansas City any more, Toto!

Friday, 15 June 2012

Jaws Review

Little White Lies intercepts a private message concerning an exciting new 'Untitled Shark Pic'. Click through to read secret studio notes on cast, score, director, title and more...

Sunday, 20 May 2012


The ERH International Affairs Desk grabs it's forged passport, hitches up it's skirt and sticks out a mysteriously callused thumb for a whistle-stop tour of Eighties movie poster art from across the Continent. Some of it is good, most of it demented, all will leave you shivering in a puddle of your own bafflement. So let's clamber board the VHS Express to the Roadhouse - calling at Wall Street, Paradise Alley and - as ever - the friscalating plains of Krull.

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Man In Black 3 Review

'If ITV had made 'Dr Who', it would look something like this...'

Erratic Tex-Mex man-love for Josh Brolin notwithstanding, ERH proceeds to get unnecessarily hot under the starched collar over the out of date, out of ideas and thoroughly out if time threequel to the sheer perfection that was the original Men in Black for Little White Lies...

Friday, 18 May 2012

The Avengers Review

'Like being kicked repeatedly in the throat by a metal dog...'

They don't come much bigger and they don't get all that very much better than Joss Whedon's bright, shiny, unapologetically fun superhero smackdown, The Avengers/Avengers Assemble. Click through for our lengthy, somewhat smitten review of Marvel's sprightly leviathan for Little White Lies...

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Connery and Moore appear as Richard Nixon's Spitting Image puppet and Pat Butcher/a rotting orange respectively in Time Out's 1983 homage to Radio Times cover art.

Just imagine what they'd have done with Daniel Craig's mug - a visage ERH has always thought looked like a cross between a fleshy upturned plug and a dented coal scuttle.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Animation: The Eagleman Stag

An assured, delicately monochromatic creation in folded card and plasterboard, Mikey Please's The Eagleman Stag is a grudgingly humanistic mix of memory, aging and mutant beetle DNA, and will likely be one of the greatest things you’ll see on any screen this year...  

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Code: Inappropriate - Weirdo Computer Game Tie-Ins

We count down our pick of the ten odder examples of movie titles that - for reasons of taste, applicability or simple horse sense - had no business whatsoever in making the journey from the silver screen to your bedroom portable.

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Rewind: Joysticks (1983)

The kids are funning it up and City Hall wants to drop the curtain on their good times. We’ve heared this song before, but Joysticks is a lament, not a hymn...

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Film File: The Deer Hunter (1978)

Just. How. Cool. Is. This? Michelangelo goes Cimino in this brilliant, bonkers Deer Hunter Time Out cover from Feb, 1979.

Click through for a precise dissection of the film.

Friday, 11 May 2012

Satin Crew Jacket Heaven

The ERH Fashion Desk is a much maligned section of our vast sprawling organ, but even a blind squirrel finds the odd nut, and they've stumbled across a real blinder in the net's premier resource for Vintage TV and Film Crew Jackets.

Standouts are an unglued drug-busting cartoon on this silver 'Miami Vice' number, a ghoulish burgundy 'Night Court' jacket and this cooler-than-school 'Baretta' windbreak. But ERH's favourite has to be this slick, hi-tech, midnight black street-tough jacket knocked out to accompany warm, fuzzy MASH spin-off 'Trapper John M.D.'

ERH is now heading over to ebay with the housekeeping money and the sad, pitiful illusion that our ungainly bucket-gut and curiously misshapen frames could ever actually pull one of these babies off. See you there!

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Rewind: Eat The Rich (1987)

The nobs are snubbing the snobs and the peasants are truly revolting in The Comic Strip's 1987 jollity pogrom!

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Jerry Seinfeld's Video Shelf: Revealed!

Ever wondered what movies made up the motley collection of video tapes in the corner of Jerry Seinfeld's apartment? Well, now, after much educated guesswork, plenty of wild hypotheses and a many a crazed conjecture, ERH has the evidence that will finally lay the matter to rest once and for all. Our archivists have been granted unprecedented access to a recent find made in the Columbia Studios vault that puts an end to years of speculation, violent disagreement and bitter schisms within the fan community. The truth is here at last...


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