Sunday, 27 February 2011

Genre Specific: 'Japanoia!'

Genre Specific - the wheel within the wheel that is cinematic convention - runs the rule over the tiny canon of films that tapped into the Eighties American nightmare of Japanese global domination. Read on...

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Photo Archive: Tank Girl (1995)


Mad Max makes macropodine merriment in the make-up box for 1995's post-apocalyptic riot-grrrl meltdown Tank Girl - and ERH has the pictures to prove it. A 'rooed up Ice-T (for 'tis the Cop Killer, above right), Malcom McDowell, Naomi Watts and Iggy Pop are all on hand to ping the titular Lori Petty from pillar to post in a film that kicks off like Jesus's Own Howitzer only to dribble away like a Supersoaker full of hot corned beef. Some nice photos though, including some crunky behind the scenes kanga-rudity (honk!)...

Monday, 21 February 2011

Photo Archive: Fritz the Cat (1972)


ERH has delved into its very bottomest drawer and dug up some, ahem, salty stills from the production notes for everyone's favourite racially explosive sex-obsessed 2D feline-hippie reefer madness aria, Fritz the Cat (1972). We hope you enjoy them, and remember - however queasy the following pics make you feel, the images we chose not to include were far, far more disturbing...

Saturday, 19 February 2011

The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990)

Clay remains an enduring comic touchstone for each new generation and a perennial playground/YouTube favourite boasting more internet hits per day than Turkish Star Wars...

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Photo Archive: The Great Boo's Up!

It's Richard Widmark's high-shelf hooch against Walter Matthau's endless supply of stagnant Yankee piss-water as ERH finds two of cinema's smoothest operators in a bit of a funk and reverting back to the loudmouth soup for some much needed succor in our downtrod dipsomaniac diptych.

Widmark has perhaps more of a claim to his bender as a broke-ass rodeo rider who's running out of options in the not-at-all-self-regardingly titled When The Legends Die - the weak sister of the early-Seventies rodeo movie boom that included Junior Bonner, JW Coop, The Honkers (!) et al - but on the other hand, Matthau has spent all day with Little League hoodlums The Bad News Bears - an outfit that makes the Wild Bunch look like a gaggle of winsome milquetoasts - so maybe we should allow him to get equally gutterballed.

Drink hearty, boys!

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Monty Python & the Holy Grail - by Rail

Rooting through a bundle of dad's old gentlemen's relish magazines in the shed the other day, ERH came across this peach of an ad for the album accompaniment to Python's finest filmic foray. Pakistani milkman? Don't remember that bit...

Click pic to drastically engorge.

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Modern Problems (1981)

...not as laugh-out-loud as the The Shining, but makes Woody Allen’s “early, funny ones” look like exercises in moral terror...

Monday, 7 February 2011

City Heat (1984)

...nonsensical, big-budget Kansas City jazz that finally consigned the term ‘Comedy-Thriller’ to that of an oxymoron...

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Knightriders (1981)

... an epically weird retelling of the Camelot legend, complete with Hell’s Angels, police brutality, Madison Avenue marketing men, sexual disorientation and lashings of revved up carnage – with a few leather nuns thrown in for good measure....

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Caption Comp #2: White Nights

Mikhail Baryshnikov does the decent thing after '85's twinkletoed Cold War aria White Nights - though quite what the mixing bowl is all about is anyone's guess...

Yes. Of course it is.

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