Author: Cleaver Patterson

NEWSFLASH!  It will be torturous this June on Horror Channel
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NEWSFLASH! It will be torturous this June on Horror Channel

Torture is the flavour of the month on Horror Channel come June.  Their usual collection of first time screenings – with eight UK and network premieres, you’d wonder how they keep finding so much new material – includes a number of films which take torture and vengeance to new heights. […]

NEWSFLASH! Mummy knows best …….
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NEWSFLASH! Mummy knows best …….

Next month sees the legend of the Mummy brought to the big screen as never before.  Forget Christopher Lee’s interpretation for Hammer, as this time round it is the reincarnation of the deadly Egyptian Princess Ahmanet, played by Sofia Boutella, pitted against Tom Cruise’s action hero Nick Morton. Universal – […]

Remembering Sir Roger Moore – Goodbye Mr Bond
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Remembering Sir Roger Moore – Goodbye Mr Bond

‘Sadly, I had to retire from the Bond films. The girls were getting younger, or I was just getting too old.’     ‘I’ve not planned my funeral. I’m not the Queen. A procession through the streets of Stockwell would be nice, I suppose. But when I go, I’d just […]

‘Sound bite’ of the week ……..
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‘Sound bite’ of the week ……..

‘Of all the younger guys around, all the hot shots, why me? I remember he said, “Well, because you know everything a Hollywood director is supposed to know, but you’re not Hollywood”. I liked that.’ Director Irvin Kershner on why George Lucas chose him to direct Star Wars: Episode V – […]

TRAILER PARK: Monster Island
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TRAILER PARK: Monster Island

Every summer brings your usual host of animated, family friendly features to break up the monotony of the long school holidays.  Kids also, lets face it, love anything ‘icky’.  So, put these two factors together, and you’ll likely come up with something like Monster Island, the new cartoon which hits […]

NEWSFLASH! If you go down to the lake today …….
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NEWSFLASH! If you go down to the lake today …….

If you go down to the lake today and its name is ‘Bodom’, you needn’t count on coming back anytime soon.  Lake Bodom – the Nordic stalk-‘n’-slash which scared audiences witless at last year’s London Film Festival – is set to stream on the on demand service SHUDDER from tomorrow. […]

TRAILER PARK – Transformers: The Last Knight
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TRAILER PARK – Transformers: The Last Knight

You knows the summer cinema season is getting into full swing, when the new slew of action / superhero movies starts being released.  One of the most eagerly awaited this year is the latest in the Transformers series – you know, those robot things, which change into cars and trucks […]

Scene Stealer: Dr Starr’s diagnosis – Asylum
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Scene Stealer: Dr Starr’s diagnosis – Asylum

SPOILER ALERT: You are advised to watch the film first before reading, if you don’t want to spoil the ending. The cult portmanteau shocker Asylum (1972) – also known under the catchier title House of Crazies – was the epitome of what the film studio Amicus churned out to great effect […]

NEWSFLASH! Dynastic ambitions
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NEWSFLASH! Dynastic ambitions

It seems Joan Collins’ much touted wish to see a revival of the super soap Dynasty – the show which revitalised her career in the 1980s, and made her a living legend in the world to TV and film – is to happen at last, though it appears without her […]