Tag: Gremlins

The Gremlins Gag Reel

Directors love an in-joke. There are an awful lot of movies out there that contain the odd knowing reference, cameo or other visual gag. For some filmmakers they are as much a part of cinema’s language as dollying and panning. More often than not they are references to other movies from the work of the… Read more »

Cinema’s Most Disastrous Santas

What would Christmas be without Santa Claus? For kids the world over this chubby, jovial character personifies everything that children hold dear about the festive season. Namely, getting sacks full of expensive presents and eating until you pass out. Whether Saint Nicholas actually exists or not is a moot point, because anyone can don the… Read more »

Top Ten: Movie Characters With Fur

So, here’s the story. While we were chatting about possible blog ideas, my friend and fellow blogger Margaret Reyes Dempsey over at Conjuring My Musechallenged me to compile a list of Top Ten: Movie Characters With Fur. After we’d finished laughing our asses off I gave it another thought and decided to accept the challenge.… Read more »

Summer Movie Blog-a-thon: 1984

I was born in the year 1970, which means I was an active human presence on this planet through that entire decade. However, other than Star Wars, the better episodes of Doctor Who and a few fashion traumas, there isn’t a great deal I remember about the Seventies. So, when nostalgia comes calling for me,… Read more »