Movie Review – The Sure Thing —

The Sure Thing (1985)Written by Steven Bloom and Jonathan RobertsDirected by Rob Reiner Rob Reiner had just come off of his debut film, the hilarious This Is Spinal Tap. His next project was The Sure Thing, a teen sex comedy, seemingly very different from that first feature. Reiner decided to make it the kind of […]

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Film as History: Baseball Style — Joseph Thompson, PhD.

How many times have you heard the expression “the book is always better than the movie?” For us book and film lovers, we hear it all the time. Very rarely do I watch a film and think to myself, that was better than the book. In fact, about 95% of the time I have read […]

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Are we allowed to like Rocky Horror anymore? — Can someone please explain…?

Are we allowed to like Rocky Horror anymore? It can be a little hard to tell these days. I thought Buffy was still okay, but apparently it depends on to whom you are talking… or, more troublingly, who is listening twice removed. Lauding Gloria Steinem and the feminists of the 70s can get you in […]

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Movie Review – Better Off Dead —

Better Off Dead (1985)Written & Directed by Savage Steve Holland I turned four years old in the summer of 1985, so my memory of the year is foggy at best. What I know about this mid-point in the decade came from retrospectively consuming media when I was older. Back to the Future is probably the […]

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Top 5 Underrated Stephen King Movie Adaptations — befarmed.wordpress.com

Hasitha Fernando presents his top five underrated Stephen King movie adaptations… stephen-king-600×280 Whatever label you wish to slap on it- resurgence, revival or renaissance- there’s no escaping the inevitable cold-hard truth; Hollywood is finally taking the Horror genre seriously. Naturally, in the wake of this recent phenomenon, there has been a renewed interest in Stephen […]

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Stand By Me and counting the years — the ghost of 82

Quite how it had taken so many years for me to finally watch this film is quite beyond me. Its not as if I never read Stephen King stories or watch the movies based on them- quite the contrary. And yet it has taken so many years- Stand By Me was released back in 1986, […]

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‘1408’ and Four More Films For John Cusack’s Birthday — ScreenAge Wasteland

It’s John Cusack‘s birthday! To mark the occasion, here are five of his overlooked or lesser-known performances. Check some of these out! 1408 (2007) Often forgotten when discussing the best Hollywood adaptation of Stephen King’s works (and there aren’t many), 1408 is an underrated gem, highlighting King’s ability to inflict as much psychological horror as […]

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Film Review: ‘Ladybird’ — Not-So-Modern Girl

Welcome back for another film review! I’ve been wanting to watch this film for a while, and when it finally came onto Netflix I had my chance. ‘Ladybird’ is about a young girl going through high school. Set in Sacramento in 2002, the film centres on the daughter of a poor, working-class family, who is […]

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Film Review: ‘Clueless’ — Not-So-Modern Girl

Welcome back for another film review 🙂 As uni work picks up, I’ve been spending less time reading, and more time watching some films on Netflix, and ‘Clueless’ is one that I’ve been wanting to watch for ages, as I love films from the 90s. ‘Clueless’ is about a young woman, Cher, going through high […]

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