Weekend of Trash XIII

Well, with my baby daughter being born towards the end of last year I wasn’t sure when I’d next get a chance to get together with my friends for another weekend of watching the best and worst the annals of genre movie making has in store. However, my wife was kind enough to let me out of the house for a couple of days and my parents stepped in to...

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Weekend of Trash XII

This weekend, the guys and I got together for our 12th (written up) Weekend of Trash (backstory and previous write-ups can be found here – I, II, III & IV, V & VI, VII, VIII, IX, X & XI). With my wife expecting a baby in just over two months, this was likely to be my last movie weekend for a long time, so we tried to make sure we did things...

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Weekend of Trash XI

This weekend the guys and I had our 11th (written-up) Weekend of Trash (backstory and previous write-ups can be found here – I, II, III & IV, V & VI, VII, VIII, IX & X). We didn’t match the 7-film day we managed last time, but we hit double figures with 10 films watched between Friday night and Sunday afternoon. As usual we watched a...

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Weekend of Trash X

With the 10th Weekend of Trash (backstory and previous write-ups can be found here – I, II, III & IV, V & VI, VII, VIII & IX) we pulled out all the stops, with a couple of films on the Friday as well as a record-breaking seven whole films on Saturday. We got a nice range of B-movies watched and picked wisely, with the only real dodgy titles being...

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Weekend of Trash VIII

The Weekend of Trash is back for its eighth incarnation after a longish gap (backstory and previous write-ups can be found here – I, II, III & IV, V & VI & VII). We actually had another one in-between VII and VIII, but I never wrote it up – sorry! Anyway, we started early on the Friday this time and didn’t go anywhere on Saturday...

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Review: Dark Knight Rises

Director: Christopher Nolan Screenplay: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan Cast: Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Joseph-Gordon Levitt Runtime: 164 min. MPAA: PG-13 “Theatricality and deception can be powerful agents.” With those words of wisdom began not only the journey of the Batman, but Christopher Nolan’s remarkably meticulous and...

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MorePop: Batman – The Night of the Owls

“Beware the court of owls, that watches all the time, Ruling Gotham from a shadow perch, behind granite and lime. They watch you at your hearth, they watch you in your bed, Speak not a whispered word of them or they’ll send the talon for your head.”   When I initially wrote my first impressions of DC’s New 52 for this column, there...

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Countdown to The Dark Knight Rises: Rank ‘em [Christopher Nolan]

  Everyone involved with the third row got together this week and looked back at Christopher Nolan’s career to coincide with the release of likely the biggest movie of 2012, The Dark Knight Rises. Throughout the week, we’ve had (and will have) some pretty in-depth and thoughtful pieces surrounding Nolan’s films and Batman in particular....

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Countdown to The Dark Knight Rises: Retro Cinecast (Ranking Christopher Nolan)

                                   Since we’re all in Batman mode this week, I thought it might be fun to dig up an old discussion we had on the Cinecast a couple of years ago after Inception had just...

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Countdown to The Dark Knight Rises: The Many Faces of Batman

When Bob Kane and Bill Finger created the character of “The Batman” in 1939 to capitalize on the success of DC’s foray into superheroes with Superman, they probably had no idea they were creating one of the most enduring characters of the 20th century, not just in comic books, but in popular culture at large. At first a character modeled on...

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