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 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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Weekend of Trash VII

The Weekend of Trash is back (backstory and previous write-ups can be found here – 1, 2, 3 & 4, 5 & 6). The guys visited me for the first time, saving me the trip down to Bristol. We didn’t all get together until the Saturday, but I snuck in a trash-classic on Friday to make up for it. There were no horrors this time around, but we got plenty of...

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Weekend of Trash VI

After struggling to organise a weekend we were all available to get together, we finally gave in and a cosy three of us met up at Justin’s place to enjoy the 6th (recorded) Weekend of Trash (back story and previous write-ups can be found here – 1, 2, 3 & 4 & 5). After the last marathon’s criminal lack of VHS titles and inclusion of far too...

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Weekend of Trash V

We broke the rules a little for our latest movie marathon (back story and previous write-ups can be found here – 1, 2, 3 & 4), for once we didn’t watch anything on VHS (accidentally more than anything – we had a bunch on our shortlist) and there were a couple of classic and decent titles that shouldn’t really be labeled ‘trash’....

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Weekend of Trash IV

I trekked over to meet up with ‘the guys’ last weekend for another one of our movie marathons (previous write-ups can be found here – 1, 2 and 3) and this session certainly didn’t disappoint. Easily our most purely exploitative lineup, this time round we watched no modern or respected cult genre offerings, we stuck solely to long forgotten...

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42nd Street Forever: Volume 1

Hello everyone. It’s been a while. Since I last posted on Row Three, I’ve spent a lot of time exploring the wild, crazy world of what’s commonly known as “Grindhouse”, or exploitation, cinema (both terms seem a bit overused nowadays, don’t they?). To this end, I purchased a series of DVDs, released by Synapse Films, titled 42nd Street...

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Weekend of Trash III

With my wife-to-be over in her home country of Finland for a week I took it upon myself to get the boys round for another one of our regular ‘trashathons’ last weekend (check out my previous write ups here and here). For the uninitiated (or those who can’t be bothered to look up those two links) these weekends involve pulling out our lowest...

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Exploitation Marathon: Humanoids from the Deep (1980)

We all have our guilty pleasures. I know I have a good number of them. For instance, I’ve been known, on occasion, to kick back to the gentle harmonies of Mr. Barry Manilow. Also, whenever I’m channel surfing and happen upon The Brady Bunch, I immediately stop my search. Well, it looks as if I now have another guilty pleasure to add to the list: the Roger...

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Exploitation Marathon: Cannibal Apocalypse (1980)

It was April of 2007, right before the release of the Rodriguez/Tarantino double-team known as Grindhouse, that I decided my knowledge of exploitation cinema was not all it should be. By that time, I’d seen a number of Pam Grier’s early films, and even had a few Roger Corman DVDs in my collection, yet overall my experience with this particular slice of movie...

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