Anime Review – Is The Order A Rabbit? Season 1 Collection

Is The Order A Rabbit? Season 1 Collection (Cert 12) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 291 minutes approx. Release Date: September 13th In the wrong hands, cute girls doing cute things could be a salacious and prurient way to describe a piece of work so let’s be thankful anime is beyond such cheap, … Continue reading Anime Review – Is The Order A Rabbit? Season 1 Collection

Movie Review – The Pure Hell Of St Trinian’s

The Pure Hell Of St Trinian's UK (1960) Dir. Frank Launder In Blue Murder At St. Trinian's, the second film in the series based on the cartoon strip by Ronald Searle, the ghastly girls of the titular school ran riot across Europe. With world domination assuredly not far behind, this time they set their sights … Continue reading Movie Review – The Pure Hell Of St Trinian’s

Movie Review – Blue Murder At St. Trinian’s

Blue Murder At St. Trinian's UK (1957) Dir. Frank Launder One the key things about comedy films is how they are the easiest genre to suspend disbelief for, otherwise we’d never enjoy them. Take the St. Trinian's series for example - with its reputation as the worst run, least performing, and most troublesome school in … Continue reading Movie Review – Blue Murder At St. Trinian’s

Movie Review – The Belles Of St. Trinian’s

The Belles Of St. Trinian's UK (1954) Dir. Frank Launder You know that 19th century nursery rhyme which postulates “Sugar and spice and all things nice/That's what little girls are made of”? I bet the writer of this ditty would have been eating his words if he ever heard of the girls attending a certain … Continue reading Movie Review – The Belles Of St. Trinian’s

Anime Review – Rosario + Vampire Complete Collection

Rosario + Vampire Complete Collection (Cert 15) 4 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 645 minutes approx. Release Date: August 9th This Blu-ray reissue of the fan service heavy fantasy harem comedy compiles both series of Rosario + Vampire into one handy box set. Aside from an upgraded HD transfer there is nothing else that … Continue reading Anime Review – Rosario + Vampire Complete Collection

Movie Review – The Producers

The Producers US (1967) Dir. Mel Brooks "I was so careful... I picked the wrong play, the wrong director, the wrong cast... where did I go right?" We can only hope that nobody tried to emulate the scam as perpetrated in this classic comedy from Mel Brooks, although there have been many cases of con … Continue reading Movie Review – The Producers

Movie Review – Irma la Douce

Irma la Douce US (1963) Dir. Billy Wilder Okay, so you meet a nice girl and think she is the one, except she has a job that isn’t so nice and you’d rather she gave it up, but she doesn’t want to because it is her way of life. So, how do you go about … Continue reading Movie Review – Irma la Douce

Movie Review – Blazing Saddles

Blazing Saddles US (1974) Dir. Mel Brooks Mel Brooks turned 95 the other day and to celebrate the BBC showed two of his classic films which I first saw many moons ago. This gave me the chance to watch them again and re-evaluate them through a more mature and critical eye as opposed to just … Continue reading Movie Review – Blazing Saddles

Movie Review – A Fish Called Wanda

A Fish Called Wanda UK (1988) Dir. Charles Crichton Like most people my age, I saw this film when it came out but only saw the “classic” scenes in the ensuing years, so this was a rewatch of the full film after 33 years. It’s nice to see those clips in context again as well … Continue reading Movie Review – A Fish Called Wanda

Movie Review – The Dude In Me (Naeanui Geunom)

The Dude In Me (Naeanui Geunom) Korea (2019) Dir. Kang Hyo-Jin Those of us who aren’t the most dynamic, good looking, or adept at physical activities long to be imbued with these skills if we see how cool those who do possess them are. It would be nice to wake up and be a different … Continue reading Movie Review – The Dude In Me (Naeanui Geunom)