Movie Review – Double Dynamite

Double Dynamite US (1951) Dir. Irving Cummings Coincidences are a bane of our lives, when they cause trouble and not good fortune. You may think you are on cloud nine as the result of something good happening whilst at the same time fate is dealing a bad hand to someone else. Trying to explain your … Continue reading Movie Review – Double Dynamite

Anime Review – Nichijou – My Ordinary Life

Nichijou - My Ordinary Life (Cert 12) 4 Discs Blu-ray + Digital (Distributor: Funimation) Running time: 626 minutes approx. Release Date: December 13th Japanese humour can be an acquired taste, which would explain why their use of more broader, base comedy especially in anime, works better for international audiences than the nuanced nature of localised … Continue reading Anime Review – Nichijou – My Ordinary Life

Anime Review – Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun

Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun (2020) It’s rare that I need to open a review by explaining the title before getting to the main discussion but this show warrants it, since the word” toilet” may put people off from watching it before knowing what it is about. So, please note that this series has nothing to do with … Continue reading Anime Review – Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun

Movie Review – Free Guy

Free Guy US (2021) Dir. Shawn Levy For years we’ve had films in which real life people end up trapped inside computer/video games - anime has been milking that concept for the past decade with no signs of letting up. Now, we have something of a twist on that premise: a video game character who … Continue reading Movie Review – Free Guy

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. 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 is new, whilst the … 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