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  • Pump up the Volume

    Pump up the Volume 1990

    ★★★½ Watched 24 Jun, 2015

    A late eighties vehicle for Christian Slater - inspired by the likes of Lenny Bruce a shy student becomes a pirate of the radiowaves, playing punk & alternative music as well as acting as an agony uncle for his fellow put-upon students. Same mould as yer John Hughes stuff - but with swearing & tits. Lot better than I thought it was going to be.

  • Flatliners

    Flatliners 1990

    ★★½ Watched 21 Jun, 2015

    Like a man who directs Aerosmith music videos just discovered an Idiots Guide to the Afterlife & a big budget just dropped into his lap.

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  • Roar

    Roar 1981

    ★★½ Watched 15 May, 2013

    It's practically a historical document about gigantic idiots. These people have a stupid, paper-thin plot for a film & decide to put $17 million, their gone-askew hippy minds & utterly stoned bodies on the line to prove that man & beasts with giant fucking teeth can co-exist. Which they can't. As this film proves.

    Reading the trivia on IMDb is like visiting Ogrish.com, the amount of people mauled & bitten on this film is frightening. The fact that the driving force behind it was…

  • Jaws

    Jaws 1975

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 21 Feb, 2013

    I watched this ON A BOAT! The Tall Ship in Glasgow, to be precise. In the hull, where it was cold and damp & we had uncomfortable chairs, I was sat right at the front with a crick in my neck & the film jammed at "we're gonna need a bigger boat" - but I didn't care! Jaws is my favourite movie of all time, this was my favourite experience on a boat ever.