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  • Tusk 2014

    ★★ Watched 14 Jan, 2015

    A couple of years ago Kevin Smith and his long-time producer and friend Scott Mosier were hee-hawing on one of Smith's many podcasts (SModcasts, he calls 'em) over what turned out to be a fake internet ad - how surprising! - for a lodger in a house in Brighton, UK; rent was free, provided the successful applicant dress up as a walrus for two hours a day and act entirely "in character" as a walrus whilst in the walrus suit,…

  • The Sacrament 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 11 Jan, 2015 2

    Patrick is a freelance fashion photographer occasionally providing shots for (real) multimedia news/culture giants Vice. Whilst shooting the breeze with his buddies, Vice reporter Sam and cameraman Jake, he mentions a letter he's received from his sister Caroline, a recovering drug-addict who had moved away from her life in New York into a "sober-living community" in Mississippi some time ago. In the letter, Caroline informs Sam that she is helping build a utopian idyll where she and her fellow community…

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  • Dredd 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 04 Jan, 2013 9

    About a million years ago (1980-85ish), when I was a boy, I bought a comic each and every week called 2000AD. And I loved it. I mean, properly LOVED it. The flagship strip in this publication was (and all these years later, remains) Judge Dredd. The titular lead character (his name, a play on that of novelty UK ska/reggae artist Judge Dread - who himself lifted the moniker from a Prince Buster tune - although there any similarity ends, absolutely)…

  • Chronicle 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 06 May, 2013 3

    Awkward loner Andrew (Dane DeHaan, soon to appear as Harry Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2) is invited by his more affable cousin Matt (Alex Russell, Bait, Carrie) to go to a party, to help cheer him up. Andrew has problems at home; his mother is dying of cancer, the cost of her medication has become prohibitive, and his dad is an abusive drunk. Andrew brings with him the bulky old video camera he's been using of late to document...…