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  • Flirty Birdy

    Flirty Birdy

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    Tom and Jerry Project: 1940-1967
    Flirty Birdy (1945)

    Here, a hungry Tom catches Jerry and prepares him on a sandwich to eat, which is unusual by his point (by now they're normally just fighting amongst each other).

    Anyway, an obnoxious hawk (voiced by William Hanna) swoops down and snatches Jerry from Tom, who also intends to have him as a meal. When the two begin to fight over who has dibs on a mouse sandwich, Tom goes the Bugs Bunny…

  • Tee for Two

    Tee for Two

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    Tom and Jerry Project: 1940-1967
    Tee for Two (1945)

    Yikes! That is some ugly poster art. Looks like one of those covers for VHS releases of public domain cartoons (if you've got the stomach for it, this is what I'm talking about).

    Anyway, here's another sporting-based entry. Tom is on a course playing himself a game of golf, but as the completely destroyed course scattered with broken clubs makes perfectly clear, he's not very good at it. Then of course,…

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  • Mouse in Manhattan

    Mouse in Manhattan

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    Tom and Jerry Project: 1940-1967
    Mouse in Manhattan (1945)

    A huge departure from the usual formula this time around, and one that benefits hugely from it in my view.

    In Mouse in Manhattan, Tom is more or less completely sidelined, with the short focusing squarely on Jerry. Bored of his current life, Jerry leaves his country house to take a train to New York City, but not before leaving Tom a goodbye note. Upon arriving, Jerry gets himself into various…

  • The Mouse Comes to Dinner

    The Mouse Comes to Dinner

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    Tom and Jerry Project: 1940-1967
    The Mouse Comes to Dinner (1945)

    Chaos esures at the dinner table this time around. Mammy has prepared food for some guests, but once she's out the way, it doesn't take long for Tom to invite Toots around. Unfortunately, Jerry also wants a piece of the feast. Tom attempts to keep Jerry on a leash by using him as a slave, having him blow out his hot soup and carry food for him. However, it…

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  • The Thing

    The Thing

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    The Thing (1982)

    NOTE: This review has been edited and revised excessively over time to fit my changing style.

    Yeah, I'll always have a soft spot for this one. The Thing stands as one of my all-time favourite sci-fi/horror films. Hell, I'd even consider it the best thing that John Carpenter ever did. This was my first ever exposure to the director's work, as well as Kurt Russell, and since…

  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver

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    Edgar Wright has done it again.

    I've always been a massive fan of his work since the Cornetto trilogy, so of course that Baby Driver was on my horizon for a good while. I knew I'd love it, but my expectations were surpassed immensely. Action-packed, well-cast, and brilliantly-directed from start to finish, it pretty much has everything I'd want in this kind of film. It's simply a perfect example of my love for cinema.

    Anyway, a young man nicknamed 'Baby'…