DVD Review: Some Guy Who Kills People (2011)

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Some Guy Who Kills People DVD CoverDistributor: Koch Media

BBFC Classification: 15

Director: Jack Perez

Starring: Kevin Corrigan, Barry Bostwick, Karen Black, Lucy Davis, Ariel Gade, Eric Price

At first glance you would think that Some Guy Who Kills People is set to join the ranks of films with titles that say it all but it is really less of a slasher and more of a low-budget dark comedy. The film is about a former mental patient named Ken Boyd (Kevin Corrigan – True Romance) who works at the local ice-cream parlour and generally keeps himself to himself but he suffers from flashbacks of when he was brutally tortured by the high school basketball team. He is also continually ridiculed by his Continue reading

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Blu-ray Review: Porky’s (1981)

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Porky's BR CoverDistributor: Arrow Video

BBFC Classification: 18

Director: Bob Clark

Starring: Dan Monahan, Mark Herrier, Kim Cattrall, Cyril O’Reilly, Art Hindle, Chuck Mitchell, Nancy Parsons, Scott Colomby, Boyd Gaines

In recent years the teenage sex comedy has been measured by how gross the filmmakers were prepared to be, thanks mainly to American Pie and its food-based adolescent humour. But before American Pie set the benchmark for this generation and urged filmmakers to go more over-the-top and disgusting there was Porky’s, the late writer/director Bob ‘Black Christmas‘ Clark’s coming-of-age tale set in the 1950s that laid Continue reading

DVD Review: Bad Milo (2013)

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Bad Milo DVD CoverDistributor: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

BBFC Classification: 15

Director: Jacob Vaughan

Starring: Ken Marino, Gillian Jacobs, Patrick Warburton, Toby Huss, Mary Kay Place, Peter Stormare, Steve Zissis

Remember when horror comedies actually made you laugh and wince at the same time? Quite a difficult thing to achieve and not something that has been successfully done in recent times. A few rare exceptions aside – Slither, Infestation and Bad Biology immediately spring to mind – horror comedies try to appeal to a mass audience and end up being ‘ironic’ or something for hipsters to cling on to (**ahem** Sean of the Dead **cough, cough**) and claim as their own but never really give you that Continue reading

Blu-ray Review: The ‘Burbs (1989)

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The 'Burbs BR CoverDistributor: Arrow Video

BBFC Classification: 12

Director: Joe Dante

Starring: Tom Hanks, Carrie Fisher, Corey Feldman, Bruce Dern, Wendy Schaal, Rick Ducommun, Henry Gibson, Courtney Gains, Corey Feldman, Dick Miller, Robert Picardo

Playing on the themes of suburban paranoia that seemed to permeate a lot of dark comedy films that emerged in the late ’80s/early ’90s, The ‘Burbs sees ‘normal’ suburbanite Ray Peterson (Tom Hanks – Forrest Gump/Big) and his fellow neighbours Art Weingartner (Rick Ducommun – Groundhog Day), Ricky Butler (Corey Feldman – The Lost Boys) and the military-obsessed Lieutenant Mark Rumsfield (Bruce Dern – Django Unchained) wondering about the mysterious new arrivals in their street, the Klopeks. Never seen Continue reading

Blu-ray Review: The Last American Virgin (1982)

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The Last American Virgin BR CoverDistributor: Arrow Video

BBFC Classification: 15

Director: Boaz Davidson

Starring: Lawrence Monoson, Diane Franklin, Steve Antin, Brian Peck, Kimmy Robertson, Joe Rubbo

Every genre of film has what many would call an ‘underrated gem’- a great piece of work that never really gets the credit it deserves – and director Boaz Davidson’s 1982 film The Last American Virgin (a remake of his own 1978 film Lemon Popsicle) is definitely one that fits that description. A quick discussion with anybody about 80s teen sex comedies will always throw up the same few titles – Porky’s, Screwballs, Blame it on Rio, Class, etc. – but for some reason The Last American Virgin often gets overlooked by all but Continue reading