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The Films That Made Me: The Marx Brothers’ Duck Soup (1933, USA)

The Films That Made Me: The Marx Brothers’ Duck Soup (1933, USA)

Duck Soup is a 1933 pre-Code Marx Brothers film universally acknowledged as a comedy classic. It’s a movie which ridicules the leader of a country whose narcissism and rivalry manages to horrify, amuse or infuriate the international community and pushes him to create division and conflict.

Hmm… I guess some topics are simply evergreen. Yet, like so many film ‘classics’ Duck Soup hasn’t necessarily been viewed by people who consider themselves cinephiles, comedy fans or movie buffs.

“War is swell…when the Marx Brothers are in it. They’ll be out of the trenches by Christmas…if the food doesn’t improve!”

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The Worst Horror Films of the Decade: Part 2 (2015-2019)

The Worst Horror Films of the Decade: Part 2 (2015-2019)

Are you ready for more of the worst of the worst? Yes, the process of compiling this subjective list has been self-inflicted, but I needed my own personal purge. So, without further ado, here are the worst horror movies of the decade; from 2015 to 2019.

“Transcend your expectations.”

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Anna and the Apocalypse (2017, UK) Review

Anna and the Apocalypse (2017, UK) Review

A Zombie Christmas Musical… Anna and the Apocalypse has it all, and no doubt that’s why it took 6 years to make after the release of the short film Zombie Musical. Sadly one of the writers (Ryan McHenry) died before this 2017 Scottish film was released and it never received a UK cinema run. So unless you are a fan of the genre who travels to independent festivals you may never have heard of it. But, you should do. The zombies and special effects are great with plenty of gore and some really interesting fight scenes; particularly in the bowling alley which is where my favourite kill takes place.

“She’ll Slash. She’ll Stab. She’ll Sing.”

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The Tromathon of Horror! 8 Straight Days of Troma’s Finest Horror Films at the Film Noir Cinema in Brooklyn, NYC (15th-22nd October)

The Tromathon of Horror! 8 Straight Days of Troma's Finest Horror Films at the Film Noir Cinema in Brooklyn (15th-22nd October)

Troma Entertainment proudly presents the Tromathon of Horror! 8 straight days of Troma’s finest horror films, at the Film Noir Cinema in Brooklyn, NYC from 15th-22nd October. Starting with 1983’s body snatching slasher, Frightmare, featuring the film debut of Jeffery Combs, and ending with Lloyd Kaufman’s 2006 musical TROMAsterpiece of horror, Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead! On October 19th at 9 PM, the multi-talented Brandon Bassham will be in attendance for a special Q&A on during a TROMA-tic double screening of his hit films, The Slashening and Fear Town, USA!

“Eight days and nights of relentless terror. Who will survive?”

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Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s Savagely Hilarious CANNIBAL! THE MUSICAL Screening on September 27th at 11 PM at The PIT in NYC!

Trey Parker and Matt Stone's Savagely Hilarious CANNIBAL! THE MUSICAL Screening on September 27th at 11 PM at The PIT in NYC!

Troma Entertainment will be presenting an exclusive, one night only screening of Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s savagely hilarious and brilliant Cannibal! The Musical on September 27th at 11:00 PM at the The PIT in NYC. Before Orgazmo and BASEketball, the genius minds that brought viewers South Park teamed with Troma Entertainment to make the goriest, most laugh inducing musical comedy to never hit broadway! Cannibal! The Musical is the true story of the only person convicted of cannibalism in America – Alfred Packer.

“All Singing! All Dancing! All Flesh Eating!”

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Wild Wild West: The Kid and the Best of Real-Life Gunslingers on Screen

Wild Wild West: The Kid and the Best of Real-Life Gunslingers on Screen

Jesse James. Billy the Kid. Calamity Jane – the Old West has a rich and iconic history that immediately conjures up the names of the cowboys and outlaws who roamed the plains of the American Frontier in the late nineteenth century. Join us as we look down the barrel of the gun at six of Hollywood’s best movies about the gunslingers of the Ol’ Wild West!

“It only matters the story they tell when you’re gone!”

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Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970, USA)

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970, USA)

It would not be an exaggeration to call Beyond the Valley of the Dolls one of the strangest movies ever produced. Looking to cash in on Jacqueline Susann’s deliciously trashy novel (and subsequent trashy big studio film) the movie is by turns funny, amateurish, gross, distasteful, misogynistic, exploitative and brilliant.

There are so many back-stories and interesting behind the camera plot-lines that Russ Meyer himself would be hard pressed to invent similar tales. Distinguished film critic Roger Ebert helped write the screenplay, surprising because, while Ebert would praise [the] occasional exploitation film, he generally held a dim view of horror and slasher cinema.

“This is not a sequel. There has never been anything like it!”

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COMET TV: Tank Girl and Cult Classic Swag Giveaway

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“Oh, I’m gonna hit you so hard, your children will be born bruised!” I’m too young for this shit! So, listen… Comet TV and Attack from Planet B are hitting one randomly chosen person with the opportunity to win Tank Girl and other cult classic swag…so it ain’t all bad. “Look, it’s been swell, but the swelling’s gone down.”

Competition ends Thursday, January 4th 2018

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David Bowie Day at Liverpool Small Cinema

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In the United Kingdom, Liverpool Small Cinema presents David Bowie Day on Sunday 8th January! It’s Bowie’s birthday and we miss him so, so let’s DANCE and celebrate the man, the music and the magic.

“I’m an instant star. Just add water and stir.”

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