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The Canon of Cannon: The Breakin’ Trilogy

THE CANON of Cannon is a feature where we take a wandering look at the backlog of world-renowned trash peddlers, Cannon Films, and the work they left behind. This time, we examine the enduring cult appeal of three...

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You Mean You Haven’t Watched… The CW Originals?

THE OTHER DAY the CW made a bizarrely unprecedented move to renew eleven of its current original series’. Bear in mind that this is basically all their programmes confirmed to be coming back for...

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Only in the 70s: Shinbone Alley (1971)

THANK heavens that Animation Month is nearly over, but there’s one more hurdle to cross for Only in the 70s. To send us off for the month – and signalling the anniversary of Torments’...

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Film Torments: The Lorax (2012)

JULY is renowned for its animated films… right? That’s the theme for the month and by God we’re sticking to it like 3D rendering to a clownfish (or something). Drawing us in is Rich’s take...

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Only in the 70s: The Wiz (1978)

CONCLUDING Musical May at Film Torments is one of the strangest mis-steps in a respected director’s career. From the creator of Network, Serpico and 12 Angry Men comes 1978’s Motown-tinged retelling of the Oz story: The Wiz. I’ve...

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Film Torments: The Apple (1980)

CONTINUING Musical May at Film Torments, we’re taking a look at one of the most baffling, ill-advised and awful musicals ever set to film: 1980’s chop-shop disaster, The Apple. The Apple (1980) is a nightmarishly...

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Film Torments: Les Misérables (2012)

MUSICAL May continues at Film Torments with the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the Parisian sewers – that also happens to feature Torments’ first recurring director in Tom Hooper – Les Misérables (and his orchestra). Musicals and...

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Film Torments: Xanadu (1980)

HELLO and welcome, ladies and gentlemen, one and all, to a putting on of the Ritz. The theme for this Film Torments month of Musical May is… yeah. It’s Musical May at SCM, and we’ll...