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Movie Ramblings: Re-animator

Studious hard worker Dan Cain and dangerous maniac Herbert West are reluctant housemates who become unlikely colleagues after the latter’s deranged experiments in re-animation get both of them expelled from medical school. Desperate to vindicate themselves the pair team up to try to replicate in humans results so far only achieved in animals with horrifically successful results.

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All the best mad science experiments are fluorsecent!

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Movie Ramblings: Interstellar

I know it’s a bit of a strange comparison but in Spaceballs, President Skroob explains his habit of running everywhere saying: “The ship is too big. If I walk the movie will be over.” Interstellar tries to take the opposite philosophy: many events happen at a more realistic pace and less concern is given to the overall film length. The result is a movie almost 3 hours long which doesn’t feel long, apart from about 20 minutes near the end that get uncomfortably cheesy and melodramatic. But the film does sometimes still feels rushed.

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Everyone grows corn in the future.

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Movie Ramblings: Mad Max – Fury Road

I’ve heard Mad Max: Fury Road described as a non-stop adrenalin fuelled chase sequence from start to finish. This kind of thing is often said about films like this and is often a well-meant over-statement but this was often presented by reviewers as a literal truth in this case. Fortunately this isn’t really the case and there are quite a few bits of slower paced stuff which are often really well done.

Just in case you aren't sure who the bad guys are, they like to dress the part.
Just in case you aren’t sure who the bad guys are, they like to dress the part as well as act it.

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Movie Ramblings: Rabies

The paths of several groups of people cross in a forest nature reserve with some unexpected and some expected results in this horror film from Israel. Firstly a man and a woman running away from their oppressive parents end up in the clutches of a psychopath. Soon four people on their way to a mixed doubles tennis match somehow get lost and end up in the same deserted nature reserve. Thrown in on top of this are two lecherous cops and a man and woman who appear to be park rangers.

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