Tag: Jillian & Christa’s Great Blog Collab 2019

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Hairspray (2007)

We head to Baltimore this week to hang out with Tracy and Edna Turnblad, take on segregation and get off with Zac Efron. Yes, it’s the wonderful remake of The Sultan of Sleaze’s seminal classic Hairspray and everything is right with the world. Except the fact Divine is no longer with us. That bit sucks. Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a … Read More Hairspray (2007)

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Peelers

I sort of panic chose this movie because I’m disgustingly disorganised and I thought: strippers fighting tooth and nail against the infected? What’s not to love? Well… I should also DISCLAIMER this and say I got distracted a couple of times so this review might not be fully accurate. A small town strip club owner must defend her bar, her strippers and her life … Read More Peelers

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The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot

We’re back on our bullshit with a Free-for-all month, which if I’m honest is kind of my favourite theme outside of Halloween. This week we spend 90 minutes (and a bit) with one of the most elegant men in cinematic history. A legendary American war veteran is recruited to hunt a mythical creature. Sam Elliott • Aidan Turner • Caitlin FitzGerald • Larry Miller … Read More The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot

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Crooked House

Who doesn’t love a damn good whodunit? I love all the (mostly incorrect) guessing, the red herrings and the final reveal – it’s all so deliciously satisfying. But does this tale suffer for not having a stong central character à la Miss Marple/Hercule Poirot? We’ll see. Crooked House (2017) In Agatha Christie’s most twisted tale, a spy-turned-private-detective is lured by his former lover to … Read More Crooked House

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Daughters of the Dust

Costume Drama Month is going okay, if a little dull last week. This week’s pick however feels like a dream. It’s more of a poem than a movie – and it’s deeply beautiful. It also inspired some of the imagery in Beyoncé‘s Lemonade so make of that what you will. Daughters of the Dust (1991) Languid look at the Gullah culture of the sea … Read More Daughters of the Dust

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A Royal Night Out

This week’s movie could have featured in last month’s Based on a True Story month as well as this one, which is a really dull fact I realise. But it is ‘Inspired by True Events’ and that makes it pretty cool in my book, even if the overall product didn’t blow me away. A Royal Night Out (2015) On V.E. Day in 1945, as … Read More A Royal Night Out

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Lady J

This May we’re going to do costume dramas because we fucking want to. No other reason. I do love a good costume piece, I won’t lie. All those heaving breasts and swishing bustles – delicious. This week’s pick is no exception and looks at broken hearts, vengeance and pure desperation. Lady J (2018) or Mademoiselle de Joncquières (original title) Fooled by a notorious libertine, … Read More Lady J

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Frida

I thought we’d go out with a bang on our last movie because our Based on a True Story Month has had mixed results – and not one, but two appearances by my least favourite Franco brother. I consider this movie to be the Queen of all biographies, a labour of love (in getting the film made) and a remarkable story rolled into one. … Read More Frida

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I Am Michael

Two James Franco movies in a row? What the hell is going on in the world? Well, I guess it serves me right for messing up Jillian’s first choice and only being able to find a non-subtitled copy, rendering it useless. This was Plan B. I must admit I was attracted to the story and to Zachary Quinto‘s involvement – and this has been … Read More I Am Michael

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True Story

More based on a true story action in the form of this murder mystery starring a man I want to cuddle and a man I want to slap the shit out of. Let’s see if you can tell which is which from my words. True Story (2015) When disgraced New York Times reporter Michael Finkel meets accused killer Christian Longo – who has taken … Read More True Story

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The Polka King

Jill and I feel we didn’t cover douche-y men enough last week. God knows those middle-aged white boys need as much attention as possible or else they’ll just fade away – and we can’t have that. So here we are in True Story land, learning what we can about the real life Polka King and his nefarious ways. The Polka King (2017) Local Pennsylvania … Read More The Polka King

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The Dirt

April is now officially Biopics (or Based on a True Story) month, which I admit I only suggested so I could shoehorn in this movie this weekend. It’s been getting mixed reviews all over the shop so Lord knows what to expect. If nothing else at least it will be debauchery central up in here. The Dirt (2019) The story of how Mötley Crüe … Read More The Dirt