2019

*contains spoilers Filmmaker Larry Buchanan (1923-2004 collapsed lung) is feted for his bad movies and the worst of these are his Azalea Pictures. They are a series of eight movies, which were shot on budgets of about $30,000 each, starting in the mid-1960s. Produced by American International Pictures they were the first of the colour…

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*contains spoilers Name: PhilAge: 56 Occupation: Former Storeman Favourite Movie: Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1959)First Saw It: On television as a kid at home Starring: James Mason, Pat Boone, Arlene Dahl, Diane Baker and Thayer David. Plot: Based on Jules Verne’s 19th Century novel about a daring expedition to the centre of…

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*contains spoilers The Fan (1981) stars Humphrey Bogart’s (1899-1957 throat cancer) widow Lauren Bacall (1924-2014 massive stroke) well past her prime but worthy of the attention of a fan – like me! Released by Paramount Studios and produced by Robert Stigwood (1934-2016) who had incredible success with Saturday Night Fever (1977) and Grease (1978) along…

Read more Lauren Bacall’s Fancy Slasher The Fan (1981)

*contains spoilers Name: Josie Age: 69 Occupation: Retired enrolled nurse Favourite Movie: The Sound of Music (1965)First Saw It: I’m pretty certain my mum took us to see it at the movies at the local theatre Starring: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn and, of course, the children Plot: A Rodgers and Hammerstein…

Read more My Cult Movie: “I love everything about this movie…”