Monthly Archives: September 2010

Buried (Review)

Fortean Times 268 For many – particularly, perhaps, the fairer sex – the prospect of spending 95 minutes trapped in a box with Ryan Reynolds is an inviting prospect. For a cinema audience, however, the experience presented in Buried is certainly … Continue reading

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He Ate WHAT?

Fortean Times online Aug 2010 Earlier this month a Massachusetts man was shocked to find a pea plant growing in one of his lungs. Sometimes, however, when strange objects are found lodged in a patient’s insides it comes as less … Continue reading

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Top 10 Weird Towns

Fortean Times online Aug 2010 News this week that southern Sudan is to rebuild its cities in the shape of animals and fruit; Chinese developers plan to construct an imitation Cadaqués, the Costa Brava port that was once home to … Continue reading

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Devil (Review)

TheShiznit Sept 2010 The well-documented declining fortunes of M. Night Shyamalan – last seen squatting down over your local Odeon and squeezing out The Last Airbender for your viewing displeasure – have reached a point now where the shamed twist-peddler … Continue reading

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Cyrus (Review)

TheShiznit Sept 2010 Appearances can be deceiving. Take Cyrus, the latest comedy from writer/director pairing Jay and Mark Duplass. Certainly, if one were to gaze upon its theatrical poster a number of seemingly telling points stand out; John C. Reilly … Continue reading

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Tamara Drewe (Review)

TheShiznit Sept 2010 A frequent idiom of broadsheet reviewers putting pen to paper on the subject of Tamara Drewe is to describe it as a more debauched variant of The Archers, something which is certainly true to an extent, tinged … Continue reading

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Furry Vengeance (Review)

TheShiznit May 2010 One hates to sound cruel, but when a film’s main assets are a paunchy Brendan Fraser, a gurning Brooke Shields and an array of ‘spunky’ forest wildlife it hardly screams ‘must-see’. The promotional material for this cinematic … Continue reading

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