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Ricky D’s Favourite Cult Films of All Time: #13 ‘Slither’

15 August 2011 12:03 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »


Directed by James Gunn

Written by James Gunn

2006, USA

Gross-out horror comedy is my guilty pleasure. Among the best are Peter Jackson’s Dead Alive, Stuart Gordon’s Re-Animator, and James Gunn’s Slither. Essentially a pastiche of the zombie and alien-invasion genres, Slither features a 50′s sci-fi plot with gross-out gore making for an effective, even if familiar, horror film.

This tongue-in-cheek horror flick shows off first-time director Gunn’s skill for blending comedy and horror. Slither recalls Tremors, only with much more gore: its the best kind of B-movie, one whose laughs are just as effective and intentional as it imaginative gross-out-effects. More importantly, Gunn probes the genre’s cliches without ever mocking them. Slither is a labor of love made by a horror aficionado who knows his shit, and along the way, he subsumes an onslaught of cinematic references to genre conventions, from John Carpenter’s »

- Ricky

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Jenna Fischer Interview for "Hall Pass"

22 February 2011 8:25 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Jenna Fischer stars as Owen Wilson's wife in "Hall Pass." She's the one who decides to give her husband a hall pass in hopes of changing his roving eye. The actress was very sweet and silly in person. In this interview, we talked about:

*** What attracted her to making "Hall Pass"

*** The film's interesting themes

*** How did she prepare for the film

*** Fake chow, mental photographs, and the joys of Air Supply

*** Was the journey of making a Farrelly brothers movie all worth it?

*** What can we expect in the future episodes of "The Office?

*** Who deserve a hall pass, men or women?


- Manny

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12 dinner invitations you should probably decline

14 February 2011 9:38 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Regardless of their cooking abilities, there are some movie characters whose dinner invitations you should definitely turn down. Here are 12 prime examples…

I don't go out much, me, what with watching as many films as I do, as well as having a complete lack of anything resembling a social life.

However, I sometimes compensate for this by imagining all sorts of dazzling social occasions I could attend with my friends from the movies. You know, my real friends, the ones who I talk to under my Clone Wars duvet at night when I'm not scribbling poems for Carrie Fisher in purple crayon.

Being a healthy lad who likes his food, I often imagine these scenarios playing out in some fancy West End restaurant. However, as I lay there one night, imagining an evening at Le Gavroche with Jason Voorhees and Mrs Bates, I thought to myself, "Hang on, I probably »

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