Why I Love

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  • Why I Love... Peter Falk in Made

    Movie Feature | Ali | 2nd July 2011

    With Peter Falk's sad passing last week, I thought it was about time I reposted this, a feature I wrote back when I was working on Hotdog magazine in 2006. Falk is of course better known as unshakable TV detective Columbo, but I always loved his character in Jon Favreau's Made, a kind of quasi-sequel to Swingers. Here's a few hundred words on why.

  • Why I Love... 80's Action Movies

    Movie Feature | Mark | 19th August 2006

    With the imminent release of Snakes On A Plane and the recent late night reruns of pretty much every 80's action movie ever made, surely the time is right to return to the Golden Age Of Bad Action Films. The problems with modern action movies are myriad, but, in short it comes down an absence of just one thing - and I hate to s...

  • Why I Love... Swingers

    Movie Feature | Ali | 16th September 2005

    Shit. Oh shit. She's looking at me. I think she's actually waiting for me to say something. Fuuuuck. Say something out of left field; throw her, keep it relaxed and funny, drag her into your own world and keep her interested. "Drag racing is awesome!" Fuck, I can't believe I just said those words to a girl. I d...

  • Why I Love... Vin Diesel

    Movie Feature | Dave | 30th August 2005

    Although it pains me to say it, times have changed since the glory days of the 80's, when Arnie and Sly were kings of all they surveyed. Our mobile phones have got smaller, our jacket sleeves have been reluctantly rolled down and we're only allowed to enjoy Duran Duran in an 'ironic' way. Saddest of all, our action heroes are,...

  • Why I Love... Kevin Costner Movies

    Movie Feature | Andy | 24th August 2005

    We all have dirty movie secrets, don't bother to deny it. Maybe you like watching romantic comedies when nobody's looking, or perhaps you harbour a secret love of MGM musicals of the 1940's and 50's. Maybe you even have a secret appreciation for the ass-clenchingly awful movies of Steven Seagal. It doesn't matter what your sha...

  • Why I Love... Bulletproof Monk

    Movie Feature | Ali | 29th July 2005

    It's not every day that I can claim to have seen the worst film ever made, but the day I saw Bulletproof Monk was to be that day. That's not one of those Comic Book Guy, Worst Movie EVER, instant reactions either; I saw it on a rainy evening some two years ago now, and I still feel the same about it to this day. The plot? Wha...

  • Why I Love... Christopher Walken

    Movie Feature | Ali | 14th July 2005

    There aren't many actors out there who could put the willies up you just by looking at you, but Christopher Walken is certainly one of the esteemed few - once he has his icy cold death stare fixed on you, you'd best start preparing your funeral arrangements. So powerful is the man's gaze, he can heal a scab just by glaring at i...