CELEBRATING its 30th anniversary in 2019, Cinemagic has launched its annual call for young film enthusiasts to take on the role of 'film consultants' to help programme a series of films for this year's festival which runs throughout October.
The Bodies Beneath REGULAR readers of this column will know that there's a wealth of beauty to be found in the deepest, dustiest corners of British cinema and TV history – bizarre, broken and bewildering as it may occasionally be.
CHILD'S PLAY (15, 90 mins), Horror/Thriller Starring: Mark HammilAubrey Plaza, Gabriel Bateman, Marlon Kazadi Director: Lars Klevberg RELEASED in 1988, director Tom Holland's slasher horror Child's Play brought to life a demented doll, which goes on a bloodthirsty rampage after a serial killer transfers his tormented soul into the benign plaything.
IN THE lyrics to Will Smith's Grammy Award-winning song Men In Black, which played over the end credits to Barry Sonnenfeld's 1997 sci-fi caper, the Fresh Prince raps, "We're your first, last and only line of defence against the worst scum of the universe.
"IF YOU'RE going to build a time machine, why not do it with some style?" This was Back To The Future boffin Doc Brown's rationale for converting John Z DeLorean's Giorgetto Giugiaro-designed stainless steel DMC-12 roadster into a nuclear-powered fourth dimension-smashing scientific marvel.