The Wonderful Weirdness of Tammy & the T-Rex

In the months following the release of Steven Spielberg's world-conquering Jurassic Park, British director Stewart Raffill received a deeply unusual phone call. A man with a 'life-sized' animatronic Tyrannosaurus Rex and a million dollars wanted to make a movie. No script. No story ideas. And a miniscule time window: three weeks. Against all odds, Raffill made …

Pretty Vacancy: Watching 5 Fast And Furious Movies Back-To-Back Part 2

Lunch completed, it continues... If you've started reading here go back. Caught up? Good, because we're not stopping yet... 14:55 pm: The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) 14:59: Gratuitous upskirt-shot as the director's name appears. Looking classy already. Conspicuous lack of previous 'stars' involved in this installment... 15:00: Wait... are we in high school …

Pretty Vacancy: Watching 5 Fast And Furious Movies Back-To-Back Part 1

May Bank Holiday and the sun is shining. I live in the West Country in England. Outside are rolling green hills, babbling rivers, breezy beaches. On the air, seagulls ride thermals against cloudless blue. It's a perfect day. ...so, naturally, my housemates and I have assembled in the living room, drawn the curtains, and are …