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 90 minutes in awe 90 minutes in awe by Thanos Kalamidas
 The Shootist: The Duke of DignityThe Shootist: The Duke of Dignity by Asa Butcher
As I sit writing this, the clock on the kitchen wall reads 1:43am; obviously, I cannot sleep. For the past half-hour my mind has been stuck on a film and the only remedy for this rare bout of insomnia is to write down these raging thoughts and exo
 Lights! Action! Stickman! #22Lights! Action! Stickman! #22 by Clint Wayne
Welcome to "Lights! Action! Stickman!" in which scenes from classic, and not so classic, movies are depicted through stick figures for you to guess the film. Enjoy!Feel free to leave your answer in the comments, so don
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 Lights! Action! Stickman! #17Lights! Action! Stickman! #17 by Clint Wayne
Welcome to "Lights! Action! Stickman!" in which scenes from classic, and not so classic, movies are depicted through stick figures for you to guess the film. Enjoy!Feel free to leave your answer in the comments, so don
 Lights! Action! Stickman! #14Lights! Action! Stickman! #14 by Clint Wayne
Welcome to "Lights! Action! Stickman!" in which scenes from classic, and not so classic, movies are depicted through stick figures for you to guess the film. Enjoy!Feel free to leave your answer in the comments, so don
 Lights! Action! Stickman! #13Lights! Action! Stickman! #13 by Clint Wayne
Welcome to "Lights! Action! Stickman!" in which scenes from classic, and not so classic, movies are depicted through stick figures for you to guess the film. Enjoy!Feel free to leave your answer in the comments, so don
 Lights! Action! Stickman! #12Lights! Action! Stickman! #12 by Clint Wayne
Welcome to "Lights! Action! Stickman!" in which scenes from classic, and not so classic, movies are depicted through stick figures for you to guess the film. Enjoy!Feel free to leave your answer in the comments, so don
 Lights! Action! Stickman! #11Lights! Action! Stickman! #11 by Clint Wayne
Welcome to "Lights! Action! Stickman!" in which scenes from classic, and not so classic, movies are depicted through stick figures for you to guess the film. Enjoy!Feel free to leave your answer in the comments, so don
 Lights! Action! Stickman! #8Lights! Action! Stickman! #8 by Clint Wayne
Welcome to "Lights! Action! Stickman!" in which scenes from classic, and not so classic, movies are depicted through stick figures for you to guess the film. Enjoy!Feel free to leave your answer in the comments, so don
 Lights! Action! Stickman! #2Lights! Action! Stickman! #2 by Clint Wayne
Welcome to "Lights! Action! Stickman!" in which scenes from classic, and not so classic, movies are depicted through stick figures for you to guess the film. Enjoy!Feel free to leave your answer in the comments, so don
 Lights! Action! Stickman! #1Lights! Action! Stickman! #1 by Clint Wayne
Welcome to "Lights! Action! Stickman!" in which scenes from classic, and not so classic, movies are depicted through stick figures for you to guess the film. Enjoy!Feel free to leave your answer in the comments, so don
 Pirate copies ahoy!Pirate copies ahoy! by Asa Butcher
"How on earth are you able to watch that?" exclaimed Dad as he walked into the lounge. The year was 1989 and the 'that' to which he was referring was a second or third generation VHS pirate copy of Tim Burton's Batman
 I want to believeI want to believe by Asa Butcher
 The Rat Pack MovieThe Rat Pack Movie by Asa Butcher
 Weird and Wonderful CannesWeird and Wonderful Cannes by Vesa Kuosmanen
As a film student I was all excited when arriving in the 61st Festival de Cannes. Eyes open for Natalie Portman and many more Hollywood stars; I eagerly went to get my Cannes badge. Feeling almost famous myself, nothing li
 The Missing Allen WrenchThe Missing Allen Wrench by Jan Sand
I've been in love with reading and playing with words since I was about five-years-old when I stopped puzzling out what was written on outdoor billboards and Burma Shave signs and got hooked by Dr. Seuss and o
 Art in Politics - Politics at 24 frames-per-secondArt in Politics - Politics at 24 frames-per-second by Asa Butcher
As America psyches itself up for another Presidential Election, I will have to familiarise myself with American politics via the Hollywood Handbook once again. Thanks to movies I am able to follow the political system of the USA a little easier
 No speeding busNo speeding bus by Asa Butcher
First off, The Lake House is a not a horror, even though the title certainly convinced me that it would involve mysterious drownings and unfortunate watery murders. The film is actually a romantic drama reuniting Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock f
 Fontaine of YouthFontaine of Youth by Asa Butcher
Following the recent passing of Deborah Kerr at 86 recently, it is warming to be reminded that there are still a few of the great leading ladies of the 1930s and 1940s remaining. Strangely, two of these surviving lea
 Stop the Press...Cut!Stop the Press...Cut! by Asa Butcher
It may be ten years, it could be five, but one day Hollywood will decide to film the Ovi story in a big budget, special effects laden extravaganza that will sweep the board at that year's Academy Awards. Thanos w
 Ed Wood for InspirationEd Wood for Inspiration by Artie Knapp
While living in New York City in my early twenties I didn’t have two nickels to rub together. It was classic Dickens, in that, “It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.”
 Buster Douglas in 'Pluto's Plight'Buster Douglas in 'Pluto's Plight' by Artie Knapp
Former world heavyweight boxing champ, Buster Douglas, stars as an FBI Agent in the independently produced movie Pluto’s Plight.
 What happened that night?What happened that night? by Asa Butcher
Urban legend says that when men watched this film in 1934 the sales of undershirts dropped by seventy-five per cent because Clark Gable was not wearing one. Whether this is true or not does not matter in the slightest because we are here to
 The Scorsese Snub - Ends!The Scorsese Snub - Ends! by Asa Butcher
Martin Scorsese is a directorial genius. He has helmed at least one of everybody's top ten films and worked with most of the biggest names in Hollywood. Following his win at the Golden Globes for directing The Departed and ten other d
 Borgnine's big breakBorgnine's big break by Asa Butcher
Long before BASEketball , Airwolf, The Wild Bunch and The Dirty Dozen, Ernest Borgnine made his big screen debut in From Here
 Yancey CravatYancey Cravat by Asa Butcher
When settling down to watch any movie from the late-20s or early 1930s, you must take into account social values and attitudes of the time, plus make allowances for technological inadequacies. However, when you watch a movie that won or was even n
 Satan in triplicateSatan in triplicate by Asa Butcher
Gregory Peck, William Holden and Sam Neill have respectively starred in each consecutive Omen chapter and the movie series is all the better for it. 317-minutes of Satan’s kid-raising fun is to be had thanks to the contributions from these H
 Catch a falling starCatch a falling star by Asa Butcher
Hello, my name is Asa, I’m 27-years-old and I am hopelessly addicted to The Princess Diaries. I watched the movie three times in the space of four days and I have lost count of how many times the DVD h
 Lights! Action! Christmas!Lights! Action! Christmas! by Asa Butcher
Do you remember the first festive film you ever watched? How old were you? Will you be enjoying it again this year? I was about seven when the animated feature Yogi's First Christmas was broadcast on British television and it has s
 Hitchcock's Ealing ComedyHitchcock's Ealing Comedy by Asa Butcher
During Britain’s post-war period, Ealing Studios became famous for a series of celebrated comedies that were satirical and reflected the quirkiness of British character and society. Some of the most famous titl
 Takaisin CasinolleTakaisin Casinolle by Riku Pyhala
“My name is Bond, James Bond.” Uusi James Bond saa jälleen ensi-iltansa. Tämän brittiläisyyden ikonin ja salaisten agenttien esikuvan
 Sprites, spirits, spooks and slimeSprites, spirits, spooks and slime by Jan Sand
I cut my first literary teeth on the usual big bright colored books, but quickly zipped into the available fantastic adventures available in the local library. I swept through Andrew Lang’s Blue,
 Where are you, Jason?Where are you, Jason? by Asa Butcher
Jason Voorhees' hockey mask has become just as much of an iconic image of horror as the fangs of Dracula and the bolt of Frankenstein's monster. He is one of the greatest horror figures of the 1980s, alongsid
 I like to wear women's clothesI like to wear women's clothes by Jane Eagle
«This story's gonna grab people. It's about this guy, he's crazy about this girl, but he likes to wear dresses. Should he tell her? Should he not tell her? He's torn, Georgie. This is drama. »
 Sexiest First LadySexiest First Lady by Asa Butcher
A free ticket and an intriguing trailer resulted in The Sentinel becoming the fourth film I chose to watch at the cinema this year. It was not a disappointing decision, especially considering how high my hop
 No flamingosNo flamingos by Asa Butcher
There was no room for flamingos, Don Johnson or even opening credits in Michael Mann's Miami Vice, the latest television series to inspire a film adaptation. For once, I did not care about Hollywood'
 Mummy for nothingMummy for nothing by Asa Butcher
“Death, eternal punishment, for anyone who opens this casket,” declares the curse. One minute later the Oxford educated brain is acting like a child on Christmas morning and has ripped it open. Cue: death, eternal punishment and anothe
 The Chicago wayThe Chicago way by Asa Butcher
“He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send on of his to the morgue! That’s the Chicago way, and that's how you get Capone!” Sean Connery delivers one of the best lines of the film that also sums up the gritty 1930
 It's not Moby Dick!It's not Moby Dick! by Asa Butcher
“What would be the scientific purpose of killing it?” enquires a scientist about the mysterious Jaguar Shark that killed Zissou’s best friend during the making of their latest documentary. “Revenge,” states our antihe
 Marvel-ousMarvel-ous by Asa Butcher
Marvel Comics have one hell of a back catalogue for superheroes and today’s moviemaking technology has finally allowed for some decent screen outings for many of them. In the past five years, the X-Men, Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, Dared
 Silver screen HitchSilver screen Hitch by Asa Butcher
One of the drawbacks of living in the 21st century is that you don’t get to see movie classics regularly on the big screen. Multiplex cinemas are happier showing the latest blockbuster than the films that are the foundations of Hollywood, bu
 Everybody loves GeneEverybody loves Gene by Asa Butcher
I had never heard of Welcome to Mooseport, but, as a fan of Ray Romano in the TV series Everybody Loves Raymond and the voice of Manfred in Ice Age, I felt obliged to watch him in this feature film along side the great Gene Hackman. The DVD cover
 Vigilante BronsonVigilante Bronson by Asa Butcher
“Is that a young Jeff Goldblum?” I exclaimed to my wife, while settling into the opening fifteen minutes of Death Wish. It appeared my observation was right, as a youthful Jeff played Freak #1 in his feature film debut and shocked me w
 Evil & deadEvil & dead by Asa Butcher
When I spotted The Evil Dead DVD in the store, it went straight into my basket. I had never seen it before and knew nothing about the plot, but its reputation had imprinted itself on my movie-loving soul. Never a fan of horror, especially the
 Spicing up historySpicing up history by Asa Butcher
Pepper...is hot and scorches, just like the sunSalt...is used as needed to spice up one's lifeCinnamon...is bitter and sweet, just like a womanMy experience with Greek films begins with Zorba the Greek
 RoboCrapRoboCrap by Asa Butcher
What was that? RoboCop arrested my attention and RoboCop 2 let me off with a caution, while RoboCop 3 was mere police brutality. It was the film equivalent of Rodney King and his encounter with some of LAPD's finest
 Fangs for nothingFangs for nothing by Asa Butcher
Over the last few issues of Ovi, I have been reviewing some of Universal's monster classics and it has been a pleasant experience. I take into account the fact that these movies are over sixty years old and the audiences expected something dif
 A screen orgyA screen orgy by Thanos Kalamidas
The first time I saw the film I was still a student and despite all the promotion at the time I really believed that I was going to see a historic film. Naïve? Perhaps but Roman history has always been an obsession for me and in the same peri
 Man in Black fansMan in Black fans by Lee Thorkhill
I am not a massive fan of Johnny Cash, in fact I am not very familiar with his music, but I went to see this biopic starring Joaquin Phoenix as the man in black. This is basically a love story between Mr Cash and June Carter with the backdrop of h
 My idiot HolmesMy idiot Holmes by Asa Butcher
In issue eleven, I reviewed The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and explained how refreshing it was to finally read the original material, upon which so many parodies have been made. Therefore, in this issue I coul
 Kong-sized movieKong-sized movie by F. A. Hutchison
I just saw the latest version of King Kong, this time with the American actors speaking Chinese-this in a movie theater in Shanghai! Talk about a movie-'koing' experience… This in a small 'room' with a huge screen
 Have a ganderHave a gander by Asa Butcher
I always remember my parent’s box of vinyl 45s in the lounge, especially one in particular even though I never listened to it. It was Joan Armatrading’s Flight of the Wild Geese and it was the theme song for
 Comb your faceComb your face by Asa Butcher
“Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night, may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright.”
 ROMantic comedyROMantic comedy by Thanos Kalamidas
In an issue about computers we needed a film, a book or something about computers and I don't know why I remembered that somewhere I have a film with a computer in love. I think what came to my mind first was the musical beat that was part of
 Buried treasureBuried treasure by Thanos Kalamidas
Have you seen all the Indiana Jones films and you liked them? Walt Disney is here to offer you an alternative Indiana Jones with a treasure hunter who is not after a mythical ring or a small statue lost for centuries, but a real treasure and the w
 Kinda scary-lookingKinda scary-looking by Asa Butcher
"Didn't you just love the picture? I did. But I just felt so sorry for the creature at the end," gushes Marilyn Monroe's character in The Seven Year Itch after watching the Creature from the Black Lagoon. I completely agree with
 McQueen of DiamondsMcQueen of Diamonds by Asa Butcher
'The Hustler with playing cards' would be the simplest way to describe this film, yet it would barely do it justice. Steve McQueen was the 'King of Cool' and there is no argument following his diamond performance in The Cincinn
 J.C. the movie starJ.C. the movie star by Thanos Kalamidas
Musical is a kind of theater that has existed for a long time and I believe that if they had found the name in ancient times even Aristophanes’ comedies would be called musicals. Somehow musicals beca
 Delightful De NiroDelightful De Niro by Thanos Kalamidas
Robert De Niro is one of these actors you don’t know if you like him or not. I mean his acting style somehow seems the same all the time. It’s like the man has a library of faces and cliché
 Time travelling mummyTime travelling mummy by Thanos Kalamidas
Watching a film made in 1932 in 2005 is like being in a time machine and that’s exactly how you should watch it. This film has nothing to do with Indiana Jones, MacGyver or the rest of the artificial
 Lord of the wrongsLord of the wrongs by Alex Cross
It was hard for me to review this movie without comparing almost every detail to the newer pictures directed by Peter Jackson but determined to at least keep an open mind and try to push the newer ones out of mind, I did watch it. And it was
 Luke, Mary and HitchLuke, Mary and Hitch by Asa Butcher
Cool Hand Luke and Mary Poppins in an Alfred Hitchcock film - what could be more intriguing? A spoonful of suspense helps the medicine go down, or at least it should have been a sweet experience, yet it left a sour taste in the mouth.
 Time travel twistTime travel twist by Asa Butcher
"You went down thirty years ago, pal. You just don't know it yet," declares an emotional Jim Caviezel midway through the film and I found myself swallowing the lump in my throat. Frequency is a different type of time travel film that
 
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