The Humongous Fungus Walks Among Us – Cinema Eclectica 227

The Humongous Fungus Walks Among Us – Cinema Eclectica 227

Hijinks with the international tax system! It’s not the most obvious pitch, but Steven Soderbergh isn’t the most obvious director, and he’s a cast of stars – Streep, Oldman, Banderas, Schoenarts – to sell you on this frankly insane premise. The result, “The Laundromat”, is out on Netflix – but were Graham, Aidan and Sarah buying it?

Off the Shelf has a gooey centre made of Sarah’s love for “Singin’ In The Rain”, Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly’s timeless musical comedy, back in a cinema near you. Surrounding it are two black comedies from Criterion UK. First, Graham finds nothing to sniff at in John Waters’s scratch-n-sniff spoof “Polyester”, then Aidan doesn’t pan Paul Bartel’s “Eating Raoul”. Look, the puns aren’t as good as usual this week, we know that. But the Tab Hunter trivia is through the roof!

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Co-founder of The Geek Show Podcast Network. Chief Editor and Executive Producer of, and tangentially overburdened host/co-presenter of several shows on the network. When I'm not engaged in production, journalistic shenanigans or the quagmire that is media criticism I watch movies, interesting TV shows and anime, I also enjoy the arts (you know, classical music and stuff), write many, many things, play and collect a lot of video games, read lots of manga, comics and books, and generally enjoy wallowing in the mass of entertainment media like a hippo in mud. I can also cook.

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