The cruellest scientific experiment in television history has recommenced after a hiatus of nearly two decades. Spank The Monkey puts on his lab coat to revisit Mystery Science Theater 3000.
It’s 1986 week here at MF Towers, where sometimes the present day is too grim to contemplate and we allow ourselves a period of reverie in the past. The fun kicks off with Indy Datta on today’s anniversary re-release of Cocoon.
Today, MostlyFilm looks at a bit of upcoming telly you may not have heard about. Christian Torres reports.
Welcome to our new-look Friday column!
Big release this week? Well, probably We Bought a Zoo, but fuck me, look at the trailer:
Man quits job in dramatic fashion! Tousle-haired moppet jumps up and down and goes ‘Yay!’ Hoppípolla! ScarJo in a Christmas jumper! Matt Damon had better be playing an amnesiac assassin who accidentally buys a zoo, that’s all I’m saying.
In lieu of a MostlyFilm post, why not read this excellent treatise on the correct order in which to watch the Star Wars Films? No reason, I just happen to agree.
Or you could read a MostlyFilm post. There were four this week:
Yesterday’s Men, on Hugo and the Artist.
If My Calculations Are Correct pt IV, the culmination of an epic sci fi viewing project.
Mostly Pop, the month in popular music.
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, our review of the film.
Join us next week for screenwriting, man-pies, art and British Noir.