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Channel 5 launches "Inappropriate Films of the 70s" night

Funny story: Channel 5 launches "Inappropriate Films of the 70s" night

It's the decade that political correctness forgot - because it hadn't been born yet. Nevertheless the 70s were also a gentler time, when casual racism, sexism and homophobia were a part of every day life, and people enjoyed it. To celebrate the forti...

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Screening of Chinese smog documentary cancelled due to smog

Funny story: Screening of Chinese smog documentary cancelled due to smog

An open-air screening of a controversial Chinese documentary on the country's smog problem was cancelled yesterday, as the audience were unable to see the screen. Because of all the smog. "It's extremely frustrating", said the director of the film...

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Man's fury as he sees movie advertised at cinema before his pirate release is out

Funny story: Man's fury as he sees movie advertised at cinema before his pirate release is out

A man attacked cinema staff at Y Borth near Aberystwith in Wales, accusing them of blatent copyright piracy. He was expecting a copy of the DVD from a shady character at the local market the following week but was outraged by seeing posters everywher...

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Ban On Cinemas, Malls And Schools Comes Into Force In Small Floridian Town

Funny story: Ban On Cinemas, Malls And Schools Comes Into Force In Small Floridian Town

A ban on schools, cinemas and malls came into force midnight Friday in the small town of Overreact in Florida in what many are calling a "brave" move, others calling it "just stupid". Despite incurring the wrath of shoppers, movie lovers, schoolch...

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Al Qaeda's Number 2 will fund "Jesus the Pussy Whupped" movie

Funny story: Al Qaeda's Number 2 will fund "Jesus the Pussy Whupped" movie

BUMFUCK EGYPT (ABSNN) - The second highest ranking leader of the radical Islamic fundamentalist sect Al Qaeda has announced that he will personally fund the making of a new motion picture, "Jesus the Pussy Whupped". "Our budget is unlimited. This...

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Dr Zhivago Sketch

Funny story: Dr Zhivago Sketch

Phone rings. Receptionist (R): Hello. Customer(C): Hello, I want to see the doctor. R: No, sorry, you must have the wrong number. C: Sorry, I'll hang up. Phone rings again. R: Hello. C: Hello. Can I see the doctor? R: How can I help you? C: You said it was the wrong number just now. R: Ah. That's our new rigorous customer interface. It sorts out the serious from the t...

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Fall Movies Schedule Offers Unusual Fare

The Halloween weekend is one of Hollywood's most lucrative, but this year's batch of films leaves something to be desired. This list of Labor Day "blockbusters" was passed to me by an executive at a major studio. Plot summaries are below. PATCHES - Based on the heart-wrenching, tear-jerking, suicide-inducing blues ballad by Clarence Carter. Oprah Winfrey presents this mind-numbing tale of a boy...

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Lost British Classic Exploitation Films To Be Released On DVD

Funny story: Lost British Classic Exploitation Films To Be Released On DVD

A number of apparently 'lost' British exploitation films, originally made between the 1950's and the mid 1980's are to be released in digitally remastered DVD and Blu Ray format from Monday. The films were made using sets and costumes from bigger...

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More Stars Of Silent Radio

Funny story: More Stars Of Silent Radio

It is time once more to pay tribute to the stars of silent radio, those heroic pioneers who blazed the trail for all who followed. Indeed, it could be said that, without these trail-blazers, today's all-singing all-dancing radio would simply not be what it is. We are revisiting again those far-off days before modern full-colour, sound radio, when "digital broadcasting" meant splendid performers...

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127 Hours Shocks Norwich Cinema-Goers

Funny story: 127 Hours Shocks Norwich Cinema-Goers

A cinema has had to put up a warning sign after film fans passed out when they watched gory scenes in Danny Boyle's 127 Hours. The film tells the story of Aaron Alston who amputated his own arm when he was trapped by a boulder for five days. Bu...

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Avatar Special Edition Limited Edition Edition Second Edition Hits Cinemas

Funny story: Avatar Special Edition Limited Edition Edition Second Edition Hits Cinemas

James Cameron's 2009 blockbuster, Avatar, has hit cinemas yet again, this time featuring twelve more seconds of additional footage. The latest release, branded the Special Edition Limited Edition Edition Second Edition, is said to feature "Sigour...

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Real Life Star Of 'The Hurt Locker' Trial Goes Ahead, Opening Door For Others.

Funny story: Real Life Star Of 'The Hurt Locker' Trial Goes Ahead, Opening Door For Others.

After reports this week that a US bomb disposal expert has been given the go-ahead to sue the makers of hit Academy Award winning film 'The Hurt Locker', due to his 'likeness' being stolen for use as the lead role in the film, other people are lining...

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Odeon say Disney's Alice In Wonderland to late for very important date

Funny story: Odeon say Disney's Alice In Wonderland to late for very important date

The Odeon Cinema chain will not show the new Tim Burton, Disney version of Alice in Wonderland in their cinemas in Britain, Ireland and Italy because of a dispute over the timing of the films DVD release. The Odeon cinema group have apparently tol...

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The lure of erratic films

Funny story: The lure of erratic films

Tarquin Splint is Britain's most successful maker of erratic films to date. In 2001 he spotted a gap in the market and began casting for his first blockbuster 'Actinit', the story of the ill-fated White Stag loner who crashed into an iceberg lettuce and was drowsed. His reward was a place in the anals of cinema history and at his home in Beverley, I caught up with him to ask about his latest o...

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Revolting Nigel

Funny story: Revolting Nigel

A resident of Chipping Sodbury is mounting a one-man campaign against his local Odeon cinema in protest at the continued 'Knock Off Nigel' campaign being run in cinemas across the country.

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Wesley Snipes To Start Shooting New Jail Movie

Funny story: Wesley Snipes To Start Shooting New Jail Movie

Hollywood movie star Wesley Snipes is to begin filming today on what is probably one of his most captivating roles to date.

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Legendary Disney hero Bambi dies at 95

Funny story: Legendary Disney hero Bambi dies at 95

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Bambi, the beloved doe-eyed forest Prince whose early life was first documented in Bambi, A Life in the Woods by author Felix Salten before being filmed by Disney Studios in 1942, died yesterday.

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Spoof! Movie Destined to be an 'Art House Flop' says Terry Gilliam

Funny story: Spoof! Movie Destined to be an 'Art House Flop' says Terry Gilliam

Umbria, Italy (Reuterus) - Despite the heavy industry "buzz" surrounding The Spoof! motion picture project, veteran cinema director and Monty Python alumnus Terry Gilliam predicts that the film will end up being nothing more than an art hou...

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