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Nigel Honeybone

"Rondo Award Winner Nigel Honeybone's debut was as Hamlet's dead father, portraying him as a tall posh skeleton. This triumph was followed in Richard III, as the remains of a young prince which he interpreted as a tall posh skeleton. He began attracting starring roles. Henry VIII was scaled down to suit Honeybone's very personalised view of this famous king. Honeybone suggested that perhaps he really was quite skeletal, quite tall, and quite posh. MacBeth, Shylock and Othello followed, all played as tall, skeletal and posh, respectively. Considering his reputation for playing tall English skeletons, many believed that the real Honeybone inside to be something very different, like a squat hunchback perhaps. Interestingly enough, Honeybone did once play a squat hunchback, but it was as a tall posh skeleton. But he was propelled into the film world when, in Psycho (1960), he wore women's clothing for the very first time. The seed of an idea was planted and, after working with director Ed Wood for five years, he realised the unlimited possibilities of tall posh skeletons who dressed in women's clothing. He went on to wear women's clothing in thirteen major motion pictures, including the Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) and Star Wars (1977), heartbreaking as the remains of Aunt Beru. With the onslaught of special effects came the demise of real actors in these sorts of roles. After modeling for CGI skeletons in Total Recall (1990) and Toys (1992), the only possible step forward for a tall posh skeleton was television, imparting his knowledge and expertise of the arts. As well as writing for the world's best genre news website HORROR NEWS, Nigel Honeybone also presents the finest examples of B-grade horror on THE SCHLOCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW seen every Saturday night on Australia's Foxtel Aurora Channel 173." (Fantales candy wrapper)

Film Review: Dressed To Kill (1980)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: “While taking a shower, Kate Miller, a middle-aged, sexually frustrated New York housewife, has a rape fantasy while her husband stands at the sink shaving. Later that day, after complaining to her psychiatrist Doctor Robert Elliott about her husband’s pathetic performance in bed, she meets a strange man at a museum and returns to his apartment where …

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Film Review: Conquest Of Space (1955)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: “A team of American astronauts leave their space station on the first mission to Mars, but the captain’s religious beliefs may get in the way.” (thanks to IMDB for that elaborate synopsis) REVIEW: Hungarian-born filmmaker George Pal became an American citizen after emigrating from Europe. For seven consecutive years his short animations were nominated for Academy Awards …

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Film Review: Who? (1974)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: “After an American scientist is severely injured and scarred in a car crash along the border with East Germany, he is captured by East German military. The scientists use metal implants to save him. Once he’s back in the States, no one can tell if it’s really him, so an intelligence specialist must determine who is …

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TV Review: ReBoot (1994-1996)

Rate This Movie By the mid-nineties, Saturday morning cartoons were a blur of occasionally brilliant animated comedy mixed in with a lot of trash made to sell toys and merchandise, but one show rose above the rest for sheer novelty – ReBoot was the first show to be completely computer-generated, and it was set within a computer, turning programs and …

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Film Review: The Lathe Of Heaven (1980)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: “George Orr, a man whose dreams can change waking reality, tries to suppress this unpredictable gift with drugs. Doctor Haber, an assigned psychiatrist, discovers the gift to be real and hypnotically induces Orr to change reality for the benefit of mankind – with bizarre and frightening results.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: In the years immediately following the …

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Film Review: Steel (1997)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: “John Henry Irons is a weapons designer for the United States military. When his project to create weapons that harmlessly neutralise soldiers is eradicated, he resigns in disgust. When he sees criminal gangs are using the weapons that he helped manufacture on the street, he uses his resources and his Uncle Joe’s equipment in his junkyard …

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Film Review: The Interview (2014)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: “In the action-comedy The Interview, Dave Skylark and his producer Aaron Rapaport run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show ‘Skylark Tonight’. When they discover that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimise themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to …

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Film Review: Scanners (1981)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: “Darryl Revok is the most powerful of all the scanners, and is the head of the underground scanner movement for world domination. Scanners have great psychic power, strong enough to control minds, and can inflict enormous pain and damage on their victims. Doctor Paul Ruth finds a scanner that Revok hasn’t, and converts him to their …

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Film Review: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)

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Film Review: Master & Commander: The Far Side Of The World (2003)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: “In April 1805 during the Napoleonic Wars, the HMS Surprise, a British frigate, is under the command of Captain Jack Aubrey. Aubrey and the Surprise’s current orders are to track and capture or destroy a French privateer named Acheron. The Acheron is currently in the Atlantic off South America headed toward the Pacific in order to …

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TV Review: The Greatest American Hero (1981-1983)

Rate This Movie After starting his career as a television scriptwriter in 1968, Stephen J. Cannell created several dozen successful crime dramas from the seventies to the nineties, including The Rockford Files, Chase, Black Sheep Squadron, Baretta, City Of Angels, The A-Team, Hardcastle & McCormick, Wiseguy, 21 Jump Street, Silk Stalkings and The Commish. He was the cheapest writer on …

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