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Burkes and Hares

In From the Vault by John Tebbutt

How do you like your bodysnatching movies? Classy; sexy; or featuring 007 and Jean-Luc Picard? Does anybody remember The Bride (1985)? It’s a remake of The Bride of Frankenstein, re-imagined as a feminist parable, with Sting in the role of Doctor Frankenstein, and Flashdance’s Jennifer Beals as his hot female monster. Clancy Brown’s in there too, as Frankenstein’s original monster, …

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Pope-Up Video

In From the Vault by John Tebbutt

  – The Jeweller’s Shop (1988): This turgid drama was adapted (under “strict Vatican supervision”) from a play by Karol Wojtyla, who wrote it before he changed his name to Pope John Paul II. (I guess his parents weren’t named Mr. and Mrs. II after all….) Now, you’ve got to be curious about a movie that’s written by the Pope. What kind of fabulous …