Mall Culture, Reviews, Features & Nostalgia!

A good car chase is a staple of any decent action movie. Those classic cheek-clenching, noisy, high-octane cat and mouse battles between, usually, the guys for which we’re rooting and the fuzz. Now, we would say that around 99.9997% of such chases occur on the road because, well, that’s where ca...

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When I began looking at ratings and reviews for the classic Christmas movie ‘Jingle all the Way’, I was quite frankly shocked. It turns out that, according to the internet at least, it is not as beloved as I had imagined. In light of this, I could only reach one logical conclusion - the internet...

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The greatest thing about a Lifetime straight-to-television movie is getting the chance to play the ‘hey, I remember that actor!’ game. ‘Wrapped up in Christmas’ is stuffed so full of familiar faces of television past that you will think TV of yesteryear threw up over your television set. Thi...

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You would think that a mix of classic movies ‘Big’ and ‘Mean Girls’ would produce a fantastic movie. I mean, how could you possibly go wrong? Well, ‘The Hot Chick’ manages to go wrong; luckily in a way that makes it just about right. Don’t get me wrong, it’s nowhere near ‘Big’ or ..

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I cannot begin to describe how much Kevin Smith’s ‘Mallrats’ means to me. It was the very first time I saw people as passionate about Malls as I was up on the big screen, and it served to cement my love for Shopping Centres and their unique culture and characters. The movie was filmed in the Eden P...

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Aren’t humans just the worst? As if a horde of zombies wasn’t enough of a problem, they insist on bickering amongst themselves; invariably some idiot (no doubt out of revenge or sheer stupidity) unleash the zombies upon everyone. It’s kind of like a war film, where guns are replaced by the bra...

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Before MTV became mired in ‘reality television’ full of vacuous, obnoxious people you would hope to never meet in real life, they released some fantastic shows and television films. Starting in the late nineties, they were responsible for movies such as 'Beavis and Butthead Do America’, ‘Zoo...

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Malls and Christmas - what a magical combination. The Mall truly comes alive during this happy period, and even those who have not set foot in a Shopping Centre all year will brave the hordes and join the Mall festivities. Another major part of Christmas, for us at least, is the classic Christmas fi...

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Back in the 90’s, Cher ruled the Mall with her crew, Dionne and Tai; in the 00’s it was all about Queen Bee Regina and the plastics. ‘Mean Girls’ was released back in 2003 and was based on a book by Rosalind Wiseman called ‘Queen Bees and Wannabes’. Both movies are similar in their theme...

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In most cases, film Malls are given imaginary names in movies, whether they are filmed in real-life Malls or on sets. Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Jackie Brown’, however, is an exception. Refreshingly, we hear the name of the Mall - the Del Amo Mall in Torrance, California - loudly and proudly on multiple...

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