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The KCMC is about to reach a milestone. We’ve posted 19 Kim Coates movie (and TV) reviews since we kicked off last year, which means that our next review will be our 20th.

So we’re throwing open this weekend’s review to requests. If there’s a Kim Coates movie or TV show that you’d like us to cover in our 20th review, either send us an ask or Tweet us on our Twitter account @KimCoatesMC.

We have virtually everything from Kim’s IMDB (plus one or two things that aren’t there) so whether it’s an obscure gem you’d like to hear more about, or a well-known movie you want to see get the KCMC treatment, get in touch!

As it says. We have a lot of Coates movies and TV shows. Tell us which you’d like next!

Waterworld (1995)


Spoilers ahead!

Kim Coates is so inextricably associated with Tig Trager now that it can be hard to imagine a time when Sons of Anarchy didn’t automatically appear in parentheses after his name in every interview and on every DVD back cover. But before SOA made him a household name, that position of privilege belonged to something else entirely. Because long before Kim became known as ‘that crazy perv guy from Sons of Anarchy’, the shorthand for him used to be ‘that crazy perv guy from Waterworld’.

The obligatory 'Kim with an A-list movie star' shot | Kim Coates in Waterworld

We’ve been waiting a long time to review this movie, and here it finally is!

how many kim coates movies have you seen/own???


Don’t know if I should be proud of this or not, but THIS MANY!

It doesn’t look like it, but there are seventy movies in those four purple boxes, which account for all but two of his films (which never got  released or sank completely without a trace) and the box at the side contains countless TV eps, including all but about six appearances on impossible to source old (mainly Canadian) TV shows.

I think strictlydancers and I are the only people, outside of Kim’s family to have all of this stuff in our possession. Hence why we started kcmoviecollective gotta put it all to good use!

And yes, I’m totally anal with the alphabetizing and separating movies from TV shows. I make no apologies for it! :oP image

I think there’d be something wrong with you if you didn’t alphabetise your Kim Coates collection. Isn’t that what all normal people do?

I’m too lazy to take a new photo so you’ll just have to imagine Late Fragment, Innocent Blood, Red Blooded American Girl and a few others.

WTF Sutter, literally

So despite queuing from 7.15pm (for a supposed 8pm start) and staying there until 10.40pm, neither I nor many, many other people got in to see Kurt Sutter tonight.

The first group of people basically stayed in there for two hours, and by the time a few of them dribbled out the rest of us had been told they weren’t letting anyone else in, despite the advertised promise of two sessions at 8pm and 9pm. Badly planned, badly organised, badly run.

So that was a monumental waste of time, but what really pisses me off is how Sutter is whitewashing it on Twitter. There were a LOT of very disappointed fans there who’d been waiting patiently for hours who went away with nothing, while people who’d been in the venue for two hours or more came out with photos, posters, SCRIPTS… and Sutter’s not acknowledging the shambles at all.

(Also, when I finally threw in the towel, I did it too late to get the train I’d planned to get, and had to endure the last train home, aka the Vomit Comet, which really lived up to its name tonight…)

Kurt Sutter London Thing #2

So there’s going to be this awkward moment at the Undefined Kurt Sutter London Thing (tm) tomorrow when, in a roomful of people who technically shouldn’t actually have seen any of season 6 of SOA, I’m going to have to not talk about the fact that Clay and Tara are dead.

Except I have a feeling that all the other hardcore British SOA fans there will be biting their tongues for exactly the same reason.


Kurt Sutter’s London thing

Anyone else planning on going to Kurt Sutter’s undefined ‘thing’ in London on Wednesday?

(It’s a mark of how starved we are for SOA anything over here that I’ve actually cleared my schedule and am telling clients that I’m unavailable for anything for the whole day. I don’t even like Sutter very much…)


OMFG! Why do I find him so cute in his specs?

strictlydancers: He looks like a librarian there….."Why is your motherfuckin’ book late AGAIN?"

Me: *dies laughing*

Fun with Game of Thrones

As a book reader, have been having FAR TOO MUCH FUN taunting miss-oscurita about who’s going to die in GOT.

strictlydancers: Well, everyone dies. I mean, by the point the books go up to, literally every main character is dead and you’re just looking at Others and wights walking slowly across snowy ruined landscapes.

miss-oscurita: WHAAAT?

strictlydancers: In fact by Winds of Winter only Hodor is still alive, and the reason GRRM hasn’t got book 6 out yet is that he has RSI from typing ‘Hodor’ because every chapter is a Hodor chapter which consists of the word Hodor 5,000 times.

The Poet (2007)


Occasionally, when we’re livesnarking Kim’s movies, we hit one that we know will be difficult to review. The Poet (2007) is one of those movies; not because it’s bad, or because we didn’t like it, but because it touches on sensitive subject matter. So in the interests of good taste, we’ll be leaving some of our snark at the door for this week’s review.

Get used to this less than savoury look, you'll be seeing a lot of it | Kim Coates in The Poet

We didn’t get to have a whole lot of fun reviewing this Second World War Kim Coates movie…

The Wonder Cabinet (1999)


This week we’re bringing you another rare and obscure find from the Kim Coates back catalogue. The Wonder Cabinet (1999) is listed on IMDB as a TV movie, but it’s not - it’s actually the pilot for a sci-fi series that was never picked up.

The not-at-all creepy Alvin Swissky | Kim Coates in The Wonder Cabinet

It’s quite hard to see exactly where they’d have gone with it - it falls somewhere between The X-Files and Warehouse 13, with a healthy dollop of medical body-horror. Kim plays the rather fabulously-named Alvin Swissky (two S’es), the mysterious and, let’s be honest, creepy custodian of Die Wunderkammer. This is the eponymous Wonder Cabinet - a collection of grotesqueries and curios, part museum, part freak show. Mutant foetuses, malformed skeletons, a severed cock in a jar - you know, the usual.

We especially love unearthing these supremely rare (and sometimes unseen) Kim Coates gems from the ’90s…