Mr Flaxton-Buoys (right) was speaking at the 67th St Annes Film Festival last night, and said: "For too long we have sat back and watched the word 'tripe' being used in the media in a negative and derogatory manner. With the help of a grant from East Lancashire Borough Council regeneration team, we are setting up a unit that will scour the media and issue immediate rebuttals."
Mr Tookey is no stranger to denigrating tripe. In 2011, he described The Smurfs: 3D as "103 minutes of utter tripe."
"We know that neither Hangover III or The Smurfs: 3D are great films. But there's no need to compare them to tripe," said Mr Flaxton-Buoys, "If Mr Tookey wants a benchmark for rubbish films, he could do worse than examine Dr Derek Ripley's fine book on the Lost Films of 20th Century Spatchcock."