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Favourite films

August 16th, 2016 · Comments Off · Life

The current trend on Twitter is for people to list their seven favourite films using the hashtag #fav7films. I wonder if anybody has yet posted this: Police Academy Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment Police Academy 3: Back in Training Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach Police Academy 6: […]

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The Hateful Eight

May 24th, 2016 · Comments Off · Life

At the weekend I watched the latest Tarantino film, The Hateful Eight, which I had a slightly strange reaction to. It is not that I didn’t enjoy it but rather that I enjoyed it more in retrospect than I did at the time. This is partly because it is a very long film which takes […]

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Spectre

February 24th, 2016 · Comments Off · Life

Tonight I watched the latest Bond film on DVD. I had prepared for it by watching the previous Daniel Craig Bond films last week. It is undeniably spectacular, with lots of  things you would expect from a Bond film – car chases, boat chases, epic stunts, arch-villian set on world domination, secreat HQ for the […]

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Overthinking the Hunger Games

August 13th, 2014 · Comments Off · Life

Over the weekend I finally got round to watching the two Hunger Games films. I should have enjoyed them more, and if only I had remembered to do what I was told to at school I probably would have done. All the way through the films I kept wondering how on Earth actors of the […]

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Machete happens

May 4th, 2014 · Comments Off · Life

This evening I watched the film Machete Kills on DVD. What a strange film. I can see why it got so many bad reviews, but I’m not sure they are all entirely deserved because in many ways it is supposed to be bad isn’t it? It is either a pastiche of grindcore films, an homage […]

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Where does he get those wonderful toys?

April 7th, 2014 · Comments Off · Life

Right now I’m l’m listening to Prince’s soundtrack to the Batman film. I don’t care what anybody else thinks, but I liked that album when it came out and it is still good to listen to now. It got me to thinking about the Batman films, and thinking about two things in particular. Firstly it […]

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Harry Brown

February 16th, 2014 · Comments Off · Life

I have been working my way through Netflix while I am on the six-month free trial that comes with Virgin Media. The selection on Netflix comes in for a lot of criticism because it is not a place where you will find loads of recent blockbusters (about the only film on there that is both […]

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Eight Psychopaths

August 7th, 2013 · Comments Off · Life, Music

A good day yesterday. The postman delivered an eagerly-awaited package containing the DVD of Seven Psychopaths, and the CD boxset of Doctor Feelgood (1974-77 the Wilko years). Now I know that Wilko is not a psychopath, but back in the early 70′s his performances certainly gave a good impression of one. Good enough to justify […]

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For the hard of hearing

January 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off · Life

The other day I was going through the EPG on the TV and saw that Arthur Penn’s classic Bonnie & Clyde was being shown in the small hours on one of the ITV channels so I set the box up to record it. Tonight I decided to watch it. I hadn’t seen it since I […]

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Nazis at the centre of the Earth

August 23rd, 2012 · Comments Off · Life

When I saw a film called Nazis at the Centre of the Earth listed on the EPG I couldn’t resist it. The EPG promised subterranean robot zombies and the film delivered that, even if it couldn’t deliver decent acting, writing or special effects. Of course it could only be The Asylum that is responsible for […]

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