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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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Time travel trouble trumped

August 2nd, 2012 · 1 Comment · Life

Well I watched the sequel to Les Visiteurs tonight. It looks like the filmmakers also spotted the plot hole I wrote about yesterday and used it as the basis for a second film: Les Couloirs du Temps: Les Visiteurs II. Snappy title eh? I’ll put a break here in case anybody doesn’t want spoilers.

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Time travel trouble

August 2nd, 2012 · Comments Off · Life

I watched Les Visiteurs on DVD this evening, in-between the boxing, football, tennis and table tennis. It has been a while since I first saw it, which was on VHS and a much smaller screen. Last time round I enjoyed it but was a bit underwhelmed, possibly because I was expecting s much from it, […]

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Alerte générale!

July 30th, 2012 · Comments Off · Life

The fourth Taxi film (T4XI) came out 5 years ago but I have only just seen it. I thought the first film was brilliant and only recently re-watched all of the first three films but I had been put off seeing the fourth one. A large part of the hesitatance was that Taxi 2 was […]

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Battle Royale

July 23rd, 2012 · 3 Comments · Life

One thing leads to another. One night last week I watched Kill Bill – both parts. Watching that, and particularly the performance of Chiaki Kuriyama, led me to re-watch Battle Royale which she was in, and which led to Tarantino casting her in Kill Bill. It really is a remarkable film: Lord of the Flies […]

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