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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 on Time travel trouble · 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 on Alerte générale! · 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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New York 1977

July 18th, 2012 · Comments Off on New York 1977 · Life

Tonight I treated myself to a New York 1977 double-bill of films. I started with Saturday Night Fever which I recorded when it was on the Film 4 channel ther other night, and then continued with the DVD of Summer of Sam. Two quite different films about the same place at the same time. I […]

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They don’t make ’em like that any more

June 10th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Life

This weekend I decided to watch some of the movies I had recorded on the V+ box ages ago and therefore enjoyed a Don Siegel double-bill of Coogan’s Bluff and Charley Varrick. I would have enjoyed it even more if they had not been recorded from ITV4 with its endless advert breaks, but you can’t […]

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IMAX coming to Crawley – or is it?

February 23rd, 2012 · Comments Off on IMAX coming to Crawley – or is it? · Life, Technology

The local papers are making a lot of fuss about the Crawley multiplex opening an IMAX screen next month. On the face of it this is a good thing. At the moment there are only 19 IMAX screens in the UK, so it is a bit of a coup. The only worrying thing is that […]

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Cowboys and Zombies

November 13th, 2011 · Comments Off on Cowboys and Zombies · Life

Zombie films seem to be like zombies themselves. No matter how many you deal with there are always more poping up all over the place. Today I watched Cowboys and Zombies, which has been knocking around the house for a few weeks but which I kept putting off watching because it didn’t look like it […]

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Dirty Harry completion

November 9th, 2011 · Comments Off on Dirty Harry completion · Life

I watched the last two Dirty Harry films this evening, while Jayne was up at the hospital visiting Frankie. A few good set pieces. I had forgotten all about the Bullitt homage car chase with the radio-controlled car in The Dead Pool, Harry with his BFG in Sudden Impact and the boardwalk shootout. Really it […]

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Make my day

November 8th, 2011 · Comments Off on Make my day · Life

I decided that this week I would watch all the Dirty Harry movies from the box set – a maternal birthday present.  Yesterday it was the original Dirty Harry and tonight it was Magnum Force and The Enforcer. Later in the week it will be Sudden Impact and The Dead Pool and then I’ll round […]

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