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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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City Island

May 11th, 2011 · Comments Off on City Island · Life

I recently watched the film City Island on DVD, another goodie from Amazon’s Vine programme.   One of the real pleasures of the scheme is that it leads me to films, books or music I might otherwise have never heard of but which end up giving me much more pleasure than ones I have been eagerly […]

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Operation:Endgame

March 20th, 2011 · Comments Off on Operation:Endgame · Life

This evening we sat down to watch a DVD that Amazon kindly sent us – Operation:Endgame.   Having heard nothing about it, I wasn’t expecting much, but it turned out to be hugely enjoyable with some great performances, notably from  Rob Cordory Here is what I wrote about it:

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Mega Piranha

March 17th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Life

Conscious that I am failing miserably to watch more TV this year, I watched a few programmes I had recorded on V+ tonight, including the nail-biting quarter-final of University Challenge between Oxford Brookes and York.  After that I had a quick look on the EPG and saw that the film Mega Piranha was just starting […]

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Black

March 16th, 2011 · Comments Off on Black · Life

Last week I watched a film called Black.  I knew nothing about it beforehand, but really enjoyed it.  Plenty of action, and it didn’t outstay its welcome at all. Here is what I wrote about it on Amazon.

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The Expendables

February 27th, 2011 · Comments Off on The Expendables · Life

Following an afternoon spent haemorrhaging money at the opticians, we watched The Expendables on DVD on Saturday evening.  It is almost a dictionary definition of ‘star-studded’ and boasts a cast featuring Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Micky O’Rourke, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Jason Statham and Steve Austin.  An action film with some of the […]

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Revenge is sweet

February 21st, 2011 · 2 Comments · Life

Over the weekend I watched two films on DVD which turned out to be variations on the same theme: revenge.  Both are stories of somebody left for dead by a group of people, but who survives and returns to get their revenge.  The films were I Spit On Your Grave and 22 Bullets. Both were […]

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Dead Snow

November 29th, 2010 · 5 Comments · Life

This evening I grew impatient waiting for the snow that keeps getting predicted here and turned to the DVD for some guaranteed white stuff, in the form of the film Dead Snow. I picked this up a while ago on the strength of the cover. Not that it is a great cover but it had […]

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Fanboys

November 28th, 2010 · Comments Off on Fanboys · Life

This evening I watched a film called Fanboys on DVD.  This was another film I got through Amazon’s Vine programme, so the least I can do is link to their product page for it. The film is about a group of total Star Wars fanatics so keen to see the Phantom Menace that they decide […]

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The Crazies

September 11th, 2010 · Comments Off on The Crazies · Life

As I had to go into town anyway this afternoon to pay in a cheque, I decided to have a browse in HMV.  I came out with a nifty DVD of The Crazies, which has the 1973 original on a second disc. Watched the film tonight and really enjoyed it.  I suspected that I would […]

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