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Crow Killer

August 24th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Life

This evening I watched the 1972 film Jeremiah Johnson that I recorded off the TV a couple of days ago.  I had been on at some stupid time like 3am and turned out to be the deaf version – with a bloke in the corner of the screen signing.   I thought this might be a […]

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Lock, Stock & Smoking Pipe

May 18th, 2010 · Comments Off on Lock, Stock & Smoking Pipe · Life

Jayne bought the Guy Ritchie Sherlock Holmes film on DVD today in an attempt to wipe out the memory of the appalling mockbuster version we watched last week. The attempt was only partially successful, not through any great failing of the Ritchie film but because the other one was so memorably bad. Looking at the […]

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The International

March 21st, 2010 · Comments Off on The International · Life

We watched The International on DVD this evening and it didn’t really do much for us.  I picked up the DVD on one of those 3-for-£12 sort of deals, so at least didn’t waste too much money on it.   I didn’t know a lot about it but could remember Clive Owen being interviewed by Jonathan […]

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Academy Award Winning Movie Trailer

March 19th, 2010 · Comments Off on Academy Award Winning Movie Trailer · Life

Remember the Charlie Brooker generic news item on Newswipe?  Somebody has done the same thing for movie trailers… You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video

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It’s in Belgium

March 14th, 2010 · Comments Off on It’s in Belgium · Life

Jayne and I sat down to watch In Bruges this evening.  What a fantastic film that is.  Neither of us knew much about it: she didn’t know anything and I just knew it was about a couple of hit men hiding out in Bruges.  It was violent in parts, but absolutely hilarious. Bit of a […]

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In the Loop

March 8th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Life, Politics

I watched In the Loop on the TV this evening, so I have now seen one of the films nominated for an Oscar today.  I saw it the way most of the Academy judges would have seen it – i.e. without having seen In the Thick of it.   Really.  Not only have I never seen […]

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Survive Style 5+

February 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off on Survive Style 5+ · Life

Tonight I watched a Japanese film called Survive Style 5+.  It is another one I got from Amazon’s Vine programme.  I actually got it last month but kept putting off watching: I never really felt in the right mood.  Tonight I decided to give it a try and found it to be a remarkable film, […]

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So that was 2009

January 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off on So that was 2009 · Life

Another year gone, another decade even.  I can hardly get my head round how much has happened in the noughties, and since I didn’t start this blog until halfway through 2004 I would be hard-pressed to remember a lot of it anyway, though I do seem to recall getting married at some point.  It is […]

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The most annoying thing about Halloween

November 2nd, 2009 · Comments Off on The most annoying thing about Halloween · Life

This is not where I bang on about telling children that for one night a year it is OK to accept sweets from strangers and the endless streams of  children knocking on your door.  That is easily addressed.  You can already put up posters saying ‘no trick or treat please’, although I think it would […]

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The gift that keeps on giving

October 19th, 2009 · Comments Off on The gift that keeps on giving · Life

I watched Goldmember again tonight.  There were a few jokes or references I didn’t get before because I have been catching up on stuff in recent years so there are some things I hadn’t heard of the first time round, though I probably should have. Prime example was in the Japanese sub-titles bit where Austin […]

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