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True Grit

As a child growing up in the UK in the 70s you’d have struggled to miss the original True Grit starring John Wayne and Glenn Campbell, such was the regularity with which it came around on the TV. Not that I … Continue reading

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

For me the doubts set in when The Hobbit was officially announced and it became clear that they were going to eek out a relatively short children’s book to three full-length films, and those doubts were in no way assuaged … Continue reading

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World War Z

What can I say? Despite misgivings arising from the book, which was pretty dire in my opinion, the film adaptation was actually quite entertaining. World War Z hits the ground running and rarely stops. The price of all this this … Continue reading

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Dredd

To be filed under ‘simple pleasures’, Dredd is a nice straightforward comic book adaptation that doesn’t try to be too clever or stamp it’s mark on the seminal comic strip I loved as a kid. The cast were perfect as … Continue reading

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Thor: The Dark World

Having got the whole how-he-came-by-his-powers explanation out of the way in the first film (which was okay if not all that special), Thor: The Dark World doesn’t waste a great deal of time and gets stuck straight into the storyline. … Continue reading

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The Cabin in the Woods

Somewhat over-enthusiastically billed as a comedy horror film, The Cabin in the Woods actually turned out to be neither in any great quantity. It was  sparsely populated with shocks and laughs, with the shocks being not especially scary, and the … Continue reading

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Iron Man 2

My, what a fine movie! Free of the shackles of having to explain Iron Man’s creation, and effectively allowing Robert Downey Junior free reign in a role he was born to play, it was further enhanced by a equally strong … Continue reading

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Prometheus

Another day off sick, another movie. It occurs to me that feeling lousy might be colouring my opinions, but I am normally very receptive to being entertained when ill, and generally quite forgiving as a result, so maybe not. Essentially … Continue reading

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

It’s been a while since I have reviewed a film, and that’s because it’s been a while since I have seen one. I try to ration myself where cinema showings are concerned, not least because they are so expensive, but … Continue reading

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British Sea Power: from the Sea to the Land Beyond

Appropriately performed at the Pier Theatre on Bournemouth Pier on Saturday 27th October, this event turned out to be a strong contender for one of the most interesting and engaging performances I have seen this year. Here’s the blurb: Indie … Continue reading

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