Author Archives: Simon Hickson

About Simon Hickson

Hello anyone reading this. I'm Simon Hickson. Known to some (ie. old people from the 20th Century) as one half of a comedy double act called Trev and Simon. I'm the Simon half. I try to make a living writing. It almost works.

Melancholia

The world ends in Melancholia. We know this from the start when a huge planet collides with Earth.  Earth comes off worst. But for some of its inhabitants this end may come more as a blessed relief. It’s a beautiful … Continue reading

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Wall Street:Money Never Sleeps and The Social Network

So, last Sunday, in town, I see there is a preview of The Social Network. It’s at 5.45. But now is only 2-ish. Nothing else for it; I have to see a film before. I think Wall Street:Money Never Sleeps … Continue reading

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Predators

So, Robert Rodriguez has grabbed the Predator franchise by its oozy dayglo green goolies and gone for a reboot; that computer thing where, when you’ve tried all the sensible options, you switch the useless box off, kick it, switch it … Continue reading

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Cop Out

I copped out of Cop Out,  the new buddy cop movie starring Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan. It’s directed by Kevin Smith, a man who, in his day, new his way around a wisecrack or two. But what’s gone wrong … Continue reading

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Who’s the Baddy?

So who wins? Harvey Keitel’s unnamed Bad Lieutenant or Nicolas Cage’s Bad Lieutenant, Terence McDonagh? Who’s the baddest? It’s not even a close call. The Bad Lieutenant- Port of Call; New Orleans (the full US title… catchy eh?) claims to … Continue reading

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Remember Clash of the Titans?

I went to see Clash of the Titans yesterday. In 3D! I wish I could remember it. I think I enjoyed it. Still, I have less of a memory of the original. It went something like this: Maybe it’s an … Continue reading

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Chloe

The erotic thriller. Have I scared you? Is it one of those genres, like the zombie comedy, where maybe, at best, there are two good films, and from that point on filmmakers should just stop? My two favourite erotic thrillers … Continue reading

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My Name is Khan

After seeing Sharukh Khan on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross and discovering that he is the biggest star in the World; bigger than Cruise, bigger than Eastwood, bigger than Bullock; and I’d never heard of him, I decided I had … Continue reading

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A couple of apocalypses now

If you go to the movies/pictures (take your pick… I’m old fashioned and tend to go to the pictures, though movies seems to sum them up better). Let’s go to the cinema. If you go to the cinema often you’ll … Continue reading

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Up in the Air

A quickie review here. I don’t know what to make of this film. I’m the one up in the air. The trailer could get you very excited. It’s a good trailer. But, after seeing the trailer for Clooney’s goat film, … Continue reading

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