Category Archives: Movies

The Boring Stuff

Sometimes it’s the boring stuff I remember most. So says Russell, a Wilderness Explorer (heck, I don’t know; think of him as a boy scout) as he talks to the other main character of Up, the recently widowed pensioner Carl … Continue reading

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Hither Green Cinema

I went to Hither Green Cinema the other day. Now, for those of you who don’t know Hither Green (and unless you live here you’re unlikely to) you may be thinking what’s the big deal; we all go to the … Continue reading

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Must try easier

Ok, the other day I said was going to see Up on Sunday. Well, I didn’t. I’m nothing if not inconsequential. But I did get a double bill in, and possibly the most distressing double bill since I went to … Continue reading

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Halloween II

After spending the morning at a writers’ meeting for a new show for Nickelodeon and then watching two episodes of iCarly I thought it was only right to head off to the pictures and see Halloween II. This is Rob … Continue reading

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Making a monkey out of God

Perhaps the most surprising thing about Creation, a film showing us the troubled mind of Charles Darwin leading up to the publication of his world-changing book On the Origin of  Species, is the very first thing we see. Film studios, … Continue reading

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Clooney’s loonies

Funny trailers disturb me. I laughed at the trailer for The Ugly Truth. Admitting that is an ugly truth in itself, though I feel somewhat purged. I worry that all my laughing will be done and gone by the time … Continue reading

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District 9

I thought I knew what I was going to get with District 9. I expected a sombre sci-fi movie; an allegory for South Africa’s hideous apartheid past. I didn’t expect The Office meets The Fly. I didn’t expect it to … Continue reading

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The Time Traveler’s Wife

“You have to swallow it whole, or not at all” said The London Paper (leaving me to no longer wonder why it’s going out of business). They were talking about The Time traveler’s Wife, the film that’s getting some people … Continue reading

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The really ugly truth

Everyone’s got it in for The Ugly Truth. I can’t think of a film in recent times that’s been so roundly bashed by the critics. I’ll stop and think for a moment… nope. Nothing. Not even Mega Shark Vs Giant … Continue reading

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The Informers

Everyone’s got it in for The Informers. And the chances are they’re right. But there was something about this film that meant I had to see it. Not just because I’ve got my cinema pass allowing me to see as … Continue reading

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