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Tate Modern Switch Tower

Tate Modern Thoughts

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

First time at Tate Modern since the new Switch House opened on Saturday 9th July .  There are many good things: The Members bar (formerly members room) is now usable on a Saturday. The New members room is spacious. The 360 views from the top of the Switch House well worth getting to. However there […]

Tate Britain - Pablo Bronstein: Historical Dances in an Antique Setting

London Exhibitions Summer 2016

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

So a quick personal review of things I went to in London last week… Serpentine Pavilion 2016 Serpentine Pavilion 2016 (photo above) which is extremely cool. For first time this year there are the four summer houses elsewhere in the park which were smaller but also interesting.  I’ll probably do separate posts about these when […]

7th Sea 2nd Edition Kickstarter

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

I’m not good at picking favourites. Don’t ask me to pick my favourite book, film or TV show. You’ll get a list. This holds true for Role Playing Games with D&D Ravenloft, Conspiracy X, Panzerfaüste, Call of Cthulhu and SLA Industries all likely to feature (and yes I know Panzerfaüste is a skirmish war game […]

Book of Pahnl's a History of Us

Pahnl’s A History of Us Book

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

The book of A History of Us Book by Pahnl that I stumbled on with friends at the Herbert Gallery and Museum in Coventry in September arrived today and its really gorgeous. I’d wondered how the 40m long artwork with accompanying text could be broken down for the book – each page is a small […]

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation Poster

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation Review

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

This film is everything that The Man from UNCLE wasn’t last week. Its grounded in the franchise that its grown out of and has a clear respect for the original source even if much of the audience won’t have seen the 60s original. We kick off with an action sequence that has more to do […]

The Man from UNCLE Movie Review

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

The Man from UNCLE opens strong with a nice sequence set in Berlin – a bit Funeral in Berlin. It then strings together a series of well executed scenes mixing thriller and action to a climax. And then it tacks on a second climax. And then it tacks on a foundation story for UNCLE suggesting […]

Ant-Man Poster

Ant-man Review

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

I was a little nervous about Ant-man. While I tend to avoid reviews I’d seen some comments about it having a lighter tone than other Marvel films with more comedy in a bad way. I didn’t need to be nervous. There are funny moments in Ant-man but this remains a Marvel film in the same […]

Terminator Genisys Poster

Terminator Genisys

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

  Sometimes bad reviews can be a good thing.  Pleased to say I enjoyed this more than I expected based on the critics.  Nice mix of twists, spills and thrills following the chase format of the previous movies.  If forced I’d say this is probably the third best outing of the series but a lot […]

Mr Holmes

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Taken me a week to pull my finger out and blog about Mr Holmes. Went to see it last week. Enjoyed its rather melancholy, later life, all my friends are dead, bee keeping take on the great detective. The excellent cast (Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes, Laura Linney as housekeeper Mrs. Munro, Milo Parker as […]

A few London Exhibitions

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

Took a weekend trip to London. Here’s a quick round up of the exhibitions I went to. All the exhibitions have an entrance fee except where I’ve said it’s free. Useful + Beautiful At the Geffrye Museum – a small, single room exhibition including some interesting furnishings created in the last few years. My first […]

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