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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 […]

Argo Film Review

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Argo is an excellent new thriller set during the Iran Hostage crisis as the CIA attempts to extract six diplomats who escaped as the US embassy was stormed. With Argo Ben Affleck proves that his directing on The Town wasn’t a one off.  He has an excellent cast to work with including himself (as Tony […]

Skyfall

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Well it’s hard to write about this bond film without spoilers so I’ll try to keep this short. Bond returns to the form of Casino Royale for me with the latest film.  Stripped back to the bare essentials of Bond against the villain (and his many minions). The opening car chase/bike chase/gun fight/fist fight does […]

The Expendables 2 Movie Review

Friday, August 24th, 2012

It hardly seems like two years since The Expendables was in the cinema and now here all shinny and new is The Expendables 2. This time Arnold, Bruce and Stallone do more together with the added bonus of Chuck Norris. It opens straight with the best action sequence of the film.  After that it follows […]

The Bourne Legacy

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Enjoyed the Bourne Legacy tonight.   The Bourne Ultimatum pulled a high wire act with the clever play with time and the ending of the Bourne Supremacy.   The Bourne Legacy opens quite slow with a lot of work being put into establishing new characters and how they fit into the existing timeline.  If action is you’re […]

Designing 007 – Fifty Years of Bond Style at the Barbican

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

I went to the new Bond exhibition at the Barbican, Designing 007 – Fifty Years of Bond Style, last Friday.  The exhibition is broken down across three physical areas of the Barbican and built up from thematic sections like gold, gadgets, casinos and travel.  Each section is filled with a variety of props, costumes, concept […]

The Raid Movie Review

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

  Some films do exactly what the trailer tells you they’re going to do.  The trailer for The Raid (or The Raid: Redemption in the US) made it pretty obvious that this was a film where there were going to be: A crime lord. Violence. A 30 floor tower block. 20 Elite Cops. Violence. A […]

Safe

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Safe is a film that tells you pretty much everything you need to know in the title.  It’s like one of those dishes that used to turn up on Great British Menu where an ingredients done Three Ways.  It’s a Safely handled action film, in which Statham’s character has to keep a girl Safe and […]

Safe House Movie Review

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Ten years ago The Bourne Identity and its sequels redefined action spy thrillers.   The Bourne Identity is beef bourguignon. Safe House looks like Bourne.  Safe House smells like Bourne.  Safe House even tastes like Bourne.  But Safe House is missing that meaty Bourne texture.  Yes ladies and gentlemen Safe House is The Quorn Identity. Weston […]

The Woman in Black Review with Notes for Roleplayers

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

The Woman in Black is a solid attempt to make a classic ghost story from the revived Hammer .  The film making combines the best of the old school Hammer with 21st century production values.  It takes a classic approach to horror eschewing the slasher / blood and gore school of horror. The cinema I […]

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