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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 […]

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 […]

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 Grey Movie Review with bonus Role Playing Thoughts

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Its BAFTA weekend and I’m not expecting The Grey to be getting any nominations other than for film shot in the coldest location (and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy may beat it in that category too).  As is pretty obvious from the poster above it’s another Liam Neeson vehicle trying to find the ingredient that he […]

Underworld: Awakening Movie Review

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

If you know the original Underworld you’ve a pretty good idea what you’re getting here: Vampires, Werewolves, action, a palette of blacks & blue, a certain amount of gore, a British character actor of a certain age, a gut shaking thump to the soundtrack and, of course, Kate Beckinsale in that outfit. Yet for each […]

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

While Sherlock Holmes: A game of Shadows won’t be my favourite film of the year (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is still the lead contender for that) it’s one of my favourite action films of the year. One critic I saw pretty much said it was more of the same as Sherlock Holmes from 2010 as […]

Johnny English Reborn Review

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Johnny English Reborn is mildly amusing throughout occasionally managing to actually be funny.  More polished than the first Johnny English film and with far less reliance, thankfully, on toilet humour. The supporting cast do a good job of being the straight guy to Rowan Atkinson’s English.  Only the characters played by Tim McInnerny, Daniel Kaluuya’s […]

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