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  • Ferdinand


    Yesterday I realised that we hadn’t taken La Serpiente to the cinema at all this year, and decided to rectify this omission. There were two reasonably child-friendly films on offer: Pixar’s Coco, about a child travelling to the land of the dead, and 20th Century Fox Animation’s Ferdinand, about a very large, but quite sensitive […]

  • Gremlins

    Tonight, after a day of rushing to shops, trying to upgrade Tissy’s scooter with new wheels and inadvertently shearing a bolt off the axle, and then getting that fixed, and somehow managing to fit in 20 minutes at the climbing wall, we got the kids to bed, wrapped the remaining presents, and then put Gremlins […]

  • Bright

    Bright is a big budget blockbuster from Netflix, who you may vaguely remember as a company that used to mail you DVDs, then metamorphosed into a company that would let you stream movies, and then became a media producer as well as being the Blockbuster Video of the 21st century. Bright is a cop drama […]

  • The Last Jedi

    Tonight we gave the kids to our babysitter and went to the cinema to see The Last Jedi, the sixth-no-seventh-no-eighth episode in the Star Wars series.

  • Logan

    I watched Logan on the plane home yesterday. I did nothing exciting today because La Serpiente woke me up at 3am and so I’m not going to talk about today, I’m going to talk about Logan. Logan is Hugh Jackman’s last Wolverine film. I don’t know why it’s called Logan, because people keep referring to […]

  • Alien: Covenant

    Last night I sneaked out to watch Alien: Covenant, the nth Alien film. (Seriously, I’ve lost track how many there are now. Do you count the Alien Vs Predator films, or are they just too embarrassing? Does Prometheus count? Was there a film after Alien 3, or did I just imagine that?) This time around, […]

  • Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2

    We loved Guardians Of The Galaxy when it came out in 2014 so I was a bit worried that the sequel would be a disappointment. And indeed, some of the best jokes are given away in the trailer (Drax’s interactions with Mantis the empath in particular). The second film is a bit grumpier, less of […]

  • Fast And Furious 8

    Tonight we went to see Fast And Furious 8, a film franchise that seems to have attracted almost every bald-headed hardman in Hollywood. There’s Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham. No Michael Chiklis yet, but maybe all that yelling in The Shield was enough for him. It’s maddening to realise that there are now more […]

  • La La Land

    After John Wick 2, we watched La La Land. I wouldn’t recommend doing this in reverse order; very loud gunfights aren’t a great way to recover from a nuanced sing song about jazz and beautiful people. I’m also not sure, even with 24 hours’ perspective, whether La La Land is just a tremendous piss-take or […]

  • John Wick 2

    Tonight we went to the cinema to see the latest Keanu Reeves extravaganza, John Wick 2. For anyone who’s seen John Wick, this is more of the same: hyperkinetic gun fights with Keanu turning opponents into an obstacle course, bonecrunching, skull exploding nonsense for two hours.  The advantage of seeing this in the cinema is […]