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Category: Film

  • Star Trek Into Darkness

    Tonight we watched Star Trek into darkness, a film so laden with cheese it probably doubled the amount of cholesterol in my bloodstream. From beginning to end it was a mess of lens-flared guff.

  • Grabbers

    Tonight, after spending a few hours wrestling with data, while the rain fell down outside, I felt like watching a film. My wife vetoed The Orphanage and there was no point even suggesting Rec, even though they would have been good opportunities to consolidate my Spanish lesson. So instead I turned to iTunes, and after […]

  • Clerks 2

    Whenever I have a bad day, there’s always Clerks 2 to fall back on. Strangely, I’ve never been the greatest fan of Clerks, but perhaps that’s because it was shot in black and white, or because the torrent of filth it spewed went over my head when I was too young to watch it, whereas […]

  • Dazed and confused

    As part of our hypnobirthing preparations, we’ve been listening to a recording of music and positive affirmations designed to calm and relax. My wife is out like a light by the end, but twice now I’ve been unable to sleep for a,good two hours after the soporific sounds and voice have ceased. I’m sure that’s […]

  • Man Of Steel

    Roughly, there are two kinds of superhero origin stories; the kind where far too much time is spent explaining the hero’s background, and not enough of the action you were hoping for, and the kind where there’s so much action that you don’t have time to develop any interest in the protagonist. Man Of Steel […]

  • Things aren’t what you’d expect: Fast & Furious 6 and The Milkweed Triptych

    Yesterday we went to see Fast & Furious 6 (it’s been so long since the definite article was dropped that I hardly miss it now). This franchise has gone from a pleasingly mindless cops and robbers yarn, to an embarrassment, to a guilty pleasure and finally has morphed into something halfway decent. More than a […]

  • Indecent exposure

    On the flight home from London, I decided to watch films I probably wouldn’t watch with my wife. Perhaps unfortunately, they weren’t films any decent person would watch on a plane either.

  • Iron Man 3

    Iron Man 3 has basically the same plot as the first two Iron Man films; Tony Stark, the lone good industrialist, vs evil businessmen. Unlike the first Iron Man film, it doesn’t have the baggage of supplying an origin story. Unlike the second Iron Man film, it doesn’t have many more surprises available in the […]