Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Way Back – a Peter Weir appreciation

There are several things that are guaranteed to get me to the movies and high amongst these are a) a film with awe-inspiring scenery and b) a film directed by Peter Weir. Not necessarily in that order. This week I … Continue reading

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Gulliver’s Travels – take a chance, you may be surprised…

After having dug out a van entrenched in ice, armed with nothing more than an ice pick, a cup of espresso and a shovelful of hope, I slid around the roundabouts of Oxfordshire today to see Gulliver’s Travels 3D. I … Continue reading

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The King’s Speech – when men are made kings

I saw an early UK screening of The King’s Speech on Sunday morning and it was a memorable occasion – not least because I had a ten-mile round walking trip to see it through knee high snow during Oxfordshire’s worst … Continue reading

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Love and Other Drugs – it’s chemistry

Love and Other Drugs was released almost a month ago in the United States, leaving the rest of us with quite a wait. Fortunately, we’ve had several weeks of accounts of rampant nudity and sex to keep us going. In … Continue reading

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Tron: Legacy – run for your lives

Today, I finally got to see Tron: Legacy after quite a wait. Having thoroughly enjoyed the original Tron back in 1982, in the days of arcade games and clunky computers, I was thrilled at the prospect of Tron and Clu … Continue reading

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The Next Three Days (could be a bit stressful)

With a free preview ticket clutched in my gloved hand, I risked icy roads and wayward drivers to take an early peek at The Next Three Days yesterday. This is another example of a film that’s been out in the … Continue reading

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Megamind – Good to be blue

After seeing Despicable Me the other week, I was more than happy to spend some time this week in the animated company of another evil genius – this time in the 3D shape of Megamind. From the moment that this … Continue reading

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