Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Avengers Assemble (not too shabbily at all)

Thank heavens The Avengers was renamed The Avengers Assemble in the UK. That way all my hopes and dreams for the resurrection of Emma Peel could be knocked on the head straight away. So with all my expectations adjusted, this … Continue reading

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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen – definitely worth catching

Not being one to let a bad fish eating experience immediately prior to this cinema outing put me off a film about salmon fishing, I am pleased to confirm that Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is not only not really … Continue reading

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Battleship – does exactly what it says on the box

Faced with a choice between watching a movie about salmon fishing or aliens blasting battleships, I decided to opt for the latter, fully aware that this could be a very noisy mistake. Nevertheless, I am drawn to movies about battleships … Continue reading

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The Cabin in the Woods – Spoiler Free Zone

I have a feeling that this review of The Cabin in the Woods will be ridiculously brief, not because there’s little to say but because I do think that very few films are so at risk from even the smallest … Continue reading

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Anonymous – Emmerich blows up Good Queen Bess!

Born and bred in Oxford as I am, it’s a shame that I wasn’t able to catch Roland Emmerich’s reassignment of the city’s most illustrious nobleman as the real writer of William Shakespeare’s plays when Anonymous very briefly brushed through … Continue reading

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Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists

When a film blasts off to the sounds of Swords of a Thousand Men, I am immediately cheered beyond all reason. Throw in some London Calling from the Clash and mix in a little Blur and Pogues and I was … Continue reading

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