Category Archives: TV/Movies

Review: Despicable Me 3, The Lego Ninjago Movie, Paddington 2

Three films that I’ve caught over the course of the year today, all of the child-friendly variety. Despicable Me 3 Trailer Life is all swell for reformed supervillain Gru (Steve Carell) and new wife Lucy (Kristen Wiig), living with adopted … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Guillemont And Ginchy

The British and French had made some gains on the Somme, but a substantial advance or major breakthrough still eluded them as July came to a close. In August, much of the British focus of the battle would to rest … Continue reading

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Review: Murder On The Orient Express

Murder On The Orient Express Trailer I’m not an Agatha Christie fan per say, but I have read Murder On The Orient Express, perhaps her most iconic novel of murder, mystery and subsequent solving. And I’ve also caught the few … Continue reading

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Review – Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok Trailer Two peanuts were walking down the road. One was assalted. Is this another Hail Mary pass from Marvel Studios? Taking a character whose being and stories were steeped in Norse mythology and Shakespearian overtones, and giving it … Continue reading

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Review: The Death Of Stalin

The Death Of Stalin Trailer Armando Iannucci, the undisputed King of political comedy, faces his biggest challenge ever with this, an adaptation of a somewhat obscure French graphic novel. Having successfully tackled and eviscerated the barely hidden realities of both … Continue reading

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Review: Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049 Trailer Confession time: I’m not a huge fan of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner. Maybe it’s the excessive length, maybe it’s the inevitable drudgery of the “Is he/Isn’t he a replicant?” subtext, maybe it’s how Harrison Ford is … Continue reading

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The Villain Checklist: Equal With The Hero

This should be a short enough one, because the implantation of it in some form is so obvious that is almost defies the alternative. We’ve talked about how the hero and the villain should be a contrast in some way, … Continue reading

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