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Tech Review: Optoma HD36 Projector

Tech Review: Optoma HD36 Projector

I don’t see the point of loving films and the cinema like I do and watching on a 40″ screen. 46″? Nope. Even 50″? Maybe in a tight room. 60″? Used to do it for me. Now? I’ll look in disdain if I ever have to watch United play abysmally on anything less than a 150″ screen. And rightly so. How many are going to feel...

Optoma HD36 Projector – First impressions

Optoma HD36 Projector – First impressions

I’m convinced Phil spends his time helping out randoms in the street. A bit like Jesus, he saw a tweet of mine saying Mrs T had sanctioned a projector. Less than a week later he had me one on loan from the lovely people at Optoma. Phil had already reviewed the HD50, so they dutifully packed up and sent an HD36. And within minutes I’m in...

Review: Chappie – “A stoner robot sequel to Spring Breakers”

Review: Chappie – “A stoner robot sequel to Spring Breakers”

I detested Chappie. Absolutely loathed it. So much so that as big a major cinephile as I think I am (easily as big as Michael Bolton), I’ve been telling people not to see it. I didn’t even do that for Bad Boys 2 or Transformers 4. The thing is, I’ve got as wrapped up in the Alien 5 news as everyone else. So much so that I went in thinking...

February at the flicks

February at the flicks

After a barn storming January, February was always going to have a lot to live up too. Thankfully it had Seth Rogen fighting a mountain Tiger – so high points were guaranteed. The Interview I make no apologies for being a huge Seth Rogen fan. All of his work with James Franco and Judd Apatow has struck a chord with me. 50/50 shows he can act, and...

Has there ever been a stronger January?

Has there ever been a stronger January?

Has there ever been a stronger January? I’m not too sure there has. I realised when no one was fussed at all about Exodus: Gods and Kings. People were having to pick their movies as so much was coming quick and fast. With a new two month old baby I had to be equally cute and pick my films, but faced into it with two double bills and… Gasp… A...

Review: Interstellar “It will have you punching the air in euphoria….or rolling on the floor laughing”

Review: Interstellar “It will have you punching the air in euphoria….or rolling on the floor laughing”

The One Where Nolan Doesn’t Learn From His Mistakes But Cranks Out A Flawed Masterpiece Anyway. I was lucky enough to see Alien and Aliens at the cinema last week. A random one off showing that managed to pleasantly surprise me when they both turned out to be the Director’s Cuts – giving me even more time to imagine I was out in place....

Review: Drive Rescore‏

Review: Drive Rescore‏

The One Where Cliff Martinez Is A Real Human Being And A Real hero For Staying Away Any excuse to write about Gosling, right? For anyone outside of the UK you may not know but Drive was shown last night, with a totally new soundtrack. New score. New songs over every scene. Presumably part of a new series, the idea is to replace iconic soundtracks with new...

Review: Fury – “My favourite war movie ever”

Review: Fury – “My favourite war movie ever”

The One Where Brad Pitt Drags My Sorry Ass Out Of Retirement Prologue: (Skip to Chapter 1 for the actual film review. The prologue is essentially about me making love to a beautiful woman). Well, it’s been a while. Thankfully, writing film reviews is a lot like making love to a beautiful woman – so I’m back in the saddle. Or back in the tank...

@Maverick99sback says RoboCop 2014 deserves your respect, Creep

@Maverick99sback says RoboCop 2014 deserves your respect, Creep

The One Where Robocop Is SO Much Better Than You’ve Been Led To Believe, (And Will Ever Be Allowed To Believe Too) I’m in a bit of a quandary. Alan Simmons has already nailed LFF’s review of Robocop. (HERE). I’m compelled to chime in with why you should be going to RoboCop. I feel like I have too. After tweeting the below, late last...

Adam Truscott Says Wolf Of Wall Street and 12 Years Are Stone Cold Classics

Adam Truscott Says Wolf Of Wall Street and 12 Years Are Stone Cold Classics

The One Where Scorcese Out Scorcese’s Himself, Making January 2014 The Best On Record I sat still in the cinema when Wolf Of Wall Street (Herein: Wolfstreet) finished. As the end title cards turned into a mash up of McConaughey’s brilliant uh-uh-huh ritual (apparently his real voice training he does pre-scenes), I felt a bit empty. Maybe it was a...