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January at the movies

January at the movies

The One Where 2016 Is Already Better Than 2015 At Breaking The Fourth Wall My heart almost soared out of my chest on seeing The Revenant. Two bits in particular. One, the bear breathing on the camera, thus breaking the fourth wall. Then, after enduring the film (and I mean that as a compliment), we get that ambiguous final shot. Just cinematic perfection. I...

The Hateful Eight: The One Where I Hope Tarantino Leaked The Film Online‏

The Hateful Eight: The One Where I Hope Tarantino Leaked The Film Online‏

There’s been an awful lot written about The Hateful Eight. On this site (5* poster quote, y’all!). On others. All as divisive as Tarantino would hope (read our interview with Quentin). All reminiscing over the first time they saw Reservoir Dogs in ’92 – and the obvious similarities with Eight. All debating whether Tarantino’s...

December at the movies

December at the movies

Well let’s cut to it… Star Wars was amazing. I saw it three times in three days, including trips with my Father-in-law, Son, and Dad. And I know you’ll have similar trips lined up, or that you’ve been on. Because there is something about this film that seems to have captured generations. This, the last, and the next. And it’s...

Review: Black or White

Review: Black or White

I knew I was going to like Black or White five seconds in. Kevin Costner, out of focus, then faded in. Crying. He’s in a Hospital and you know what you’re getting yourself in for. More Field of Dreams than Mr Brooks (underrated). More The Company Men (underrated) than 3 Days To Kill (underrated). You get the idea. This is Costner in safe, family...

November at the movies

November at the movies

Those that have been keeping up will know I think 2015 has been a cracking year at the cinema. Partly because of local factors (an IMAX less than fifteen minutes away at £4 a visit… A new Cineworld less than six minutes away) – but also because the quality of films has been so good of late. So it was strange that I didn’t actually make it to...

Review: Bone Tomahawk

Review: Bone Tomahawk

Bone Tomahawk has been on my mind for quite a while. Pics of Kurt Russell in the most glorious beard/OTT tache I’d ever seen had started floating around. Hateful Eight, we all thought. But no. A bonus. Kurt was starring in another Western. And I’ve wanted that everyday since 1993. And more… It was billed as a “western horror”. If...

October at the Movies

October at the Movies

I don’t want to build October at the movies up too much… But it was possibly the greatest month at the cinema of all time. And I don’t say that lightly. Even as I sit here contesting a parking ticket for a double bill I did (if anyone’s reading from Parking Eye… Forget it. I’m not paying) – I’m still over the moon...

September at the movies

September at the movies

September was a strange month for me at the cinema. It started with booking two tickets for SPECTRE on a Monday night. (MONDAY). It didn’t get going until two weeks in when I FINALLY saw Legend. It felt like an eternity I’d waited. Partly down to how much I’d built it up in my head, I’m sure. I love Hardy and the trailer just looked like...

August at the movies

August at the movies

I felt a bit sorry for August as a cinematic month, this year. Literally the day before August started I was blasted out of my IMAX seat by Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation and in many ways (weather included) Summer seemed to be done. I’ve started so I’ll finish though with these monthly run downs – so August at the cinema for me looked a bit...

July at the Movies

July at the Movies

Well July has just been a bloody delight at the Cinema. Despite Cineworld’s best efforts to never have any hotdog of any size ready, they’ve served me well. Blockbuster after blockbuster. As per normal, I hear you shout. And you’d be right. But every silly Season, much like Christmas, I get swept up in it all. Terminator Genysis. Terminator...