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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...

Review: The Death of “Superman Lives”: What Happened?

Review: The Death of “Superman Lives”: What Happened?

The Death of “Superman Lives”: What Happened? is a stupendous documentary. As a kid of 8, it’s no exaggeration that Burton’s Batman changed my life. From the moment Dad wound wound me up in the queue (telling me they’d ID me!) – to the wait of 2(3?) years to get it on VHS. It had a profound effect on me. I remember clearly...

June at the movies

June at the movies

What a strange month for me. It’s becoming increasingly obvious that I’m not getting to the flicks as much. In fact, June’s major highlights were getting Whiplash, Ex_Machina, American Sniper, Fifty Shades(!), Kingsman and others to enjoy myself. At Home. At my own leisure. Trying to cram Series One and Two of Hannibal in have made that...

May was all about Max

May was all about Max

I don’t even know what happened in May. I went to the cinema once. ONCE. That’s unheard of for me. I don’t know if life got in the way. I don’t know if I didn’t fancy anything (I’d already rinsed Avengers – so no need to revisit a fourth time). It just passed me by. Everything bar Mad Max: Fury Road, of course. Amnesia...

April at the movies‏ – Age of Ultron, Cinderella, John Wick & Furious 7

April at the movies‏ – Age of Ultron, Cinderella, John Wick & Furious 7

Let’s be honest. April was all about getting one over on our American cousins by seeing Age of Ultron first. I’m not sure what the reasoning was to release it so late in the States, but I’ve found it all quite amusing. Especially as a lot of my Twitter feed feels a god-given right to see it first as their country invented them. That’s a...

March at the flicks

March at the flicks

Bloody hell March. That was excruciating. A month that promised so much with Chappie turned round and slapped me in the face early on – and didn’t even apologise or offer me a reach around. I’ve reviewed Chappie here and got plenty of stick for it. There’s some serious fans out there. Blomkamp has put himself up on a pedestal a bit I...

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...