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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...

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...

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...