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All you need is love and to believe in yourself.

One of the advantages of having Sky is that I get to see a lot of films I’d like to have seen but never got around to viewing. The range of films is wide and varied. Last night I watched … Continue reading

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I am Beowulf…

I finally got to see Beowulf, and I’m not really sure what to make of the whole package. It’s based on an old English epic poem, and so is suitably dark and foreboding. The techniques used in the production of … Continue reading

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A peasant’s dish

Went to the Slough Empire this evening to watch Rataouille with some of the usual suspects. Whilst Cars was a good film in its own right, I thought it wasn’t as good as what we’d come to expect from Pixar, … Continue reading

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Déjà Vu

Saw Déjà Vu this evening. I must admit, I was a little sceptical about seeing this film, as the blurb on the back cover sounded cheesey. It all looked like a serious version of Back to the Future, except I … Continue reading

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Dilly dilly

There was nothing in my diary for this morning, so I stayed in bed for as long as I could. 🙂 After a busy Friday evening at church helping with the final holiday bible club event of the week, I … Continue reading

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Bourne again

I saw The Bourne Ultimatum, the latest of the Bourne series of films, this evening. I’d enjoyed the previous two films, and I’d also been tipped off about the plot when I read a pseudo-review of the film by David … Continue reading

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More than meets the eye

I saw Transformers this evening with my brother at the Slough Empire. It’s been quite a few years since the toys first appeared, only slightly shorter since the cartoons last aired on the telly and the animated movie graced the … Continue reading

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A Fancy Feasting second-rate sidekick…

Saw Shrek the Third this evening. After the very original first and even better second films in the Shrek series, I had high expectations for the third. As far as films go, it was entertaining, with funny moments liberally scattered … Continue reading

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He was quite charming, wasn’t he?

It must be just me, but I’ve just been to see Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End and I just don’t get it. At the end of the film, I walked out with the same feeling of underwhelming as … Continue reading

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I like being bad. It makes me happy.

It’s not every day an action film seen on a busy day gets it’s own review page, but I think Spiderman III is different from the usual action film. I’d gone into the cinema expecting great things, as I’d enjoyed … Continue reading

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Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika

Goodbye Bafana is yet another film whose subject is Africa. It bears similar resemblance to Blood Diamond and The Last King of Scotland in that it tells us a story in Africa through the eyes of a white man. This … Continue reading

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All the world’s a stage

I think my knee is almost back to normal now! This evening I managed to run around the football pitch for the usual time rather than hobbling. We won and I even managed to score a few goals. The rest … Continue reading

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God made men equal

Amazing Grace is one of those films that, when you first hear about it you wonder if it’ll do its subject matter any justice but, once you’ve seen it…well, what can you say? The film recreates the Britain of William … Continue reading

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But we aren’t a game.

I saw The Last King of Scotland not so long ago, and thought this film is worth more words than many films I’ve seen. It weaves fiction with the very real horror inflicted on Uganda in the dictatorship of Idi … Continue reading

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I’m a cynical man

One of those crazy Saturdays! It was another very tiring afternoon playing football on a pitch with long grass. It’s amazing how a few inches extra causes so much more effort to be required. I guess the positive side is … Continue reading

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