Tag: films

August 21, 2013

I’ve just watched the film Argo. When I first heard of the story, I wanted to see the film, due to its slight connection to genre, and one of my favourite books, Zelazny’s Lord Of Light. I knew the book wasn’t even mentioned in the…

March 23, 2013

Just caught this 2007 film – ”The Man From Earth”. A low budget movie that – from the description – I didn’t expect to want to sit through, but the script – by the late Jerome Bixby – was actually quite enthralling. No action at…

February 19, 2013

I know I shouldn’t have, but I could not resist. Top Gun has been converted to 3D, and is currently showing in IMAX cinemas across the country. But when I saw it was also out on limited edition Blu-Ray, I knew I had to have…

January 30, 2013

Once expensive, prescription lens 3D Glasses are now fairly reasonable – I have just purchased a basic pair (RealD 3D only), for 50 quid, from Optics3D. RealD is what my local cinema uses, and is also compatible with my passive screen 3D TV. This probably…

January 27, 2013

When I had my lounge decorated in 2011, one of the first things I had to do was pack away all my DVDs and CDs that took up two walls. They got packed into an assortment of boxes. The new lounge doesn’t have the same…

November 11, 2012

This film came out last year, but I’d never heard about it before. Made by the BBC, in partnership with others, it was reshown last night, and is on iPlayer until Nov 18. I found it really interesting. The plot is simple – an unexplained…

September 19, 2012

There is a film I saw, when I was young (turns out I must have been about 8 or 9 years old), that I remember vividly, but I could never remember the title. The exciting (to a 9-year-old) climax involves a stranded astronaut, with limited…

February 26, 2012

Just watched Real Steel on DVD and was very pleasantly surprised. Unusually for this kind of flick, it had an actual story (albeit a predicatable one about a father bonding with the son he never knew), and the acting was pretty good too. Good special…

November 8, 2011

Was both amazed and delighted to discover that one of my favourite animation films of all time, Tim Burton’s ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ – has now been re-released on Blu Ray, and – more importantly – in 3D. Even though I already have it on…

October 20, 2011

A while ago, I posted that I had bodged together a pair of prescription passive 3D specs. They worked well, until I decided I could improve on the taping of the lenses, and managed to completely mess one of them up. Meanwhile I discovered these…

March 18, 2011

What better way to spend a couple of hours on a rainy day than go see a film?

A different cinema today, and a different choice of films.

The Adjustment Bureau stars Matt Damon and is (loosely) based on a short story by Philip K. Dick. Dick’s short fiction has been mined for quite a few movie adaptations, and while this by no means the best of these, it is entertaining enough.

Spoilers may follow