Tag: films

July 27, 2010
July 26, 2010

Caught the first 10 minutes of this film the other day, and it was so strange that I was compelled to record it, to watch later. I knew nothing of Harvey Pekar or his cult comic American Splendor (which told the story of his life,…

May 17, 2010

When I bought my FetchTV box at the Gadget Show, it came bundled with 50 pounds credit against films downloaded via Fetch’s service (I actually bought it as a cheap twin channel Freeview hard disk recorder with integral BBC iPlayer, but I am not going…

March 26, 2010

I mentioned on Wednesday that I saw Shutter Island, but I thought I would write a little more about it. I didn’t know a lot about the movie, except for the trailer, which showed Leonardo Dicaprio in what seemed to be in some kind of…

March 5, 2010

I saw Avatar on Tuesday, to get me out of a cold house. I enjoyed the movie, but mostly because of the 3D, which I admit was very good. I thought the story was pretty thin and predictable, the characters stereotypes and I became irritated…

January 28, 2010

“There is an unlikely new player in the British film industry with ambitions to change the world of entertainment. Tesco, the supermarket giant, has moved into movie mogul territory this weekend with the launch of a multi-million-pound production arm poised to make films of books…

January 22, 2010

Memento has long been a favourite film of mine. Those of you who have seen it will know that the story is told largely in reverse chronology, with intercut narrative in the correct chronology. From that description, you’d think it’d be hard to follow, but…

January 8, 2010

I am a bit poorly at the moment, with a bad cold, but the moment I am better, I plan to find a cinema showing this film. I mean, Andy Serkis playing Ian Dury, what could be better? (And apparently Serkis does his own vocals,…

April 3, 2009

I’ve just come back from seeing Watchmen, and it’s the best film I have seen this year. For anyone who has read the graphic novel, I think you will find it an absolute delight, because it *is* the graphic novel, but it moves. A mixture…

January 30, 2009

I had to make a business trip to Liverpool this week, and had an evening to kill. I was fortunate to wonder along to the Liverpool 1 Odeon, just as Seven Pounds was about to start. I don’t want to say too much about it,…

August 1, 2008

There’s not a lot I can say about this, that others haven’t already said. This was a Batman movie pretty much grounded in a real world Gotham City, in my opinion, unlike the fantasies that have gone before. Heath Ledger did steal the film, but…

August 1, 2008

At the showing of The Dark Knight, they played a trailer for Watchmen, due to be released next year. It looked utterly gorgeous, expecially on Imax. Visuals were spot on perfect, as far as I could see – it was as if the pages from…