Too Many Ideas - Archive for September, 2011

Killer Elite

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

There isn’t anything specifically wrong with Killer Elite somehow it just manages to be ordinary.  Its the film equivalent of Magnolia Paint – a bit safe, a bit ordinary and not at all threatening. Hence the lack of a spoiler warning as there isn’t anything really worth mentioning that you’ll not get from the poster. […]

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Film Review

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Short Review: Brilliant Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Longer Review: Bloody Brilliant Ok I give in but really the first two reviews say everything I have to say. Just back from the new, film adaptation of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Gary Oldman (Smiley) doesn’t chew the scenery instead he achieves a zen […]


Saturday, September 10th, 2011

I’m not sure what film some of the people who had reviewed Colombiana had been to see but it’s not the same one I went to.  Colombiana is not a classic film but its been given some really harsh reviews that often seem to amount to it not being Leon. Colombiana is the latest Luc […]

Red Phone Box Stories Away

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

I set out to write a Red Phone Box story back in June but couldn’t find its middle.  So I let it stew for awhile.  Yesterday I found the middle and got the first draft together.  It was 50% too long but I’ve edited down worse miscreant short stories to length (pretty much every Dirk […]

Doctor Who: Night Terrors

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

Last week on Doctor Who we had pulp with Let’s Kill Hitler, this week we got horror with a twist of British Social Realism. The horror is scary, fairy tailish horror rather than gross horror. It mixed up lots of classic horror elements of abduction horror, body horror with the transformation of people into the […]

Cowboys and Aliens Film Review

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

A film with a title like Cowboys and Aliens you have to hope does what it says on the tin.  Cowboys and Aliens does just that and not a lot more so it comes down to if that’s enough for you or not. The reverse of last weeks The Guard was true of this film: […]

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