Too Many Ideas - Archive for 2011

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: […]

Doctor Who: Let’s Kill Hitler

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

Tonight’s Doctor Who, Let’s Kill Hitler, was a cracking fun episode from the start. Now I’ve been known to complain about certain issues with illogicality and this episode certainly started with plenty – writing Doctor in a corn field, introducing Amy’s best friend who’s never been so much as mentioned before with a montage and […]

The Guard Film Review

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

The Guards is a film that isn’t bad but doesn’t really manage to be more than a pleasant diversion while it was probably hoping to be a cult classic.       The characters, setting and story have the potential to be interesting: an unorthodox, slightly corrupt Irish policeman, Sergeant Gerry Boyle (Brendan Gleeson) in […]

impworks Now with Added Social Media Buttons

Friday, August 19th, 2011

I’ve had a little fiddle round with this site to add Google +1 button, Tweet Button and Facebook like. Not because I exepect anyone to use them but so I can use all three in anger. The formatting needs a bit of work still but all three seem to be working.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes Movie Review

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

The Planet of the Apes franchise isn’t one of my personal science fiction classics – I always found the actors in ape costumes distracted me.  I wasn’t even sure I wanted to see this addition to the series like X-Men First Class though this proved to be well worth the price of admission.  However I’m […]

Super 8 Film Review

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Super 8 is classic Spielberg late 70s / early 80s teenagers have an encounter / coming of age film fun made with the sort of effects that are very much 21st century state of the art. Think Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial or The Goonies. I’m going to keep this short because […]

Brit Insurance Design of the Year 2011

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

I really enjoyed visiting the Design Museum, London, last year so I was pleased I managed to get down to London to see the Brit Insurance Design of the Year 2011 a few weekends ago.  I’ve picked out a few of my favourite entries in the gallery. I didn’t get a picture of Margaret Howell […]

Captain America: The First Avenger Movie Review

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Captain America: The First Avenger tonight.  Really enjoyed it.  I’m starting to think that (after X-Men First Class and The Watchmen) I prefer my super hero movies with period settings rather than modern day. Hugo Weaving on top bad guy form.   Richard Armatage’s appearance fun if somewhat truncated.  Tommy Lee Jones, Stanley Tucci, Hayley Atwell, […]

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2011

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Last weekend I took myself to London to throw myself round a series of exhibitions. One of the highlights was going to see the 2011 Pavilion at the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens by Peter Zumthor. I’d only seen shots of the outside and have to admit I was a bit concerned it was going […]

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