Too Many Ideas - Archive for 2012

Loopers Movie Review

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Just back from seeing Loopers. Enjoyed it but does it live up to the hype? The acting is good with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce WIllis believable as Joe at different ages.  Emily Blunt and Pierce Gagnon play pivotal roles in shaping the younger Jo’s path.  Jeff Daniels, Garret Dillahunt and the rest of the cast […]

Shot from the Train

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Taken with my phone on train somewhere South of Runcorn on the way to Birmingham.

Nik Kershaw at the Liverpool O2

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Went to see Nik Kershaw my favourite 80s synth pop singer/songwriter perform at the O2 in Liverpool last Friday night.  It was an intimate gig which was excellent fun with Nik supported by a full band including guitar, percussion, drums and keyboards. The audience seemed to really enjoy the whole thing.  This wasn’t a crowd […]

Oded Hirsch’s The Lift at Liverpool Biennial 2012

Monday, September 24th, 2012

I’ve passed Oded Hirsch’s The Lift (2012) a few times since the start of this years Biennial. Today I took a few quick shots of it in the rain (see gallery at the bottom of the page). It’s an interesting piece and is attracting a fair amount of attention since it appears in the middle […]

A Place to Call Home

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

I didn’t make it to see A Place to Call Home: Where We Live and Why when it was in London so I was pleased to discover that it had transferred to Liverpool.  Even better within walking distance of the city centre at the Mann Island Exhibition space and taking about 30 minutes to go […]

Total Recall

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Outing tonight to see the remake of Total Recall.  It’s a remake of the 1990 original: there are many familiar elements but mixed up in new ways while some others (like Mars) haven’t made it. Colin Farrell brings a different character to the leading role – a bit more nuanced than Arnie’s earlier Douglas Quaid […]

The Expendables 2 Movie Review

Friday, August 24th, 2012

It hardly seems like two years since The Expendables was in the cinema and now here all shinny and new is The Expendables 2. This time Arnold, Bruce and Stallone do more together with the added bonus of Chuck Norris. It opens straight with the best action sequence of the film.  After that it follows […]

Liverpool Downpour Gallery

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

A sudden dowpour caught me in the Mann Island exhibition space next to the Open Eye gallery at lunch time today. Here are a few of the better pictures I took of the rain and the aftermath on my phone’s camera.

The Post Modern Spy Pentathlon

Friday, August 17th, 2012

After seeing The Bourne Legacy we were contemplating what should go into a Post Modern Pentathlon inspired by what a 21st Century spy might have to do when on the run in a hostile world.  While Bourne was the original starting point Mission Impossible, Bond and any number of other action orientated spy films and […]

The Bourne Legacy

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Enjoyed the Bourne Legacy tonight.   The Bourne Ultimatum pulled a high wire act with the clever play with time and the ending of the Bourne Supremacy.   The Bourne Legacy opens quite slow with a lot of work being put into establishing new characters and how they fit into the existing timeline.  If action is you’re […]

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