Too Many Ideas - Archive for 2012

Safe

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Safe is a film that tells you pretty much everything you need to know in the title.  It’s like one of those dishes that used to turn up on Great British Menu where an ingredients done Three Ways.  It’s a Safely handled action film, in which Statham’s character has to keep a girl Safe and […]

Sea Odyssey Day 3

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

The third and final day of Sea Odyssey in Liverpool today.  I’d planned on having a lie in today but  I found myself there before it started. The weather was terrible with freezing wind coming off the Mersey and rain sheeting down. Despite that got some good pictures of the sleeping pair and once they […]

Sea Odyssey Day 2

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Rushed round to get my Saturday chores done early then into Liverpool city centre for the second day of the Sea Odyssey. Picked up the Little Girl Giant and her dog as they went along the Strand. Decided to cut across the city centre to further up the route and got a good spot to […]

Sea Odyssey Day 1

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Took a late lunch today and went down to the Albert Dock in Liverpool to see the emergence of Uncle which is one of the giant figures performing throughout the city as part of Sea Odyssey this weekend.  Took over 300 photographs in less than 45 minutes and reducing them down to a few to […]

Safe House Movie Review

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Ten years ago The Bourne Identity and its sequels redefined action spy thrillers.   The Bourne Identity is beef bourguignon. Safe House looks like Bourne.  Safe House smells like Bourne.  Safe House even tastes like Bourne.  But Safe House is missing that meaty Bourne texture.  Yes ladies and gentlemen Safe House is The Quorn Identity. Weston […]

What is a Sayers Sausage Roll?

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

What is a Sayers Sausage Roll?  I suppose that could be a philosophical question but I’m thinking of things a little more concrete.  A Sayers sausage roll is different things to different people… First Encounters of a Sausage Roll Kind I remember when I was a student describing them as napalm wrapped in crispy cardboard.  […]

The Woman in Black Review with Notes for Roleplayers

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

The Woman in Black is a solid attempt to make a classic ghost story from the revived Hammer .  The film making combines the best of the old school Hammer with 21st century production values.  It takes a classic approach to horror eschewing the slasher / blood and gore school of horror. The cinema I […]

Building Maps for Role Playing with Vue

Monday, February 13th, 2012

I quite often make maps and other diagrams for games I’m running using Vue and other computer graphic software.  Over the weekend I was messing around with GeoControl2 and it randomly produced a landscape I quite liked the look of but I don’t have a game it fits with at the moment.   So I thought […]

The Grey Movie Review with bonus Role Playing Thoughts

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Its BAFTA weekend and I’m not expecting The Grey to be getting any nominations other than for film shot in the coldest location (and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy may beat it in that category too).  As is pretty obvious from the poster above it’s another Liam Neeson vehicle trying to find the ingredient that he […]

Underworld: Awakening Movie Review

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

If you know the original Underworld you’ve a pretty good idea what you’re getting here: Vampires, Werewolves, action, a palette of blacks & blue, a certain amount of gore, a British character actor of a certain age, a gut shaking thump to the soundtrack and, of course, Kate Beckinsale in that outfit. Yet for each […]

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