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A few London Exhibitions

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

Took a weekend trip to London. Here’s a quick round up of the exhibitions I went to. All the exhibitions have an entrance fee except where I’ve said it’s free. Useful + Beautiful At the Geffrye Museum – a small, single room exhibition including some interesting furnishings created in the last few years. My first […]

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

So the 50th Anniversary is over how did it go? Let’s quickly get the bad out-of-the-way.  And by bad I mean atrocious.  Doctor Who Live: The After Party.  Get lots of people to do with the show in a room and make something embarrassing.  Similarly with pointless appearances on other shows to hype the 50th […]

What I did on my Holiday in London

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

Propaganda (now finished at British Library) – Very interesting and far broader than the topic might appear at first glance.  Probably my second favourite exhibition at the British Library after Maps. Laura Knight Portraits (now finished in London but on Tour) – An interesting exhibition of Laura Knight’s portrait work that will be going on […]

Byzantium Review

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Byzantium isn’t going to be for everyone.  Its pace is slow with not a lot of action. There’s some gore but not a lot.  That leaves plenty of space for character development and cinematography that lingers on a rundown seaside landscape. The two main characters, Clara and Eleanor, are working class, female blood drinking, immortal […]

Argo Film Review

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Argo is an excellent new thriller set during the Iran Hostage crisis as the CIA attempts to extract six diplomats who escaped as the US embassy was stormed. With Argo Ben Affleck proves that his directing on The Town wasn’t a one off.  He has an excellent cast to work with including himself (as Tony […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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