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Film Review: The Bourne Legacy (or “Redemption versus escape.”)

If I am going to watch a very long car chase, then I need to care who “wins.” And in this wretched film, I didn’t. I didn’t care during the drone attack, the wolf attack the this attack and the … Continue reading

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Awesome review of terrible (apparently) film!

Laugh out loud funny… He’s done it again. M Night Shyamalan has done it again. Again. Done it. Again. He has given us another film for which the only appropriate expression is stammering, gibbering wonder that anyone can keep making … Continue reading

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Pentagon censoring Hollywood – Lassie in the dog house…

From here. “In the 1961 Lassie episode “Timmy and the Martians,” Lassie howls to alert Timmy of a plane crash. In the original episode, once the military has re-assembled the plane they discover that a faulty wing had caused a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Pining for a Place beyond the under-cooked myths

Mrs Towers should choose the films. She whittled it down to three, and gave me final say (she likes to let me think I am in charge, it’s one of those games people play). And I chose “The Place Beyond … Continue reading

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Gerontocratic military-entertainment complex

If you’d told me in 1987 that 26 years later the action stars being advertised on the sides of buses would be Bruce Willis (Die Hard 5) , Sylvester Stallone (Bullet in the Head), Tom Cruise (Jack Reacharound), and Arnold … Continue reading

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Fallen idle or Fallen Idol?

The difference between activity and productivity haunts me. Often I plough through absurd amounts of work, only to find… well, it’s like that nightmarish scene towards the end of Toy Story 3 where the toys are climbing as fast as … Continue reading

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Film Reviews: Skyfall, The Third Man and Zoolander (Here be spoilers!!)

Skyfall SPOILER ALERT Well, is it just me, or has the patriarchy re-asserted itself a bit? Female M is now dead by the “son” she betrayed. Moneypenny, who was handy with a gun, safely back behind a desk and Ralph … Continue reading

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