Tag: entertainment

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Anyone else surprised by this?

Obviously a slow news day* over at The Independent (I've already spotted two other non-stories this morning, about Jeremy Clarkson standing for parliament and Rudolph Hess' secret war files): It is renowned for having one of the most tortuous electoral systems known to voters. Now the Eurovision song contest is itself in danger of receiving ...

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I’m a “shusher”: out and proud

Let's cut to the chase: I disagree with basically every point made in this article by Anil Dash - even though I can sense he has purposely set out to antagonise people just like me. In essence, he's taking the side of the ass-hats in cinemas who make too much noise, play with their phones ...

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Review: Red 2

Oh my. After the debacle that was G.I. Joe-My-God a couple of nights ago, I tried to banish the Ghost of Crap Films Past by heading to the cinema. @Frankdjs and I went to our local cinematorial establishment to see Red 2. In summary: most excellent. Compared to his performance in the film-that-shall-not-be-named, Bruce Willis ...

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G.I. Joe. My. God.

Did you see what I did there?After my review of available unwatched films last night, we eventually opted for "G.I. Joe Retaliation".A decision that, even now, I still sorely regret. It was beyond awful. So very, very awful.It may, in fact, surpass the massive awfulness of all of the Transformers films, combined.I mean, I knew ...

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Happiness is…

...waking up to discover there's a new Pink Martini album on the way. Roll on September 23rd....

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Review: The Wolverine

I went to see "The Wolverine" this afternoon, the sequel to "X-Men Origins: Wolverine". If you want the really quick review, I'd say it was an improvement over "Origins", is pretty slick but a little long and over-complicated. It has several things going for it: We get to see more of Wolverine's past, this time ...

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Here’s to the ladies who lunch…

A classy bit of Sondheim to start the weekend....cheers!

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Review: Man of Steel

I went to see Man of Steel last night and, for the first time in a while, didn't go to the cinema with any expectations. Truth be told, I was only going to the film out of a sense of obligation. It was about a superhero. I live and breathe superheroes. Ergo, I must go ...

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Review: World War Z

I read World War Z shortly after it was first published and loved every single page of it. Without spoiling anything for anyone, the book explores the impact of a "zombie plague", which reanimates the dead and turns them into crazed, blood-thirsty maniacs. It's neither gentle nor subtle, but is a compelling read. Chapter by ...