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Predators 2010: Get to the Spaceship…

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January 1, 2013

Okay, so I decided to ring in the changes of the New Year by having a mini-movie-marathon. It all started with catching the still amazing Jurassic Park on television. That put me in the mood for movies I had not seen in a while. So I popped in Predators and the Blu-ray special edition of… Read More ›

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The Chinaman by Stephen Leather: A Rose by any Other Name…

Stephen Leather‘s The Chinaman is another of his earlier titles published initially in 1992. It is about a Vietnamese refugee’s hunt for justice after his wife and daughter are murdered by an IRA subversive group who aren’t playing by the cease-fire rules. Leather writes about the IRA a lot. His books include characters that are… Read More ›

The Hunger Games (2012): Dystopia Versus Utopia

I first read the novel this year in preparation for the world premier of the film that had been adapted from the book. I will not hedge nor will I guild the lily, I only read the book and preprepared myself for the film for one reason and one reason only. To hate them both. Like a… Read More ›

Sunset (1988): A Western Mix Earp

I actually watched this film on television. It obviously made the theatrical rounds quickly and got put on the ‘Saturday Night Movies’ early. I liked it. The film had the amazing (to me anyway) partnering of Bruce Willis and James Garner. As I am huge fans of both, it was a winning combination. Directed by Blake… Read More ›

The Wild Bunch (1969): Iconic Death

I had been hearing that Tony Scott (Deja Vu, The Fan) was in talks with Warner Bros to re-make The Wild Bunch. About a thousand Rolaids later and it looks to be, hopefully, stalled. The last internet mention of this project was August 2011. Good. I have a list of films that, in my humble opinion, should never… Read More ›

Wimbledon 2012…Oh boy?

I used to love watching Wimbledon. Of course the operative part of that sentence is ‘used to’ and for good reason, in my opinion. When I was much younger and the tennis clogs consisted of ‘plus four trousers’ for the men. No I’m kidding, I am not that old, at least not yet. I guess I… Read More ›

Assassin’s Creed III – Meh With a Capital M

I must be one of the only people in the world who is not excited about the upcoming release of Assassin’s Creed III. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t dislike the Assassin’s Creed franchise. I’ve just gotten bored with it. When Assassin’s Creed first came out in 2006 I was swept away by the stunning graphics and… Read More ›

Nightmare by Stephen Leather – A Nightingale Sings

I have to start by saying that I came late to this party. The book Nightmare is the third in what is apparently going to be a long and enjoyable series. Nightmare begins after book two Midnight has ended. (God, I am so clever…not) Nightmare opens with Jack Nightingale, ex-cop, private eye and inheritor of… Read More ›

The Expendables (2010) Tattooed Tough Guys Getting Ready for # 2

With The Expendables 2  opening across the UK in August this year, with bigger roles for Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and with the news that The Expendables 3 will soon start filming, I’ve decided to take another look at the film that started it all. The Expendables was directed by Sylvester Stallone who also co-wrote the screenplay with  Dave Callaham. The… Read More ›

The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockingjay: The Three Stages

I have not gotten this excited about an author since I got sent a Stephen King book as a Book Club “Choice of the Month” in 1979. I had never heard of King before, but the book – The Stand (and can you think of a better introduction to Kings work, than The Stand?) was… Read More ›

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