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The First 500 are the Hardest

The First 500 are the Hardest

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June 7, 2013

I had a litte moan about 200 followers ago about the fact that after the big 2-oh-0h that WordPress didn’t give you any sort of fanfare for the 300 or the 400 follower mark. Little did I know that they wait until the 500 mark to say a big, “Well done!” I cannot say that… Read More ›

Outrage (2010)

After a long absence from the Yakuza films that made his name, Beat Takeshi, aka Takeshi Kitano is back on form in this violent Yakuza film. Enjoy!

Short Film (Once Bitten, Twice Shy) Progress

Short Film (Once Bitten, Twice Shy) Progress.

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If Chins Could Kill! By Bruce Campbell

First published in 2001 and later in 2009 in the United Kingdom, If Chin’s Could Kill is Bruce’s story of his early life and his involvement with wunderkind Sam Raimi and co. Written an awful lot like his acting style (not sure if that is actually a good thing or not) the book is entertaining… Read More ›

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Ernest Borgnine: Keeping his Nuts Warm

The full title of this autobiography by Ernest Borgnine is: Ernest Borgnine: I Don’t Want To Set the World on Fire, I Just Want to Keep My Nuts Warm. The title came from a sign that Mr Borgnine had seen in his younger days that was advertising hot chestnuts, the sign stuck with him and… Read More ›

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The Chief, British Rail, and My End

I had mentioned doing an episode of The Chief in a previous post Name Dropping Pt 6 Stanley Kubrick, that was the last of my “extra” jobs for my duo of agents in Norwich. It was actually a great morning out. It paid over £125 for just a half days work and I was “upgraded”… Read More ›

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Total Recall by Arnold Schwarzenegger: Sales Manual…

I only bought this book because it was on sale at Tesco’s for eight pounds. To be honest, I was going to buy it at nine pounds, I only found out about the additional savings at the till. Co-written with author Peter Petre Total Recall is, at 624 pages (I do not include the index… Read More ›

Unbreakable: A Masterpiece in Glass

Unbreakable: A Masterpiece in Glass.

Michael J Fox ‘Back’ to Full Time TV

That’s right, Michael J Fox is returning to full time acting after over a decade of doing part-time jaunts on other shows because of his Parkinson’s. He’s going to be doing a show for NBC “based” on his  ‘life’ after being diagnosed with the disease. Michael has gone on record saying that the new drug regimen that… Read More ›

Dead West (2010) AKA Cowboys and Vampires…Don’t Bother

The IMDb credits listing for Dead West lists Douglas Myers as the writer of this cross-genre film. Not too surprising is the fact that there is no listing for a director. The DVD that I purchased gives Myers’ name as both writer and director. This film appears to be his first venture in the film world. I… Read More ›

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