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20 Apr

They Live

I never watched They Live when it came out. It has taken me over thirty years to get round to watching it. I can understand the impact it made at the time. Considering the plot of the film, it feels probably more apt today as it did then. Watching it now, you see the difference […]

19 Apr

The colour of money

Growing up, this was one of my favourite films ever. I suspect it caught me at a sweet spot in my life as I realise not very many people share the same feeling about this film. I think I have been scared to re-watch this film as it might not live up to my expectations. […]

18 Apr


Cocktail was one of the first films I managed to watch by myself. Catching the bus to the local cinema and managed to pass for 15. Perfect fodder for a child. How well does it hold up watching it 30 years later? For a start, thirty years? Blimey. I think it is fair to say […]

08 Apr


Host is not to be confused with The Host or any other film with a similar name. Host is all about an online seance done via Zoom. The entire film is done like a Zoom call with the appropriate borders around the edge of the screen. Seems the entire film was actually shot via Zoom […]

07 Apr


Hadn’t heard of Run before I watched it on Netflix. Not sure why but we we gave it a go. Another creepy Sarah Paulson performance along the lines of Ratched or American Horror Story. She is so good at subtle menace. Wouldn’t mean seeing her cast as an apparent evil teacher who is actually a […]

06 Apr

Hotel Artemis

For some reason, I had confused Hotel Artemis with Bad Times at the El Royale. Both films I haven’t seen but at least I had seen the El Royale trailer. So when I started watching Hotel Artemis, I had a feeling I know what I was going to get. Film turned out to be fairly […]

30 Mar


Had my knee checked out today. Got a diagnosis and I can start running again! Will still need treatment for a few weeks but I have an explanation for what is going on and a route back to a normal knee. A big weight has been lifted off my shoulders. Strange how such a small […]

29 Mar

Changing expectations

I recently re-watched Easy-A. I enjoyed the performance by Emma Stone just as much as first time round. The problem was Penn Badgley. I don’t think his performance is worse second time round. My problem is that I have watched You. Every time I saw sweet Woodchuck Todd, I kept seeing Joe Goldberg. I fully […]

28 Mar

Old dog learning new tricks

When I left my left job, I bought myself a basic electric guitar. With everything going on, or not going on, I’m picking it up and spending some time playing it. I think previously, I tried to go for the big things. This time, I am trying to learn some basic things so I can […]

24 Mar

Looks like it worked…

Have moved the database and upgrade the database to a higher version. Appears to be no adverse effect. Phew!

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