Will I ever be any good at parkour/freerunning? I found myself asking this question last night as I sat in a London hospital with – yet another – injury. This time quite a bad one, a deep gash in my shin that needed two stitches. Let’s rewind for a second. For those not familiar, parkour… Continue reading Damn, parkour is a tough sport!
Does it strike you as funny that of two films that are currently out at the cinema – one a remake, one a sequel of sorts – both are to do with memory loss? I am, of course, talking about the Total Recall and the Bourne Legacy, the latter of which I saw recently and… Continue reading Bourne again? Jeremy Renner and his green pills – Tony Gilroy’s legacy
For this post I’d like to offer my thoughts on Francis Ford Coppola’s Rumble Fish and how Mickey Rourke seems to be ‘born in the wrong time period’, no matter what film he’s in. Released in 1983 and filmed largely in black and white, it tells the story of Matt Dillon’s ‘Rusty James’, a young hot-headed… Continue reading Mickey Rourke: A Rumble Fish born in the wrong century
I was on safari in Tanzania earlier this year, you’ve taken some great shots. Love the lion and the cub! Sadly cubs were hiding when I was there.
Ok, it’s a film that first came out in 1979. Why on earth am I reviewing it? Well, I picked up the Director’s Cut version and had this vague, misty memory of watching parts of the original when I was a little lad. I remember Cyrus (the gang leader) and his monologue. It defines the… Continue reading The Warriors: Director’s cut – can you dig it?
Ok, I know the release date for Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For is scheduled for October 2013, but I’ve had something playing on my mind. Namely, Mrs Pitt (sounds strange calling her that). Ok, Angie or Miss Jolie – NEVER Brangelina (damn tabloids). Will she, won’t she be in this film? A… Continue reading Sin City 2: Angie, where are you?
On Sunday night I was lucky enough to go to the closing concert of the London 2012 olympics. Not the one in the stadium, but the one on Hyde park. The one where Blur played their possibly last ever gig. For me, the day started about mid afternoon with New Order. Their gig was good,… Continue reading Blur, the Specials, New Order – Olympic closing concert, a tender affair
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The Hulk will smash! Yes, that line above is wrong on purpose. In an interview with Marvel.com, writer Mark Waid and artist Leinil Yu talk about the new Indestructible Hulk book, which hits this November. Waid is a legend in the comic book world, with my personal favorites being Irredeemable…
For this post I’d like to review a film I watched recently that’s been on DVD for a little while, The American, starring George Clooney. Nothing new you might say, but I like to think my take on it is fresh, or at least personal to me, so here goes. Question: you’re an up and… Continue reading Clooney and Lake Como – the lacklustre American