A Year in Film: 2017

I keep doing this, apparently. I’d thought I hadn’t watched much this year, but apparently I saw quite a few movies despite all the other shenanigans I got up to, and I am going to inflict my meagre opinions on you. Firstly: yes, (and spoiler-free) I have seen The Last Jedi. I am of the camp […]

Silver Screen 2016 edition

Well crap, I did not get to see many films this year, owing to authorial and familial commitments, and so this is of a necessity a bit of a shotgun review. I did get to see a couple of Marvel films, about which I’ve been positive, and positive I remain. I speak of course of Captain […]

Random Assortment of Good Stuff

Or TFW you can’t come up with a clever blog title (1). I have not done bloggery as I should, owing to other stuff to have been doing (25% through The Hawk and the (some other animal) as I write) and so a number of separate posts on stuff I’ve stumbled over and liked are going […]

2015: A Year in (the very few) Film(s I actually got to see).

The dread condition known as “being a parent and having two jobs” continues to cramp my film watching style. Although there weren’t that many films I desperately wanted to see that I didn’t get a chance to. Perhaps “The Lobster”. Although I I may have misunderstood what it’s about. Certainly the scene with the giant […]

Mad For Max

Mad Max: Fury Road is hands down my favourite film so far this year, and it’s set a high bar to get over for the remaining six months. I have a somewhat odd record with the previous 3 films – the original film didn’t interest me all that much – it lacks the gonzo post-apocalypse […]

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I did get through a metric crapton(1) of books this year, and a lot of them were very good. I’m not going to do a ‘best of’, but I want to flag up a few reads that people might not have come across, and that I think deserve some attention. If you’re looking for a […]

In Defence of Malekith

Well last post was Weighty and Meaningful, and today’s is decidedly short on any kind of serious import. It also contains mild spoilers for Thor: The Dark World, though nothing that isn’t covered in the prologue section. So, Malekith. I’ve read a number of reviews so far about Thor 2. I really enjoyed the film […]

Snow White and the Huntsman – Right and Wrong Notes

Caution – spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen the film. I was a bit thrown when I saw the trailer for this, as it was apparently advertising an entirely different film whose full title was “Snow White and the Witch and the Wardrobe of the Rings of Thrones”. Which was basically what we got, by […]

Book 10 Update and Cabin in the Woods

Soooo, we’ve got to that hilarious third act section of book 10 where I keep getting these fantastic ideas about stuff I absolutely have to include, only that means I would have to rejig the entire end third of the plot to fit in this, by now, irresistible idea. So, spent considerable time faffing about […]