DVD: Catching up with films (which everyone else has already seen)

Due to various circumstances, I stopped my monthly subscription to a certain cinema chain that allowed me unlimited watching of films on actual proper film screens, with noisy people using their smartphones and coming in late and everything. This meant that I didn’t see many of the films that were…

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Notes On A DVD: The Green Hornet

Not strictly a comic book adaptation – Green Hornet originated as a radio series in 1936 (the film states that it was based on the radio series): a newspaper publisher who fights crime as a masked hero by night with assistant Kato. It has had a complicated multi-media life since…

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Notes On A DVD: Jonah Hex

Is Jonah Hex one of the worst movies with a decent cast of actors ever? Josh Brolin as Hex, John Malkovitch as Quentin Turnbull (the villain of the piece), the awesome Michael Fassbender, Will Arnett in a straight role (although I do feel sorry for him – he’s a good…

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Talking About The Indiana Jones Trilogy

[Yes, I said 'trilogy': to me, the fourth film is just the inspiration for a fun but silly Lego game, so I shall ignore it.] I recently watched the first three Indiana Jones films, and it got me thinking about them, so here are some of the thoughts that occurred…

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DVD Reminiscing: Highlander

Highlander was a near-perfect film for me when it came out in 1986, when I was a teenager: it was set in New York, a city that had (and has) great allure for me; it was about an immortal man who was good with a samurai sword; it was wonderfully…

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Notes On A DVD: The Infidel

I had hoped to see this film when it came out in the cinema, but timings and cinema availability were against me, so I was glad to finally catch up with it on DVD, which is where it is more at home than the big screen. David Baddiel, a comedian…

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Old Notes On DVDs: Part 2

[Being further notes I wrote a long time ago but never posted for some reason.] Die Hard 4.0 This film is essentially the same concept as the earlier films: a terrorist distraction tactic to disguise a large robbery. Not that we want originality in our franchises or anything … Bruce…

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Old Notes On DVDs: Part 1

[I'm a bit tired, so luckily I found some old stuff I wrote a while ago about some films I saw on DVD that I can post instead of something new.] The Science of Sleep This was weird – Michel Gondry writes and directs Gael Garcia Bernal as a Mexican…

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DVD Quick Shots

I'm giving up the pretence of attempting to sound reasonable in my thoughts about films I've seen on DVD, and I'm going to round up everything I can think of with a very short sentence or two. Also, I've just come home from playing pool with work colleagues and I…

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