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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 in my area of interests (boo-hoo for developed-world problems). However,…

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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 then: two movie serials in 1940/1941; various comic book series,…

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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 actor but he’s an electric comedy actor and you always…

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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 to me while watching them again. Raiders Of The Lost…

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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 violent, with heads being cut off with swords throughout; and…

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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 and writer for whom I have a certain fondness since…

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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 Willis looks very old in this film, which makes the…

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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 guy who comes to France after the death of his…

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DVD Quick Shots

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 don’t have much time to keep up my promise to…

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