Category: TV and Film

  • Star Wars Rebels Season Two

    Star Wars Rebels Season Two

    I have seen some news that will make my daughter very happy; season two of Star Wars Rebels starts later this month! The bad news; we don’t have any of the Disney Channels so we can’t watch it until it comes out on DVD. Bugger. Ruby has surprised me a little bit by becoming a […]

  • Sense8 Season One

    Sense8 Season One

    We finished this excellent series tonight. Netflix is producing some wonderful telly these days and, after a slow start, this series has turned out to be a highlight from the last year. It was full of well-drawn characters, interesting storylines and fascinating locations. It must have cost a fortune to make, and it was well […]

  • Star Wars VII: the Force Awakens

    My review: bloody hell it’s good

  • If you thought that Snakes On A Plane was a huge pile of nonsense, I suspect that you might think similarly of the amazingly named Mega Shark v Giant Octopus

  • Life has been pretty hectic around here recently, resulting in reduced blog post frequency and lack of fun time. I’ve had loads going on, especially with Open University, band and work taking up most of my free time. I’ve even found that I’m on the intertubes much less than previously, which is a distressing thing to happen to a guy at the best of times.

  • Some things remain in the memory for a long time. I have no idea why but one Children’s Film Foundation series really buried itself in my psyche: Chico the Rainmaker. I remember going along to our local cinema (The Lounge in Headingley) to watch the matinée screenings. This was one of my favourite programs for […]

  • Mythbusting the Moon Hoax

    I’m a huge fan of Discovery Channel‘s Mythbusters and I just can’t wait for this episode to appear on UK satellite TV: This myth will be well and truly busted. Found via the Bad Astronomer. Cheers Phil!

  • Genius

    I used to love these:

  • The End is Nigh

    I succeeded in getting exceptionally wet during my short walk into work this morning. It was raining, which is normal for this country but not something I particularly look forward to at six o’clock in the morning. It seems that we’re currently experiencing “the worst storm of the winter” according to the BBC. This same […]

  • Ross Kemp in Afghanistan

    I have a confession to make – I used to watch Eastenders. I didn’t want to but you tend to get over-ruled when your other half insists. Still, that was a while ago and I no longer have to watch such depressing drivel. However, every now and again you find an actor from the UK’s […]

  • Dave Gorman vs The Man

    I like Dave Gorman but I don’t really know why. Not in a sexual way you understand, but in that blokey “you’re awright bud” way. We watched his excellent film “American Unchained” the other night. This had quite an interesting concept – could he drive all the way from the west coast to the east […]

  • The Bourne Ultimatum

    Matt Damon makes one hell of an action hero and the Bourne series must be one of the most exciting action movie franchises in recent years. The first two Bourne films were both superb films and the third continues that level of excellence. Jo and I saw it yesterday at Nottingham Showcase. We both really […]