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February 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Best movie lines

According to the readers of the Radio Times, these are the best lines in films. Of course, we wont all agree on these, but it’s a good starting point for … Continue reading

November 5, 2014 · 1 Comment

This week I have been…

Listening… to some cool blues and soul for a forthcoming Rolling Stone Top 500 album review. Watching… a film that I’ve seen before, the brilliant Searching For Sugarman. It’s the story … Continue reading

June 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

This week I have been…

Listening… to some jazz classics on a best of Blue Note that I bought on a whim. Apart from a couple of tracks, it’s a great collection of songs; some laid … Continue reading

May 18, 2014 · 3 Comments

This week I have been…

Watching… just one film Sunshine on Leith. I am not a great fan of musicals and this one was based on the songs of The Proclaimers about 2 soldiers coming home to Edinburgh … Continue reading

May 11, 2014 · 3 Comments

This week I have been…

Off work… and enjoying myself, not missing work at all.  It’s been a week of fitness, food and drink it seems. More info to follow (including completing my 32nd Parkrun). Watching… three films, … Continue reading

May 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

This week I have been…

Watching… Enough Said, which sadly was James Gandolfini’s last film. It’s about a divorced woman who pursues a man she’s interested in but then learns he’s her new friend’s ex-husband. There’s nothing … Continue reading

April 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

This week I have been…

Watching… just one film called Parkland about the assignation of JF Kennedy. Despite being well acted and filmed, it was very slow. It was gripping at times, but you just wondered why it had … Continue reading

April 21, 2014 · 2 Comments

This week I have been…

Watching… just the one film, a quirky piece called In a World… all about Hollywood voiceover “actors”. It was an odd comedy, at times trying a bit too hard to … Continue reading

April 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

This week I have been…

Travelling… to Paris for the day. I was exhausted on Friday, so I sat and edited photos for much of the time and relaxed. I enjoy long weekends away from … Continue reading

April 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

This week I have been…

Watching… a couple of films, starting with Le Gout des Autres a French film about business, but mainly about relationships and not pre-judging people. It gets 6/10 but was close to 7. … Continue reading

March 31, 2014 · 2 Comments

This week I have been…

Watching… a couple of films starting with Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.  The first firm was excellent and overlooked by many. The follow up wasn’t as good, but … Continue reading

March 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

This week I have been…

Watching… a film called Liberal Arts about a 30-something guy returning to his University. It seemed to be a rather unlikely story, but quite engaging all the same. It scrapes 7/10 … Continue reading

March 17, 2014 · 3 Comments

This week I have been…

Enjoying… the sunshine. Yes sunshine in England!  We’ve spent the whole weekend outside, walking Zac, gardening (of sorts) and sitting in the garden. Watching… quite a lot of films.  Starting … Continue reading

March 9, 2014 · 3 Comments

This week I have been…

Putting… in the miles for work. Although the mileage is not that great, I had returned to the joys of the M25. On Thursday, I only drive about 190 miles, … Continue reading

March 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

This week I have been…

Watching… a couple of films: starting with a “classic” from 1954 called Journey to Italy, which seemed to be lacking a story, editing and camera skills. I wondered at times whether … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

This week I have been…

Watching… a film called The World’s End starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. I do like them as a team and rate Hot Fuzz highly, but unfortunately, this film wasn’t actually very … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

This week I have been…

Watching… Rush, the story of Hunt and Lauda. in the 1970’s. The first half was pretty poor with some terrible stereotypes, cliches, amateurish script and “that wouldn’t have ever happened” moments. … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

This week I have been…

Working… all over the place in the past week and that pattern is set to continue from now on following a reorganisation at work. I have some new clients to … Continue reading

January 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

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