Stephen Chapman

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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…

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

Alain Delon

We watched a film this week called La Piscine, that featured French actor Alain Delon.  When he made the film in 1969 he was 34 and I thought, I bet … Continue reading

January 16, 2014 · 3 Comments

This week I have been…

Entertaining… our German friends, which wasn’t planned. The two ladies were meant to be travelling home on Saturday morning but missed their flight and so they spent a day and night … Continue reading

January 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

This week I have been…

Watching… an usual film called Sexual Chronicles of a French Family. It’s a film about an 18 year old who desperately wants to lose his virginity and the story of his … Continue reading

January 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Best of the year 2013

Best film I’ve watched… a tie between the documentary Searching for Sugar Man and the disturbing true story Sophie Scholl. Best concert I have attended… has to be Fleetwood Mac in October in London. … Continue reading

December 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

This week I have been…

Celebrating… Christmas like everyone else. We drove to my Mum and Dad’s house in Kent on Christmas day morn’ and stayed a few days. We took Pete’s mum and Zac … Continue reading

December 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

This week I have been…

Watching… a quirky film called The Kings of Summer about a group of kids who build a house in the woods and then run away from home to live there. Apart from … Continue reading

December 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

This week I have been…

Having… a quiet week overall with work taking over and some quiet nights in, apart from a birthday meal out on Monday. Tidying up… my social media life. So far … Continue reading

November 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

This week I have been…

Watching… a few films – a dull indie film called Tiny Furniture that lost it’s way very quickly. I cant even be bothered to tell you about it – 4/10.  A better … Continue reading

November 3, 2013 · 3 Comments

This week I have been…

Listening… to the new album by Paul McCartney. It’s called New and like his albums of the past couple of decades, it has a couple of excellent songs and high quality musicianship … Continue reading

October 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

This week I have been…

Listening… to the soundtrack to Searching For Sugar Man.  A good example was posted earlier. Watching… a couple of films.  We saw Behind the Candelabra and to my surprise, I found it a … Continue reading

October 20, 2013 · 5 Comments

This week I have been…

Visiting… Norfolk on holiday.  More to follow. In pain… following root canal surgery. It went on and on!  Nine injections (though I may have missed a couple) and the first part … Continue reading

October 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

Reblog: The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics

The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics: Stephen’s note: I have only seen 2 of these (Citizen Kane which I liked and 2001: A Space Odyssey, … Continue reading

September 18, 2013 · 4 Comments

This week I have been…

Watching… Star Trek Into Darkness. It was an entertaining film, but I was a bit surprised that the story was so obvious. Celebrating… the 50th birthday of my cousin Tracy.  Pete … Continue reading

September 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

This week I have been…

Listening to… to a couple of albums in readiness for writing a review from the Top 500 albums from Rolling Stone magazine. The latest was a Bob Dylan album that … Continue reading

September 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

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