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Reviews of a wide range of topics from film, music, books, tv, to theatre & exhibitions.



Review - Revolutionary Road E-mail
Film
Written by Brian   
Wednesday, 17 February 2010

I would say watch this movie if you don't hate Di Caprio or Winslett, watch this movie if you like pure drama flicks that tell real stories well.

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Films of Late E-mail
Film
Written by Brian   
Saturday, 01 August 2009

So we're not being that active in July going to the cinema or watching DVDs.
In fact we only went to the cinema once in July, so didn't really cover the costs of the Cineworld unlimited cards, but we'll fix that when we come back from holiday later in August.

The one film we did watch at the cinema was Public Enemies.
New films for me in July also included There Will Be Blood, Ice Age 1 & 2 as well as Diving Bell & Butterfly.

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A History of Violence - User Review E-mail
Film
Written by Jon Bon Staffovi   
Friday, 22 May 2009

Taken from Comment posted by Jon Stafford
This is a commentary on his [ed: Brian] review of A History of Violence.

Personally I think the review is a bit harsh, it definitely deserves more than 2 and a half stars.

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Three Days of Rain E-mail
Theatre
Written by Brian   
Saturday, 09 May 2009

Today is the final day of the West End run of Three Days of Rain, a Richard Greenberg play.
So whilst I am happy to write about it, I doubt anyone reading this will have any opportunity to see this play now.
The play originally was performed in the UK in Donmar Warehouse in 1999. Whilst this run began in the Apollo on January 30th and finishes today (May 9th).

The marquee name of this performance is James McAvoy. Continuing the growing prevalence of film actors performing in the West End. Sometimes this works and often it does not, but for every extra punter they bring into playhouses, it only works if they have the acting skills & interest to change their style to the boards.

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Star Trek - Loved It. E-mail
Film
Written by Brian   
Friday, 08 May 2009

Went to see the new Star Trek movie last night, and I absolutely loved it.

This movie looks good (popcorn cheese for norms)
This movie has good acting & direction (for everybody)
This movie has some lines & scenes (for the fan boys)

It is the first of the movies that felt like a movie, not a tv show.
Whilst quite of a few of the previous films were good (definitely not the last one), they still felt like the same format as the tv show.
This is definitely different, and I expect this to spawn a new movie franchise with this crew.

Further comments to follow through the read more, as I may spoil.

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