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Film – Searching

Film – Searching

I know my daughter Which of course a lot of parents find perhaps they actually don’t. I imagined Searching as a Taken for the modern era. Margot goes missing a few months after her mother loses her life to cancer and we don’t know what’s happened to her. After Margot’s been missing a day, her […]

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Film – Mission Impossible: Fallout

Film – Mission Impossible: Fallout

What I Iike about the MI films – and I never expected to like them – is the intelligence. Yes the action scenes of fighting and car chases have their place, but the real fun is when being chased to being able to know exactly which hole to jump into that will take you to […]

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Film: Incredibles 2

Film: Incredibles 2

Thank goodness the film drought is over. It’s hard to believe the first Incredibles film came out in 2004. It doesn’t seem that long but then every year Pixar puts out something great so my childlike optimism is stoked. Now the Parrs have three children including a new baby but being a superhero is illegal […]

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Book – The Greatest by Matthew Syed

Book – The Greatest by Matthew Syed

Note: The World Cup 2018 was on at the time of originally writing this and I’ve made some post-tournament edits.   I’d be quite happy with more columnists putting out books like this because I can’t see myself buying a newspaper again. Not all columns will stand the test of time but if they’re carefully […]

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Film – On Chesil Beach

Film – On Chesil Beach

This film feels like the epitome of the early 1960s. We meet university graduates on their honeymoon night looking to consummate their marriage.  Not helped by intrusive staff at their luxurious but pokey Dorset B&B, we go through every bit of the awkwardness of two people in love who desperately don’t want to let the other […]

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Film – Solo: A Star Wars Story

Film – Solo: A Star Wars Story

Having never been into Star Wars the first time around, the wookies, or more specifically Chewbacca stole my heart on the reboots. Solo tells the story of when Han Solo met and befriended Chewie and acquired his own ship, the Falcon. But before we get to that bit, a few battles inevitably happen. As an orphaned […]

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Book: 1971- Never a Dull Moment by David Hepworth

Book: 1971- Never a Dull Moment by David Hepworth

  If all we know of David Bowie was what he did in 1971 it would be more than enough. Changes, Oh! You Pretty Things, Life on Mars, The Bewlay Brothers, Hang On to Yourself, Five Years, Ziggy Stardust, Suffragette City and Starman are all from 1971. As if that wasn’t enough to quantify that […]

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TULLY – Official Teaser Trailer – In Theaters April 20

Film – Tully

Marlo (Charlize Theron) has just given birth to her third child. After being told her son (who to my untrained eye looks like he may be on the autistic spectrum) has been asked to leave his school as they can’t cope with him, she goes into meltdown. At this point she decides to take up […]

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Film – Wonder (2017. Seen on-board)

Film – Wonder (2017. Seen on-board)

Despite Julia Roberts (who is in that ’50/50 great films/really bad’ films nowadays) the trailer hadn’t enticed me enough to go and see this in the cinema. However, I was on a 12 hour return flight from Seoul and had already established that I had seen every new film on the Asiana entertainment system. Possibly […]

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Film – Beast

Film – Beast

So who is the Beast? It could be one of several people as every character is unhinged in this film. With a backdrop of beautiful coastal Jersey, this thriller follows what happens to Moll (Jessie Buckley) after a girl goes missing. With a killer on the loose, who is this stranger called Pascal that we […]

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