Julie & Julia

I forgot how much I liked this film, having caught it when it was on fairly late last night. Based on the blog of a true story - a young American woman - Julie Powell, who lives in the outer burbs of New York City - preparing all of the recipes from the classic recipe... Continue Reading →

Birdman

Well that was quite the most surreal movie I've seen in a long time. I saw it at Lincoln Center last night which is one of the big cinema complexes here in Manhattan. However, as it only came out on Friday (and you can't seem to reserve actual seats like you can in the UK) -... Continue Reading →

Carrie

I watched the original film version of Carrie (1976) this evening. Surprised I'd never actually seen it before. I'm a huge fan of The Shining so it was a little odd that I'd never seen this. Of course - I 'remember it' from the 1980s, when I was growing up. It was one of those... Continue Reading →

Review: Burton & Taylor

Really enjoyed the Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton bio-pic/drama on BBC the other evening, as I knew I would. (click images for larger slideshow) Helena Bonham-Carter was excellent as Liz and Dominic West got Burton's voice down pretty well I thought. The explosive nature of their relationship was captured very well. You could see they... Continue Reading →

Tom Cruise at 50

   Picture on the left, Tom Cruise in 1986, aged 23, in Top Gun (oh how I love that movie - I even own it on blu-ray!). Picture on the right is Tom Cruise in 2013, aged 50. Please can I look this good when I hit 50. He has denied rumours of ever having... Continue Reading →

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