There are 32 entries in this category.
- The Dark Knight 4
Posted August 4 2008
Not a lot I can say about this that hasn’t already been said a thousand times already, other than this: it’s absolutely fucking superb. I really, really enjoyed it and even though I’m not one to get swept along in hype, thought it was fairly well deserved. Heath Ledger’s performance is virtually perfect and he manages to be bewildering, mesmerising and, quite frankly,…
- WALL•E 4
Posted July 23 2008
The more trailers and clips I saw of this film the more excited and childlike I got about it. I love it when filmmakers manage to put to so much human-like character into something non-human and this film is a brilliant example of how entertaining anthropomorphism can be. I had a smile on my face throughout virtually the entire film and giggled like…
- Iron Man 0
Posted June 16 2008
After going weak at the knees every time I watched the trailer, it was pretty much predetermined that I was going to like this.
- Battlestar Galactica and Schmap 0
Posted June 11 2008
Tuesday (or Friday if you live in the US) sees the last episode of Battlestar Galactica before the mid-series break, the resumption of which we’ll have to wait until at least 2009 for — why, Dog, why?!?
- Music to my ears 4
Posted May 14 2008
I’ve always liked listening to music and have bought far too many CDs for my own good, but for far too long a period it’s mostly been a background thing that I’ve barely noticed. These past couple of months, though, I’ve really started listening again and have made an effort to find some new stuff.
- In Bruges 4
Posted April 28 2008
I saw this at my usual cinema haunt (Empire cinema in Rubery) and I really enjoyed it — a black comedy with great characters, a brilliant script and a superbly chosen soundtrack. All the leads were excellent and Colin Farrell was especially moving.
- 10,000BC 0
Posted March 22 2008
I’d read and heard nothing but bad things about this but still wanted to see it to make my own mind up.
- Films to see 3
Posted March 14 2008
One pleasing side effect of my recent upgrade in mobility is the increase in cinema visits. It was always possible before but, as with most things, making it easier makes it more desirable.
- Diary of the Dead 0
Posted March 12 2008
I guess the fact that me and my mate were the only ones in to see this film (at least until two women turned up) should’ve been a bit of a clue as to how good this film was or wasn’t going to be. That said, it wasn’t as bad as I was expecting although I’m not what you’d call a fan of zombie films.
- I Am Legend, AvP: Requiem, Cloverfield, Jumper 1
Posted February 23 2008
Four films I’ve seen at the cinema lately. Some were better than I expected, one was much worse than I hoped.
- A kettle! A DVD! A CD! 6
Posted October 16 2007
Hi. My name’s Timmargh and I like to dress up as a gorilla and dig for worms in the garden whilst humming “My Baby Just Cares For Me” by Nina Simone.
- Kiss Kiss Bang Bang 0
Posted September 14 2007
A very funny film with a great plot and sometimes comedic, sometimes shocking action.
- Children Of Men 0
Posted September 14 2007
A very well made film of a grim and disturbingly possible future.
- Films that have me reaching for the tissues 9
Posted September 11 2007
Most of use have done it: we’ve gotten so emotionally involved in a film that it’s lead to the hypothalamus telling the parasympathetic branch of the autonomic system to activate nicotinic and muscarinic receptors stimulating the lacrimal gland to produce a mixture of water, mucin, lipids, lysozyme, lactoferrin, lipocalin, lacritin, immunoglobulins, glucose, urea, sodium, and potassium.
- “The name’s Bourne. Jason Bourne.” 0
Posted September 6 2007
I saw The Bourne Ultimatum at the cinema tonight and I really enjoyed it.
- Robots in disguise! 5
Posted July 27 2007
I’m off to the cinema tonight to see Transformers and I can’t wait!
- “Here come the fuzz!” 8
Posted March 4 2007
Me and some of N’s family went to the cinema on Thursday night to watch Hot Fuzz.
- I could click this for hours 1
Posted May 21 2006
This is too good not to share … a photographic fractal.
- “Sanctuary” by Simon Webbe 1
Posted March 19 2006
Readers from Europe may know Simon Webbe as one of the members of former boy-band Blue - they split up some time in the not-to distant past and each seems to be trying to make it as a solo artist/TV presenter/reality TV star.
- “Heavy Horses” by Jethro Tull 2
Posted December 12 2005
This is one of the many albums I can thank my brother for - he played plenty of music whilst I was a kid and as a result I grew up liking loads of it.
- “Blue Album” by Orbital 0
Posted March 31 2005
I started listening to Orbital back in about 1997 after hearing a friend play a 12” version of The Box - I liked what I heard, so I bought In Sides on CD. Many, many plays later it still remains one of my favourite chill-out albums.
- Glider 4
Posted March 25 2005
This is the first game I ever played on a Mac, many years ago at a mate’s house. It’s one of those games that’s very basic in concept but is incredibly addictive and infuriating in equal amounts. The premise is that you control a paper aeroplane in a house populated by obstacles, warm air vents, candles, switches and various other devices.
- Faith No More 4
Posted February 16 2005
I first heard Faith No More when my brother was playing The Real Thing in his car - I was hooked more or less instantly, so I went out and bought the CD.
- Hi-fi 2
Posted February 6 2005
I like to think of myself as a hi-fi enthusiast - don’t get me wrong, I’m not some kind of nerd who’ll waffle on for hours about tweeters, woofers and valve amps, I just like a good sound.
- Me and my iPod 0
Posted January 22 2005
I got a 20GB iPod for Christmas and it’s super.
- Calvin & Hobbes 5
Posted January 16 2005
This cartoon series is the funniest I’ve ever read - no question about it. The stories follow Calvin, a boy of about five or six years old, and his toy tiger, Hobbes, who comes to life when no one else is around. Together they get into trouble and are devilishly mischievous, but not out of some childish need to be naughty but simply through Calvin’s struggle to understand life and the world that surrounds him.
- Imogen 0
Posted January 15 2005
This was a brilliantly cunning puzzler which saw you controlling the central character who has to solve puzzles, level by level, to complete the game. The puzzles are varied and require some serious consideration if you’re to complete them.
- Superfrog 7
Posted January 14 2005
This has to be one of my all time favourite games. I know it’s a simple cutesy platformer based across six worlds and numerous levels within each world, but there’s something about it that’s just so … enjoyable.
- Terry Pratchett’s Discworld 3
Posted January 13 2005
What can be said about Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series that hasn’t already been said? Not a lot, I imagine. For those viewers who haven’t read or heard of this series, it’s a collection of stories that all take place on the aforementioned Discworld - a flat disc of a planet that rests on the back of four enormous elephants who in turn are stood on the back of a gigantic star turtle that is swimming through space. The place is full of magic and, as a result, is populated by wizards, witches, dwarves, trolls, vampires and sometimes the worst of the bunch: humans.
- Grim Fandango 17
Posted January 4 2005
This is an excellent adventure game brought to us by LucasArts, the same people who gave us the superb Monkey Island series, the bizarre Day Of The Tentacle and the brilliantly weird Sam ‘n’ Max to name but a few.
- The Shawshank Redemption 2
Posted January 3 2005
This film is without a doubt my favourite - it’s just one of those films you can watch over and over again … and I often do. For those of you who haven’t seen it: it’s the story of Andy Dufresne (played by Tim Robbins), a banker, who gets tried and convicted for the murder of his wife and her lover - he protests his innocence, naturally, but gets two life sentences to be served back-to-back in Shawshank prison.
- Citadel 0
Posted January 2 2005
This was an “explore and collect” adventure game that saw you roaming a giant citadel with dozens of locations, creatures and scenarios. The object of the game was, ultimately, to collect three crowns - however, to achieve this you had do certain other tasks along the way.