Open. The weather is hard to judge outside. Grey clouds and strong winds, but a heat which has you reaching to unzip. Then you stand in the cold with your flies down.
A bench awaits on one side of the street and sitting down a comfortable temperature settles down. Someone joins you on the bench, an old friend. The conversation is silent, but it doesn’t matter. Words aren’t needed.
It isn’t long though before another person sits down, and this person is not quite as nice. Conversation beings, desperate conversation. This person then sits further away. Move up. They stand and leave. It’s cold again. Too cold. Took stock one the wrong side. Time to leave.
After being blown away by the one liner, magnum toting Dirty Harry, I just had to grab the box set with all the films. How could you leave Harry when you know there are another five adventures to see? Jumping in on a series which had constantly switching directors and increasingly large time gaps between releases, there is that concern over quality. Were the sequels just for milking, or do they provide some integrity to the classic original? Continue reading →
Donkey Kong Format: Nintendo 3DS eShop Virtual Console / Game Boy Price: £3.60 Players: 1 Genre: Platform/Puzzle Release Date: 24th September 1994 / 16th June 2011 (vc) Nintendo
The Donkey Kong on the Game Boy. Starting off as a remake of the original DK, we see Mario marching up those old levels to save his girlfriend Pauline from the giant ape. Four stages of climbing, barrel hopping and skirt chasing. Once the original game comes to a close, a huge array of levels open and a great adventure involving keys and doors begins. Opening each door becomes the aim of the game in hopes of getting closer to Pauline. Whatever happened to her anyway? Did Mario ditch her once royalty came into play? Continue reading →
No Country For Old Men Release Date: 9th November 2007 Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen Rating: 15 Miramax Films, Paramount Vantage
Two million dollars. You find that lying around and you’re going to want to keep it. But with bad guys on the hunt, how far would you go to keep hold of it? No Country For Old Men asks this question, and the end result may not be quite what you’d expect. Continue reading →
One Piece Volume 54: Unstoppable Story and Art: Eiichiro Oda Release Date: 4th June 2009 Covers Chapters 523-532 Shonen Jump/Viz Media
Impel Down, the toughest prison in the world of One Piece, with level upon level of terrifying torture and tight security. With the sound of screams and the sight of blood being the norm, Luffy has his work cut out when he breaks into the place to save his brother, Ace. Can he avoid being locked up with all the other pirates, or will he manage to make this a successful jail break? Thankfully he has a few ‘friends’ to help him. Continue reading →
The Ides Of March Release Date: 7th October 2011 Director: George Clooney Rating: 15 Exclusive Media Group, Smoke House Pictures, Cross Creek Pictures, Appian Way Productions, Columbia Pictures
American presidential elections, how much do I know about these things? Bare basics I’d say from television shows and the occasional news article I’ve seen. Jumping into a film about this topic may not be the greatest idea for those unaware, but The Ides Of March has George Clooney and Ryan Gosling in it. Together they can pull off any topic and bring some fun, political style. Continue reading →
Very mature and thought-provoking this week. Sometimes you just need to tell someone they must eat their own waste to feel good about life. I wouldn’t like to see a person do this though, that would be gross. Keep it to yourself!