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Shakespeare wrote Star Wars?

October 14th, 2014

That chap had some imagination; thinking up the idea of space, life on different planets, light-speed travel, lasers, lightsabers…you get the picture. But of course, he didn’t write Star Wars - that was George Lucas . However Ian Doescher has in…

Legend - Is Your Love Strong Enough?

February 13th, 2014

Legend A Fantasy / Adventure film by Ridley Scott . Starring Tom Cruise as Jack, Mia Sara as Lili and Tim Curry as Darkness. In a world where magic, fairies, goblins and unicorns exist, Jack a child of the forest is visited by Lili a Princess…

Dr Hannibal Lecter

February 10th, 2014

Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter Psychiatrist and Psychopath Sociopath. He uses his immense mental ability to manipulate and frighten, you could say he has a colourful way with words. Most Famous Quote: Hannibal Lecter: A census taker once tried to…

Some F**K Called John Hughes

December 5th, 2013

John Hughes happens to be the Writer , Director and Producer of one of my favourite 80’s films Ferris Bueller’s Day Off . Not seen it, What! You seriously need to sort out your priorities (It’s Amazing). Erm, let me explain the title of this…

Christmas Songs

December 2nd, 2013

Well Love them or Hate them, they will be playing constantly for at least a month. This year I started hearing Christmas Songs on 19th November in the office. In my opinion they should not be played until the 1st December at the very earliest. A…

Remember Remember

November 5th, 2013

The Gunpowder Plot - Robert Catesby, John Wright, Thomas Wintour, Thomas Percy, Guy Fawkes, Robert Keyes, Thomas Bates, Robert Wintour, Christopher Wright, John Grant, Ambrose Rookwood, Sir Everard Digby and Francis Tresham It’s the 5th of November…

The Line of Henry VIII

October 30th, 2013

Henry VIII has to be one of the more widely-known Kings of England. The Tutor line ended almost 100 years after Henry became King at the age of 18. During his rule he: Married six women (Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves…

Rollright Stones

October 17th, 2013

The Rollright Stones are a set of three monuments located very close to the village of Long Compton. The three monuments are known as The King’s Men , The King Stone and The Whispering Knights . The King Stone A single standing stone set across…

Is There Anyone Out There?

October 4th, 2013

Sometimes I wonder if there is life on other planets and if I would ever meet an extra-terrestrial. The question is would they really want to me us? Think about it, we broadcast lots of information. All those films about alien life forms that are set…

Are You in the Mood for a Slasher Film?

September 13th, 2013

What is a slasher movie? The name of this horror sub-genre gives a bit of a hint as to what you can expect in the films it classifies. They tend to focus on a psychopathic killer on a serial rampage, with the weapon of choice usually some sort of…

The Movie Quote Quiz

August 27th, 2013

I have been thinking about posting a little quiz for a while. I could not work out how to format it. I believe that this way, its not really a quiz but should be easy to use. So here is it… A little quiz of some of the movie quotes that I remember…

Mythbusters - Failure is Always an Option…

August 9th, 2013

Who are the Mythbusters? Adam Savage Jamie Hyneman Joined by: Grant Imahara Tory Belleci Kari Byron And don’t for forget Buster This crack team of special effects masters don’t just tell the myths they put them to the test. The team try to…

Who are the Justice League of America?

July 29th, 2013

With the announcement of the upcoming Superman and Batman movie, it seems that we will not be waiting long before The Justice League has formed. The League is formed of several crime fighting super heroes aligned for one purpose protecting the world…

Through Dangers Untold and Hardships Unnumbered

July 19th, 2013

I haven’t fought my way through the Labyrinth , but have seen the film an unknown number of times. More than once I have watched this film to the end, left the credits rolling and then allowed the film to restart and watched it a second time. Sarah…

Vampires on Film

July 15th, 2013

I’m not too sure which film I watched first but I believe my first vampire film was probably either Interview with a Vampire (1994) or Dracula (1992) . Since then I have became a fan of horror films especially the vampire sub genre. I think the…

If I Could Change One Thing

April 17th, 2013

This is something that most people have thought of at least once: To go back in time and change something… Well lets say we have the technology You have the chance to go back to any point in your past, change one choice or decision that you made…

Tomb Raider: Review

March 28th, 2013

The new Tomb Raider game has now been out for a few weeks. I would have liked to say that I sat playing the game all day until completion, sadly I did not have the time to do this. Having now completed the game, I feel comfortable writing this review…

Footloose vs Footloose

March 17th, 2013

Yesterday I watched Footloose and today I watched Footloose (2011). I had not planned on writing a review / comparison of the two versions but here it is. If you have read my blog before ( Not Another Remake ), you will know that I’m not a fan of…

Tomb Raider

March 4th, 2013

Eight games, two films, one spin-off game and an updated release of the original game. This year, we are due to see a completely new Lara Croft. With the imminent release of the Tomb Raider reboot, I decided to take the time to write this article…

A Bit of Shakespeare

February 14th, 2013

William Shakespeare is my second favourite writer. Like many people, my first experience of Shakespeare was his eponymous tragedy Romeo and Juliet. During an English class at school, the teacher handed out copies of the play and told us to study the…

Imagine Yourself In An Egg

February 10th, 2013

Yes someone did ask me this once. When I participated in a ghost hunt one of the spiritual mediums told us how to protect ourselves from unwanted negative ghostly goings on. The practise is known as Grounding or Protecting. It is not just used in…

The Walrus and The Carpenter

January 1st, 2013

I will at some point this year read of the adventures of Alice. I do however know of this poem, that is contained within Through the Looking-Glass . At the beginning of the film Dogma , one of the main characters the Angel Loki compares this poem…

The Raven

December 16th, 2012

I’m not sure of when I first came across this poem, as it is one of my favourites. I’m quite sure I had read it well before The Simpsons did a parody of it on one of the Halloween Specials. Keep in mind I am not one of those people that read a lot of…

Batman Graphic Novels

December 11th, 2012

A while ago a friend sent me a list of Batman graphic novels. I started off by buying the first 3 in that list. I got into them very fast however I quickly started to find incomplete storylines and missing introductions to charactors. So I started to…

Yeah Roy…

November 28th, 2012

For those who don’t know… “Yeah Roy” is a quote from an amazing comedy film staring Nick Frost and Simon Pegg, Hot Fuzz… A highly motivated, addicted to the job London cop is transferred to a small town. Upon his arrival he is partnered up with a…

Tarot Cards

August 13th, 2012

I own a Vampire Tarot Deck by Natalie Hertz. Its stacked full of elegant vampires, bloodied fangs, full moons and desolate landscapes. The Fool The Fool, numbered 0, represents the beginning and the end, this bat is extravagant, he represents…

The Boy at Witton Lake

December 20th, 2011

I heard this story when I was about 9 years old, I used to live in Perry Common and attended Perry Common Junior & Infant school. I am not sure how the subject came up, but it might have been during one of the school visits to the park/lake. This is…

The Grey Lady

December 14th, 2011

When you learn the story of the Grey Lady, you will understand why her ghost lingers around the grounds of Dudley Castle. Her name was Dorothy Beaumont she once lived at the castle and died there at the time of a siege during the English Civil War in…

Go To Sleep

January 14th, 2011

Don’t you just hate it when your lying in bed trying to fall asleep but all your brain wants to do is replay your day or worse all the moments in your life your not to pleased with. Sleeping is out of the question for at least 3 hours! Unless…