Take your ass back to the trailer park – part 3

It’s January and the skies and cold and grey.’ Good line for a song? Perhaps if we turn it around. ‘It’s January and the skies are cold and grey, but it’s warm inside the cinema and therefore we shall stay… and watch many films.’ Ok the rhyme needs work but you get the idea. Escapism is the word of the day – and with many … Continue reading Take your ass back to the trailer park – part 3

Brilliant barnets of Helena Bonham Carter

When it comes to hair, is bigger better? Is madder better? Depends on the person. Maybe you have to be part of the Tim Burton inner circle to pull off increasingly insane hairstyles. Whatever the case may be, watching Les Miserables recently I was impressed by how Helena Bonham Carter’s hair keeps getting bigger, brasher and – let’s face it – better.  Is she having … Continue reading Brilliant barnets of Helena Bonham Carter

Top swordplay scenes and fencing movie moments – en garde!

Yesterday I went for my first ever fencing lesson with a group of mates. Quite an interesting sport – a lot harder than I expected. As our Hungarian instructor attempted to explain the technique behind parry and riposte, my thoughts drifted to iconic swordplay scenes from movies. Let’s look at some of my favourites: The Princess Bride (1987) ‘You seem a decent fellow, I hate … Continue reading Top swordplay scenes and fencing movie moments – en garde!

Top 10 thinking man’s actresses

Hello my film-loving friends. Today I wish to share with you my list of a thinking man’s top actresses. Ladies that have a certain allure in terms of intelligence, physical beauty, acting prowess and – to avoid using an overused French phrase – an indefinable something. With each actress I’ve also mentioned the films that first made me fall in love with them. Now you … Continue reading Top 10 thinking man’s actresses

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The wonderful weirdness of Johnny Depp

I was thinking about the Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill remake of 21 Jump Street recently – incidentally a really good film, Tatum is much funnier than I expected – and it reminded me of Johnny Depp’s cameo near the end. A complete scene-stealing, unexpected moment that lasts less than 2 minutes. It’s brilliant. Check it out. This got me thinking about Depp’s career and … Continue reading The wonderful weirdness of Johnny Depp