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Where Have Western Movies Gone?

Where Have Western Movies Gone? John Wayne’s Academy Award-winning movie True Grit was released in 1969 and took the box office by storm. It was considered that the remake of the movie in 2010 was going to perhaps resurrect western movies, bringing back a rebirth of Texas rangers, sheriffs and cowboys to the film industry. […]

Is Gaming Really a Costly Hobby? Well…

It is not obvious whether gaming is an expensive or cheap, as far as hobbies go. It is certainly not as costly as skiing or as throwing diamonds into the sea – if that is anyone’s hobby – but it is not without its requirements; it’s certainly a lot more expensive than, say, bird watching. Below […]

Pop Culture Icons Re-Imagined – as Slot Machine Games

Across the board, well-loved parts of pop culture have a way of sprouting up in unexpected places. Google Harry Potter memes and you will find such a range of weird and wonderful images that you would need a Pensieve to store them all. Just so, games become films and films become games. Books give rise […]

Bitcoin In Film: How the Cryptocurrency is Impacting Cinema

As technology continues to evolve, so too does the film industry. This symbiotic relationship is certainly impressive as we as an audience get to watch science fiction slowly become reality as the ever-developing tech makes movies more enthralling than ever. One of the most interesting relationships that we’ve seen emerge over the past few years is […]

The Best and Worst of 2016 in Movies and Videogames!

A new year brings a look back at the previous year’s releases and everything we watched at the cinema or on Blu-ray at home, plus all those computer and console delights in The Best and Worst of 2016 in Movies and Videogames! I normally post that right at the end of the year, but… I […]

BAFTA 2017 nominations announced!

The BAFTA 2017 Awards will take place on Sunday February 12th and will be broadcast on BBC1 that evening. The nominations are as follows and, as usual, they include a stack of films which haven’t even been released yet in the UK. Best film: Arrival I, Daniel Blake La La Land Manchester by the Sea […]

Vote for in the UK Blog Awards 2017!

Vote for in the UK Blog Awards 2016! Yes, as the subject says, cast your vote for us which you can do by clicking on the logo on the right. And you can do it daily, too! was founded on February 25th 2000, but I started writing reviews as far back as 1994, […]

The Worst Adverts on TV – April 2016

The Worst Adverts on TV at the moment, for me, include some that are new and some that have been around a while but are still on the box. This will be the first in an occasional series and, they’re not in any particular order because I hate them all equally and quickly reach for […]

Odeon Limitless card – It’s very limited!

Odeon Limitless is the new card announced today to rival Cineworld’s Unlimited equivalent. But it’s anything but Limitless. Firstly, for most of us it’s around a pound dearer than Cineworld (£17.99 compared to £16.90), while they’re both a shade under £20 if you’re in the London West End. And if I was going to be […]

BAFTA 2016: The Winners!

The BAFTA 2016 Awards took place tonight. The nominations are here, and the winners are as follows (Click on all the images below for the full-size version): Best Film The Revenant (review) Outstanding British Film Brooklyn Leading Actor Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant Dom Robinson Reviewer of movies, videogames and music since 1994. Aortic valve […]

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