Gogglebox: Robin Hood

Having lived in the historic county of Nottinghamshire for most of my life, and now living close to the edge of what remains of Sherwood Forest, it’s perhaps inevitable that I’m drawn to tales of Robin Hood. A few years ago, Russell Crowe took on the role in a film...

Not A ‘Droid

Having raved recently about the merits of watching movies in IMAX, I thought I’d pick up on a comment I made in the post where I first mentioned it. When I heard about 4DX, I did wonder if it was the name of another Star Wars ’droid, but it turns out it’s a relatively...

Where Do You Go to Weigh a Pie?

Once you start to focus on something, more of the same starts to come into your life. Some of it is to do with a part of the brain that’s activated by that focus. So, if you buy a particular model of car, suddenly there are loads of them around you. The same if you...

Who You Gonna Call?

My last two posts reflected on changes to how we see movies in cinemas. Here I’d like to focus on the inability to watch older films on the big screen. I won’t for a minute pretend I like the classics – Casablanca, Citizen Kane and others of that ilk. I...

The Return of the Double Bill?

I have moaned in the past (and recently) that you don’t get double bills at the cinema any more. For anyone under the age of fifty, the concept of a double-bill might not even make sense. It doesn’t seem that long ago I would have said anyone under the age of forty,...