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Remembering Ennio Morricone

I heard early yesterday morning of the death of film composer Ennio Morricone who provided the soundtrack to some of my favourite films. Born in Rome in 1928 while Italy was headed by Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, Morricone learned music … Continue reading

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The life and grave of Little John of Robin Hood fame.

In the ancient ballads of Robin Hood, Little John is traditionally, second in command of Robin Hood’s legendary Merry Men. Little John appears in the very earliest of the surviving Robin Hood tales including the work of Andrew of Wyntoun … Continue reading

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Ivinghoe Beacon – From the Bronze Age to a galaxy far, far away.

Situated in the beautiful Chiltern Hills, Ivinghoe Beacon is a prominent hill and landmark in Buckinghamshire, England, in the United Kingdom, standing 233 metres  or 757 feet above sea level. It’s relatively grand height has meant it has been an important point … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey Film Review

It’s no secret that Downton Abbey is my favourite television show of the 21st Century.  I love everything about it.  The era, the mostly gentle storylines, the costumes, grant houses and beautiful countryside, the witty insults and quotes and the … Continue reading

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Colette – Film Review

It has been a few weeks since I had been to the Pictures and when I got up last Wednesday, I hadn’t planned to be going again on that particular day.  Christmas is a bad time to see anything good … Continue reading

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Top 10 films of 2018

It’s become tradition that every year I do a blog post listing my favourite television programmes and films of the year. As for the big screen, I don’t think it has been a classic year either.  I don’t think anything … Continue reading

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My latest ‘mini’ horror movie – Bad Dream?

It’s become something of a tradition for my friend and I to make a Halloween inspired video and I thought I would share this years effort. Bizarrely, whilst all the other young children would and still do watch cute shows, … Continue reading

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I met perhaps the most famous tree in the world at Sycamore Gap

If you think of how many trees are famous; there are quite a few of them but compared to the countless billions of trees on the planet they are really few and far between.  Some famous trees are no longer … Continue reading

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Black Panther Movie Review

Earlier this week I went to see the Black Panther movie.  Some of you may know that I despise comicbook based movies.  Just going from the trailers they seem very generic, derivative and not very deep; I like science-fiction but … Continue reading

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3 billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

I’m on quite a good run of films recently.  I wasn’t planning to write another mini-review so quickly after the last one for All The Money In The World but my trip to The Pictures yesterday almost made me feel it … Continue reading

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