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Star Wars The Last Jedi Review

“THIS IS NOT GOING TO GO THE WAY YOU THINK” This review contains spoilers - lots of them. If you don’t want your enjoyment of The Last Jedi spoilt don’t read it. I will start by saying that this is my opinion – you don’t have to agree, you don’t have to like it. The…
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A WILD AND CRAZY GUY – ROXANNE 30 YEARS LATER

Before I tell you why Roxanne is a perfect comedy film I’ll give you my brief history of how I first got into the work of Steve Martin. “WOULD YOU LIKE TO SMELL THE BOTTLE CAP?” The only film I’d seen Steve Martin in before 1990 was The Muppet Movie as the ignorant, arrogant, condescending…
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Change, my dear. And it seems not a moment too soon.

Sunday 16th July 2017. I'm watching the Men's singles Final of Wimbledon (Federer and Cilic) and I'm getting more and more nervous. Not about the result, I was pretty sure that Fed would win, but about the announcement of the 13th Doctor casting. Lots of reasons to be nervous: I don't want Capaldi to go…
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It Was 50 Years Ago Today….Well It’s 25 For Me

How many times over the next few weeks will we see those lines as a heading to an article about Sgt. Peppers? This is because The Beatles’ Sgt. Peppers album turns 50 years old and it’s a play on the opening line of the of the song – “It was 20 years ago today Sgt.…
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The Magnificent Twelve

“THE YEAR IS 1978 AND PALITOY BRINGS YOU STAR WARS!” Many things have changed in my life, some for better and some not so, but some things have pretty much stayed the same. The main thing that has remained a constant is my love of Star Wars. I’ve already recounted my first experience of going…
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Life’s a Blur

Blur’s eponymous album hits twenty years Twenty years ago in January 1997 I had seasonal depression, much like 2017. But don’t let that stop you reading because in the midst of all the gloom I found Blur. I’d not been a huge Blur fan throughout the Britpop era. They came to my attention after winning…
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Jason Donovan Concert Review

The age range of the women was 35 to 50 year olds. I can only liken the atmosphere to what I suspect would be a Tom Jones concert, I expect underwear to be thrown on the stage at any moment. I am a 39 year old man at a Jason Donovan concert. Not by choice…
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Review – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

"Rebellions are built on hope." Since reading the official synopsis from Disney earlier in the year my expectations were high, as were my hopes: "Following the foundation of the Galactic Empire, a wayward band of Rebel fighters comes together to carry out a desperate mission: to steal the plans for the Death Star before it…
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