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  • North Sea Hijack

    North Sea Hijack


    "Both my parents died tragically in childbirth."

    North Sea Hijack pretty much begins with Lloyds of London realising that oil rigs are a potential target for terrorists or criminals and that they bloody well ought to have a plan in place just in case.

    So they bring in ffolkes, a man with his own private band of marines, who figures out how one would go about hijacking a rig and from there, how he would foil such a plan.


  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey


    Happy birthday to 2001, yes, it's been 50 years since it went on general release. Just think on that for a moment, 50 years. Think about how far cinema had come in the half century before Kubrick made this film and how far it's come in that same amount of time since then and you realise, if you hadn't already, what an extraordinary achievement it is.

    Now I'm sure there are people out there who like to decry the love…

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  • Moon



    Those of you old enough will remember that there was a time when companies had Personnel Departments, those departments are now called Human Resources. It's an old bugbear of mine, employees stopped being persons and instead became a resource, no more worthy of respect than a desk or a chair, in fact less so because they are still obliged to pay you, whereas a desk is a one-time expense, and you get to depreciate the cost and write it off…

  • The Death of Ocean View Park

    The Death of Ocean View Park


    The Chain 2021

    #69 From Rounders via Martin Landau

    The demolition of an amusement park, specifically its centre piece rollercoaster is too good an opportunity not to miss, for both the production company which based this film on that one event, and of course for me to view. But does it live up to the promise?

    Ocean View Park was a real place, and the setting for Rollercoaster, which you won't be surprised to learn is a much better movie.…

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  • Beware the Slenderman

    Beware the Slenderman


    The story of how two pre-teens, both of whom appear to be delusional and one of whom has been diagnosed as schizophrenic attempted to murder a friend of theirs believing that they are acting under the instructions of Slenderman.

    The thing that lies at the heart of their delusion and what makes it so difficult to break is exactly the same thing that lies at the heart of religious beliefs and that is the inability of anyone to disprove the…

  • Live and Let Die

    Live and Let Die


    007 Rank-A-Thon

    At last a realistic Bond villain, at least in terms of his aims and the method by which he's setting out to achieve it, flooding the US with a couple of tons of opium (it sounds much more charming than heroin) which will be given away for free thereby knocking out all the competition in one fell swoop. I'm not sure it would actually work out like that but it's not completely unrealistic and what's more the price…