Film: One Life (2024)

Off to the local Odeon to see this one. It wouldn’t have been my first choice of cinematic entertainment – not enough spandex or sci-fi for me, but Ann was keen! ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ‘- But I’m so glad I went!! Read on… Official Trailer How long? A loo-friendly 1 hour 50 minutes! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ Synopsis Directed by James …
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Winner, Winner! TV Dinner! โ€“ Top Gun: Maverick (again!)

Well, I think that’s a record (even for us, as big Tom Cruise fans!). We first saw Top Gun – Maverick with Jo & Janet just after it first came out (June 2022). Next, it was at one of our TV Dinners with David & Valerie (February 2023) and more recently, at Boughton House (May …
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Film: Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning – Part 1 (2023)

Off to see the 7th instalment of the Mission Impossible franchise. As an extra treat, Jo, Janet and Ann and I drove over to Rushden Lakes to enjoy the superior sound and picture quality. Official Poster Mission Creep? The runtime for this one is a mighty 2 hours 43 minutes. Mission Brief The IMF team …
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Film: Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (2023)

For us, the most anticipated film of the year! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ >> Running Time: 154 mins << Synopsis Strangely (and widely reported) there doesn’t appear to be an ‘official’ synopsis for this final outing for ‘Indy’. Not sure why not, so here’s my take on it… “Archaeologist Indiana Jones races against time to retrieve a legendary …
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Film: The Flash (2023)

๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ “Flash! Ah-Ahhhh… Saviour of the Universe!” ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต (No, not THAT one) ๐Ÿ˜‰ This one! Official Trailers Context This promises to be a rarity โ€“ A DC Superhero movie that’s actually quite good! ๐Ÿ‘. We’ll see! Certainly, potentially, there’s a lot to like about it based on the various threads online and for those of …
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Film: Spider-man: Across the Spider-verse (2023)

A paradise for hyphen-lovers and not to be confused with ‘Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse‘ (that we caught up with last week on DVD)! It wasn’t really Ann’s thing, so Jo and I headed to the local Odeon for the 7.20pm showing. Official Trailers There’s a load, but here are the first two! What’s the story? …
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Late May Bank Holiday 2023

Well, the weather certainly is improving! It’s a Bank Holiday too! Surely that’s a mistake!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜Žโ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒž Friday (26th) It got off to a good start trotting off to nearby Boughton House for an outdoor showing of Top Gun: Maverick. Saturday (27th) A lazy start to the day but with some last-minute preparation ready for great …
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Film: Fast and Furious 10

Off to the local Odeon with Jo and Janet to see the recently released ‘Fast and Furious 10’ ‘Fast X’. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€ When it comes to watching movies, I’ve got a very low bar โ€“ I’ll pretty much watch anything (even if it’s only ONCE!). With such a diminutive threshold (and as a self-confessed ex-petrolhead) even …
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Film: Guardians of the Galaxy โ€“ Volume 3 (2023)

Yes, it’s that time again! Off to the local Odeon to see Marvel’s latest Blockbuster: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy โ€“ Volume 3’ – their 32nd in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)! 32nd? There’s a general feel that Marvel is going through a bit of a ‘fallow’ period at the moment, but in its defence, I …
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Film: John Wick, Chapter 4 (2023)

Off to the local Odeon this afternoon with Jo and Janet to see the fourth (and final?) Chapter of the John Wick movie franchise. Imaginatively titled ‘John Wick Chapter 4‘, it stars ‘man of few words’ Keanu Reeves who we’d last seen in Matrix Resurrections back in January, 2022. (and what a pile of pretentious …
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Winner, Winner! TV Dinner! – The Banshees of Inisherin

Another of our ‘dinners round the box’. Tonight, it’s 2022’s ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ that did very well at The Golden Globes and has been tipped to do well at the forthcoming Oscars. What’s not to love? Cast Colin Farrell as Pรกdraic SรบilleabhรกinBrendan Gleeson as Colm DohertyKerry Condon as Siobhรกn SรบilleabhรกinBarry Keoghan as Dominic KearneyGary …
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Film: Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania (2023)

It’s been a while, but Marvel Studios is back to kick off ‘Phase 5’ with their 31st super-hero cinema release. If SciFi/Sci Fantasy isn’t really your thing, look away now! For the rest of us, here’s a spoiler-free review of the latest blockbuster from Marvel Studios! But hang on a minute, Phase 5..? 31 movies..? …
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Film: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Itโ€™s been a while in the making, but the sequel to the original Black Panther movie is now out! Released on November 11th, 2022, this was Marvel Filmโ€™s latest offering (the 30th of their continuing superhero series of movies). I was really looking forward to this one as I thoroughly enjoyed the first Black Panther …
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Coldplay in Concert from Buenos Aires (2022)

We went to see Coldplay in Concert from Buenos Aires – and it only took us 20 minutes to get there! ๐Ÿค” How so? Well, on the 29th, their performance was being beamed to a range of UK cinemas! So, together with Jo and Janet we headed for the local Odeon for the 7pm performance. …
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Movie Night: The King’s Man – Revisited

It’s Movie Night at the Palmer’s! But really, it was just a good excuse to catch up with great friends and neighbours โ€“ Jo & Janet. ๐Ÿ’ We originally saw The King’s Man with Ralph & Karen on Boxing Day last year when it first came out at the cinema โ€“ and it didn’t disappoint. …
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Rocking up to Rockingham Castle

It’s on our doorstep, but the last time we think we visited Rockingham Castle was probably 25 years ago! Before I even began blogging! ๐Ÿค” These days (at the time of writing anyway) it’s only open Tuesdays and Sundays from midday until 5pm โ€“ so today was a good decision! ๐Ÿ˜‰ After yesterday’s trip over …
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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration

Beginning on Thursday. 2nd June and ending on Sunday, 5th June, this was a celebration of HM Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne. Thursday, the 2nd Spent the morning catching up with ‘bits and bobs’ as we only got back from our Scottish holiday yesterday afternoon. Top Trooping First of the formal stuff – …
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Film: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)

Off to the flicks with fellow superhero enthusiasts, Jo and Janet, to catch Marvel’s latest blockbuster – Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – part of the continuing expansion of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (the MCU). ๐Ÿ˜€ Hard to believe that this is the 28th movie in Marvel’s rollout (yes, really!) and the 11th instalment …
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Film: Operation Mincemeat (2022)

A little bit outside our usual routine today as we headed for Cineworld at Rushden Lakes. Crikey! Rushden Lakes on a Saturday! Are we mad? Easter Saturday too! Madder than mad!!! But you probably knew that already! Why Cineworld? Mobile phone operator THREE gave away two Adult tickets for just ยฃ3 each to its customers …
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