Film: Bond 25 – No Time to Die

It’s movie time for us again! šŸ˜šŸ‘ Ahh, “No Time to Die“ (aka “Bond 25”), we’ve been expecting you (for quite a while, actually!). After five postponements because of you-know-what, it was finally here! šŸ˜ I don’t intend to give away the details of the film here, it’s more of a reflection, so you’re safe …
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Film: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Those that know me, know that I like my superhero movies! My favourite film studio is Marvel and the cinema chain of choice for me, Cineworld. So, combine all of these at the same time and I’m in heaven (well, hopefully, Cineworld at nearby Rushden Lakes!). Just leave me in one of their comfy seats, …
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Super Sociable Saturday and Sunday!

It was one of those fantastic weekends where we spent 99% of the time eating, drinking and enjoying the company of good friends! It’s a tough life!!! šŸ˜‰ Saturday The morning was spent preparing stuff and having a final tidy-up in readiness for our guests. Just after midday, Ralph and Karen joined us, and after …
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Film: Black Widow

It’s been a while since we last went to the cinema (December, last year, when we saw Wonder Woman 1984). That visit was to the local Odeon, but it’s been even longer (August, 2020 – almost a year) since we went to the shinier, newer, Cineworld, here at Rushden Lakes to see Christopher Nolan’s mind-boggling …
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Film: Wonder Woman 1984

With all the bad news around at the moment, I guess we could all do with an uplifting movie! This one doesn’t disappoint (even if you’re not into super-hero stuff!). Actually, it was just great to go out! šŸ‘ All Cineworld cinemas are temporarily closed because of you-know-what šŸ˜· so we drove to the local …
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Film: TENET

Here we are then, my first visit to the cinema since before lockdown. And what better movie to blow the cobwebs away than Christopher Nolan’s latest epic – TENET? Nolan is famous for his dislike of green-screen and CGI, so we were looking forward not only to the story, but the ‘set pieces’ too. Apparently, …
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Weekend with Ralph and Karen

Friday 11.35am: Ralph and Karen arrived after a trouble-free journey from theirs. With hardly a moment to catch their breath, we whisked them off to The Old Forge for a pre-arranged lunch at 12.20. šŸ˜. We hadn’t been here for a while (July 2012 according to my Blog, but I definitely think we’d been more …
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Mival-lous

A boys’ get-together today! šŸ‘ I drove over to Stamford to meet up with ex-business colleague and film producer: Eric Mival. We’ve kept in touch ever since Eric shot a corporate video for Sainsbury’s (that I was responsible for) back in the late 80s. Our venue of choice was, of course, the iconic George Hotel …
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Film: 1917

We drove over to Cineworld at Rushden Lakes to see the recently released flick ‘1917‘ (after having to cancel last Sunday). Sam Mendes directs and shares writing duties for this World War 1 adventure. It’s based on stories recounted by Sam Mendes’s grandfather ā€” Alfred Mendes ā€” and stars a host of famous faces ā€” …
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