Film: Rocketman

We took the short drive over to Rushden Lakes today - this time, not for shopping! (some mistake surely) - but in consolation, we did sneak in a cheeky dessert courtesy of Heavenly Desserts! Instead of shopping, it was our first visit to their shiny new, two-week-old, Cineworld cinema (their 100th opening in fact!). We…

The Weekend – Sponsored by the letter ‘f’

A weekend of fun, friends, fine food, F1 and err, a fone! Friday Ralph and Karen are joining us for the weekend. We haven't seen each other for a while and there was plenty to catch-up with! Probably the most important task was to begin finalising details for joint trip to China including understanding the…

Movie of the Year: ‘Avengers: Endgame’

If Sci-Fi is your preferred film genre, then I reckon this movie is as important as 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and Star Wars (1977)... Read on... One of the many promotional Posters But what makes this latest blockbuster different is the sheer scale and ambition by those responsible for its existence - Marvel Studios…

Film: Split

We took the long journey (just short of 600m!) down to Jo and Janet's tonight for some 'nosebag' and to watch the Film - Split. The film is part of the trilogy that includes Unbreakable (2000) and the (very) recent Glass (2019) that we saw back in January. The Director M. Nigh Shyamalan is actually…

Warner Weekend 2019

Well, this is a first for us! We're off for a Warner Weekend with our like-minded friends: Geoff, Rhonda, Paul and Sue. We're staying at Warner's Littlecote House Hotel in Berkshire. It's a themed long-weekend entitled: ‘Oh! What A Feeling', celebrating the music of Lionel Richie & The Commodores as well as Tom Jones. There's…

Film: Captain Marvel

Much has already been written about the significance of the arrival of Captain Marvel into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Happily by others! 😊 Welcome then, to my spoiler-free review of Captain Marvel. The Film was released on March 8th and Critics (the paid ones) had already pronounced that although it was no Black Panther,…

Film: Glass

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Film: Mary Queen of Scots

It was off to the Odeon this afternoon to catch this latest historical movie - Mary Queen of Scots. I must admit, I didn’t know much about the two leading actresses - Margot Robbie as QEI and Saoirse Ronan as Mary Stuart, but it featured a great cast, including:- David Tennant as John Knox Adrian…

Film: Mary Poppins Returns

It was off to the local Odeon tonight with Jo and Janet to see the film: Mary Poppins Returns. The cinema was optimistic of plenty of punters like us showing-up  with performances every 30 minutes.It’s always a bit of a gamble with ANY sequel, but one as iconic as 1964’s Mary Poppins - could it…

Is this the real thing..?

Are we the last couple to catch Bohemian Rhapsody whilst it was showing at the local Odeon?- Quite possibly!We opted for the 2.30 performance in Screen 2 which was about 10% full when the movie rolled.Was it any good though? Given the haemorrhaging of actors for the title role and a troubled production process, it…