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Like what you like

Published May 6, 2019

Like what you like

Just a bit of inspiration from an old episode of Radio 1’s Screen Time podcast with Ali Plumb. As I’ve said to people on Instagram and Twitter quite a lot lately, don’t be ashamed of your opinions. If you happen to, for example, not like The Favourite, and everyone’s saying how amazing it is, but you’re like, I don’t like it. Don’t feel ashamed, don’t be like, oh I’ve got to watch it again so I can teach myself to like it.

Gonna fly now

Published February 16, 2019

Gonna fly now

So I’ve just binge watched all six Rocky films in a row, not all in one day, I’m not a maniac, but without watching other films in between. Somehow despite having the least interest in, and probably actively disliking boxing, these films grabbed my attention and became something of an obsession. The drama is brilliant. The dialogue nutty. The training montages legendary. What I loved most of all, though, was how inspirational Rocky is as a character.

We're speaking the same language, but you don't understand a word I'm saying, do you?

Published November 6, 2008

We're speaking the same language, but you don't understand a word I'm saying, do you?

Michael Crichton died yesterday, and I don’t think I’d be lying if I said he was my favourite author of all time. I didn’t even know he was ill, which is so unusual in this day and age that it makes me like him even more. Obviously the usual applies, with thoughts and feelings going out to his family, but on a purely selfish level, I’m sad that there will be no more books.

My film viewing habits are about to change

Published June 5, 2008

My film viewing habits are about to change

You can now buy or rent films on iTunes in the UK, and there’s quite a lot to choose from. Considering how few TV shows there were when that was first introduced on the UK store, I’m quite impressed. There are some questionable decisions on the part of Apple, when you look at the HD side of things. You can’t buy an HD film and you can only rent one if you have an Apple TV.

Links for 2008-05-22

Published May 22, 2008

Links for 2008-05-22

Design revamp for ‘$100 laptop’ I always thought the old one looked like a cartoon, and whilst aimed at kids, I found it quite off-putting. The new one looks beautiful. Small Biz Tech Girl Podcast I’ve been listening to Grammar Girl for ages, and the network just keeps getting bigger. I don’t listen to all, as some are heavily American-centric, but they are all worth a few minutes of your time.

Links for 2008-03-22

Published March 22, 2008

Links for 2008-03-22

Apple - Trailers - WALL•E The newest film from Disney Pixar… to be honest, it doesn’t grab me as much as I’d hoped. Showbiz - News - Beckhams preferred to Brown in Downing St - Digital Spy I pray that this isn’t true.

Christmas was ruined but not by the Grinch

Published December 28, 2007

Christmas was ruined but not by the Grinch

In the good old days, I used to enjoy television at Christmas. Actually, let’s rephrase that, I used to enjoy television full stop. My dad has always been one for guessing plot lines before they happen, working out the twists, the jokes, even the next words out of an actor’s mouth. It was quite annoying, but I guess if you can see these things, you want to share them. Since we started podcasting, specifically video podcasting, we have been studying television programmes and production in general to see what we do that’s the same, what we don’t want to be doing, and where we need to head in the future.

Opinion matters

Published May 11, 2006

Opinion matters

I was reading one of the websites on my RSS feed list, and came across this question. Which is your favourite Tom Hanks movie? At first, I thought the answer was obvious - Cast Away. But then, when I thought about it a little bit more, there are so many others. Obviously, Forrest Gump, and I am a little bit partial to You’ve Got Mail, which although a weird film, is very loveable.

DVD Day #10

Published July 4, 2005

DVD Day #10

This DVD Day featured Sideways but I got bored with that halfway through and switched it off. I did rent Ocean’s Twelve but had to return the films before I could watch it, so look out for that one in another DVD day soon. The main film I watched this time was Closer and I really liked it. I thought the dialogue was brilliant, witty and smart and it kept the whole film moving along nicely.

DVD Day #9

Published April 30, 2005

DVD Day #9

Second attempt at The Whole Ten Yards. I didn’t think it was as good as the first one, and was disappointed with the way it started, but I got into it about halfway through. With that achieved, I settled down to watch Strictly Dance Fever, which was brilliant, and has, of course, bumped my old favourite dance, to be replaced by the Charlston. And I’ve narrowed down my favourite couples to just three.