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  • Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD

    Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD


    I'm not a fan of graphic comics or of 2000AD; the most I know about it is that a run of it used to (maybe still does) reside in the Special Collections of Leeds University Library, which has an interesting set of sci-fi novels and zines.

    This documentary is definitely for the boys, self-congratulatory laddishness positively drips from the screen. But the vision of co-creator Pat Mills is infectious, and whether the comic and the character of Judge Dredd really…

  • Bridesmaids



    This is one of the most overrated alleged 'comedies' of recent years. If this is an example of a female-led storyline then I will pass, thanks.

    Kirsten Wiig plays the maid of honour whose cake business has gone belly up and whose love life has gone to the wall. Her name? Annie Walker! Have these guys never seen the legendary soap Coronation Street? The name does not conjure up this lady for sure.

    Anyway, the vomit and poop scenes are…

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  • A Single Man

    A Single Man


    This bittersweet film gets another star on a rewatch. It's Colin Firth's best performance in years as stuffy professor George Falconer ('it takes a long time to become George'), who suddenly finds himself bereaved by the sudden death of his partner Jim in a car accident, and finds it difficult to cope until he decides he needs to make a momentous decision.

    This being the 1960s he cannot talk openly about it, or even grieve, nor can he seek a…

  • Licence to Kill

    Licence to Kill


    One of my favourite Bond films, this one shook off the Moore-era humour and instead had something far more violent and realistic.

    Carey Lowell is a wonderfully sparky girl associate for 007, even if Talisa Soto is a bit of a drip. The basic premise of this one is that Bond goes solo and rogue after witnessing the murder of his friend Felix Leiter's bride on her wedding day, and the mutilation of Leiter.

    The bad guys are an international…