Early 2018 has seen the release of the next in a string of big budget Marvel comics inspired films, all building up to the release of Infinity Wars Part 1 this spring, which sees the Avengers unite with Spiderman, The Guardians of the Galaxy and other heroes against a major, cosmic threat. One of the […]Read more "Black Panther – a movie review"
In 2015, the seventh official installment, The Force Awakens, took the cinemas by storm, riding high off of initial popularity and good feedback. Later, a bit of a kickback began, with those pointing out the shortcomings of what many saw as a recycled story with an overuse of call backs. But the movie succeeding in […]Read more "Star Wars – The Last Jedi – a film review"
The Peak District, in Derbyshire, is one of my favourite walking locations, especially on a warm, sunny day. In the last month, I have been on two major walks there, one near Dovedale, along the picturesque river, and the other above the village of Eyam, up on the moors. I also visited the old pub, named […]Read more "Photos of my Peak District perambulations…"
We return to the high seas of the Caribbean for another Disney-helmed trip to a time of photogenic pirates (portrayed typically by Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush) thrown amidst a bunch of supernatural shenanigans. The movie is confusingly titled Salazar’s Revenge in the British and international release schedule. The last time Johnny Depp played his […]Read more "A Film Review: Pirates of the Caribbean 5 – Dead Men Tell No Tales (To Salazar, who is seeking his Revenge and to extend the franchise etc etc) Arrgghh, matey…"
Lucy is a movie from 2014, written and directed by Luc Besson, starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman. Scarlet Johansson has recently appeared in the live action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell, covering broadly similar territory. The movie plays with the old chestnut of how humans only utilize 10 percent of their brain functions, […]Read more "Lucy – A Film Retrospective"
Mid May saw the Charnwood Arts group’s exciting trip to London to visit the Tate Modern. Over a dozen of us set off in a small coach one morning, reaching the gallery by about ten past twelve, ready to take in the strange and unusual sights – and, as it turned out, sounds. […]Read more "The Tate Modern – a Charnwood Arts Trip"
I’m posting here a sample of my photos from my trip to Switzerland, in the Grindelwald and Interlaken area, last August. Please enjoy! At the top we have the foothills below the Eiger at Grindewald valley. Then the shores of lake Thunersee near Interlaken. The hills above the Schynige Platte Alpine Garden recede into the distance, […]Read more "A selection of photographs"