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Harry Brown(DVD) 25/06/2016

You're a big bloke but you're out of shape Michael....

Harry Brown(DVD) Star - Sir Michael Caine CERT - R18 RuN-TiMe 103 minutes Imdb.com rating - 7.4 out of 10.0 (5,856 votes) Rental - Any 2 films for £6 for 2 nights at Blockbusters. Made - British When little Ryhs Jones was shot dead in Liverpool, the same city that born us the Bulger killers, it was the first recorded white-on-white child gun homicide on an English street since the Second World War, Harry Brown the first British film to really explore this new phenomenon of delinquent white gun crime in our inner cities. N.Ireland and Scotland have suffered similar rare tragedies but they were sectarian related, religion and paramilitaries, not postcodes and pathetic respect issues the driver. The Black America gun/drug culture that has sadly spread over the Atlantic to our great cities in the last decade or so had, in that moment in that Liverpool pub car park, mutated like a once benign virus to a deadly contagion, the white English underclass youth infected via youtube; Reece Jones's killing the first of many child homocide to come. Harry Brown, through a somewhat predictable Death Wish style narrative, attempts to get to grips with that decay here in South London's 'hoodie' culture, the underbelly of the Elephant & Castle in Southwark the location, Michael Caine's old manor, he, too, once a ruffian on these very same streets, just booze and girls the cause of a rucks back then. But the problem is his old romantic stamping ground has changed a lot, a victim of London's 'white ...

Populaire (DVD) 25/06/2016

A film that hit all the right notes!

Populaire (DVD) Star – Romain Duris Genre – World Cinema > Comedy Run Time – 111 minutes Certificate – 18 Country – France Awards – 1 Wins & 9 Nominations Amazon – £5.00DVD (Blue Ray £6.99) = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = So Populaire, the 2012 French remake of a 1957 French film that was called something else I can’t recall, Populaire relating to a make of typewriter. The new version received multiple César Award nominations but not much attention outside of France. It’s a subtitled Technicolor blast of nostalgia made for French people to remember the old Paris they long for of handsome cigarette smoking men and beautiful stylish women, not a city full of Arabs and West Africans they rebel against today. I did not see one black or Arab person in this film. It’s quite sad how racist the French are. It stars the rather excellent Romain Duris, a French actor who is super cool in films like ‘The Beat that Skipped my Heart’ and The Big Picture. The romantic female lead is Déborah François and the third party on this love tryst and a typewriter that comes between them. Yes, a typewriter. You will see why when you watch this, of course. If you love foreign films then you should watch this. It makes the heart sing for a filmmaking style long forgotten. If you like typewriters you should watch this even more. Common Keyboards The 'AZERTY' keyboard is a popular style used especially among European-based French speakers English typewriters use QWERTY. Switzerland and Luxembourg use a ...

Russia 25/06/2016

From Russia with thugs

Russia An international soccer tournament for England is normally a load of pot bellied tattooed English lads wearing Burberry hats and Ben Sherman hoodies smashing up the local square and then losing to the first big team they play and so coming home in shame. Well they met their match in Marseille with two fans now brain-dead and many more still in hospital two weeks on. Some would say quite a few fans were brain-dead before they got to France and they deserved it. But as much as I hate England fans abroad and all the embarrassment most of them bring to this country in the way they look, drink, and act and behave the Russian mob that targeted them were disgusting and went off like Chernobyl. It turns out they were not so much football fans but ex and serving military who executed a likewise attack on England fans, in some cases innocent women and children in the stadium. Because they attacked in the stadium UEFA had the power to sanction them with big fines and threats of expulsion. But not for what happened in Marseille. The president of the oil rich country that will host the 2018 World Cup is sending thugs to beat up women and kids for political reasons???Even the head of the FSB (the Russian FBI) was tweeting that he was proud of the Russian fans for standing up to English hooligans. Blatter should be put on a spitroast in hell for what he has done to the beautiful game. A blood soaked Marseille is a long way from the Brazilians beautiful sweeping passes and spectacular goals ...

Office Angels Recruitment 25/06/2016

The DevilI is no Angel but I have a halo now and then

Office Angels Recruitment To experience the real EU positives and negatives towards Britain you need to try and get work from - or work for - an employment agency. The industrial ones are packed full of Eastern Europeans here and so are the factory floors they fill. If you are British and an industrial temp in this country you will work with few British temps these days. I worked industrial ten years ago and it was mostly British workers. Now it’s about 70/30 overseas. The Remain campaigners say the Brits will no longer do these jobs purely on the basis they are now mostly done by Eastern Europeans. Well I would say that’s not fair and it’s the pure numbers of Eastern Europeans coming here is why they dominate the factory floor. There are plenty of guys and girls to pick up the rifle for what is very boring work and they are no more likely to work harder or enjoy the work anymore than Brits. Mass labor immigration allows for employers to drive down wages and conditions and Mike Ashley’s warehouse and those zero hours deals are a sign of things to come if we stay in the E.U. If you are a working class lad your life is dead-end jobs and employment agencies and you are now competing with most of Europe for those jobs. My friend Paul runs an industrial employment agency and he says they employ Eastern Europeans over British people for industrial and catering work as they are easier to get rid of before their time served holiday pay entitlement arrives. Brits will have better access to local services to ...

Slovenia V England 25/06/2016

Can England score more than one goal?

Slovenia V England It was a very traditional English game that got us through with a very nervy performance, England sitting deep once we found out we could only score one goal against the organised Slovenians. The castle walls maybe strong enough to keep out the Slavic invaders but the cannons are still too light to dent the German tanks. If England are not good enough to win this group they won’t beat the Germans. The novelty wager on betfair.com last week was would England be out of the World Cup before the last English player was out of Wimbledon (Murray is a jock, of course), a generous 7-1 on offer. As it turns out another dreadful British performance in the tennis was duly delivered and the entire English quota out by 3:37pm on Tuesday in SW London and so no payout, a full day behind the big game. As you would expect the Wimbledon snobs refused to show the England match live on site as they don’t like empty seats in the show courts, something the South African Federation see less bothered about. Empty seats at a huge England soccer game are very rare ye there they were at Port Elizabeth. The touts have been really burnt this time. Slovenia are a big chunk of the old Yugoslavia, Serbia, another chunk, also represented in South Africa, but joining Slovenia on the plane home after the Aussies beat them. And with France ducking out early and the Americans coming late how can this tournament not remind you of the war. Often confused with Slovakia, the other half of the old Czechoslovakia ...

John Grisham's The Rainmaker (DVD) 25/06/2016

Cloudy with sunny periods..

John Grisham's The Rainmaker (DVD) --------------- -------------- PG13 Run - Time 135 minutes Suited to grown ups American Crime --------------- ----- With the Tories setting out to privatise everything and cut what is left through Cameron's "Big Society", The Rainmaker is certainly a topical movie to watch right now, the featured topic of the seemingly corrupt American private health service where we are heading soon if we don't get organised in protest. Just as the NHS is designed to give free healthcare to everyone who needs it here the American private insurance companies try its hardest not to give care, even when patients have paid up all their policies to date and are entitled to the best care, author John Grisham applying his court room drama style here to put that debate across. With Francis Ford Coppola directing and an amazing cast on board this sets out to impress, its grandiose 135 minute running time suggesting an epic. But the PG13 rating gives this away some and it's not the intelligent and suspenseful grown up court room drama you would normally expect from Grisham, which is its biggest fault. But , somewhat surprisingly, it is revealed in the films extras that this is Grishams favourite film of the book so far of his adaptations, A time to Kill and The Pelican Brief not making the rostrum. The Rainmakers biggest plus is the first real sign that a handsome clean cut fresh faced young actor called Matt Damon had serious star quality, this earning him the lead in the brilliant ...

NTL VS2001 TWIN 25/06/2016

Why do we have to pay so much for a flippin landline!!

NTL VS2001 TWIN Nothing annoys us more in this modern telecommunications world of having to pay £15 bloody quid every month for a land line! If you want home broadband you generally have to have the landline rental. Twenty years ago fair enough. We needed to receive and make calls this way. It was the main method. But not today. You can do most of that calling and receiving through messengers on your laptop and smartphones, and make those voice calls for free. We pay £15 for Virgin landline and £15 for Virgin broadband. They are effectively using the landline cost to subsidize their industry deals to attract new customers to broadband, not reward loyal ones. In BTs case they are hiking landline rents to subsidize their new cable TV channels, fellow providers following suit in cartel like behavior to keep this rip off landline lock going. I asked Virgin on Twitter about his mark up and they said if I rang the hotline they would see what they could do about this compulsory purchase of landline rent when you have their broadband. When I told them I had both and could they simply cancel the landline and let me keep broadband they ended the conversation. I guess that was a no. So if we have to have and rent landline phones we may as well make the phones as mobile and convenient as possible. This model is a WIFI one and not the newest of models. It sits in a rechargeable base and has a regular sized number pad for an upright modern phone, but a small model all the same and designed to look like ...

About Time (DVD) 22/06/2016

For girls only

About Time (DVD) Star – Rachel McAdams Genre – Romantic Comedy Run Time – 123 minutes Certificate – 12A Country – U.K Awards – 3 Wins & 9 Nominations Amazon – £4.00DVD (Blue Ray £6.00) = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = I think it’s fair to say Richard Curtis is stuck in a time warp when it comes to making movies and so fitting his latest is about time travel. Its upper middle-class comedies of manners or nothing with this guy. Well they do say write what you know. About Time star Rachel McAdams, on the other hand, can’t let time travel romcoms go, this, her third after the rather sickly sweet The Time Traveler's Wife (2009) and Woody Allen’s now rare return to for Midnight in Paris (2011). I never really got into Four Weddings (tedious sitcom episodes stuck together) and the Notting Hill thing with Hugh Grant although Love Actually did have something for everyone and an enjoyable Christmas fairytale. It would be nice to see our premier comedy writer try something different and stretch himself. The Boat that Rocked was ok but again too niche to really draw n audience. He also wrote the tedious screenplay for the likewise Warhorse and the dreadful rehash script for Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason. Blackadder, of course, remains his masterpiece. Cast Domhnall Gleeson ... Tim Rachel McAdams ... Mary Bill Nighy ... Dad Lydia Wilson ... Kit Kat Lindsay Duncan ... Mum Richard Cordery ... Uncle D Joshua McGuire ... Rory Tom Hollander ... Harry Margot Robbie ... Charlotte Will ...

Euro 2016: Which team will win the tournament? 22/06/2016

Of course it will be Germany!

Euro 2016: Which team will win the tournament? There are piano players and there are piano movers The European Championships has changed a lot over the decades and tries to keep pace with Europe’s expansion. But it has got a little bit too big of late and like the World Cup qualifiers you have a lot of mismatches from the minnows. Even Israel are allowed into it now. As late as 1992 there were only 8 teams in the European Championship and just 16 until this year’s expansion to 24. There was only four in the first few tournaments in the 1970s. There were not even 24 countries in Europe twenty years ago, let alone enough for this event. But TV contracts and cash for votes talk and now there are 24. This method was to insure the big six are in France for the finals but Holland’s absence notable, losing an extraordinary five games in the qualification group. It almost worked. Inevitably the European Championship of hooliganism was running alongside and England quite literary ‘knocked out’ in the first round by a vicious national service trained ultra right wing Russian mob. Even the head of the Russian version of the FBI tweeted his respect for the thug’s military precision victory. It later transpired that the thugs were indeed sent by Putin for political reasons. This is the guy that will be protecting our fans in the World Cup in Russia two years from now?? To be fair England support abroad is often uncouth and violent and so no great loss to France if we are kicked out. I’m so ashamed when this happens, France on terror ...

Steve Davis 21/06/2016

Higgins in the Riggins....Steve in the Clean.....

Steve Davis Age 52 Born Plumstead, London Sport country - English Nickname - The Nugget, Interesting, Ginger Magician, Romford Slim Professional 1978 to the present Highest ranking #1 (seven years) 2009/10 ranking #23 Career winnings £5,614,630 Highest break 147 (1982 Lada Cars Classic) So, yet again, more revelations on John Higgins and snooker match fixing rocked the Sunday tabloids last week, and more aftershocks to come. In the week ex world champ Graeme Dott droped his and Higgins manager Paul Mooney he and Mark Selby were named by Mooney as guys who 'may' agree to these frames being thrown in the context of the match. The two players are furious of being named and set to sue, but as the story hadn't broke when those words were spoken as they were also on the tape then we have to worry that there are other top players out there involved in these betting scams. There is, of course, no evidence of Dott and Selby's involvement. I agree with them being clean. The most interesting revelation from last weeks red rags was Higgins allegedly rang up Betfair with his private account pin number and tried to bet on HIMSELF LOSING during the Shaun Murphy match at this years World Championships, which, if the truth be told, is a smart thing to do if you are still trying to win the match. In that way you literally can't lose and online and exchange and phone betting allows for exactly that scenario. First question must be why does he have a VIP account and secondly why would he be dumb ...

Hama Mobile Phone Wallet Case For cellular phone (00107111) 21/06/2016

Yep, you will drop it and the screen will bust. Get a wallet guys

Hama Mobile Phone Wallet Case For cellular phone (00107111) So what have the Somalis ever done for us? Well there’s the internet cafes and the phone case shop for starters. Every market and highstreet in Britain has a Somalia bloke selling covers of all colors and sizes for our phones, tablets and phablets. And we need these babies too. As we all know the glass screen (known as the ‘digitizer’) breaks real easy when we first get our phones and tablets as they slip out of your hands even easier. They can even crack when you are taking them off to get at the battery. First you need to get a generic plastic back cover for your phone to protect the camera and screen edges. These give you a better grip on the phone and help to reduce the screen shatter, often happening when the phone lands on its edge. You then need a wallet cover. It may not look cool and your friends can’t identify how cool your new phone model is but it doesn’t look cool with a smashed screen. EVERYBODY drops their phone. It’s plugged into the charger everyday and who remembers the wire is still in the back of the phone on the bedside table when you scramble for it? Make sure you buy a durable phone is my advice. My little 4 inch screen HTC Desire 310 may have crap storage but it bounces and the screen doesn’t break. Apple, of course, have molded everything to stop you buying parts to fix screens and replace batteries with cheaper generic parts for their kit but that’s not the case with regular brands. I replaced the screen on my old Windowsphone with a generic screen ...

True Detective Season 1 (DVD) 21/06/2016

Mumbling, hard drinking, cigarette smoking cliche cops anyone?

True Detective Season 1 (DVD) Star – Mathew McConaughey & Woody Harrelson Genre – Crime > Drama Run Time – 8 x 50 minutes Certificate – 18 Country – USA Golden Globes – 4 nominations Emmys – 10 wins & 3 nominations Awards – 27 Wins & 52 Nominations Amazon – £12.00 DVD (Blue Ray £15.99) = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = In the new millennium the American TV stations started buying up struggling movie studios and so becoming conglomerates. Today some TV series are as high end and expensive as many Hollywood movies. And as TV now had control over the movies then why not use their movie stars to sell TV? In the old days TV was always seen as second rate to the top actors and the movies was the place to be. Not no more. In those same older days you would only buy a British or American TV series on video or DVD after you have seen it on TV but now you buy it before it comes on TV, the case with True Detective. Tons of American shows are arriving here unseen and they make for great viewing. Series one of True Detective kicked off with an extraordinarily high rating on Imdb of 9.1, more than Breaking Bad and The Wire. That was reason enough for me to buy it on Amazon. But I am always wary of crime detective series and tend to ignore the American and British ones as they always end up cliché. The Wire was brilliant but apart from that nothing that has really stood it unless you class Breaking Bad in that genre. Detective shows tend to be packed full of that cliché and machismo that’s what seems to be ...

Law Abiding Citizen (DVD) 21/06/2016

Silly but fun!

Law Abiding Citizen (DVD) Star - Gerard Butler Running -108 minutes Certificate - 18 Genre - Action/Thriller --------Quote------- Clyde Shelton: You're the one who makes deals with murders yea? Well I've come to make mine. Release me. Nick Rice: [smugly] Or what? Clyde Shelton: Or I kill everyone. --------------- --------------- --------------- Some movies start well and quickly become dumb. Not because the script writer(s) ran out of ideas or couldn't think of a way to finish their movies or anything, but because the studios like it that way, a hunky hero turned villain and a heroic cop chasing him down a solid mechanism to draw the biggest multiplex audience. Law Abiding Citizen ticks every box of that formulaic action thriller portfolio. Gerard Butler (real name David Davies) is the big gruff lug in question for the girls to swoon over, and the boys to wish they were, Oscar winner Jamie Foxx getting to relax a bit and play the two dimensional good guy for big busks and so not worrying about learning his lines for once. Knowing this was the above Tom & Jerry popcorn movie I'm certainly not complaining about its content, a 'turn you brain off pick' I rented for exactly that reason, adding variety to my 5 films for £5 weekly deal at Blockbusters, the time of the movie year when you have rented all the 2010 films you wanted to see and so picking off the ones on the reduced shelf 6 months later that you didn't quite want to pay full price for, Eagle Eye the film I rented this time last ...

Life on the Limit (DVD) 21/06/2016

Mad dogs and Englishman go out on the midday racetrack...

Life on the Limit (DVD) Star – F1 Genre – Documentary > Sport Run Time – 112 minutes Certificate – 18 Country – USA Awards – Nominations 1 Amazon – £5.93 DVD = = = = = = = = = = = = I was amazed to see Formula 1 has recently signed a multi-million deal with Heineken Beer, especially as they have banned cigarette sponsorship in recent decades. One corner at last weeks Canadian Grand Prix was as green and emblazoned as a tacky St Patrick’s Day pub promotion. Drinking a six pack of beer behind the wheel has to be far worse than a fag at the wheel! What they haven’t banned is excellence on the track and characters off it. Formula One is packed full of attractive glamour, girls, shunts and heroes, and nearly all of those packed into this enjoyable documentary. But the sport is very dangerous and a lot of the greats are no longer with us, only a handful of drivers and the still pretty wives polishing the trophies to tell their stories. From the playboys of Hunt and Hill to the genius of Senna and Fangio here is a film that looks at safety and fete that would dictate their careers and often short lives. In the late 1970s the drivers had a one-in-four chance of death every season. There has been a few decent Formula One films of late with the rather excellent Oscar winning ‘Senna’ and the surprisingly good fun Rush, starring the oddball muscle bound choice of Chris Hemsworth as James Hunt, to name but two. The documentary ‘Life on the Limits’ maybe rather perfunctory in its appeal and construction and ...

Crank 2 - High Voltage (DVD) 21/06/2016

A Shocking sequel!!

Crank 2 - High Voltage (DVD) Starring: Jason Statham Genre: Tongue-in-cheek violent action Rated 'R' Run Time: 96 minutes Imdb.com scores it 6.6 out of 10.0 (23,908 votes) Blue-Ray: much more colourful. Cant see any point in renting that option here . So 'Crank', a crazy, whacky and deliciously violent tongue-in-cheek offering from Jason Statham, his Cockney hit man abroad a delightfully silly experience, shooting up Los Angeles as if he was remaking Reservoir Dogs all on his tod. At the end of the original 'Crank', alas, our Jase fell out of a helicopter with a Korean mobster some 5000 ft above Santa Monica without a parachute; director Mark Devildine obviously thinking this one would disappear without a trace and so no open ending required. Statham, though, has a cult following and Crank generated a decent DVD return, so the sequel inevitable, Hollywood magic and a solid bounce allowing his rather unexpected survival. The Crank angle was that Statham's character, the obtusely named Chez Chelios, presumably half Mexican to get the Hispanics renting this under false pretences, had been injected with a synthetic drug by gangsters that will kill him if his heart rate drops below a certain speed, meaning he has to keep the adrenaline racing by what ever means possible to stay alive and so get the antidote, a seriously manic movie and premise. The more observant of you will have spotted what will keep him alive this time around, 'Crank 2: High Voltage', a big clue... -The Cast- Jason Statham ... ...
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