Hot Fuzz (2007) Review

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Nicholas Angel was a police officer in London but due to being too good at his job he is transferred to a small town which just so happens to have a very dark secret.

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Happy 80th Birthday Patrick Stewart!

Patrick Stewart the legend that is turns 80 years old today! Certainly does not look it at all, here’s to many more years of films and theatre! I was honoured to see him on stage in No Man’s Land a few years and go and see him exit the stage door.

Odeon Cinema – Silverlink

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Last night I went to the Odeon Cinema at Silverlink which has recently reopened after the Coronavirus pandemic lockdown. It had been almost 18 weeks since I had the pleasure of sitting in a cinema screen! I usually go to Cineworld as a I have an Unlimited Card with that being my closest cinema. I have been to this Odeon a couple of times now because it is the closest IMAX screen to me.

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Recreating the Movie – The Dark Knight

Tonight I went back to the cinema after almost 18 incredibly long weeks and went to see The Dark Knight for the fourth time on the big screen but the very first time in IMAX. With so many more home viewings over the past 12 years since its release in 2008, it felt like the perfect film to welcome the cinema back into my life, had to go to Odeon with Cineworld pushing the opening date back to the end of this month. Although for IMAX I have to visit Odeon, it is only the third time I have seen a film in IMAX and it really is the most incredible way to watch a film.

Anyway for recreating the movie and the occasion of The Joker in his IMAX glory I purchased this snood/face mask for the film and here is my attempt of being the joker! I am certainly looking forward to using it during the winter for my runs!

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Cinema Paradiso (1988) Review

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Salvatore Di Vita a filmmaker recalls his childhood and teenage years where he fell in love with movies at the cinema in his small village along with the amazing friendship he shared with Alfredo the projectionist at the cinema.

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*Original Title – Nuovo Cinema Paradiso*

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RIP Ennio Morricone

Legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone has passed away aged 91 in Rome.

Affectionately known as ‘Maestro’ he is involved in some of the most memorable scores in film history.

Once Upon a Time in America, The Untouchables, Cinema Paradiso, The Hateful Eight. His haunting melodies for Sergio Leone’s trilogy of westerns A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. A lot of these films I have caught up with watching over the past few months and the scores blew me away each and every time.

He was presented with an honorary Oscar in 2007 and then went on to win for The Hateful Eight.

Let’s take a little bit of time to appreciate some of his most famous music from films . . .

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