Tag Archives: Action

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

The original John Wick was a lean, nasty, compelling genre piece; an old fashioned, unpretentious revenge movie. Budgets got much bigger in the sequel, but the overall film was less effective. However with John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (Latin … Continue reading

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Film Review – Aquaman

In the course of this Aquaman review I shall attempt to manfully avoid all fish/water related puns. I won’t tell you the film is a damp squib, or a wet fish, or a belly flop. I will however state upfront … Continue reading

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Film Review – Upgrade

If you’re looking for an outrageous blast of B-movie sci-fi thrills, look no further that writer/director Lee Whannel’s Upgrade. Essentially Robocop meets Death Wish, the film has a nifty premise with thrills and dark laughs to spare, and also an … Continue reading

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Film Review – Mission Impossible: Fallout

Is Mission Impossible Fallout the best in the series as some critics claim? Difficult to say after an initial viewing, although I would certainly put it near the top of the list. At any rate, it’s hard to imagine audiences … Continue reading

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Film Review – Solo: A Star Wars Story

Have you ever wondered how Han Solo got his blaster? How he met Chewbacca? Or exactly how he made the Kessel run in less than twelve parsecs? Me neither. Yet Solo: A Star Wars Story gives us the answers to … Continue reading

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My top five Alex Rider novels

I’m a big fan of Anthony Horowitz’s Alex Rider series. Think teenage James Bond, but without any sex (though there is a hinted-at love interest in the character of Sabina Pleasure). In each novel, loads of globe-trotting action ensues, with … Continue reading

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Film Review – Thor Ragnarok

One key returning character from the Marvel Universe in Thor Ragnarok has been thoroughly spoiled in trailers, posters and other publicity around the film. Had this particular reappearance not been revealed by the marketing department, it could have been a … Continue reading

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Download Dr Gribbles and the Beast of Blackthorn Lodge – for five days only!

My novel Dr Gribbles and the Beast of Blackthorn Lodge is available to download FREE from Amazon Kindle for five days only. Of all the novels I have published, Dr Gribbles and the Beast of Blackthorn Lodge remains the one … Continue reading

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