Tag Archives: Adventure

Film Review – Avengers Endgame

The Marvel cinematic universe is to this generation what the heyday of Lucas and Spielberg was to my generation. Consequently, Avengers Endgame is an event cinema milestone, and a hugely satisfying culmination of eleven years of blockbuster superhero filmmaking based … Continue reading

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Why I love The Goonies

In late 1985, aged ten, after seeing this TV spot for The Goonies, I really wanted to see it. I voiced my enthusiasm to my mother, not expecting that I would actually be taken. A few days later, my mother … Continue reading

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Film Review – The Kid Who Would Be King

The Kid Who Would Be King is a very entertaining children’s adventure with heart, wit and action to spare. The film inexplicably died at the box office in America, but I suspect it will do better in the UK and … 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 – Spider-Man Into the Spider-verse

Given the sheer number of recent Spider-man reboots, the question has to be asked: do we really need another Spider-man? These reboots are just one of many jokes made at the expense of the webslinger in the animated Spider-man Into … Continue reading

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Christmas Present ideas

If you are scratching your head this year over Christmas presents, why not consider giving one of my novels? At the risk of sounding like a cliché, I have written across a variety of genres and therefore have “something for … Continue reading

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Film Review – Alpha

Boy and his wolf stories are hardly new, but director Albert Hughes’s Alpha has plenty of heart, even though it treads a very familiar path of survival adventure and coming-of-age. Set sometime in prehistoric Europe, the story involves the teenage … Continue reading

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My brain needs a break

My brain needs a break. Here’s a scary picture of me in brain meltdown mode. Given the rather excessively productive year I have had so far (first drafts on two longer than usual novels, lots of editing on earlier, currently … Continue reading

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Film Review – Incredibles 2

Brad Bird’s The Incredibles is my favourite Pixar film. It is also the only Pixar film other than Toy Story which I thought could benefit from a sequel. Now Bird has finally revisited his masterpiece, the big question can finally … Continue reading

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George goes to Neptune – the version that never was

Whilst glancing through some old notes and files the other day, I came across an outline I’d written for George goes to Neptune, the third novel in my George Hughes trilogy. I glanced through it and was astonished. The plot … Continue reading

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