Month: December 2021

Fletch Lives

I couldn’t watch Fletch recently without watching Fletch Lives. Straight up, the film’s not as good as the original. It starts off with some promise – even musical motifs recycled from the previous film give a real and welcome sense of continuity to proceedings – but really isn’t in...

The Dig

When I was in primary school, I wanted to be an archaeologist. And yes folks, I was an Indiana Jones fan, but I liked to feel I wasn’t being unduly influenced and was more advanced in my thinking. Even as a 10 year old, I had books on archaeology...

Fletch

Just recently I’ve had a bit of a Chevy Chase binge. He was a favourite actor of mine in the 1980s – without question when he was at his peak – and from time to time here in the 2020s I will see YouTube videos about ‘what happened to…’...

Sharpe’s Assassin

I started reading the Sharpe novels by Bernard Cornwell in the mid to late 1990s. I can place that because many of the novels I bought have ‘TV tie-in’ picture covers, showing Sean Bean in the TV series adaptation, and it ran from 1993 to 1997. For the complete...

Knives Out

Confession. I stayed away from this film for a long time because of its writer/director, Rian Johnson. Even when dear friends saw this film and reported it was a lot of fun, I couldn’t bring myself to watch it because of Johnson’s involvement. Johnson being, after all, the guy...

Masters of the Universe: Revelation Part 2

I spoke about the first part of Revelation back in July and had plenty of choice comments for the ‘Fox News’ style commentators on YouTube who decided, before they saw a frame of footage, that they would hate it and exactly what all the angles would be. You know...