Archive for December, 2012

December 31, 2012

Basingstoke Observer/Oxford Journal/Oxfordshire Guardian: “At The Movies…” 28th December

At The Movies 28th December

Above is my “At The Movies” column for 28th December, as it appears in Basingstoke Observer, Oxford Journal and Oxfordshire Guardian. Please click above to read the larger version.

December 29, 2012

Entertainmentwise: “Jack Reacher” review.


“despite neat little tweaks on the formula, this is just another action-thriller from Tom Cruise.”

December 29, 2012

BBC Oxford: 2013 Preview With Jo Thoenes


Please click the above image for my festive special with Jo Thoenes (pictured) which aired 28/12/2012 on BBC Radio Oxford (the iplayer link expires 04/01/2013). The segment starts at around 1 hour 30m 30s (after the song ends) and previews my top movies for 2013

I also must briefly point out that I am mistakenly credited as from the Banbury Guardian, which in fact should have been Oxfordshire Guardian.

December 22, 2012

BBC Radio Oxford: “Films On Friday”, 21.12.2012 (expires 28.12.12)


Please click the link above to listen to my “Films On Friday” segment for BBC Radio Oxford, which aired on 21.12.2012 (the link expires 28.12.2012( . The segments starts at around 1 hour 20 mins in and features reviews of “Pitch Perfect” and “Life of Pi”. Last one for this year, the segment will be returning 4th January and a special preview with my picks for the biggest films of 2012 will air on BBC Oxford 27th December.

December 22, 2012

Entertainmentwise: “Pitch Perfect” review


“has a lot to say for itself and enough talent to back it up.”

December 20, 2012

Oxford Journal/Basingstoke Observer/Oxfordshire Guardian: Interview with Ang Lee & Suraj Sharma

AngLeeSuraj Sharma

I usually don’t include my weekly interviews on this blog (for various, rather dull reason), but thought I would include this- an interesting interview with “The Life of Pi” director Ang Lee and star Suraj Sharma, as it appeared in Oxford Journal and it’s sister papers Basingstoke Observer and Oxfordshire Guardian. Please click the image above to read a larger image or click here to read it in ther publication’s ‘e-paper’.

December 20, 2012

Oxford Journal/Basingstoke Observer/Oxfordshire Guardian: “At The Movies”, 21st December Releases

At The Movies 21st December

Above is my “At The Movies” column. reviewing 21st December releases “Pitch Perfect” and “The Life of Pi” plus a belated review of “The Hobbit”, for Oxford Journal and its sister publications Oxfordshire Guardian and Basingstoke Observer. Please click the above link for a larger version of the article or click here to read the Journal’s ‘e-paper’

December 15, 2012

“Films On Friday” segment, BBC Radio Oxford, 14/12/2012 (link expires 21/12/2012)

Click the link above to listen to James Cannon’s Drivetime show for BBC Radio Oxford on 14th December, which is available to play back on BBC iPlayer until 21/12/2012.

I come in at around the 1 hour, 21 mins and 30 secsĀ  mark for the “Films On Friday” segment, and discuss the UK box office along with my verdict on the week’s big release, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”.

December 15, 2012

Oxford Journal/Oxfordshire Guardian/Basingstoke Observer: “At The Movies” column, 14th December

At The Movies 14th Dec

My “At The Movies” column for 14th December, as published in Oxford Journal and it’s sister papers, the Oxfordshire Guardian & Basingstoke Observer. Reviewed is the film “Smashed” alongside a special preview of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”. Please click the image above for a lager version, or here to view it in the Journal’s “E-Paper”.

December 10, 2012

MPC Publications: December 2012 Film section

The December edition of my film section for MPC Publications, covering six different titles including:

-Highgate Handbook

-Barnet Local and High Barnet Local

-N21 Directory

-N14 Directory

-The Muswell Flyer

Please click the following links for the film review and feature Christmas DVD & Film Guide