Archive for December, 2013

December 31, 2013

BBC Oxford: Review of 2013 Movies, on the Danny Cox Show

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Please click the link above to listen to my review of 2013’s films with DJ Danny Cox on BBC Radio Oxford. I discuss the films out at the moment, the big ‘winners and losers’ of 2013’s cinema releases, and my top five of the year.

There is a couple of seconds gap in between the first and second segments where the song played on the original broadcast has been cut out.

December 27, 2013

BBC Radio Oxford: “Films On Friday”, 20th December

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Please click the player above to listen to the 20th December edition of “Films On Friday” for BBC Radio Oxford. This time I discuss the films “Anchorman 2” and “Walking With Dinosaurs 3D” with stand-in presenter Nick Piercey, as well as looking at box office and events around Oxfordshire.

December 27, 2013

EntertainmentWise: “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” review

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“lacks the depth to be memorable”

(please click the logo to read the review)

December 20, 2013

EntertainmentWise: “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”

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“It may get bizarre at times, but it sure is funny”

(please click the image to read the article)

December 20, 2013

Oxford Mail: “Screen Breaks” column, 19th December

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Please click the image above to read my “Screen Breaks” column, as published in the Oxford Mail on the 19th December. Thos week I talk about my ideal movies for Christmas,

The column will be on hiatus for the Christmas period but will be back on the 9th January.

December 16, 2013

BBC Oxford: “Films On Friday”, 13th December and “The Hobbit” OB Special

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Please click on the player below to listen to my “Films On Friday” slot for BBC Radio Oxford, broadcast 13/12/2013. I review the film “The Hobbit:The Desolation of Smaug” and run through the box office, as well as listing cinema-related events in the area.

That morning I had also taken part in an outside broadcast to celebrate the release of “The Hobbit…”, joining host Malcolm Boyden as a ‘film expert’ guest live from the Eagle & Child pub where J R R Tolkein discussed and developed his Middle Earth books with his contemporaries including CS Lewis. The full programme can be heard here on BBC iPlayer until Friday 20th December 2013…

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01lpfkf

…alternatively a 3 minute showreel of the programme can be heard here…

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01nbxfc

December 16, 2013

The Fly: Will Ferrel “Anchorman 2” interview & review

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Please click the image above to read my article from the Will Ferrell Roundtable interviews at the “Anchorman 2” press junket last week.

 

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Please click the image above to read my review of the film. Both articles published on the website of The Fly, the UK’s most popular music magazine.

December 16, 2013

Oxford Mail: “Screen Breaks” column and Book review.

 

Screen Breaks – Appeal of film is truly ageless

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Please click the Oxford Mail logo above to read my weekly cinema column, about the rise of the over 60’s as a cinema going demographic. Published in the Oxford Mail newspaper on the 12th December.

 

The Phoenix Picturehouse: A century of cinema magic

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Please click the book cover above to read my review of the book “The Phoenix Picturehouse: 100 Years of Oxford Cinema Memories” published in the Oxford Mail on 12th December

 

December 13, 2013

EntertainmentWise: “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” review

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“delivers the adventure and fun audiences have been gasping for”

(please click the image above to read the article)

December 13, 2013

The Fly: “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” review

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Please click on the image above to read my review of “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” for the website of The Fly, the UK’s most popular music magazine.