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Some thoughts on Spectre

I’m not at my best this week thanks to a cough/cold combination that’s laying me low, so interesting political thoughts will have to wait for a while. However, I did manage to go and see Spectre the other night and it’s prompted a…

Film/TV Review: Parallels

I’ve long been a sucker for historical what-ifs and tales of alternate worlds where history went differently, so I was very happy to discover Parallels on Netflix the other day (other ways of watching it may be available). It’s billed as a film,…

Not Watching This Weekend: Nighthawk

(I’d stopped doing these, but then this dropped down through the space-time continuum and I felt NWTW deserved resurrection to share it with you…) Film Review: Nighthawk (no stars) Big-screen remakes of old TV series are not uncommon, but there’s a good chance…

Not Watching This Weekend: Eggbound 2: The Powdering

The Pitch: Following the unexplained success of Eggbound, a sequel was inevitable. With production set to start, no original script was available so another script was press ganged into service, with names hastily find-and-replaced to match the original, and no one really caring…

Not Watching This Weekend: The Remake

It has come to our attention that barely weeks after its official release, one of the earliest projects of Not Watching This Weekend Studios is now being remade by a rival fantasy production studio. This gang of young upstarts, apparently known as The…

Not Watching This Weekend: Helmer

The Pitch: It’s the early days of Twitter, and someone’s had an idea for a parody account. Surely, nothing could be more amusing than a right-wing Tory MEP who continually misunderstands things, gets his facts wrong and continually blusters and insists he’s right…

Not Watching This Weekend: Eggbound

The Pitch: Following a freak accident on a previous mission, inexplicably Irish-accented CIA agent Brendan McPuncherson must now eat a raw egg, crushed in his own hands, every thirty minutes or he will die a slow and agonising death. Now he’s back on…

Not Watching This Weekend: Mr Benn

The Trailer: Voiceover man begins with ‘some heroes wear many costumes’. The whole trailer is shot through heavy filters, mostly dark and grey just to ensure everyone is clear that this is a Serious Film taking the source material Seriously. As it’s a…

Not watching this weekend: The Empty Chair

(The first, and possibly last, of a series of pitches for films that don’t exist) The Pitch: The country’s in the middle of an election campaign, and the Prime Minister discovers that his advisers have got it badly wrong. Despite his refusal to…

Can you make an intentionally bad movie?

You know you’ve made it as a blogger (and it only took eight years!) when you write a post about a film, and said film’s director comments on your post. But then, if someone was mistaking me for Michael Bay, I’d probably feel…

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