365 Film Challenge Part 4: Here We Go Again

The next batch of movies I've watched are all linked by one thing. They're all sequels! Film #12: National Treasure: Book of Secrets. I really enjoyed National Treasure, an enjoyably daft and OTT Nic Cage action flick that saw him run around the US avoiding goons, stealing the Declaration of Independence and solving puzzles in … Continue reading 365 Film Challenge Part 4: Here We Go Again

Book Review: The Colour Out of Space by H.P. Lovecraft

Lovecraft is one of those names I've been aware of for a long time and yet I've never actually read any of his stuff until now. This book is wonderfully creepy, told by a narrator who visits a town to survey for a new reservoir and discovers an eerie atmosphere around a piece of land … Continue reading Book Review: The Colour Out of Space by H.P. Lovecraft

Book Review: Zoo by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

I've never read any James Patterson before, which is unusual as the guy is a writing phenomenon, cranking out 147 novels in the last 43 years, which works out at about three and a half books a year. That's unbelievably prolific. I've seen a couple of the Alex Cross movies, based on his most famous … Continue reading Book Review: Zoo by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

My Favourite Films #45: The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars was a game changer in many ways, in terms of blockbusters and memorabilia but it's the second movie in the original trilogy that's impact is still felt. Countless film series made since has attempted to follow the Empire model with the second movie having a darker, more downbeat ending that leaves the heroes in poor … Continue reading My Favourite Films #45: The Empire Strikes Back