Mythology and Reality collide! So the blurb on the back of this book tell me. The mythical winged stallion Pegasus crash lands on a rooftop in modern day New York, fleeing a battle which has destroyed much of Olympus. Emily, a teenager living on the top floor of that building hide him, bringing him food until his wounds heal, andRead more
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Robin Hood dir. by Ridley Scott
Directed by Ridley Scott ; Screenplay by Brian Helgeland
You all know the legend of Robin Hood, he stole from the rich and gave to the poor, living in Sherwood Forest with his band of merry men, his main nemesis being the evil Sheriff of Nottingham. And there have been many version of Robin over the years. My personal favourite still remains the tv show from the 80s Robin of Sherwood. It managed to get the balance between myth and reality just about right, in my opinion, of course. But even Kevin Costner’s version was damn fine fun. This is not.
Well now, those last three posts haven’t really been posts at all now have they? So be prepared for a huge long lengthy rant/moan about something or other. All ready? Good, let’s begin… Hmm, seems I don’t really have anything to rave about. The troubles of a contented life neh? Well I was at the Horse Show yesterday, as indicatedRead more
There was was quite a bit of showjumping on the telly over the weekend. The BBC had some, and so did CNBC. But yer man who does the commentary on CNBC really bugs me, I think he used to do it for Eurosport, or possibly CNBC just use Eurosports’ coverage, I don’t know, but he seems to have gotten worse.Read more
Ladyhawke dir. by Richard Donner
I’ve wanted to buy this film on dvd for a long time now, but kept putting it off because it is a pretty vanilla dvd release. Menus are not a special feature. Still better late than never I suppose. For those that don’t know, Ladyhawke opens with Broderick escaping a prison. In fact he is the only person to haveRead more
King Arthur dir. by Antoine Fuqua
This film suffered from many poor reviews. Both from critics and, in my case, from friends who found it boring. Course I don’t read reviews before I go see films, I try to make up my own mind. Still I wasn’t expecting a lot from this film.
I’ve never really been a huge fan of Arthur films. First Knight was really really crap, imo, and Excaliber was a bit wierd. Plus there is the whole Monty Python thing
So why’d I go to see it?
Ray Winstone of course!
Hidalgo dir. by Joe Johnston
Frank Hopkins sets out to the Middle East to compete in a long distance race, 3,000 miles across the desert. Racing against the finest Arabian horses on his mustang Hidalgo, in an effort to escape his past. And that is the basic premise of the film. As a film it is far from anything special. As a matter of fact,Read more
Seabiscuit [based on book] by Laura Hillenbrand dir. by Gary Ross
Went to see this film last night, and really really enjoyed it. Course I am a horse-person, but have never been a huge fan of horse racing. And you don’t need to be in order to enjoy this film. Based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand this film is really a drama, with a sport as an element, not aRead more