Top Ten: Movie Weepies

There’s an episode of Friends which shows Chandler being berated by Monica and Pheobe because of his lack of emotions. He can’t cry at sad movies, the thought of his wife dying doesn’t do anything for him and it is only Ross and Rachel’s inability to get together that finally elicits tears. I’m exactly the opposite…

Top Ten: Movie Explosions

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Guy Fawkes

One of the best things about Guy Fawkes Night is the plethora of firework displays that take place. I love fireworks, I genuinely oooh and aaah when a rocket goes up and explodes in a flash of bright colours. As you can probably guess I’m also a big fan of loud and bright explosions in movies. I know they aren’t subtle or intelligent but they are great fun….

The Abyss

A few weeks ago I mentioned on Twitter that despite spending much of my time with a dive club, my knowledge of diving related books and films was limited to the PADI instruction manuals and DVDs. The suggestions came flooding in. Several people suggested The Abyss …

Another good week for Harry Potter

As I predicted last week Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 continues to do extremely well at the box-office worldwide. In the past week it has climbed to third in the list of highest-grossing films of all time. Apparently it is unlikely it will challenge the James Cameron duo of Avatar and Titanic at the top of the list, I’m still not sure I agree but either way it’s a great result for the final chapter in the franchise.