Since 2010, if it wasn’t 2009; I’ve been doing pretty much everything from a ‘less expensive’ laptop available from the Argos catalogue. Within the past two years, it’s been getting slower and slower. On top of that, I occasionally hear the fan inside crunching and grinding away… My laptop wasn’t going to last much longer and, even after backing up all of my files, I was going to need something new to work from.
As my laptop never actually leaves the desk, I decided it would make sense to invest in a PC. This has many advantages and I’d probably get a lot more for my money. Along with blogging and photography, I do a lot with YouTube, which is very demanding on hardware. Brief internet searches suggested that I should be looking for something with the specification of a ‘gaming PC’ and so, with a budget in mind, I decided on an:
Continue reading “A New PC”
One film I’d never heard of; another I was curious about, for inclusion of the word Walk within the title…
Continue reading “Olympus Has Fallen / A Walk in the Woods”
One stars Tom Hanks; the other has Emily Blunt.
Chances were high that I was going to like both of these films.
Continue reading “Sicario / Charlie Wilson’s War”
As I first watched the trailer for Run All Night in the cinema (a little over a year ago), I saw it as another attempt to ‘revive Bryan Mills’; Liam Neeson’s iconic leading role from the Taken franchise. I’d seen other films (including Unknown) that seemed to attempt the same feat, but with a relatively underwhelming climax.
Continue reading “Run All Night / The Royal Tenenbaums #LoveFilm”
When I first saw the respective trailers for these two films in the cinema, somewhere over a year ago; I held a reasonably high level of hope and anticipation towards them. At the same time, there was also a strong sense of reservation – the kind, of which, had prevented me from watching either one until quite recently.
Continue reading “Chappie / Maleficent”
First up this evening, we have a fairly well-received ‘thriller’ that strengthened Christian Bale’s CV ahead of selection for the starring role in the Dark Knight Trilogy.
Continue reading “The Machinist / John Wick”
Not to be confused with another title from my previous post of film reviews, The Way Back begins in a Siberian Prisoner of War camp, set during World Way II. This story charts the events of survival within the camp and then follows a small group of courageous individuals, as they escape the clutches of Communism in their own quest for freedom.
Continue reading “The Way Back / Inbetweeners 2”
When Amazon recommended another video about a long-distance walk, it instantly became a High Priority on my Love Film Rental List.
Continue reading “The Way / Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”