Jack Ryan, Shadow Recruit

I enjoyed Jack Ryan, Shadow Recruit.┬áIt’s not a great movie, but it’s entertaining enough. And it stars pock-skinned Chris Pine, who is one of those flashes-of-brilliance actors who sometimes, sometimes, tantalisingly hits the all right notes. This is not one of those times. Keira, who I’m not so fond of, plays his girlfriend, and she…

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Unstoppable

Unstoppable rattles along like a runaway train…… No, wait! Unstoppable really is about a runaway train and the heroic efforts of lowly transportation workers to bring it to a halt, thwarted along the way by greedy corporate fatcats. So yes, it’s not a very complicated plot. And the main characters – lip-licky Denzel, glorious Rosario…

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Carriers

A couple of random things. 1.) A couple of years back, I took a road trip through New Mexico. I thought it looked like the Klein Karoo. 2.) I read a short story book about Zombies while in LA. And 3.) I also just finished reading Cormac McCarthy’s bleak (and a little pointless?) book The…

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Star Trek

Having just watched X-Men Origins, I was wary of the latest incarnation of Star Trek. Would it be Star Trek Origins – plodding, joyless and worthy, all the a-ha tick boxes checked?? The answer – a resounding NO. JJ Abrams Star Trek completely rocks. An evil, renegade Romulan named Nero (an unrecognisable Eric Bana) is…

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