Bridget Jones Diary

Ok. Watched this in Nairobi on a laptop with the other people in the guest house. Entertaining enough romcom following Bridget Jones as she falls in love etc. Has the usual ‘working title’ conventions such as christmas, awkward english types and of course Hugh Grant. DVD R2 (Nairobi) Colour ***

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Cellular

Choice for in flight movies was thinning at this stage so I decided to watch this again. It’s a formula thriller plot with Kim Bassinger getting kidnapped and held in an attic. She finds an old phone that’s been smashed by her captors and by twisting the wires together she manages to make a phone […]

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Enduring Love

Following a ballooning accident, Jed begins stalking Joe, a lecturer who gets slowly drawn into a dark story of stalkers, guilt and in the end it turns into blood and tears as you’d expect. Well filmed and brooding with Rhys Ifhans as a particularly disturbing psycho. In flight Movie (on way to Kenya) Colour ***

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Collateral

A bad night for Max the cab driver as he picks up Vincent who’s in town for a night of killing. Tense, real time style thriller from Michael Mann. Best quote from Max “You killed him!” Vincent replies “No, the bullets and the fall killed him…” In Flight Movie (on way to Kenya) Colour ****

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Cannibal! The Musical

All Singin’ All Dancin’ All Flesh Eatin’ fun. This is the first movie directed by Trey Parker (should be an official Trey Parker weekend), and released by the nice people at Troma. It was made whilst at college and follows the story of Alfred Packer, the colorado scout who confessed to eating five gold miners. […]

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Team America: World Police

I’ve been looking forward to this ever since I heard that Trey Parker was doing it. I think it was worth the wait. Filmed in what Gerry Anderson would have called Supermarionation (ie completely with Thunderbird style pupets) this is a political / movie / hollywood spoof that has the usual gross out moments that […]

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Rodan

Made in 1956 this cousin of the Godzilla movies made by Toho (their first colour movie!) is a nice little monster movie. It carries a cautionary tale of messing with nuclear weapons because they lead to some monster maggots attacking some mines then – everyone gets attacked by Rodan(s). Has some high production values with […]

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