It's a crime! (Or a mystery…)

BAFTA Nominations for the 2014 Awards

The nominations for the 2014 BAFTA Awards have been announced.  Click on the following link to download a pdf of the BAFTA of the full list of nominees: film-1314-nominations-master-list-2141

January 8, 2014

All Things to All Men: Trailer

Coming on April 5, 2013.  I say nothing more.  Just watch.  You’ll soon work out why.

March 23, 2013

Crime Writers’ Association Gold, Steel and John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Shortlists 2012

The Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards Shortlists 2012 – which include the CWA’s Gold, Steel and John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Shortlists – were announced on 24 August 2012.  [Update 20:45 … Continue reading

August 24, 2012 · 6 Comments

Glorious 39

Having admired the work of Stephen Poliakoff for some years, Glorious 39 was something I looked forward to ‘when in the right mood’.  Luckily, that opportunity recently arrived. Released in … Continue reading

August 14, 2012 · 1 Comment

James Bond, 007: SKYFALL International Trailer

Coming to the UK and Ireland on October 26, and the USA on November 9.  Daniel Craig, Judi Dench and Ben Whishaw as the new Q.

August 1, 2012

Abraham Lincoln – a new angle

History prefers legends to men, soaring speeches to quiet deeds.  History remembers the battle, and forgets the blood.  Whatever history remembers of me, if it remembers anything at all … … Continue reading

May 31, 2012

Inside info on William Boyd’s James Bond

April 14, 2012 · 1 Comment

Movie: Taken (2008)

Director: Pierre Morel; Writers: Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen; Stars: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace and Famke Janssen. According to Empire Magazine Taken raked in ‘north of $200m from a budget … Continue reading

July 2, 2011 · 8 Comments

Miss Marple rebooted by Disney

Some news travels fast and jaws may drop just as quickly.  Breaking today was the fact that Disney has done a deal and will 'reboot' the Miss Marple franchise.  This involves … Continue reading

March 29, 2011 · 6 Comments

You’ve got to hand it to Sandra Bullock…

…for the best acceptance speech on receiving an embarrassing award.  She had me in stitches.

March 7, 2010 · 3 Comments