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Opinion: Top Ten Commuter Crimes


COMMUTERS ON A FULL SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY (SEPTA) TRAIN AS IT HEADS FOR DOWNTOWN... - NARA - 556780.jpg By Jim Pickerell, Photographer (NARA record: 4588217) (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration) [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsOh yes, I’ve got a little list. The Brighton – Wimbledon morning commute has thrown up ten classic hates that I think we can all relate to.

In no particular order:

  • Lunatic luggage wielders – enormous indiscriminately violent backpack bludgeoners and pilots of gigantic suitcases the size of a wardrobe … Get off! Spend two hours in a cafe, then you may resume your journey. And pack properly next time.

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Review: The Theory of Everything (2015)


The Theory of Everything (2015) posterEveryone knows Stephen Hawking, the world’s most famous living physicist, author of a Brief History of Time, now so famous that he’s appeared on everything from The Simpsons to Star Trek. He is also the most famous motor neurone survivor.

From his bleak diagnosis in the 1960’s, The Theory of Everything follows the controversial physicist’s career from undergraduate to CBE, via walking sticks, wheelchairs and that world-recognised speech synthesiser. A lyrical, high-gloss movie in the tradition of understated British bio-pics, not afraid to take it’s time on lingering shots, but still managing to capture thirty years of Stephen and Jane Hawking’s lives together. Continue reading

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Review: Insurgent (2015)


Insurgent movie posterInsurgent is the difficult middle instalment of Verionica Roth’s teenage rebel sci-fi dystopian trilogy Divergent; so more of the same running, jumping, fighting, crying, and ‘it’s all about family, innit’ [copyright Eastenders or your choice of soap here].

Expect more punch-ups, shoot-outs, train-jumping, big CGI landscapes, teary heroines, betrayals and a bit of snogging (but not too much, we can’t have teenage sex in the movies, even though our leads are 25+).

What’s most disturbing is the sheer amount of gunplay and violent death in what is supposed to be a 12A certificate movie. No wonder the American psyche is so screwed up with this perpetual Western frontier mentality of solving every problem with a bullet. Continue reading

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Review: The Imitation Game (2014)

The Imitation Game movie posterThis unassuming biopic of British scientist and father of modern computing, Alan Turing, is warmly and delicately told from his time as a schoolboy prodigy to his last days as a convicted, chemically castrated outcast.

Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek Into Darkness, The Fourth Estate) brings his other-worldly strangeness to the obsessive cryptographer and builder of the code-breaking Colossus machine at Bletchley Park.

British war-time period drama it may be, but there’s invention enough to lift it out of the ordinary, adding drama to the tragedy of the man who broke the German Enigma code. Continue reading

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Humour: Facbook wish-list


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We can but dream… RC

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