End of the Year Snowfall

•December 29, 2018 • Leave a Comment

Whatever else I’d considered for the last blog post of the year had to be cancelled when there was a sudden and heavy downfall of snow around my backyard recently.

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Visiting Mount Etna

•November 28, 2018 • Leave a Comment

Although we went to see Taormina and took a good look around Catania where we had accommodation, the main reason to go to Sicily was to visit Mount Etna. Seeing an active volcano and the volcanic environment around had been a goal for years and the trip did not disappoint.

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Scream Quadrilogy Ranked

•October 6, 2018 • Leave a Comment

As of now, there is no credible news about a Scream 5 in the making, so see the four films below that currently make up the Scream franchise ranked:

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“This reminds me of…” Raising Cain and Gerald’s Game

•September 30, 2018 • Leave a Comment

– Mild spoilers head – There are two story-ending mechanisms that need comparison before drawing parallels between the above mentioned two films. One is a fairly commonly used twist at the climax; something that is viewed through the eyes of the protagonist and is assumed to be real that subsequently revealed to be not so. This has been shown in films many times and in spite of being the more commonly used technique it works effectively as long as it’s done well (I would cite David Fincher’s Fight Club as an example of this mechanic executed with skill).

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This Blog is Five Years Old

•August 31, 2018 • Leave a Comment

I only just realised that I started this blog in August 2013, which makes it exactly five years old this month. Upon this realisation, I also found out that the people of the internet often refer to this sort of thing as a “blogiversary”, which is so lame I can’t even begin to describe.

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Favourite Buildings: Westminster Abbey

•August 30, 2018 • Leave a Comment

During my fifteen years of living in London, I never actually entered this building. I did, however, approach it from multiple angles many times to capture it.

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“This reminds me of…” Tomb Raider (2018) – Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

•July 23, 2018 • Leave a Comment

Apart from the obvious similarities between the adventures of Indiana Jones and Lara Croft in the general sense, there is a scene in the 2018 iteration of the Tomb Raider movie that was directly lifted from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

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