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Archive for February, 2010

Benicio del Toro: The Wolfman

Posted by Jonathan On February - 18 - 2010

benicio_del_toroIt’s your birthday tomorrow, right?

That’s right. I’ll be 43.

How does that feel?

Couldn’t tell the difference.

Aren’t you going to celebrate?

I’m not too keen on birthdays. Never was when I was a kid. I always got shy about that cake and the candles. Read the rest of this entry »

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Blu-ray review: When We Left Earth

Posted by Jonathan On February - 15 - 2010

when we left earthNeil Armstrong pulls a last-second eject before his malfunctioning lunar mobile crashes on to the runway below and disappears in a ball of flame. Apollo 14’s Alan Shepard takes out a club and starts playing golf on surface of the moon. One of the Hubble telescope’s discarded solar panels drifts away into abyss of space like a giant, shimmering manta ray. Highlights? Pick ‘em… Read the rest of this entry »

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Mariah Carey: Precious

Posted by Jonathan On February - 12 - 2010

mariah-carey-preciousDoes Glitter feel like a long time ago now?

So why are we still talking about it? Here’s the thing that a lot of people don’t know. Glitter was released on 9/11. Could there be a worse day for that movie to come out? I don’t think so. I don’t even know that many people saws the movie. I don’t think it’s the worst thing ever done. I don’t think it’s best thing ever done. If I could go back in time and not do it, yes, I would definitely not do it. Read the rest of this entry »

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DVD review: The Mysterious Cities Of Gold

Posted by Jonathan On February - 8 - 2010

cities-of-gold“Aaaaah! Aaa-aaa-aaa-aaaah! One day we will find, the Ciiities of Gold!” Today is that day. Two decades after dazzling pre-Akira audiences on the BBC, the great lost anime of the ‘80s emerges on a six-disc DVD set complete with deleted scenes, documentaries and – wait for it! – a Philip Schofield sing-a-long… Read the rest of this entry »

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What Happens When… I Wake Up?

Posted by Jonathan On February - 2 - 2010

wake_upWake up fighting fit instead of punch drunk…

1. Stress the point

As you lie fast asleep in the land of bed-fordshire, your stress-hormone cortisol – which, like adrenaline, gives you short blasts of energy, boosts mental awareness and numbs pain – has been tumbling during the night until it bottoms-out around 4am, assuming you hit the hay at 11pm. “At this point, it starts to rise, beginning the waking up process that should cause you to be fully awake by 8am,” says Dr Chris Idzikowski, director of the Edinburgh Sleep Centre. Read the rest of this entry »

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