Saturday, 7 March 2015

Doctor Who:Midnight review written back in 2008

Doctor Who:Midnight Review

2008-06-14 19:03:41

I've just finished watching the Dr Who equivilent of four characters locked in a lift. A story with one set and one location, and relieing entirly on it's acting and it's writing. I was impressed by this episode but as usual with Russel T's writing I'm sure as the story is picked over by fans plenty of faults will be found. I've read the actors were all given a rare chance to rehease and it certainly needed that. Gripping ceratinly and also brave to transmit something so minimal at peak time on a Saturday. Can't think of anything else to say, but for once I did spot the Rose cameo.

Nothing more to add, so cheers for now Tim.

Review of movie The Incredible Hulk I wrote back in 2008

"The Incredible Hulk" Review

2008-06-14 16:38:48

Maybe it's because I fell asleep in the cinema but this film came across as one almost continuous action sequence. I have a feeling it's possible to make a good film of the Hulk but sadly Hollywood has yet to find the right combination of intelligent script and action. On the plus side the acting and cast were excellent with praise as ever towards Ed Norton who did his best with his troubled soul of a role. The effects also were of note but I have to agree with some callers to BBC Radio Five Live, that the 70s TV show with a guy painted green gave you a bit more to relate to. Overall then worth seeing for the action, but try to leave your brain at the door, unlike the Ang Lee attempt at this franchise your not going to need it.

Nothing more to add, so cheers for now Tim.

Review of Doctor Who:Last of The Timelords I wrote back in 2007

Doctor Who "The Last of the Timelords" Review.

2007-06-30 19:40:05

You can see where any money saved on cheaper episodes this year was spend because this episode was epic no other word for it. I'd suspected it might be Martha's episode but thankfully both stars shared the limelight in the longest and most visually spectacular episode since the show returned. The Master has been running the Earth for a year preparing for war with the universe, but it's a year the Doctor has had to prepare for victory. Martha has been preparing too, traveling the world spreading the word that only the Doctor can save them from the Master's rule. Jack too gets his moments to shine mostly near the end of the story. It was certainly good to see the TARDIS back to normal and the Doctor able to sit in it again. I normally find two parters uneven with one strong and one weaker episode but this one has been pretty consistent. It's a sad end for the doc though with the Master seemingly dead and Martha leaving him, but the door has certainly been left open for her to return to some extent next year. The Christmas special this year looks promising already with this episode ending with the TARDIS crashing into The Titanic. It's been a consistently good series this year lets just hope those 180 odd days to Christmas don't pass too slowly.

Cheers for now Tim

Big Fish DVD Review, written in 2006 recently rescued from the archive

2006-08-20 16:24:49

Just finished watching the DVD of Tim Burton's "Big Fish" this is a strange film and not easy to describe the plot but basically it's about a man on his death bed recounting his life to his son. The man played by Albert Finney likes to embelish his life with fantasies to make it more interesting, this frustrates his son who is trying to find out the truth after hearing these embelished stories for years. You may not have heard of this film as it came out three years ago and didn't exactly set the box office on fire but its very interesting to watch and full of Burtonesque signiture moments such as a very spooky forrest that leads to a mystical town where no one wears shoes and all vistors shoes are stolen in an attempt to stop them leaving. Not much more to add to this blog other than to say I listened to the Doctor Who Audio book "The Stone Rose" this morning, I was very impressed with this and will be buying the other recently released who audio books.

Cheers for Now. Tim.