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2024

  • Having a dance-punk moment. Radio 4 and Le Tigre and nothing more today 🎡

  • We were all this cat in the sweltering heat this past weekend

  • Finished reading Leviathan Falls yesterday. Honestly feel a little sad to get to the end of the …

  • I think the benefits of the Fediverse and in particular the concept of POSSE have clicked in the …

  • Spent a few days in Dublin drinking copious amounts of the good stuff. The city feels quite similar …

  • Just been for a very cold dip in the Irish Sea t.co/3GRs8frNk…

  • Movie Log 🍿: Jaws, 1975 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… That zoom onto Scheider when he realises it’s a shark is perfection. Everything about this is …

  • Movie Log 🍿: Red Eye, 2005 - β˜…β˜…β˜… Under 90 mins βœ… Scarf around a wound so you don’t have to pay for special effects βœ… Presumably …

  • Movie Log 🍿: Chalet Girl, 2011 - β˜…β˜… Sega will redesign half of Crazy Taxi to take out a Pizza Hut and these guys won’t even dub a new …

  • Drank a really enjoyable few pints of this after work yesterday. I’m going to pretend that I …

  • The camera on the iPhone 15 Pro is outstanding. Snapped this outside the pub last night

  • Movie Log 🍿: Erin Brockovich, 2000 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… You throw a shot driving through the desert in a movie and I’m going to stay invested. This film …

  • Movie Log 🍿: The Day After Tomorrow, 2004 - β˜…β˜…β˜… I remember the CGI looking an awful lot better than this

  • Another weekend well spent in the French Alps. Have my legs ever been this tired?

  • I’ve only gone and cracked it. an IFTTT-free solution for getting new reviews from my …

  • Movie Log 🍿: Dune: Part Two, 2024 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Well all that build up in the first film wasn’t for nothing. Watched in IMAX and was blown away by …

  • Nearing the end of a very draining week. I’ve got some good progress on my IFTTT replacement to try …

  • Hello World! If everything goes well, then I’ve posted my first micro.blog post through a new app I’m …

  • Seems IFTTT have made webhook applets a pro feature. Might be the kick I needed to create a …

  • It’s a beautiful evening. I left work in daylight today! Summer might actually happen again

  • We’re building up to the time of year that Glastonbury announcements are made. Delving through my …

  • 🍿 Movie Log: Shiva Baby, 2020 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… The balance of comedy and suspense here is just perfect. Marvellously made

  • 🍿 Movie Log: Poor Things, 2023 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Gritty Barbie

  • Nearly a week since turning 30. Quite the party thrown, complete with harrowing bunting. Those faces …

  • 🍿 Movie Log: Reprise, 2006 - β˜…β˜…β˜… I can totally see this as related to The Worst Person In The World. It felt similarly made. An …

  • 🍿 Movie Log: All of Us Strangers, 2023 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½ Is this one of the truly saddest films of all time? Quite possibly. A swirling tale of loneliness. …

  • 🍿 Movie Log: Society of the Snow, 2023 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… ΒΏQue necesito empacar para mi viaje a Chile? Lo sΓ©, Β‘solo cigarrillos! People sure did smoke in the …

  • Another week spent in the beautiful French Alps. Fantastic weather, great skiing. Even better food …

  • Lovely snowy morning in Manchester today. Currently packing to go skiing, took a lot of willpower …

  • 🍿 Movie Log: Leave the World Behind, 2023 - β˜…β˜…Β½ The book was a really great read but this movie has made a couple of pretty weird changes that …

  • 🍿 Movie Log: Priscilla, 2023 - β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½ I cringed a lot watching this film. The sheer creepiness of it was hard to take. I felt incredibly …

  • Listened to Zane Lowe’s interview with Brandon Flowers today and really enjoyed it. The music nerd …

  • I am one calendar month from my thirtieth birthday. No existential dread yet, but I reckon it’ll …

  • Currently reading: We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson πŸ“š

  • Mabel pretending to be cute for food 🐈

  • 🍿 Movie Log: Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, 2006 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… First movie of the year. Ultimate β€˜bro’ comedy. I don’t know what to do with my hands

  • Binged some more For All Mankind today. Watching on a new TV and having my mind blown by the …

2023

  • 🍿 Movie Log: Saltburn, 2023 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… This movie drips 2006. The styles, the music, the aspect ratio. Immaculate

  • 🍿 Movie Log: Alien, 1979 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… This film is incredible! It looks unbelievable in its remastered version. I am a huge fan of user …

  • 🍿 Movie Log: Horrible Bosses, 2011 - β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½ Really quite the cast on this film. Colin Farrell’s character had me cracking up. Big Al’s Toy Barn …

  • Been coming up with a list of improvements for my blog and things I’d like to add next year. …

  • 🍿 Movie Log: Moana, 2016 - β˜…β˜…β˜… Proper post-Christmas fodder. All I hear when I’m alone is the rock singing now

  • 🍿 Movie Log: Wonka, 2023 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Miles better than I expected going in. Someone in casting was trying to win a bet by getting that …

  • View from the bus stop

  • 🍿 Movie Log: Elemental, 2023 - β˜…β˜… This film was a dud. It was bound to happen to Pixar eventually. Extra star for that water animation

  • Today is the first fabled Glastonbury ticket sale. The dread is already kicking in, hopefully I can …

  • 🍿 Movie Log: Dream Scenario, 2023 - β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½ Unexpectedly funny, dark and weird. Nick Cage runs away with this role. Definitely recommend …

  • 🍿 Movie Log: Anatomy of a Fall, 2023 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… And the award for best acting from an animal goes to: View on Letterboxd.com

  • I have bought WAY too much chocolate for Halloween with the assumption people might trick-or-treat. …

  • Found a jukebox with Rated R by QOTSA last night. Had to subject the entire pub to a bit of that! 🎡

  • Went for Korean BBQ in Stockport last weekend. Just the ultimate kind of dinner! πŸ”₯

  • I just bagged tickets to see Queens of the Stone Age in Manchester in November. Incredibly excited …

  • 🍿 Movie Log: Killers of the Flower Moon, 2023 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½ Lily Gladstone is unbelievable in this film. Leo is incredible in this film. Everyone is! You see …

  • Wild beer tried the other day. The Grapefruit and Pineapple ones are delicious, but this was a weird …

  • Going to have a crack at altering my theme here to be a grid. Tried that before with a few things …

  • Memento, 2000 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Cool concept. Well made, didn’t need to keep notes like some Nolan movies

  • Mean Streets, 1973 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… The soundtrack of this film SLAPS

  • The Creator, 2023 - β˜…β˜…β˜… Original sci-fi is great, I’m here for that. This is, however, just 9/11 with robots

  • BlackBerry, 2023 - β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½ Jay Baruchel and Glenn Howerton are great in this. I’ll be pitching movie night to my work next …

  • Dead Poets Society, 1989 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… We’re all just food for worms

  • Took a trip to an outdoor cinema in Greece a couple of weeks ago. Gutted it’s not something that’s …

  • bird.makeup is an invaluable resource for migrating away from the birdsite. Can get the accounts I …

  • I’m back again! Missed having a blog. Determined to make this work this time. Does anyone have …

  • Past Lives, 2023 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… This film is just beautiful. One of those movies that makes you see everything differently when you …

  • Oppenheimer, 2023 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Hard to describe this film. It is visually incredible and the cast is insane. Not sure where it …

  • Hot Fuzz, 2007 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Everyone and his mum’s packing round here

  • Beau Is Afraid, 2023 - β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½ What the fuck

  • Little Miss Sunshine, 2006 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… I really thought the acting in this was phenomenal. Reminded me of the Always Sunny pageant episode, …

  • Missing, 2023 - β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½ This film had me gesturing violently at the screen a few times. Gripping and the unique way of …

  • Layer Cake, 2004 - β˜…β˜…β˜… Dumbledore said a swear word

  • Renfield, 2023 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… A self-aware movie that’s hilarious from the start to end. The CGI blood budget must’ve been huge

  • TÁR, 2022 - β˜…β˜…β˜… Artistically this film is spot on. It looks great, sounds great, and the acting from Cate Blanchett …

  • Another Round, 2020 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… I had a quick check at how much a breathalyser would cost at the end of this film. Not sure I took …

  • Ones to watch All the films I wanna watch Triangle of Sadness Midsommar

  • The Menu, 2022 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Get someone who looks at you like chef looks at those burgers cooking

  • Had the cinema to myself last week. This Odeon in Manchester has the AMC colours still, which I …

  • Plane, 2023 - β˜…β˜…β˜… You don’t need to watch this film to know what’s going to happen. That’s not necessarily a bad …

  • Knock at the Cabin, 2023 - β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½ Shyamalan has the most hilarious cameo in this film. It’s a good thriller but I think the β€˜twist’ …

  • White out conditions in Val d’Isere last week.. I’m slowly adjusting to being home but it’s not …

  • Had a pretty monumental week away skiing in Val d’Isere. The snow really came in for us on the …

  • The Fabelmans, 2022 - β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½ All round a not-so-bad film. Chuckled at the quick horizon shift at the end. A nice telling of the …

  • Spent the night slogging away designing a theme for my micro.blog and think I’m getting …

  • Here’s Mabel the cat having a yawn 🐱

  • A Man Called Otto, 2022 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… First film of 2023! This film is a preciseΒ mashup of Gran Torino and Up. Even had the trip to the …

  • Made my grand return to micro.blog today. Pleased to be back and I’m going to sink some effort …

2022

  • Avatar: The Way of Water, 2022 - β˜…β˜… Bad

  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, 2022 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Not as good as the first but enjoyable!

  • Aftersun, 2022 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Spent 100 minutes waiting for something explosive when in fact the entire film just slowly burned. …

  • The Silence of the Lambs, 1991 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½ What a performance from Anthony Hopkins, genuinely terrifying. Probably a bit criminal that it took …

  • Taxi Driver, 1976 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… What a rollercoaster. Some great soundtracking and the shots are superb. A wild, wandering journey …

  • The Banshees of Inisherin, 2022 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½ So good. Bleak and funny. Great acting. The β€œtakes two to tango” back and forth had me laughing my …

  • Amsterdam, 2022 - β˜…β˜…Β½ Not great, not bad. Cast is insaneΒ but the story is maybe a bit too convoluted for me. I do like …

  • Don't Worry Darling, 2022 - β˜…β˜…Β½ I think this is a great concept that’s been badly delivered

  • Napoleon Dynamite, 2004 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… ✊🏻 yesssss

  • In Bruges, 2008 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½ Colin Farrell really hates Bruges

  • Jackie Brown, 1997 - β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½ Quentin goes easy on the violence but keeps the feet in this one. Great double cross thing going on

  • See How They Run, 2022 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… It’s a whodunnit. You see one, you’ve seen β€˜em all. This one’s particularly good though

  • Jaws, 1975 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Saw this in IMAX for a special. It’s just iconic. Animatronics are better than CGI. That classic …

  • Flightplan, 2005 - β˜…β˜…β˜… I don’t think Sean Bean says β€œbastard” in this film, which would’ve definitely bought it another …

  • Heat, 1995 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½ Spent the whole film thinking it looked familiar. Then β€œGREAT ASS” and it came flooding back. What a …

  • Flee, 2021 I watched this movie in its native languages, with French subtitles. Difficult to understand that, …

  • The Talented Mr. Ripley, 1999 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½ This movie had great pace. Perhaps just highlighted because I’d watched Moulin Rouge the night …

  • Moulin Rouge!, 2001 - β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½ Take your eyes off this for 30 seconds and you’ll miss about 25 important plot points. It really …

  • Face/Off, 1997 - β˜…β˜…β˜… I want to take his face 🀏 … 🫴 off

  • Bodies Bodies Bodies, 2022 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Unexpectedly one of the funniest films of the year. Haven’t heard a whole cinema laugh like that in …

  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1, 2003 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… If you lose a limb suddenly blood sprays out like a fire hydrant for at least 10 seconds

  • Nope, 2022 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½ Think we could have another contender for film of the year on this one. I guess when we see …

  • Bullet Train, 2022 - β˜…β˜…β˜… A fun film that’s very different to most of what I’ve seen released this year. A really quite …

  • Brian and Charles, 2022 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… It’s so nice to watch a film that’s just a nice story. Brian invents an artificially intelligent …

  • Elvis, 2022 - β˜…β˜…β˜… I swear Tom Hanks is doing the same accent here as he did in The Terminal.Β I think the film spent a …

  • The Bob's Burgers Movie, 2022 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½ This film was an absolute treat. Packed full of all the little intricacies that make the TV show …

  • The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, 2022 - β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½ Well now I’ve got to watch Paddington 2

  • One Hour Photo, 2002 - β˜…β˜…β˜… Starting at the end of this movie was a bad idea in my opinion. We could’ve been left with more …

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, 2004 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Severance for relationships. Cool. Not entirely what I expected it to be, arguably better. A big bag …

  • Turning Red, 2022 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Could relax once I found the Pizza Planet truck.Β Animation has come on such a ridiculous length in a …

  • The Worst Person in the World, 2021 - β˜…β˜…β˜… I’m not sure what I was meant to leave this film thinking or feeling. Julie’s a long way from the …

  • The Batman, 2022 - β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½ A beautiful film. Batman doesn’t really develop at all throughout the film though. It’s also a …

  • Films in which Jim Broadbent says β€œthe greater good” Hot Fuzz The Duke

  • The Duke, 2020 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½ A simple story of a remarkable bloke. Bonus points for getting Jim Broadbent to say β€œthe greater …

  • The Godfather: Part II, 1974 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Lacked a bit of something that the first film had for me - just a bit of the magic. Still remarkably …

  • The Godfather, 1972 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… I’d not watched this film until this week. A complete bucket list film I was waiting for the right …

  • Moonfall, 2022 - β˜…Β½ A lot of ridiculous stuff happens in this movie but it peaks for me at the space shuttle having …

  • Dune, 2021 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… A lot of setting up shop for movie two. And space bagpipes

  • Us, 2019 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… I went to watch this film on my own in the cinema when it was released. If it weren't for the comic …

  • Requiem for a Dream, 2000 - β˜…β˜…β˜… This film is bleak. It's so unbelievably bleak.

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, 2019 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½ This film is just great. I have nothing more to say

  • The Big Lebowski, 1998 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½ Am I wrong?

  • Back to the Future, 1985 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Unequivocally the best movie of all time. This is everything that a movie needs to be and should aim …

  • Se7en, 1995 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Great film, annoying to have forced β€˜7’ into the name and make this film so much of a pain to find

  • Nightmare Alley, 2021 - β˜…β˜…β˜… I think maybe what was going to happen was a bit too signposted for me? Nonetheless, a good film …

  • Jackass Forever, 2022 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… It’s juvenile comedy, it really is. There’s something just so funny about seeing someone take a …

  • Belfast, 2021 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½ Watched on Sunday February 6, 2022.

  • Licorice Pizza, 2021 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Watched on Sunday January 9, 2022.