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Wiblog - Paul's Wibblings

25/10/15

I've been meaning to wibble on about MUBI for a while. According to MUBI it is "a curated online cinema bringing you cult, classic, independent, and award-winning movies".  read more ...

30/08/14

When I first wrote about my new Google Chromecast I mentioned that I'd bought The Newsroom Season 2 from Blinkbox. It cost me £16.99, so £9.76 less than Amazon on DVD so seems like a bargain however I had concerns. As did Beth.  read more ...

26/07/14

So the Google Chromecast that Beth bought me for my birthday has been fun. On Netflix I've now watched seasons 1 to 4 of The Good Wife (some of which I'd seen before, especially the later episodes, but not the earlier seasons) and I'm now trying House of Cards but to be honest ...  read more ...

17/07/14

I've been meaning to blog for a while now about the Google Chromecast that Beth bought me for my birthday and while I sit here and wait for our house file server to re-build its RAID-1 array it seems like a good time.  read more ...

24/02/13

Tonight's showing at the Milton Picture House was The Hunger Games and it was a cracking good movie ... when it finally got started ...  read more ...

10/02/13

Only two and a half years late I finally got around to watching Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World on DVD today. Mark Kermode sang its praises again recently on the show he does with Simon Mayo on Five Live. I was a bit dubious as I remember that at the time the movie came out I bought the first of the comic books on which it's based and being disappointed with it.  read more ...

04/01/12

If anything has marked out this Christmas as something out of the ordinary it's been the quality and variety of the films I've seen. As usual much respect to the great Dr Kermode for pointing me in the right direction for some of the less obvious choices. Some of these are DVDs Santa Beth gave me, the others are movies I caught on iPlayer.  read more ...

25/01/11

Of a what? Well, before you continue to read this posting I'd like you to pause and ask yourself how you spell the D word which is coming next ...  read more ...

02/01/11

I rather ignored this movie when it came out as it got so universally panned, not least by Mark Kermode (of which more in a minute) but it's come back into my consciousness over the last couple of days.  read more ...

06/09/10

I'll be posting something later about how I got to Shetland and home again but I wanted to make a separate posting here about Shetland itself because these have been some truly magical days ...  read more ...

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