Monday 4 March 2024
Friday 1 March 2024
Phones Show Chat
Saturday 3rd February
Steve and I bang on about the stuff we like at great length 😂 So yes, another catch-up show as we continue to swap hardware and yarns!
Tech Addicts Podcast
Tuck, Fold and Roll
Sunday 4th February
Gareth and I are back, looking at the Fold and Roll phone, Samsung and Sony's Money, Rugged Phones from Samsung, the Demise of Bullitt, Fossil Calling Time on Smartwatches, Microsoft Making Too Much Money, Ash Tray Designs, Microsoft Edge Being Dodgy, Ayaneo Flip Impressing with Dual Screens, MSI Claw Pricing, ImageFX Rolling Out Slowly, Chromebooks with 16GB RAM and Exciting New Zoom Audio Recorders. All the fun of the fair! Do join us!
Episode 156 - Gorky's Griselda
Wednesday 7th February
Allan, Gareth and I are here again with our fortnightly roundup of all things film, cinema and TV. This time we Treat on Lee Marvin, grizzle for more Griselda, call an Ambulance with The Family Plan during The Night of the Virgin, work out the Primer Anatomy of a Fall and even shout out for Loudermilk! Plus oodles more, so do join us!
Phones Show Chat
Episode 788 - Just Clip on a Stylus
Saturday 10th February
Ben Wood joins Steve and I this week as we natter about all things mobile phone and catch up on the latest from Ben's museum. Plenty of time left to talk about Flipping and Folding, the Magic of Honor, the NXT thing in paper-like screens, Moto mayhem, Sony's short support, a bygone Sony Ericsson beauty and oodles more. So do join us for an hour!
Phones Show Chat
Episode 789 - And in a Packed Programme Tonight...
Saturday 17th February
Jim Fowl joins Steve and I this week again as we focus on all things mobile. I unfold my thoughts on 5th Generation Sammy clams, Jim can't decide between a Duo (or more) of devices and Steve has hands on with the latest Xperia beauty! Lots more besides, including a trip to London, Sweden!
Tech Addicts Podcast
Sunday 18th February
Gareth and I are back with another scoop up of techy stuff including a highly recommended Acer Chromebook with a great screen but short battery life, the Samsung re-released the Galaxy Tab, Microsoft’s PC Manager app, BitLocker’s vulnerability, the Pixel Fold’s alleged new design and loads more including UK tech bargains! Available in the usual places, so do join us.
Episode 202 - Rented Rug Rubs!
Monday 19th February
Aidan and I are back with another therapeutic hour of jolly japes and frantic fiddles as we wonder about Whatever Works for you and us! Brian Eno makes an appearance alongside my parents (so make what you will of that!), Microfibre this, Fluorescent that and we're sure you won't tyre of our self-inflation!
Episode 157 - One Day, Day One
Wednesday 21st February
Allan, Gareth and I are here again with another of our fortnightly roundups. This time it's Intouchable Beekeepers, a Wonder Wheel outing with Juno Temple, a Night Swim in Loudermilk and a Bricklayer Ride Along aside the usual highlights. So do join us!
Phones Show Chat
Episode 790 - Dark Side or Light?
Sunday 25th February
Andrew Manning joins Steve and I this weekend as we explore more of our marvelous mobile merits! The goodness of Sony is up-front and centre, as is living a world between the main OS contenders left! Nostalgia galore, classifieds and even Photo of the Month. What's not to abandon all else for?!
Tuesday 27 February 2024
Sunday 25 February 2024
Jenna Ortega's 18 year-old character Cairo (what a great name) starts to take his class and demonstrates to him that she has a special writing talent, so he singles her out for special attention. He sees nothing wrong with that. Until it gets out of hand and they're clearly falling for each other.
Friday 16 February 2024
It’s quite claustrophobic and felt as though it could have easily been a stage play with the whole shoot inside one house whilst outside a snow storm is in motion.
It’s the story of Molly who is living with her husband, Charlie, who abuses her (though we don’t see any evidence of it). She’s fallen in love (before we join the story) with a woman called Victoria.
Victoria has encouraged and facilitated Molly into bumping Charlie off by poisoning him, which she tries to do. Victoria is the apparent brains behind the plan and has it all worked out regarding disposal of the body.
In the middle of all this, Charlie’s friend Austin (who is also Molly’s brother) turns up unexpectedly and finds himself in the now-getting, complicated mix. It could well have been turned into a comedy (of errors) but no, it sticks to its guns as a thriller!
Three of the four actors, particularly Dana Mackin as Molly, are very good and Kyle Butenhoff playing Charlie is also the director/writer of the yarn. Hermione Lynch as Victoria is the one out of her depth as she goes about her task in a wooden manner.
But most of it is fun and stitches together nicely as a well-paced thriller. It keeps the viewer’s attention with some suspense and gore here and there. Worth a watch. It just really needed a twist!
The population is trying to flee to higher ground but the armed forces have been engaged to prevent overcrowding and the resulting drain on limited (and dwindling) resources for everyone to stay alive. As we approach the birthing scene, we are offered plenty of nudity and a fairly explicit, but brief, exposure to more as the sprog comes out.
The early scenes of the film depict a quiet, isolated existence for the pair and this only changes as they try to get away from London and join his parents in rural England (presumably) somewhere. We’re not really very sure where’s where in the film - at one point we seem to end up on a Scottish-looking island, but that’s a long way from London. And there’s no mention at all of any shortage of petrol for cars. Or indeed where they’re getting their cigarettes from which seem to be in plentiful supply!
Anyway, they find the parents’ house but eventually run out of food, so have to go out looking. One thing leads to another, tragedy galore, until the three of them end up in a shelter - but in doing so, get separated. She’s allowed in with the brat, but he, not. She befriends a woman in a similar situation whilst there and they decide to trek off together and away from everyone. Eventually, getting a tip-off (from a character played by Benedict Cumberbatch) about the aforementioned island where there’s a kind of self-supporting, Kibbutz, hippy community.
Monday 12 February 2024
Leonard Vole has been accused of murder and is to stand trial for the crime he claims not to have committed. He appeals to famous barrister Sir Wilfrid Robarts and his team of solicitors to reveal the truth and save him from a hanging. Vole is married to a German lady, Christine, and we're served up with a flashback as to how they met in Berlin, when she was an actress/entertainer and he, just finishing duty as a soldier in WWII.
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