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The Social Network

October 14, 2010


I got really worried in the first few seconds of The Social Network. Aaron Sorkin can do very little wrong in my eyes (I’m a fully paid-up fan of The West Wing, Sports Night and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip) but opening a film about a website whose majority of users are young, self-centred […]


September 10, 2010


I’m going to Blackpool in a little over two weeks. That probably shouldn’t make me quite as excited as I am. Admittedly, the major reason why I’m excited to go to Blackpool is that I get to see my girlfriend for the first time in five-and-a-bit weeks, but the town itself is making me excited […]

Good riddance to Get Carter

August 19, 2010


The scene in Get Carter is iconic: Michael Caine’s Jack Carter confronts businessman Cliff Brumby in the bowels of the concrete car park as the cold Gateshead wind whips by them. Owen Luder’s exercise n Brutalism has dominated the skyline of Gateshead for more than 40 years, but is slowly being chipped away at by […]