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Bond 24 - SPECTRE

Bond 24 Officially Titled ‘SPECTRE’

Following on from a successful and hugely impressive Bond 23, Skyfall, Sam Mendes returns to helm the 24th instalment into the Eon series. Titled SPECTRE, it oozes with nostalgia for long term fans of the series, and intrigue for those fairly fresh to it. SPECTRE (SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion) is the international terrorist organisation headed up by ultimate Bond super-villain, Ernst Stravro Blofeld. They were first mentioned in the very first Bond film Dr. No in 1962 […]

Interstellar [2014] Review

We’ve reached “one year from now” that closed the teaser trailer for Christopher Nolan’s epic sci-fi space voyage, Interstellar. Unfortunately, we had to wait the old fashioned way on Earth time rather than finding a wormhole to the end point. I went into an opening night screening and came out 166 minutes later a different cinema viewer. I walked out the cinema with my jaw in my hands. When I finally managed to regain cognitive motions, the first words to […]

PS4 Share

Sony’s PS4 console has a nifty little button on its new Dual Shock controller. Behold, the ‘PS4 Share’ button. For years there have always been moments that you couldn’t capture or record without having to buy an additional piece of hardware to feed the TV link through to a computer. But now, it can be snapped as easy as swiping to open your smartphone camera. Here are some highlights of insane graphics and intense action.

The Greatest Ever ‘Long Take’?

“A long take is an uninterrupted shot in a film which lasts much longer than the conventional editing pace either of the film itself or of films in general, usually lasting several minutes. Long takes are often accomplished through the use of a dolly shot or Steadicam shot.” (thanks Wikipedia).  This is undoubtably one of the most boner-inspiring shots for filmmakers, and everyone can debate their favourite. This is next to Martin Scorsese’s Copa Cobana long take in ‘Goodfellas’ of course (99.9% of […]

‘The Dark Knight’ Epic Trilogy Trailer

As you may have guessed from rummaging around my website, The Dark Knight is a pretty big deal in my DVD collection. I started playing around with iMovie on my MacBook for the first time, and was surprised at how well it ran compared to Adobe Premiere running on the same machine. Zero lag when scrolling through HD clips. I guess that’s one of the benefits of the entire hardware and software coming from one developer. None the less, here’s […]

Returning To Paris [2014]

At the end of August I took a few days holiday to roam the streets of Paris with my camera. I’ve been to Paris before, so didn’t feel the need to spend my time queuing for the Eiffel Tower, Le Louvre, etc. So instead I set off each morning from Bastille and just walked…..snapping away at Parisian street life. My first port of call is to scale to a high point of a new city when I first arrive. I […]

Secret Cinema Presents… Back To The Future

Back To The Future, to me, is undoubtedly one of the best trilogies to come out of Hollywood. It has comedy, action, an eccentric scientist, time travel disruption, and car sounds effects that anyone would want in their Renault Clio. On Amazon I saw an in car flux capacitor that lights up when plugged in to the cigarette lighter, and I needed it (immediately skipped over “wanted it”). As a kid I had white Nike’s with a red swoosh because […]

Vietnam Trip [2010]

Whilst digging through the photo archives recently, I rediscovered the shots from my Vietnam trip. I travelled there back in 2010 at Easter time for about 18 days. I met up with some friends of mine that were travelling around South East Asia for 6 months, and tagged along on this portion of their trip. I arrived in Hanoi, then with our backpacks we made our way on sleeper buses down to Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang and then finishing in Ho Chi Minh. […]

Zack Snyder Reveals New Batmobile and Batsuit

O-M-G! (regulate breathing). Zack Snyder has revealed the new Batmobile and Ben Affleck’s Batman on Twitter. Both are different to the Frank Miller grey/black suit and tank I was expecting, but the Nolan/Burton combination that it appears to be looks awesome! There even seems to be a drop of Schumacher’s Batman Forever in the vehicle too. The suit looks less reliant on armour now and more fabric, suggesting a physically stronger Batman this time around. This makes sense given he […]