All posts by Amanda

Growing up I was a closet Geek, now I'm out and proud! I have my likes and my dislikes but I don't let a dislike cloud an opinion. I'll give everything a go and will sit and be tortured through a lot of mundane things. Right at this moment I'm really into the whole Doctor Who / Sherlock / Hunger Games thing. Now if only a cross over were to happen.....

Austin Powers : Goldmember (2002)

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The third and so far last of the adventures of Austin Powers meets even newer threats along with the same old same old threats and a lot of 60s flair.

A new evil base, a new evil plan and a new adventure for Austin and his new partner.

I didn’t feel the second film matched up to the first but can the third save the series?

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Austin Powers : The Spy who Shagged me (1999)

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After the huge success of the first movie a sequel was always going to come around and so it did in 1999. Starring Mike Myers once again as the title character and main bad guy Dr. Evil and with a whole string of new henchmen and spies the second movie attempted to do what the first one did bigger, better and faster.

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Austin Powers : International Man of Mystery (1997)

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Can you believe it has nearly been 20 years since Austin Powers first danced onto our screens and stole our hearts.

Staring Mike Myers as both Austin Powers and his nemesis Dr. Evil the film was a much quoted beast of a film. It was a icon of my young life and a film that always makes me laugh no matter how long its been between watching it. A parody of spy films that spawned two sequels.

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Alan Partridge : Alpha Papa (2013)

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My generation grew up with Alan Partridge, Steve Coogan’s fictional presenter. You tended to find at school you either fell into the Partridge group or the Ali G group.

I could hardly believe there was going to be a Alan Partridge movie when it was announced and managed to miss out on seeing it in the cinema. I finally sat down to watch it hoping that it was going to be everything I wanted a Alan Partridge movie to be…

As the poster said “12 Hostages, 24 hours, 1 Partridge….”

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Paddington (2014)

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A live action film based on the Michael Bond stories of a bear who could speak English who shows up in England and has a love of marmalade.

Who didn’t fall in love with Paddington as kids?

Now he comes to the big screen along with his larger then life cast all portrayed by some of the best actors around today. A film for all the family, especially all those kids who grew up with Paddington.

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)

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From all the way back in 1971 a film that went on to make me sing through my childhood and believe in magic. Starring Angela Lansbury as Apprentice witch Miss Eglantine Price, David Tomlinson as Mr Emelius Browne, a con artist who sent Miss Price her magic spells and Ian Weighill (Charles), Cindy O’Callaghan (Carrie) and Roy Snart (Paul) three refugees that come to live with Miss Price.

As a child it brought magic to life sharing the same magical air as the earlier Mary Poppins film.

Our first film review for our new Retro Thursday’s is the bewitching Bedknobs and Broomsticks.

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Inside No. 9 : The Devil of Christmas

The new season of Inside No. 9 can’t come quick enough so the first episode which doubles over as a Christmas episode was a welcome gift this festive season from the BBC.

Once more the genius of Shearsmith and Pemberton was a complete delight to behold.

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