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ALIEN: COVENTANT FAILS TO LIVE UP TO ITS PROMISE

May 17, 2017

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The long-awaited Prometheus sequel/Alien prequel, Alien: Covenant is finally upon us and the expanse between the bloated, operatic, theological brain fart that was Prometheus and the claustrophobic, tightly-told seminal space horror of Alien has attempted to have been bridged by the director of both films, Ridley Scott.

The World Is Not Enough – The Most Travelled James Bond

November 2, 2015

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The latest James Bond film SPECTRE sees oo7 visit some incredible locations, including Mexico City and Altaussee, Austria. However, James Bond has always been an international traveller, his adventures taking him to the farthest corners of the planet (and occasionally off it) all in the name of saving the world. But just how far has oo7 […]

TIME TO SAVE THE WORLD – The Bremont Kingsman

January 26, 2015

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British watch manufacturer Bremont might not be the best known brand to those who move outside of the somewhat cliquey horological circles, but it has been steadily making a name for itself over the last twelve years or so by making solid, durable pilot watches for adventurers, military aviators, as well for as the occasional […]

KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE – Costume Designer Arianne Phillips & Mr. Porter’s Toby Batemen at the Savile Row Pop Up Store

January 20, 2015

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Kingsman: The Secret Service has managed to pull off a film merchandising first by teaming with online luxury menswear retailer Mr. Porter to create the Kingsman Collection, comprising of suiting, clothing, and accessories, as used in the actual film. I was fortunate enough to get a chance to visit the Kingsman Collection pop up store […]

TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY – Kingsman: The Secret Service

January 17, 2015

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After having its name changed from simply The Secret Service, and the release date of the film moved from October of 2014, Kingsman: The Secret Service finally premiered at London’s Leicester Square on Wednesday.     Due to these changes, there has been an almost palpable sense of anticipation for the film. However, keeping the […]

KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE – A Closer Look At The Coolest Spy Film Of 2015

January 16, 2015

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As a huge fan of British spy films and television, it’s delightful to see a film released that so embraces the genre. Kingsman: The Secret Service is a spy film packed with irreverent homage to the spy films of the past, but – like the Savile Row suiting in the films – has taken the […]

THE BMW i3 – The Electric Car With Plenty of Spark

November 27, 2013

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The electric car. Something about it conjures up images of late Seventies science fiction in which we would all be eating protein pills, communicating via our walkie-talkie wrist watches, and lounging around in our silver onesies. Whilst this rather optimistic view of our future seems somewhat quaint today, the truth is that many of the […]

PROMETHEUS: A MODERN FRANKENSTIEN – Why Ridley Scott’s Magnum Opus is a flawed masterpiece

July 12, 2012

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Ridley Scott’s Prometheus – the long-awaited pseudo-sequel to his 1977 seminal sci-fi/horror film – is finally out and, frankly, has left many people scratching their heads. Perhaps one of the reasons for this confusion is that sequels generally answer questions raised by the films they purportedly predate (the Star Wars prequels are a prime example) […]

A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY – Ralph McQuarrie, Star Wars’ Conceptual Artist Passes Away.

March 4, 2012

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It is fairly safe to say that there have been few films that have made such a cultural impact upon their release as Star Wars.There are literally millions of people of a certain age for whom Star Wars wasn’t just a film; it was their fairytale, their playtime fantasy and the steady stream of water […]

There’s No Place Like Home – 20 Movie Houses You’d Want To Live In.

July 8, 2011

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You might have noticed that I have a slight obsession with movie architecture. Previously, I’ve looked at the architecture of John Lautner in films, Tony Stark’ Iron Man pad, and I’ve also taken a look at the home of a certain Mr. Bond. Well, continuing this theme, I thought it might be interesting to take a […]

Liam Treanor – Contemporary design with a mid-century aesthetic.

May 13, 2011

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I’ve long been a fan of the simplicity of mid-century furniture design, as readers of this blog will no doubt attest. However, once in a while, a contemporary designer comes along that captures my imagination. Liam Treanor is one such designer. He has taken the ethics of mid-century design and applied them to his own […]

Mulberry: The Book – Mulberry celebrate 40 years of luxury and style.

May 8, 2011

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Over the last few years, Mulberry has established itself as a quirky, yet quintessentially English luxury brand. It has managed to be seen as flirty, feminine and fun, whilst at the same time, practical, elegant and chic; appealing to both those with a developed taste, as well as the younger, edgier trendsetters. This delicate balancing […]