UREKA – The Story of a Journey That Will Keep U-Turning.

June 13, 2014

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Ah, the open road. For so many of us, that long black line to the horizon spells freedom. No ties, nothing holding you back. There’s only you, this moment, and the promise of unknown adventure ahead. At least, that’s the theory. If you have a secret yearning for the Easy Rider life, or you’ve taken […]

FLEMING: THE MAN WHO WOULD BE BOND – Sky’s Miniseries Comes To DVD

April 9, 2014

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“You see mister Bond, we are not so different, you and I.” No, it’s not a line from one of the nefarious villains Fleming’s 007 adventures, but the underlying theme of Sky’s new miniseries, “Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond”. Whilst it is true that there are many similarities between Bond and his creator, […]

OPEN ROW – Win Tickets To Savile Row’s Exclusive After Hours Event

April 9, 2014

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There can be little doubt that Savile Row is considered to be the heart of bespoke tailoring. After all, the tailors of Savile Row have a long history of producing the finest hand-made garments, made from the highest quality cloths and fabrics. They have dressed royalty, heads of state, cultural icons, as well as officers […]

LONDON COLLECTIONS: MEN – The English Gentleman at The Cabinet War Rooms

January 8, 2014

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During the tense days and nights of Second World War, Prime Minister Winston Churchill led the British war effort from the Cabinet War Rooms, a secure and secret bunker beneath the government offices, just off Horse Guard’s Road in London. An underground maze of rooms and offices, the Cabinet War Rooms were a source of […]

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 […]

Top Ten Alpha Males of 1970s Cinema

November 27, 2013

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I’ve been watching a fair bit of 70s cinema of late, and one thing that has struck me is the marked difference between the leading men of that time compared to the leading men of today. Male film stars in the 70s were far more masculine, their characters far less in touch with their emotions […]

SPIRITED AWAY – Alexander & James provide a new way to buy your premium spirits.

October 28, 2013

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Luxury retail has taken a turn in recent years, with online sites offering far more than just a convenient way to shop. Consumers now expect far more than just glorified mail order, and these days they are getting it, with lightning-fast delivery, quality packaging, a no-nonsense returns policy, and dedicated, helpful customer service. Traipse to […]

THE WOLVERINE – Marvel’s main man gets a script to sink his claws into.

July 30, 2013

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It would be easy to be cynical about yet another entry into one of the many superhero franchises that seem to dominate the landscape of modern cinema these days, but at least with “The Wolverine” there seems have been a conscious effort to mark the film out as more than just another comic book summer […]

JAMES BOND, 007 – 50th ANNIVERSARY: TOP 10 BOND MOMENTS

January 24, 2013

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What with being caught up with all the splendid events surrounding the 50th Anniversary of the James Bond film franchise, I completely forgot to post this. So, although the 50th anniversary was last year, let’s just put that aside and celebrate my top ten moments from the last 50 years where Bond has shown that nobody […]

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 […]

Spookily good – Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol is full of spirit.

January 24, 2012

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Let’s face it, the Mission Impossible franchise shouldn’t have worked.  It was released at a time when Hollywood had a yen for taking television series to the silver screen and failing miserably. Most of these big screen adaptations of their small screen counterparts smacked of desperation and unoriginality, of cashing in on nostalgia and an […]