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Watch out, the sheriffs are coming

This column appeared in the Darlington & Stockton Times on 6th April 2018, & the Gazette & Herald 4th April 2018.

When I sit down to write these columns, I usually have no idea what I’m going to write about until I read the column that Dad wrote in the corresponding week 40 years ago. 724 more words

Pepe the Human Meatball

Another in an occasional series on famous local restaurants and restaurateurs.

HE called himself the Talking Menu, I called him the Human Meatball. Pepe Scime’s reaction was to scratch his armpits in his native Sicilian gesture of disgust. 524 more words


Film Review: Robin Hood Prince of Thieves (1991)


Genre: Action/Adventure

Year: 1991

Director: Kevin Reynolds

Starring: Kevin Costner,  Morgan FreemanAlan RickmanChristian Slater


I can finally mark this one off of my bucket list.   294 more words


You Can't Handle These Tiny Lambs in Knitted Jumpers

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Dir. Tim Burton
Premiered December 3, 2007

This is going to sound weird, but this is the hardest review I’ve had to write for this project. 594 more words


Sense and Sensibility  (1995) 

Two sisters,Elinor  (Emma Thompson) and Marianne  (Kate Winslet) must cope with sudden destitution following the death of their father and are forced to seek wealth through marriage. 166 more words


Double Feature #50 - Black Dynamite and Galaxy Quest

On this week’s post we’re exploring parodies. Parodies take on a genre and point out the absurdities of it. Some of the greats of the past are films like… 3,320 more words

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