Friday, 28 October 2016
It’s official: today, I’m back to work.
And, in all probability, it’s ALSO pay-day.
Which means paying bills, and buying train tickets.
OK, bills aren’t good.
Did I mention my two sisters, Anna and Ruth, have managed to book a few days holiday in NewYork?
Complete, of course, with my nephew, Jude.
New York hotdogs are the best.
I might just have to ask my sisters to bring some back with them.
I think one of the new MacBook Pro’s would be a NICE present for an ageing uncle!
I’m SURE Jude can persuade someone …
Thursday, 27 October 2016
Well, what, I hear you ask … ?
Well, I’m tired, I’d have to reply.
I think missing my alarm, yesterday was annoying …
Buy also mildly beneficial: it meant I got some more sleep.
Saying that … ?
I was up relatively late.
Watching a film, believe it or not.
I don’t know if you say the first one?
But The Conjuring 2 really is worth catching.
26th October, 2016.
I have something of a confession to make.
It’s a relatively simple confession to make.
A relatively simple confession to make … about movies.
It’s quite simply this.
I, usually, don’t watch sequels.
I’ve grown over the years with the impression that they’re usually not a patch on the film they’re a sequel of.
With one or two exceptions, I think.
The Empire Strikes Back and The Return of the Jedi were technical improvements on their predecessor.
Aliens — in going in an action direction — made very a very different film from it’s ingredients.
And Star Wars: The force Awakens … ?
A VAST improvement on The Phantom Menace trilogy: themselves a major argument that sequels aren’t necessarily a good thing.
A few months back, now?
A few months back, I managed to sit done with the James Wan directed, The Conjuring.
And came away thinking two things.
That The Conjuring was enjoyable.
And that The Conjuring was enjoyable enough to make me want to invest my time in its sequels: the imaginatively named The Conjuring 2.
OK, the name might be unimaginative.
The film itself … ?