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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Sad To See You Leaving 2013: Peter O’Toole

December 26, 2013

Peter O’Toole was one of the great film stars of all time. He was also one of the greatest hedonists of all time. He achieved global superstar status from playing T. E. Lawrence in Lawrence of Arabia (1962) for which he received his first Academy Award nomination. He received a further seven Oscar nominations – […]

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Uruguay, cannabis and a lesson to the world

December 26, 2013

On the 23rd December 2013, President Jose Mujica of Uruguay signed off on the legislation allowing for the complete decriminalisation of the use, production of and sale of cannabis in his country – thus making Uruguay the most liberal nation on earth in terms of its drug laws. In short, in Uruguay, the government can […]

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Sad To See You Leaving 2013: Ray Harryhausen

December 26, 2013

I bloody well hate CGI.  It is the bane of virtually all blockbuster films these days, making many of them all but unwatchable.  Tired and obvious computer generated realities that have no soul, no art and no style.   You only have to look at the number of CGI artists, compositors and other geeks on the […]

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