5-Word 365 #323 – The Guard Post

I haven’t been back to South Korea in a while. Time to fix that. Care to join me?

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Andy Finally Watches… The Last Samurai

Welcome to a new occasionally regular feature here at 5-Word, that I’m calling¬†Andy Finally Watches Movies He Really Should Have Seen By Now. There are a lot of movies that you might be surprised to learn Andy hasn’t watched yet, so this occasionally regular column will give him the excuse to finally watch movies he really should have, um, you know, seen by now.

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5-Word 365 #155 – Screamers

When Keith and I were in the pub yesterday doing our Prometheus post-mortem, he suggested this movie for today’s column. He cited it as an example of a sci-fi movie committing to its Big Ideas instead of drowning them in spectacle and shoddy decisions and hoping nobody would notice (sorry Ridley, but you kinda did). I remember this flick getting its original albeit limited cinema run but I was only 15 then, and it was rated 18. I couldn’t face the potential embarrassment of being turned away. And after that awkwardly autobiographical admission, on with the show.

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5-Word 365 #089 – Afghan Knights

I am really looking forward to this weekend. Tomorrow, I get to watch a kids film that I have been eager to see for quite a while but just never got around to, and then on Saturday I’m off to book my ticket for the first screening of The Avengers. And yes, my undoubtedly glowing review will be here shortly after the credits roll. But before any of that fun stuff, here’s another shit ghost story. Read More