Blog post from 2010

  • A Content Resolution

    Like many people who own their own site and blog, I have noticed a decline in the amount of well researched and considered content. I am no stranger to this either trend, I haven't written enough content on this website for over two years now. Many h…

  • 2009 in Movies: The Best of…

    In 2009 I watched 289 movies, a total of 108 of them at the cinema, and running at over 21 days! I rate each movie after I've watched them and below are my best of last year. Although some of the movies below where 'released' in 2008, they didn't mak…

  • 2009 in Movies: In Detail

    The following is an indepth look at some of my favourite movies from 2009. If you want an overview of all my highest rated movies, check out my Best of 2009 listing. It has been a while since I watched The Hurt Locker but I can still remember some of…

  • 2009 in Movies: Disappointments & Classics

    Disappointments I think this could be the most controversial part of my end-of-year movie reviews. My biggest disappointment has to be Where the Wild Things Are. There was so much hype around this movie, which is based on a highly-acclaimed 1963 chil…

  • 2009 in Movies: What to Come?

    Last year I listed my "what to come" movies and seven of them appear in my top list from this year, notably Oscar winner Slumdog Millionaire, The Wrestler and the alternate look on the vampire mythology in the Swedish movie Let the Right On…

  • Multipack Presents… Hack The Planet

    Continuing the successful Multipack Presents events which started last year, the Multipack are holding a "Hack Day" in association with a new grassroots initiative called a.green:focus. a.green:focus originated back in April 2009 when Paul Lloyd pres…

  • 82nd Academy Awards Nominations

    Reviewing the yearly Oscar nominations is probably my most consistent blog series, having analysed at least the Best Picture nominations for the last three years. (2007, 2008, 2009). This year the Academy has changed the quantity of nominations avail…

  • Academy Awards 2010: The Other Nominations

    Following on my analysis of Best Picture for the 82nd Academy Awards, here are my thoughts on some of the other categories. Best Foreign Language Film of the Year Ajami (Israel) The White Ribbon (Germany) El Secreto de Sus Ojos (Argentina) Un Prophèt…

  • iPhone Apps

    With the recent launch of the iPhone 4, many people on my Twitter stream as well as friends and family have been asking for recommendations of apps. I know this is something I did when I first got my iPhone, so I have compiled a list of my favourite…

  • iPhone Games

    Probably the most competitive segment of iPhone application market is gaming. There are thousands of games available for the iOS touchscreen platform, yet there are only a handful which are well designed, make good use of the touch interface and have…