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20 films from LOVEFiLM: 11 to 20

Posted on 1 August 2012 in Entertainment (No comments yet - be the first!)

So yesterday I revealed the first ten films I ever rented from LOVEFiLM. It seemed a good idea at the time.

But why stop at ten? You want the first twenty really. Don't you?

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20 films from LOVEFiLM - 1 to 10

Posted on 31 July 2012 in Entertainment (No comments yet - be the first!)

Back in October last year I got a new job. It was with LOVEFiLM. You may have heard of them. Most people have.

Given I was working for them, I thought I'd better see what all the fuss was about and promptly signed up for a subscription. And so it was that I started getting some DVDs through the post.

But which DVDs? Well I thought, for a laugh and in celebration at moving from LOVEFiLM's office in North Acton, I'd tell you. Well the first 20 anyway. And on this page, only the first 10. You'll have to wait until tomorrow for the rest.

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Music sounds better with you

Posted on 1 July 2008 in Entertainment (5 comments)

Well if my Rio Karma wasn’t broken enough already, one suspects it’s in a worse state this morning. I was casually putting it away outside the office after the morning commute, walking at the same time as I have done hundreds of times before, only for me to drop it, where it then bounced on the floor, straight into the water at the bottom of the fountain.

The end of my karma

Posted on 28 June 2008 in Entertainment (No comments yet - be the first!)

After three and a bit glorious years of usage, it looks like my beloved Rio Karma MP3 player is on its way out.

Humpf

Posted on 26 April 2008 in Entertainment (No comments yet - be the first!)

I can’t be the only one to be sad at the news that the wonderful Humphrey Lyttelton has sadly died.

Oliver Twist

Posted on 29 December 2005 in Entertainment (No comments yet - be the first!)

This year the Library Theatre Company of Manchester put on Oliver Twist. And it was superb.

Chuckle times four

Posted on 14 May 2005 in Entertainment (No comments yet - be the first!)

Thanks to our new CBBC eXtra service (currently on cable and Freeview versions of BBCi - page 570, and launching on satellite soon) I was amazed to read that Chucklevision features not two Chuckle Brothers but four.

Hitchhikers Guide to the Beer

Posted on 8 May 2005 in Entertainment (No comments yet - be the first!)

The whole world and his aunt has probably seen Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by now, but I finally saw it yesterday.

The Inner Circle

Posted on 17 April 2005 in Entertainment (No comments yet - be the first!)

Back in November I mentioned a batch of cartoons I had found and was going to put online.

What Would Be Nice…

Posted on 17 March 2005 in Entertainment (No comments yet - be the first!)

There are some things in life that I just wish were true for me.

Cartoon Attack!

Posted on 15 November 2004 in Entertainment (No comments yet - be the first!)

Funny the things you find, isn’t it? Whilst looking through some old folders, looking for bad poetry to astound you with, I found something far better. A batch of cartoons I drew back in 1996!

Shaun of the Dead

Posted on 13 April 2004 in Entertainment (No comments yet - be the first!)

Saw the wonderful Shaun of the Dead yesterday, which for those of you who don’t know is a romantic comedy. With zombies.

Standing on the corner with two dogs

Posted on 7 March 2004 in Entertainment, Life, London (No comments yet - be the first!)

Whilst at Borough Market yesterday, Catherine spotted Sue Perkins - probably best known as one half of comedy double act Mel and Sue, and less well known as host of Radio 4’s The 99p Challenge.

Boo Hoo (Is Anyone Crying?)

Posted on 18 February 2004 in Entertainment (No comments yet - be the first!)

The demise of fashion retailer Boo.com was one of the great dot-com crashes if all time. It went down in such a blaze that the entire world must have known what happened. It symbolised not only the successes of the dot.com industry, but also everything that was wrong with it in the late 1990s. As such, I was interested to find out more, and a chance purchase of the book, Boo Hoo, written by Boo.com’s former CEO Ernst Malmsten looked like it might be an interesting read.

Ealing Comedy Fest 2003

Posted on 20 July 2003 in Entertainment (No comments yet - be the first!)

It’s July. It’s hot. There’s a tent in the park. It must be the Ealing Comedy Festival.

Magnolia

Posted on 13 July 2003 in Entertainment (No comments yet - be the first!)

Magnolia is apparently ‘astonishing’ and ‘powerful’. Personally I thought it was too long and a bit dull.

Nostradamus Ate My Hamster!

Posted on 3 July 2003 in Entertainment (No comments yet - be the first!)

The oddest book I think I have ever read. Just what has Robert Rankin been taking?

Harry Hill, Comedy Genius.

Posted on 4 August 2002 in Entertainment (No comments yet - be the first!)

One of the funniest comedians in the UK, Harry Hill is great. Go see! Now!

Hecklers

Posted on 28 July 2002 in Entertainment (1 comment)

Hecklers abused Trev and Simon on stage for no real reason. Which isn’t very nice really.

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