WAnderlust Series: 10 Things I Love about Seattle

As the setting of one of my favourite movies, I thought it would be fun to introduce this wonderful city through the medium of verse, paying homage to the poem penned for the movie’s finale.  Whilst no-where near a perfect example, it should give you a taste of what wonders await you if you can […]

Please Stand By…

November 10th sees the release of Fallout 4.   It would be an understatement to say that everyone is excited about it.  In fact, there is no disputing that Fallout mania has taking hold over the gaming community, perpetuating the frenzied popularity of this established video game franchise. Fallout 4 is based in the New England […]

Admiral, there be whales here!

The coastal region of the Pacific Northwest’s Olympic National Park is known for its rich marine mammal population, with Orca’s, harbor porpoises and migrating grey whales commonly sighted at different times during the year. Its rugged and wild coastline provides a uniquely rich habitat for other species of marine life too, including the spectacular star […]

Hey You Guys!

June 6th saw Astoria celebrate the 30th Anniversary of its most famous cinematic icon – The Goonies. A classic 1980’s adventure movie, where a group of intrepid youngsters embark on a final fanciful adventure to discover the resting place of infamous pirate One-Eyed-Willie, in the hope they can use the hidden treasure to thwart the […]

Yee-haw, it’s Independence Day!

The cowboy is an undisputed American icon, and the 19th century westward expansion into the “Wild West” has been immortalised in popular culture for over a century. The American Frontier has been mythologised using tales of legendary outlaws such as Billy the Kid, quick-fire showdowns and raucous saloons, and is by far the most popularised […]

Oh Yeah!

2015 is an exciting year for all those of us over 30s who recall spending many hours during the long school holidays watching our favourite classic 80’s adventure movies on fuzzy, poor quality VHS copies (whether bought or recorded off the limited 4 channel telly).  There are a number of high profile anniversaries this year, […]

“It’s too bad she won’t live. But then again, who does?”

Blade Runner is one of the great iconic sci-fi movies of the modern age.  Last Thursday, we were fortunate to have had the opportunity to see the Final Cut version of the movie in the cinema.  This is the definitive version out of a staggering seven, and the only one to satisfy Ridley Scott’s impeccably […]

To the Batcave!

Hiking in the Brecon Beacons offers such diversity in terms of the landscape that is available to be explored, and yesterday, we visited what is known as Waterfall Country, in search of Bruce Wayne’s legendary Batcave. The Batcave hides behind the tallest waterfall in South Wales (at 90 feet), in the county of Powys.  The […]

The Force Awakens: These aren’t the Easter eggs we’re looking for…

The ubiquitous Star Wars universe is full of “Easter Eggs”, and favourites from the franchise can also be found in other movie classics:  E.T species hold seats in the Galactic Senate in Phantom Menace (with stranded baby E.T. crying “home” at a passing Yoda in the 1982’s classic Halloween scene); R2-D2 and C-3P0 are depicted […]