Monthly Archives: October 2012

Darth Maul Joins In The Halloween Spirit

Darth Maul may have been cut in half by Obi-Wan Kenobi at the end of ‘Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace‘ but that didn’t stop the writers of ‘Star Wars The Clone Wars‘ resurrecting the character at the end … Continue reading

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Review: Films Set In Japan – ‘The Grudge 2’ (2006)

Just reading the blurb on the back of this films dvd gives you an idea of how lazy the storyline is and yet it somehow managed to limp on for a further sequel by way of  ‘The Grudge 3‘! On … Continue reading

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New York Filming Locations: Ghostbusters (1984)

The pre-title credits begin with a shot of the marble lion outside the New York Public Library (below) at 455 5th Avenue where the first super-natural experience takes place before Ray Parker Junior’s famous title song (which I did as a … Continue reading

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New York Filming Locations: Spider-Man (2002) & Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Whilst I did enjoy this years Spider-Man re-boot I do prefer the Sam Raimi directed trilogy from the 2000’s and I particularly like Aunt May and Uncle Ben’s house (below) in Queens.   The nearest station is probably Forest Hills … Continue reading

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Cycling Tokyo’s Most Haunted Sights…In One Day Pt II

You can read ‘Cycling Tokyo’s Most Haunted Sights…In One Day Pt I’ here 7) Masakado’s Grave – Tucked away between a couple of large buildings in Otemachi (1-2-1 Otemachi in Chiyoda-ku to be exact) this is the grave for Taira … Continue reading

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Cycling Tokyo’s Most Haunted Sights…In One Day Pt I

“Japan is a safety country” is a common phrase uttered by students and grammatical errors aside it is fairly true regarding the people but not so valid given the high amount of earthquakes, typhoons and other natural phenomena. On top … Continue reading

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Review: Films Set In Japan – ‘You Only Live Twice’ (1967)

After a gap of four years the 23rd James Bond film ‘Sky Fall‘ is nearly here, 50 years since the release of ‘Dr No‘ starring Sean Connery. The Scot went on to make six official 007 films (plus non-Eon Bond … Continue reading

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