Monthly Archives: December 2012

Central America 2012/13 Pt I: Volcan Pacaya (Guatemala)

“Officially this is one of the most dangerous places on the planet and its also known as the land of disasters. Hurricanes rage through here, earthquakes rip it up and molten lava spews from its volcanoes. Welcome to Guatemala!” – … Continue reading

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TF Top 20……Filming Location Trips For 2012

Whilst 2011 was indeed pretty awesome for the movie locations I covered the last 12 months weren’t exactly bad either with some great shots taken along the way in the likes of  Edinburgh, Paris, London, Melbourne, Sydney, Hong Kong and … Continue reading

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London Filming Locations: Rom-Com Special

When it comes to romantic comedies the combination of writer Richard Curtis and actor Hugh Grant have come up with a fair few crackers with London often at the heart of them albeit a more rounded and well polished version … Continue reading

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On The Trail Of John Rain (雨) Part IV – New York

He may be an anti-hero somewhat but John Rain is one that is very appealing to readers of Barry Eisler’s espionage fiction. Tokyo may be the place which has been at the heart of the series but New York city … Continue reading

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Dining Out: Around The World…In Tokyo! Pt II

Whilst the first part of this feature included some of the best and fairly average Asian restaurants in Tokyo (see it here if you haven’t already) part II takes a look at the food I’ve eaten mostly from the American … Continue reading

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Dining Out: Around The World…In Tokyo! Pt I

This was the title given to a Facebook series of international restaurants in Tokyo metropolis and whilst the likes of Pakistan, Tunisia, Myanmar, Lebanon, Cameroon and Yemen have had their own entries there are many more places which I have … Continue reading

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Tokyo Filming Locations #12 – The Ramen Girl (2008)

The majority of this 2008 film starring the late Brittany Murphy was made in the studios but there were a few short scenes filmed in Shibuya-ku as well as the city of Yokohama. Many, many thanks to Troy Swezey and Kat D. Grant for their information … Continue reading

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New York Filming Locations: Sliver (1993)

In 1993, one year on from ‘Basic Instinct‘, Sharon Stone appeared in another sexual thriller called ‘Sliver‘ where she played Carly Norris; a book editor living in New York City. Having moved into the complex (below) at 211 Madison Avenue at … Continue reading

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New York Filming Locations: When Harry Met Sally (1989)

When it comes to certain scenes stealing a movie there’s not too many which are more famous than the fake orgasm scene around the 43 minute mark in 1989’s ‘When Harry Met Sally‘. Following a discussion between the two on … Continue reading

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TF Film Review: Skyfall (2012)

All good things come to those who wait is a very apt phrase given its been four years since ‘Quantum Of Solace‘ not to mention the extra 5 week wait for us movie fans in Japan. There has been a lot of … Continue reading

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