Friday night at Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant, Borough, London SE1

The entrance is in a tunnel-like alley. I was expecting a locked wooden door with a grill at which those seeking admittance would be asked for a password. However, the portal was open and about a dozen

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‘The King’s Speech’

Outstanding film portraying triumph over adversity. The time sped by and suspension of disbelief was uninterrupted by either a false move or emotional button-pressing, as lower-middle Antipodean Geoffrey

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‘Blade Runner’ on Blu-ray

A new Christmas acquisition, a hot pick of my brother’s and a viewing request from my partner; all good reasons to watch. Known for cult status rather than cinematic greatness, it represents a favourite

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Apocalypse No! Unbeatable Barbershopera in Bijou Theatre

An immensely talented, young quartet of three guys and a girl, using barely more than hobbyhorses and haloes, will transport you to the nether and upper realms and back in an a cappella musical with a

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‘Bruno’ – Fantastische Funkyzeit or OTT und Offensive

Vassup? An LOL movie enjoyed by an Orange Wednesday afternoon crowd characterised no doubt by their sad lack of refinement. Bruno can be called tasteless, over-the-top, crossing the line, out of order

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London Eye – Fast Track

Fast track is not just for the impatient with extra pocket money. If you have, or have a friend who has, a mobility-related disability this is designed to facilitate access. However, either way, it takes

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Gum Check Up: the Wages of Sex

And so I find myself in a new relationship and my philandering, undertaken purely in the interests of finding The One, coming back to haunt me in the guise of my beloved’s anxiety over my well-being

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‘Ice Age 3’ – Cool but Slow to Warm Up

Patience with a tediously slow, domestic beginning addressing the issues surrounding the impending arrival of offspring is rewarded once the Land of the Dinosaurs (where they are dusking rather than dawning)

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Boldy Going Back for Seconds

Yesterday I saw Star Trek for the second time. The first was in the company of an aficionado who grew up with the original (‘classic’) series. He was excited about it but said, ‘I enjoyed

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Single’s Party: Armed and Dangerous

Dating sites as individual entities shine, or not, in various ways with devices to match you with potential mates, entertain you with tests and questionnaires, and present you with pictures and profiles

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