Sunday, 30 March 2008

Sheikspear’s Movie Poster Challenge.

A few people have taken part in this challenge now. The challenge was originally for three posters, but a some of us got a little carried away.

Sheikspear’s. Original Movie Poster Challange.
Rach’s Collection at Sharp Pencils.
Rob’s Offerings at The Island of Dreams.
The Royal Air Farse Gallery.
The Fractal Hall Journal
And my Posters on my Old Blog:
The First Post.
Found Another One.
Three More.
And The Winner Is.

So if anybody is reading this who hasn’t done it yet. Go on give it a go, it’s a great way to spend some time when you want to avoid doing any actual work. But watch out movie posters are addictive. See You Soon.

That's right, a lovely stroll in the moors. Tra-la-la, isn't this fun?

Sunday, 23 March 2008

Coming Soon(ish) to a Screen Near Me.

A selection of movies I'm looking forward to seeing. I think some of these films are already doing the tour of big city’s, and after they have done the tour of the small towns, villages and church halls, they may get to us.

Doomsday. The latest offering from Neil (Dog Soldiers) Marshall. Doomsday, is a kind of mix of Mad Max and Escape from New York and a few other post-apocalyptic films, and Rhona Mitra thrown in for good measure.

The Bank Job. Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows, 70s bank heist, OH, YES.

Run Fatboy Run. Yes it’s a feel good Rom-Com but anything Simon Pegg is connected with is worth watching, and it looks like being a lot of fun.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. It’s been a long time coming, rumours about a fourth instalment have been circulating for years, but finally it’s here.

Hellboy II: The Golden Army. Ron Perlman back in red and The Samaritan is back in business.

Cloverfield. New York getting the crap kicked out of it HAS to be worth watcing.

Wanted. O.K. this is as much to do with Angelina Jolie and big guns as anything else, but it does look like fun.

“Did they look like psychos? They were f**kin' vampires. Psychos don't explode when sunlight hits 'em, I don't care how crazy they are.”

Friday, 21 March 2008

Brian Wilde

And to round off a crap week. Today I learnt that Brian Wilde died yesterday. I intend doing a longer post about Porridge, but for now you can find lots of clips of Porridge and Last of the Summer Wine on YouTube.

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Arthur C. Clarke.

And today brings news of the death of Arthur C. Clarke. IMDB news flash. Turning into a very sad week in the shed.

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Anthony Minghella.

I would like to join with others in expressing my sadness at the death today of Anthony Minghella. IMDB news flash. One less delight in the shed.

Monday, 17 March 2008

The Blog is Dead, Long Live the Blog.

New Blog. New Look. New (Shorter) Name. But the same old me! I thought the old name was funny when I first dreamt it up, but well the joke wore off quite quickly, and by then I was stuck with it. So here is Shed of Delights. My virtual garden shed, where the deckchairs are always out and the kettle is always on. For those of you that think a shed is a thing for keeping the lawnmower in, you couldn’t be more wrong. It’s a place of peace and harmony. Somewhere you can go to have a potter, and be surrounded by your favourite things. Free from the stresses and worries of every day life. Or…. the place where you chuck your old crap.

The old blog isn’t going to be deleted, I’ll use it for extra things, like posting a film review here without spoilers and the full review including spoilers on the old blog. Or temporary housing of say very large movie posters.

But in this, the first post on a new blog I thought I’d indulge in a link-fest and look at the coolest of TV series The Avengers.

I’m going to start with probably the most informative and complete Avengers site on the web, The Avengers Forever. A site I have spent far too much time on. Of particular note is the wonderful episode guide.

Another good complete episode guide can be found at, The Science Fiction and Telefantasy Databanks.

And a third can be found at, Mrs Peel We’re Needed.

Next we have two articles which appeared in Timescreen.
A Day in Avengerland.
The Cybernauts – A Character Analysis.

Here is an interesting advert from the 70s.

Here is the official Patrick Macnee site.

Here are the Screenonline page, the IMDB page, and the Wikipedia page.

There is an Avengers sound page.

Next we have Los Vengadores a Spanish Avengers site.

And then we have Avengers on the Radio. This site concerns itself with the incarnation of the Avengers, which appeared on South African radio. There are lots of episodes for you to download.

And lastly a Diana Rigg shrine. Every shed has to have a pin-up right?

"He kills their kids, he kills their wives, he kills their parents and their parents' friends. He burns down the houses they live in and the stores they work in, he kills people that owe them money. And like that he was gone."