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Attention readers! Well, reader! Oh, okay – just me.

After years of using WordPress I’ve decided to switch my portfolio over to Weebly. I feel the site is a better fit for what I’m after. I’m able to combine a casual blog with a smart looking portfolio. So long story short, you can now find my latest stupid, pointless musings and work that somehow managed to get published over at SimonBland.Weebly.com.

Yeah, yeah… I’ll eventually get rid of that .Weebly.com bit, don’t worry. In all seriousness though, if there actually are people following this blog it’d be great if you’d follow me over to Weebly. I’m going to try and blog more. Promise.

Who am I kidding? This is a bit like a conversation with my self.

Note to Simon: Get milk.

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A Movie A Week #30: Boyhood

Boyhood
Richard Linklater’s Boyhood is a quiet epic. By now, anyone with even the vaguest interest in movies will no doubt be aware of the film’s unique gestation, however for those not in the know, here’s a quick catch up. Shot across 12 years, Boyhood follows its lead actor (and those around him) from childhood to maturity. Linklater and his team filmed intermittently in week-long stints from May 2002 to October 2013, revisiting the film’s key players at key points in their lives.

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A Movie A Week #29: The Guest

TheGuest
Writer-director team Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett have been ones to watch in the horror genre for the past few years. Their eye-catching segments in anthology series V/H/S and The ABCs of Death alongside their slick features You’re Next and A Horrible Way To Die planted them firmly on the map of astute genre fans everywhere. Their latest is The Guest, a sort of mutant hybrid of First Blood and Halloween that marks the duo’s most ambitious – and most enjoyable – work to date.

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I review anew . . .

Time for a change.  After using BlogSpot to vent my useless film knowledge and all around geekery I’ve decided to branch out and explore the world of WordPress.

The content will be pretty much the same: cool film news, announcements and reviews, however the layout of the page will be a little different.

Stay tuned.