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Simon Martin

Sabotaging since 4 Apr 2011

Simon lives with his wife, 3 young children and one noisy Vespa in leafy suburbia and loves 70’s movies and hunting for bargain wristwatches on eBay..

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Music

Ginger Baker And 9 Other Musicians Who Were Cooler Than The Singer

All too often the singers take all the plaudits for a band’s success, well here’s our list of alternative ace band members, proving it’s not all about the frontmen.

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Film

Five Great Films of the 1960s You Should See

A storming decade for cinema, here are just five favourites to get the ball rolling.

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Film

The 10 Greatest Hollywood Props Of All Time

With not a sniff of a James Bond gadget, here are some of the best props to make it onto celluloid.

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Film

Five Great Films of the 1980s You Should See

The 80’s was not a classic decade for film. Well let me re-phrase that, it was not a classic decade for films unless you like all American action films, sugar coated white Ivy League Brat Pack angst-fests and very lightweight situational comedy.

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Hardware

Ten Erotic Sports Cars From The 60s and 70s

Men develop their lifelong obsessions at an early age. My own, and I suspect many blokes approaching their mid 40’s, include Northern Soul music, 70’s porn and how sporty cars looked in the late 60’s and 70’s…

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Film

10 Unsung Movie Titans

Foeget Brad Pitt and Helen Mirren. Nobody likes a glory hound. Settle back and read about some actors who never got the praise they deserved.

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Film

The Ballad Of Cable Hogue: Sam Peckinpah’s Most Underrated Film

An enchanting mix of comedy, kindness, romance, friendship, forgiveness and salmon pink “all-in-one” dirty underwear.The Ballad of Cable Hogue, Sam Peckinpah’s most overlooked film.

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Film

Five Great Films Of The 1970s You Should See

From Gary Busey surfing, to a potty-mouth Paul Newman, here are five gems from the 1970s you may have missed.

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Film

Five Films Of The Noughties That You Have To See

As far as films are concerned, the last decade might might not be remembered too fondly. Not only did it give rise to the re-birth of 3D, but Hollywood managed to milk dry every fond childhood memory we had. But it wasn’t all bad though, as these classics will prove.

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Film

Five Great Films of the 1990s You Should See

Away from the bombardment of 80s high school romps, the 1990s was a great decade for film. From instant crime classics to a bevvy of exciting new directors, here are just a few of the good’uns.

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Film

The 10 Most Overrated Movies In History

Just because a movie is successful doesn’t mean it is any good, as these ten overblown and overrated movies prove…

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Film

The Dark Knight Will Rise Again: Who Will Replace Christian Bale As Batman?

July 20th sees Christopher Nolan’s tremendous Batman trilogy come to a climax, before the franchise is once more rebooted, but who can fill Bale’s batsuit?

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Film

10 Alien Films That Are Much Better Than Prometheus

Prometheus had been hyped to hell for the best part of two years but has turned out to be a bit of a turd. Check out these 10 corkers instead…

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Music

An Appreciation of Sad Songs

It’s late, you’ve had one too many, and the song playing in the taxi reminds you of your ex and your dead dog. Don’t hold back the tears though, let it out. Here’s why the best cure for the blues, can actually be The Blues.

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Football

The 1970s Glory Days of Tennis

The 1970s was tennis’ heyday. Players spoke from the heart and not from their sponsors…and wore very tight short shorts.

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Film

Blue Bloods: The Next Series To Get Addicted To

So, you’ve seen every episode of The Wire, 24 and The Sopranos, twice. You’re clearly a telly addict, and we’ve got your next fix all lined up. Say hello to Tom Selleck and the brilliant cop drama Blue Bloods.

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Film

I Admit It, I Like Adam Sandler Films

With films like The Waterboy, Happy Gilmore and The Wedding Singer, Adam Sandler might not be to everyone’s taste. But here’s why the actor, writer and producer could be the Burt Reynolds of our time.

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Film

What To Expect From The Godfather Prequel

For a start they should get the casting and director right and erase the hideous part three. After that. it’s a simple choice of who plays the good, the bad and the ugly…

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Film

Forget The Wire, Your Favourite Cop Show Should Be Hill Street Blues

Never mind all these gritty police dramas that try to make a bold political statement while thrusting the harsh realities of street life into your face. What you really want is interweaving story lines, a documentary feel and a character called ‘Buck Naked’.

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Film

Willy Russell’s One Summer: A Clarion Call To 14-Year Olds Everywhere

Willy Russell might have disowned the TV series in an artistic huff, but for me One Summer was a poignant and life-affirming slice of drama…

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