It’s Boss time… The best of Bruce Springsteen in the movies

Posted in TOP FIVES with tags , on January 13, 2014 by Ross McG


Bruce Springsteen albums are a bit like birthdays – if you wait around long enough, one will come along. Unlike most birthdays, however, Bruce Springsteen albums are usually pretty brilliant. This month he releases High Hopes, a collection of covers – of his own previous work and other artists’ songs – and unreleased material. Continue reading

The 27 movies Ross McG watched over Christmas

Posted in TOP FIVES with tags , on January 2, 2014 by Ross McG


It’s a Christmas tradition, isn’t it, sitting around, stuffing yourself with choccies and watching great, good, bad and terrible films? Listing the movies we watched over Christmas is something of a new year’s tradition at Ross v Ross, and you can check out my lists for Christmas 2012, Christmas 2010 and Christmas 2009 by clicking the links. Continue reading

Poetry in Motion Pictures: Pacific Rim

Posted in Poetry in Motion Pictures with tags , on November 19, 2013 by rossvross


We’ve got a special Poetry in Motion Pictures post for you today – it’s not by one of us useless Rosses, but rather by RVR reader Natalie Gontar from, who felt inspired to pen us her own poem on Pacific Rim. Take it away, Natalie… Continue reading

Four simple rules for how to behave at the cinema

Posted in COMMENT with tags on November 4, 2013 by Ross McG

Judi Dence and Steve Coogan in Philomena

Did you go to the cinema at the weekend? I did. I went to see Philomena, starring Judi Dench and Steve Googan, which was enjoyable if not spectacular, and made me genuinely ponder if its director, Stephen Frears (My Beautiful Laundrette, Dangerous Liaisons, High Fidelity, Dirty Pretty Things), has ever made a bad film. Continue reading

The worst Stephen King adaptations

Posted in TOP FIVES with tags , on October 2, 2013 by Ross McG


There have been some fantastic movies based on Stephen King’s writings, as evidenced in our list here, but there have also been a few absolute duds. Here are the worst, all terrifying in the wrong kind of way. Continue reading

The best Stephen King movie adaptations

Posted in TOP FIVES with tags , on October 1, 2013 by Ross McG


The master of horror writing, Stephen King, has just released a new novel, Doctor Sleep, a sequel to The Shining. But where does the film adaptation of The Shining, directed by Stanley Kubrick, figure on the list of the best big screen reworkings of King’s oeuvre? Peek out from behind that cushion you’re hiding your face with to find out… Continue reading

Poetry in Motion Pictures: There Will Be Blood

Posted in Poetry in Motion Pictures with tags , , on September 26, 2013 by Ross McG

Have you ever watched one of your favourite movies and thought, ‘You know what, I’d love to see that turned into a short poem’? Er, no, didn’t think so. Well tough, that’s exactly what you’re going to get here. Do you have a straw handy? Continue reading


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