Archive for The Shawshank Redemption

Top Five… Prisons

Posted in TOP FIVES with tags , , , , , , , , on April 18, 2012 by Ross McD

The presidents daughter needs rescuing from a space prison? Sounds like a job for a wrongly convicted former government agent. Yes, that is the plot of Lockout, released this weekend. Even though Guy Pearce is pretty much guaranteed to score, there are even nicer prisons to stay at.

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Desert Island (Digital Versatile) Discs

Posted in TOP FIVES with tags , , , , , on April 11, 2010 by rossvross

It’s collaboratin’ time. The great Fandango from the great movie blog Fandango Groovers has very kindly invited us – and a whole host of other movie bloggers – to pick the DVDs they would bring with them to a desert island. As both us Rosses already live on islands, we are ideally placed to name the perfect flicks to watch in order to while away the hours. To read Fandango’s list and those of other bloggers, click HERE. They’ve all named eight movies each. Because there’s two of us (and because we’re lazy), we’ve named four apiece. Check out our picks after the jump. Continue reading

The Shawshank Redemption v The Green Mile

Posted in BATTLES with tags , , , , , , , on February 2, 2010 by rossvross

The warden threw a party in the county jail. The prison band was there and they began to wail. The band was jumpin’ and the joint began to swing. You should’ve heard those knocked out jailbirds sing… One gets the sense that Elvis Presley didn’t spent much time in either of these two correctional facilities. They’re both pretty bad, but which is worse? Click HERE or the image above to read the arguments in this battle we’ve done for Metro Film Fight Club. Continue reading