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Column: I Sat Through That? – Castaway

Yeah, yeah, it’s got Tom Hanks in it – doesn’t mean it can’t be bad.  Look at The Da Vinci Code.  Hanks is fine in a Hanksy sort of way – he’s fat, he’s thin, he’s beardy, he’s clean-shaven, he’s the man of a thousand faces and bellies.  Castaway is still a bit pants though. […]

I Sat Through That? – Meet The Parents

Possibly a controversial one this week as, for reasons utterly unfathomable to me, many people seem to think Meet The Parents is frickin’, head-falling-off, hilarious. It’s not. This week’s I Sat Through That is now available.

I Sat Through That? – I, Robot

I, Robot?  No beer?  That’s not a recipe for a good evening.  Unless you like complaining, that is.  Guilty. In this week’s I Sat Through That? I consider I, Robot.  You know the one.  Yeah, the one with all the ads in it.  It’s got that Will Smith in it.  Yeah, him.  The ‘welcome to […]

I Sat Through That?

I Sat Through That? #2, in which I consider X Files: I Want To Believe, is now available over at Flickering Myth. It has spoilers, though.  Don’t read it if you intend to watch the film to its, wholly ridiculous, denouement. I can use words like ‘denouement’ now that I’m a big-shot critic.  In fact, […]

It’s easy to criticise…

…And fun too. I’ve begun writing a column over at Flickering Myth. “What?” you ask, “a column?  What’s this, Hayes?  You think you’re some sort of hot-shot, Giles Coren-type character now?  Think you’re too good for the rest of us?” The answer to these questions is, an emphatic, yes… yes I do. And, being honest, […]

Gerry Hayes

Gerry Hayes

I mostly sit around all day and drink tea. Occasionally, I write stuff and send it to strangers so they can humiliate me and deride my efforts. Other than the self-harm to dull the shame of failure, it's not a bad life. Like I say, there's tea.

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