Hope You All Have A Most Excellent Christmas & A Fantastic 2021

Christmas is upon us and lets be honest 2020 can do one. Like silly Biff said “make like a tree and get outta here!”…..  “It’s ‘leave’, you idiot!”  Yeah it’s been a FUBAR year that’s for sure. Thankfully we’ve been extremely lucky but my heart and love goes out to all those that have lost loved ones. Also to all the businesses that have struggled and to every person who’s lifes and dreams have been thrown into chaos. I send a warm and furry giant cuddle to all the people and their families right across the world. Raising a glass to one and all with the deepest feelings of hope for 2021 to be a truly better place for all.

I also send a personal thank you to all the wonderful people who have viewed, read and commented on my humble little movie blog. I know my style is all over the place and not the most educated reviews in the universe. However I do try to keep it fun and do something a little different. To see people actually pop on by from all corners of our wonderful world really brings a smile and I love you all so very much.

As I type some Dow’s Trademark finest reserve port is making it’s deep red goodness towards my belly. Also on the go is a dark ale from the Adnam’s brewery called Broadside. 6.3% of lushness. I’m also trying my best not to smash a whole packet of pistachios nuts however my hands and mouth have other plans completely.

My planned Christmas viewing is as erratic as my blog. A few 60s British drama’s, some blockbusters, a collection of odd sounding cult 80s and 90s action films which range from the real bad looking to the fingers crossed, there could be a gem here! We will see! I watched the wonderful John Candy in the superb Uncle Buck last night with the family for starters. And as is with tradition, of course, The Muppet’s Christmas Carol is lined up for tonight’s xmas eve viewing with duck wraps and the works. Do you have a xmas tradition and film lined up?

Just wanted to take the time to wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a much better 2021. It’s so nice to chat to fellow film fans from around the world and also see the hidden gems that you find. It’s all about the sharing and a caring.

So I raise a glass to all, hope you enjoy the festivities, eat, drink, be merry and have happy movie watching. But above all I wish you well and for better times to everybody across the world.

Big love

Mikey Wolfman.

The Spy Who Came In From The Cold (1965) John le Carré, Me The Wolf Cub And Blofeld

Two things that myself and the esteemed author John le Carré have in common are, one, we both admire a good Cold War spy and espionage thriller. The other, is the fact that we lived only a 100 metres apart in the same home town of Parkstone, Poole. Yeah we were good chums back in the day. Actually there was three of us that formed a little gang and imaginatively played spy games. Our other friend was the wonderful Charles Gray. He lived not far away. Well the next town over, Bournemouth. Charles always insisted on bringing his fluffy white cat along. Man that furry thing looked right evil. John (we knew him as David at the time) and I played secret agents working for Queen and country. Whereas Charles and his cat always insisted on portraying the devious bad guy. He called himself Blofeld!

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