James Moran
James is a political satirist based in London.

Entries by James Moran

Confused Reviewer: August Releases

(0) Comments | Posted 6 August 2014 | (14:59)

Like cinema? Hate GOING to the cinema? Me too. Here's a round up of this month's summer blockbusters, all of which previewed in my mind this week without me having to leave the house. Incidentally, if you want tickets to the cinema in my mind, I warn you it involves...

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Confused Reviewer: Summer Blockbusters Roundup

(0) Comments | Posted 9 May 2014 | (12:27)

I see films so you don't have to. But I also don't see them, so everyone wins.

The Amazing Sequel (Columbia Pictures)
Hollywood learns that with great branding potential also comes the opportunity to make millions of dollars. When Peter Parker is bitten by a...

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Preview: Biggest News Stories of 2014

(0) Comments | Posted 4 January 2014 | (11:25)

Jeremy Clarkson exiled - February
Clarkson's much-misunderstood persona of ironically acting and talking like a cunt will lead to him being hounded out of Britain. The first honest mistake will come when he writes a book about how much he dislikes the London marathon, called "Race Hate". Things will...

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Confused Reviewer: Top Tracks of 2014 Preview

(0) Comments | Posted 13 December 2013 | (09:43)

As the year draws to a close, we can look back and say in retrospect that 2013 was a year in which record labels released music that people listened to. Well, 2014 promises to also be a year in which record labels release music that people will listen to -...

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Confused Reviewer: Christmas DVDs Special

(0) Comments | Posted 27 November 2013 | (12:27)

Bucking the trend of "seeing the thing you are writing about", James Moran walks around HMV and draws his own conclusions. These are the reviews The Powers That Be (informed, paid reviewers) don't want you to see/don't even know about. This week, if you're looking for a Christmas gift DVD...

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The Confused Reviewer: February Previews

(0) Comments | Posted 23 February 2012 | (23:00)

James Moran's job is to watch films so you don't have to - and he doesn't even watch them, so everyone's happy.

This week, he uses his no-compromises, no-facts approach to preview some upcoming releases for 2012.

Resident Evil 9
In a post-post-zombie apocalypse world, a series of fit...

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The Confused Reviewer - January Roundup

(1) Comments | Posted 31 January 2012 | (16:47)

James Moran, a reviewer who prides himself on his no-nonsense, no-research, no-factcheck reviewing style, takes us through the best of the blockbusters we might have missed last month.

Shame (18)

This posthumous work from legendary actor and king of cool Steve McQueen (The Great Escape, Bullitt, Towering...

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What Cameron Can Learn From Gingrich

(0) Comments | Posted 30 January 2012 | (23:00)

From Miami, Florida

This week, I've travelled to Miami - the city about which Will Smith wrote his smash hit, "Men In Black". Also the city that, very soon, could seal the fate of the Republican nomination/might not.

But I haven't come to the States to...

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Time to Put the Nail in EU's Garlicky Coffin

(3) Comments | Posted 29 October 2011 | (00:00)

This week, the Eurozone narrowly avoided what is technically known as an "economic omniscrew". In the same week, a few rebelsin the Commons said "nine" to the EU - which is what Germans say when they mean "no" in English. And you know what? They're right....

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Fox Only Guilty of Friendship

(2) Comments | Posted 17 October 2011 | (00:00)

Over the weekend, friendship died. Liam Fox resigned, and I guess afterwards Adam Werritty had to hold a pretend press conference where he announced that he was resigning as fake special advisor to Fox. The make-believe event was attended mostly by pixies, elves and The Independent.

I for one...

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RIP News of the World

(4) Comments | Posted 7 July 2011 | (19:23)

RIP News of the World. If heaven has phones, you'll be hacking baby Jesus' already, I bet.

This is a grim day for truth-lovers everywhere. Today sees the demise of the proud publication that once confused being a paediatrician with being a paedophile, leading to one of the former being...

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News Corp: A Good Empire

(17) Comments | Posted 7 July 2011 | (14:44)

After News Corp-owned News of the World is heavily criticized and accused of illegal activity, Jeremy Hunt is expected to approve News Corporation owning all shares in BSkyB this Friday, in a move which the BBC business editor says will "generate revenues that would dwarf all...

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Ed Miliband Says the Same Thing Five Times

(0) Comments | Posted 6 July 2011 | (01:00)

Anyone watching the unedited Ed Miliband interview that was leaked online will be offended by its contentless, repetitious drone. It's like a Moby record. Right now, there's an angry Tweet about it every thirty seconds or so. On the Twitter scale, that puts the story somewhere between a...

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