10 for 30: Beverly Hills Cop

Beverly Hills Cop

Making a start on my look back at films that are also turning 30 this year. First up – Beverly Hills Cop.

Beverly Hills Cop

Starring Eddie Murphy as the fish out of water cop Axel Foley, transported from his native Detroit to the eminently more friendly Beverly Hills, in the search for the killer of his best friend. In a nutshell.

Out of the nutshell, you’ve got your standard Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer action over the top of some of Eddie Murphy’s best comedy in a film, alongside the also hilarious Judge Reinhold. Who still makes me laugh, to this day, as Billy Rosewood. The combination of some watchable action fluff combined with the funnies makes this film. Add to that Axel Foley, an incredibly likeable character who you just want to see succeed, you’ve got a winner here. Continue Reading

When you don’t have to take photos

When you don't have to take photos

Do you ever have those moments where you wished you’d taken your camera, but then also know, that would have been a terrible mistake?

See on Saturday there was this big engagement ceremony/do type thing. It was awesome. So much fun. Everyone getting all dressed up. Seeing people you haven’t seen in a long time. Dancing so hard that two days later your legs still feel wobbly. (That could just be my lack of fitness.) It was a very fun, very memorable day. Continue Reading

Project 365: 2014 – January

Project 365: January 2014

One month into my project: 365 for 2014 and it’s been … okay. In the sense that I haven’t struggled. Happily taking photos on my phone instead feeling the need to have to take them with my camera. Oh and I forgot a day and didn’t freak out. Win, right?

January’s been a busy month. Getting back from Bahrain, the parents are over, busy preparing things for a holiday in March. Lots to do. Though that doesn’t mean there are no mundane shots. Fear not, I’ve remembered to do plenty of those! Continue Reading

It’s happening. The big 3-0. Not for a while though

2014 holds one big event for me. And, well, countless other people born in 1984.

This year I’ll be turning 30.

It’s just a number, right? It’s how I’m approaching the whole turning a year older situation.

As well as being vaguely boring about turning 30, I thought it would be a good opportunity for some vaguely linked set of blog posts.

So this year I’m going to take a look at some other films that are also turning 30 this year. Continue Reading