We Like...

  • The List
  • 6 August 2009
We Like...

This week, we like Radiohead’s back catalogue finally coming to Spotify, and Charlie Brooker’s panel show. Just because we do. We also like wearing sweetie necklaces in celebration of classic Glasgow sweet shop I Love Candy opening up an Edinburgh branch, and, similarly, plan to work out the rest of the week with Hula Hoops adorning our fingers. We also like getting our five-a-day from cocktails just now, which gives you a pretty good indication of the collective state of health round List Towers.

Being the kind of oddballs who always found Danny Zuko a little too clean cut, we’re kind of enjoying John Travolta as a baddie in The Taking of Pelham 123. You’ve found your true calling, fella. You don’t have to thank us.

Finally, we like the sound of Scottish Ballet’s new Petrushka, set in 1990s Russia! Being partial to a dodgy stereotype, we’re thinking furs, shellsuit tops over the tutus and gold hoop earrings, alright? Sort it out, costumiers. You don’t have to thank us, either.

The Taking of Pelham 123

  • 3 stars
  • 2009
  • UK
  • 2h 1min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Tony Scott
  • Cast: Denzel Washington, John Travolta, Luis Guzmán, Victor Gojcaj, James Gandolfini, John Turturro

Disappointing remake of 1974's Joseph Sargent thriller with Washington downplaying as put-upon controller Walter Garber and Travolta at his scuzziest as the vindictive Ryder, who takes a train full of innocent New Yorkers as security for his ransom demands. Not a patch on the original, John Godey's tightly-wound original…

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