Family & My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

Note: For those simply interested in the review, this can be found towards the end of the article.

  • Director – Kirk Jones
  • Starring – Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Michael Constantine
  • Writer – Nina Vardalos
  • Year – 2016
  • Running Time – 94 mins


In 2004, I took the first big step in any serious relationship, meeting my partner’s parents.  I had done this a couple of times before, but never had someone insisted that before I did, that I sit down and watch My Big Fat Greek Wedding.  However, this was exactly what my wife to be did and she made it clear, this wasn’t a suggestion, this was mandatory viewing.  While her family were Italian, and not Greek, she explained her family dynamics were worryingly similar and in the spirit of due diligence, she felt it was only fair for me to be prepared for the almost certain inquisition, sorry I mean welcome, that awaited me 12,000 miles away in Australia. She would also understand that if after watching the film, I decided to not take the flight….. (more…)

Screen Time: March 2016


Welcome to the March edition of Screen Time for 2016, which covers and documents the films and television shows I have seen on all types of screens over the preceding month split down into the following areas:

  • Highlights:  What has stood out for me this month.
  • Lowlights:  What has stood out for all the wrong reasons.
  • Cinema Screenings:  First time watches I have seen in the cinema.
  • Couch Screenings:  First time watches at home.
  • Rewatches:  Any rewatches, either in the cinema, at home or on the move.
  • TV Shows:  Any TV Shows I’m currently bingeing on.
  • Score Sheet:  The tallies for the year, so far.