Yearly Archives: 2014

Film Review: Bend It Like Beckham

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It’s been a while since I last watched Bend It Like Beckham, in fact, I almost want to say that I haven’t seen it since its initial big screen release 12 years ago. But I could be wrong? I do remember though, finding a film that was simple yet charming and which, while never demanding to …

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Book Review: Thursday’s Child: The Mike Kendrick Story

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It’s a strange situation to be reading the biography of a man you have met, know and who, through their business actions, has had such a shaping on your entire life and yet be treated to stories and anecdotes that you’ve never heard or realised took place. But that is what exactly happened recently as …

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Film Review: 101 Dalmatians (1961)

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When it comes to the festive period, you can be sure of a few cinematic staples. The big screen will be ruled by a major single franchise release – currently The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies – while the small screen will get bogged down into the annual routine of repetitive festive films …

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Film Review: The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

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If I’m honest there hasn’t been too many films that I’ve really been looking forward to this year. It’s been very much a case of letting reviews and trailers shape my film viewing habits. That is of course, with the exception of one. The conclusion to the trilogy. The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five …

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Film Review: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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I still remember the anticipation and excitement that built way back in 2001 when Peter Jackson unleashed Gandalf, Frodo and Gollum onto the big screen and gave the world, The Lord Of The Rings. Jackson managing to take Tolkein’s book, that many claimed was “unfilmable” and not only bring it to life, truthfully and respectfully to …

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Film Review: Certified Copy

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On paper, Certified Copy is a strange recipe for a film. Produced and Directed by an Iranian, written in Italian, French and English and starring a British opera singer in his first ever role. But, in my mind, it’s one saving grace, the glue that will bind everything together is Juliette Binoche. An actress who …

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An Anorexic At Christmas

Posted on by 5WC in Anorexia, Opinion

While Christmas means a lot of things to a lot of people whether based around celebration, religion or tradition, as we grow older, as the day goes from wonder and excitement to cynicism and stress, no matter how our way of remembering the birth of Christ changes, the memories we hold and the happiness they …

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Film Review: Wreckers

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It seems that you cannot move this year without bumping into a film that stars Benedict Cumberbatch. Since his CGI appearance as Smaug in the desolate Hobbit adventure, 2014 has seen him enter my life in: August Osage County, 12 Years A Slave, The Imitation Game and The Fifth Estate and that’s before you remember …

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Book Review: Yarrick: A Plague Of Saints by David Annandale

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If you’ve read some of my previous book reviews you will have seen my musings on two stories – Valedor and Wraithflight – by Guy Haley which recount events surrounding a Warhammer 40,000 race known as the Eldar. And if you’ve also spent some time flicking through the various pages of this site, you will …

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Film Review: Adventureland

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If there was one genre that would, should and could be described as turbulent in it’s ability to swing wildly from the sublime to the ridiculous it has without doubt to be the “teen rom-com” . With the simple formula of: boy meets girl, falls in love, makes a fool of himself before some grand …

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