Yearly Archives: 2015

Book Review: Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein

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People debate endlessly about whether a movie is better than a film and how true to the original source any adaptation may be. Previously though it wasn’t a conversation that I ever really got involved in, I never really read books; but having now discovered the literacy delights of a good novel, I have some …

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Film Review: A Thousand Times Goodnight

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I was hooked and grabbed by A Thousand Times Goodnight from the minute I saw the trailer. While the subject matter maybe potentially a little harrowing for some, there was just something about it that isn’t drew my attention. An appealing quality, a visual clarity that seemed to suggest that whatever the moral debate of a …

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Film Review: The Cake Eaters

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The Cake Eaters is a strange film, and if I’m honest I only really bothered to watch it because it has Bruce Dern and Kristen Stewart in it. Dern, like his daughter Laura, is acting royalty and I will openly admit that I have a soft spot for the acting abilities of Stewart, even though …

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Book Review: Gone by Michael Grant

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I’m not exactly sure how I came to end up reading Gone by Michael Grant. I mainly read books on a tablet, and having never heard of the author, or the book, it somehow ended up in my online account, waiting for me to read. I truly don’t remember purchasing it, and can only think …

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Film Review: A Most Violent Year

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I can clearly remember A Most Violent Year getting heavily praised, with director J.C. Chandor, actors Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain and a gritty, intense plot, all coming in for equal plaudits along with numerous awards nominations in a wide range of categories. Everything looked like this was a hidden gem, a piece of under …

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Film Review: Wanted

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Wanted is apparently based upon a comic book series, but from what I can understand, it’s basically just title and character names, because the comic book series is far more padded, more thought out and elongated than the film, that simply borrows the ideas behind a few characters, hires Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy and …

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Film Review: Citizenfour

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At the end of last year I watched both the fictional and factual portrayals of the WikiLeaks story (We Steal Secrets and The Fifth Estate) before writing a review for another blog about the relationship Hollywood has with technology. And while they are not a trilogy in any sense of the term, connected to the …

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Shrek The Musical On DVD

Posted on by 5WC in Stage

There is a tradition in my family that on Christmas Day, after gorging on turkey and sleeping off the Queen’s speech we settle in and watch a musical. Last year saw us take in the delights of Jesus Christ Superstar, while this year’s offering was to be Shrek. Sadly though, for a number of reasons, …

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Book Review: The Path Of The Warrior by Gav Thorpe

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The first book in the omnibus is the Path Of The Warrior, the story of Korlandril and his search to find his true purpose in life, the reason for his living. His fate. Gav Thorpe brings a writing style to the page that made it very easy to paint a clear picture in your head of the …

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Book Review: Path Of The Seer by Gav Thorpe

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Path of the Seer is the second Warhammer 40,000 story in the Path Of The Eldar omnibus, following on from the Path Of The Warrior. This time around Gav Thorpe brings to life is the story of Thirianna, the Poet who becomes a Farseer, recounting her part in the Seige of Alaitoc and her relationship …

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