Yearly Archives: 2015

From Rugby To Golf : G-CEGG Flight Report

Posted on by 5WC in G-CEGG, Hot Air Ballooning

You may have noticed that it’s been a while since my last flight report. And in fact, the last aircraft I flew was actually of the fixed wing variety. The reason for this is very simple. Read my website and it’ll become clear that I am fighting, and winning, a battle against anorexia. An illness …

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Book Review: Hyperion By Dan Simmons

Posted on by 5WC in Book

He speaks fluent French, took one of the most rewteeted selfies of all time, and happens to be one of Hollywood’s hottest actors, in both the looks and property department. There are many, many reasons that you can dislike the apparent perfectionist talents of Bradley Cooper. And now he is turning his attentions to conquering …

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Film Review: Minions

Posted on by 5WC in Film

It’s currently 32ºC outside, so why moan that it’s “too hot” as a table fan stutters depressingly left and right almost audibly sighing as it stirs nothing but warm air, when you can be blast chilled in a cinema, avoiding both the mid day sun and popcorn munching, always talking children, while watching Minions? Why? …

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Film Review: Mr Holmes

Posted on by 5WC in Film

Currently Hollywood loves the comic book and every character imaginable is being rolled out into a franchise. But to ensure we never lose sight of those who lead the way, and to keep them fresh, we’re being treated to their “origin story”. A simple idea of taking a well loved and popular character and instead …

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Film Review: The Longest Ride

Posted on by 5WC in Film

I’ve never read a Nicholas Sparks novel, I don’t even think I’ve seen a film adaptation of his work and if I’m honest I slightly wish that I could still say that is the case. Unfortunately, his latest cinematic offering – The Longest Ride – while not looking overly impressive didn’t appear too bad either …

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Film Review: The Age Of Adaline

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The Age Of Adaline has skirted my life ever since its initial release. I have never felt really drawn to watch it, coming close once only for illness to dictate otherwise, but in my mind it’s always been a “take it or leave it” type of film. A rainy day affair which would fail to excite …

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Film Review: Black Swan

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I’ve spoken before about how I find it fascinating how your reactions to movies can change over time, over mood and over life experiences. That a film that you once thought poor or emotionally removed can suddenly create sensations and responses far beyond from any memory you may hold and Black Swan has become exactly that …

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Book Review: Dune by Frank Herbert

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Ever since this passion I now have for reading exploded in my life I have wanted to read Dune by Frank Herbert. Not only do people rave about it as one of the seminal and biggest selling science fiction novels ever written but also, I grew up playing the computer games that take it name on …

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Film Review: Young Adult

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There can be no question that when it comes to Mad Max: Fury Road, it is Charlize Theron who steals the show. So impressive and central is her performance that a lot of people are even arguing that it is in fact, her movie rather than Max’s! But this limelight seems odd, because she’s an …

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Film Review: Avatar

Posted on by 5WC in Film

I’m not exactly sure why I never saw Avatar on the big screen. It just obviously wasn’t meant to be and in fact, it was only recently that I watched it at all. The reason being, that as director James Cameron virtually reinvented this modern stereoscopic 3D trend for the film, it seemed wrong to …

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