Film Review: The Double

  Via liveforfilms.com   Go and see this film.   Okay, so that’s not the most helpful review, but as I sat down to write this it was all I wanted to say. This film is, without doubt, one of the most beautiful and well made films that I have ever seen. I saw it … Continue reading

Film Review: The LEGO Movie

  Via subcultureforthecultured.com   I’m not honestly sure what I expected of the LEGO™ movie when I sat down in the company of a cinema screen full of children to watch it. Ostensibly, it seemed this would be a movie for kids and for kids who never grew up. Now, I’m not going to make … Continue reading

Film Review: Thor: The Dark World

  Via Papyrus   I’m a little late to the Thor: The Dark World party, having only seen it yesterday for the first time. But I’m going to throw in my tuppence, anyway, just because I have some thoughts to share with you. Thor: The Dark World, or Thor 2, is the much anticipated sequel … Continue reading

Review: Greaveburn by Craig Hallam

  Greaveburn is a gothic fantasy novel by Craig Hallam, which details the plight of the city of Greaveburn and the ruling dynasty of Glenhaven. Tackling subjects of tyranny, oppression, disenfranchisement, deformity, and revenge, it is packed to the wall with intrigue and action. From the bleakness and stark brutality of the prologue to the … Continue reading

Review: The Casual Vacancy

The Casual Vacancy marks J.K. Rowling’s first foray into writing exclusively for adults. Centring around the small West Country village of Pagford and the death of Barry Fairbrother, a local Parish councillor, the books also has themes of drug addiction, teenage angst and rebellion, self harm, childcare, and grief. It is an engrossing read and … Continue reading

The Swirl & Other Poems

Today I’m going to share some poetry with you rather than a short story in honour of the first book review for Three Worlds. Lisa Stull, author of A Thirty-Something Girl and Contemplations (which you should check out, by the way) has reviewed Three Worlds, and you can read that review here. A massive thank … Continue reading

Avengers Assemble!

Monday seems to have sneaked (or snuck) around again inordinately fast. On the down side this means having to go to work (boo! hiss!) but this also means that it’s time for a blog (stop booing at the back!). To be honest the main reason Monday seems to have come around so soon is because … Continue reading

Review: The Ladykillers

The basic plot of The Ladykillers is fairly well known, given the exemplary 1955 film starring Alec Guinness and Peter Sellers (100% on Rotten Tomatoes) and its slightly lacklustre Coen Brothers 2004 remake with Tom Hanks (55% on Rotten Tomatoes). For those of you who have been living under a rock and therefore too busy … Continue reading

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