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Film – King of Thieves

Film – King of Thieves

Blind leading the deaf Apparently the second film about the 2015 Hatton Garden robbery in as many years, although I didn’t hear about the other one, probably because it didn’t have Michael ‘if you tell a single soul about this and I’ll cut your balls off’ Caine in it. And him, along with the other […]

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Film – A Simple Favor

Film – A Simple Favor

#CanYouKeepASecret From the trailer, you’d know that vlogger Stephanie is looking for her friend who goes missing after asking for a simple favour; to pick up her kid from school. Emily disappears while her husband is abroad visiting his sick mother leaving Stephanie to look after their son overnight. In fact, they have been friends […]

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Film – Crazy Rich Asians

Film – Crazy Rich Asians

I went to see this film as I thought this film would be funny but the laughs number precisely two. However there are more reasons to watch this Crazy Rich Asians . It is your standard romcom Cinderella story but with Asians, in the main the Chinese super-rich variety based in Singapore. In this rich boy […]

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Film – American Animals

Film – American Animals

The story of four American university kids planning a heist just because of boredom seems far-fetched. Until you learn the first people on the big screen in front of you are the actual four people rather than actors. So straight away we are into the docufilm genre whereby the uni kids tell us how the remember […]

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Book: Ratner: The Rise and Fall and Rise Again

Book: Ratner: The Rise and Fall and Rise Again

I think many of us felt a little sorry when Gerald Ratner made that speech that lead to his eventual exit from his own father’s jewellery company. Especially when, as transpired, he’d said the same ‘crap’ joke at many speeches before. But this time, for whatever reason, the press went crazy and it cost him […]

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Film – BlacKkKlansman

Film – BlacKkKlansman

The sight of the hooded KKK is one of the most frightening images that I have the misfortune to see. The fact that they can hurt or kill anyone they want without repercussion due to their anonymity behind their hoods is highly alarming and incredibly antiquated. So I expected there to be a fair few […]

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Film – The Equalizer 2

Film – The Equalizer 2

I’ve not seen the first one, nor do I remember watching the – what seemed – the quite gentle TV series (wait, wasn’t he played by a white man?) but this, dear reader is not gentle. It didn’t matter I hadn’t seen the first Equalizer film as 2 tells the story of how Robert McCall came […]

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Film – The Meg

Film – The Meg

Another Jason Statham film where you have to leave the reality check at the door and go in for the entertainment. Unless you believe there is a whole other world beneath the ocean. Well there could be, but there’s no proof. In this one, The Stathe thankfully plays himself again, loosley disguised as an expert deep […]

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Book: The Girl from Hockley by Kathleen Dayus

Book: The Girl from Hockley by Kathleen Dayus

What struck me early on is the tagline ‘growing up in working class Birmingham’ is not the working class I recall. I grew up in Bedford, some 70 years behind the author but my idea of working class is someone who needs to work as they don’t have any other means of income. However Katy […]

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Film – Searching

Film – Searching

I know my daughter Which of course a lot of parents find perhaps they actually don’t. I imagined Searching as a Taken for the modern era. Margot goes missing a few months after her mother loses her life to cancer and we don’t know what’s happened to her. After Margot’s been missing a day, her […]

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