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  • Movie: Inside Out

    Movie: Inside Out

    You know the voices in your head? Well this is about the emotions in your mind!...

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    Movie: Song of the Sea

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  • Book: Girl In a Band – Kim Gordon

    Book: Girl In a Band – Kim Gordon

    This book comes highly recommended by a couple of writers, in view of the fact...

  • Movie: Terminator Genisys

    Movie: Terminator Genisys

    I have never tired of Terminator 2, my favourite film of all time, despite...

  • Movie: Minions

    Movie: Minions

    An absolute delight, there’s a ‘kids’ (of all ages) film out! The Minions...

  • Movie: Mr Holmes

    Movie: Mr Holmes

    As you would expect, Ian McKellan made this part his own. He plays the...

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Dear Library of Birmingham

Dear Library of Birmingham

The Library of Birmingham is a beautiful building, nonetheless, I had my doubts that it was going to be functional from the start. Having coped without a weekly visit to the old library for nine months, like many, I counted down the weeks to having access to a local library again. The excitement remains even […]

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Movie: Inside Out

Movie: Inside Out

You know the voices in your head? Well this is about the emotions in your mind! Riley is a kid who’s life is mainly full of Joy until she is moved to the other side of America when her father gets a new job and Sadness makes an appearance, quickly followed by Anger. Once in […]

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Movie: Song of the Sea

Movie: Song of the Sea

Song of the Sea reminds me of the family cosiness of The Snowman and the gentleness of 2014’s The Wind Rises. The opening credits made me thing think this had Scandinavian influence but as soon as dialogue kicks in, we know that we are in fact, in Ireland. The animation opens with a heavily pregnant […]

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Book: Girl In a Band – Kim Gordon

Book: Girl In a Band – Kim Gordon

This book comes highly recommended by a couple of writers, in view of the fact I’m editing my own memoir at the moment. I’ve not come across the author but I’m familiar with her band, Sonic Youth. And yet despite their 30 year career and having read the book that scatters the song titles, I’m […]

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Movie: Terminator Genisys

Movie: Terminator Genisys

I have never tired of Terminator 2, my favourite film of all time, despite never having heard of T1 at the time. Of course I went back to see that and I’m the proud owner of T1 & Judgement Day on VHS, the pack that came in a tin in the early 1990s. There have […]

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Movie: Minions

Movie: Minions

An absolute delight, there’s a ‘kids’ (of all ages) film out! The Minions had some familiarity about them but I hadn’t made the connection that they are a spin-off from the Despicable Me film – I’ve only seen that once. I loved this in the same way. The story of the Minions through the ages; […]

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Movie: Mr Holmes

Movie: Mr Holmes

As you would expect, Ian McKellan made this part his own. He plays the intriguing, older Sherlock, aged 93 with flash backs to his retirement 30 years earlier with no hint of the arrogance we’ve seen on TV in recent years. Having just got back from a tiring trip to Japan to find a herb […]

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If I ruled the world…………….

If I ruled the world…………….

I’d solve the world’s problems with cake and put persistent social media moaners in a ‘sin bin’. People are positive A tricky one to enforce although it means the world of difference in people’s happiness. Government to set the example by changing their language, after all, even the Queen tends to look on the bright side. […]

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Movie: Spy

Movie: Spy

A British spy comedy caper. Based in America, filmed across Europe and with mostly British actors. The story is of a red-hot desk based agent (my fave, Melissa McCarthy) at the CIA whose job it is to keep her partner in the field alive by being the protective voice in his ear. And save the […]

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Movie – Danny Collins

Movie – Danny Collins

Danny Collins is not as comedic as the trailer suggested but funny nonetheless. It’s much more of a human story with predictable results – and a few predictable unnecessary lines that even I could tell were coming next. Does this mean I can be a script writer?! Back on tour, forty years after his initial […]

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