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Movie – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Movie – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Well it’s about time, I get to live with the apes! Well for a couple of hours in celluloid form anyway. But as anyone who knows me knows, I’d be very happy indeed to share this planet with the apes. After all, it’s humans that cause the wars and troubles, the apes are happily living […]

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Movie – Jersey Boys

Movie – Jersey Boys

I’ve had many Jersey Boys themed parties and dinners, bought the soundtrack and seen it on Broadway first and then in the West End. I’ve always loved the Four Seasons. Their first single Sherry is my oldest primary school playground memory but I didn’t realise it was actually from 1962, a decade before my primary […]

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Movie: Cold in July

Movie: Cold in July

A film of three parts, the first one being far too long in setting the scene. It starts with an intruder breaking into a young family’s home and the young father, Richard, killing him. This being 1989 middle America – actually it could be today – not many questions are asked as the victim is […]

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Movie: A Million Ways to Die in the West

Movie: A Million Ways to Die in the West

No, not a film I’d ordinarily see but we were in Vancouver when it came out, hadn’t been to the cinema all week (gasp!) and the BF wanted to go. One of those comedies (from the man who brings you Family Guy and made Ted) where they speak in modern language but it’s based in […]

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Movie: Twenty Feet From Stardom

Movie: Twenty Feet From Stardom

“Meet the unsung heroes behind the greatest music of our time” The second of the films seen on-board Virgin Atlantic that I’d missed in the cinema, Twenty Feet From Stardom is a documentary charting the many voices I have heard in pop music over the decades. The story has been all told before, but I still […]

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Movie: The Lunch Box

Movie: The Lunch Box

I’m delighted to see this on the listings for the Virgin flight to Vancouver in May. I’d heard about it but missed it at the cinema – one of those gone in a blink. I was extra pleased as there wasn’t much on offer on board. Ordinarily I see a film I’ve missed, a film […]

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Rhinoshield Screen Protector

Having smashed my previous Samsung S3 phone earlier this year, I was delighted to have the opportunity to try a review copy of this screen protector for the new one. I did have a protector put on the new phone but it had already started to wear out. Usually when a new screen protector has to […]

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Movie – The Wind Rises

Movie – The Wind Rises

A must see, delightful film throughout its wondrous 127 minutes. A Japanese film which we happily saw with sub-titles rather than a horrid dubbed version, this is one of those animations that appears so life-like. As a young boy, Jiro dreams of working with planes and is inspired be a legendary Italian aeronautical engineer who […]

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Movie: Transendence

Movie: Transendence

  Yes, I heard this was caned by the critics which is only part of the reason I decided to take a look. I realise pretty soon why but that didn’t deter me from seeing it through. The trailer, after all, looked pretty interesting. The film features several, heavily funded, world-renowned scientists. One believes working […]

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Rebuilding Society: Peer-to-peer lending

Rebuilding Society: Peer-to-peer lending

I got a chance to try out Rebuilding Society, the lending platform that’s not so much crowd funding but more about investments. The companies seeking funding are looking for a loan for expansion, except they have been vetted and from what I see, are generally much larger than what we see on crowd funding sites. I’ve never […]

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