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Book – The Pursuit of Happyness – Chris Gardner

Book – The Pursuit of Happyness – Chris Gardner

Yes, I have been wanting to read this ever since I saw the film based on this true story back in 2006. The film is based on just the weeks where Gardner finds himself in lone care of his toddler son and homeless. The book is a full biography, from growing up fatherless in a […]

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Film – the Lego Batman movie

Film – the Lego Batman movie

The jokes are for the adults. The story line is for kids. This makes Lego Batman a perfect kids film with a gag – mostly funny – about 1 every 30 seconds Once the antagonism between Batman and Superman is laid out, the film pokes fun at every superhero from Iron Man to the Turtles […]

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Film – Hell or High Water

Film – Hell or High Water

A crime film where two brothers decide the only way to hang on to their Texan family farm, which is thought to have oil on the land, is to rob the very bank that is foreclosing on them. They’ve recently lost their mum leaving them in debt via what they believe to be an unscrupulous […]

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Book: A Captain’s Duty by Richard Phillips

Book: A Captain’s Duty by Richard Phillips

This is quite possibly a first. The number of times I want to read a book upon which a film is based, but never do. I’m glad I did for this one. What became the excellent Captain Phillips film with Tom Hanks is a standalone gripping book about the first American merchant ship to be […]

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Five Annoying Sound Effects in the Cinema

Five Annoying Sound Effects in the Cinema

We interrupt your viewing…. I’ll preface this by saying I simply adore my cinema visits. I like seeing films on the big screen, the way the Hollywood Gods intended. I like the whole occasion; the trailers; the snacks, sitting in my regular seat and taking my boots off for extra comfort. Most weeks, I have […]

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Julie & Julia

Julie & Julia

Forgot to put this on my Birthday list this year. Not that I desperately need it, I don’t cook and I don’t watch films on DVD, but it’s one of my favourite movies of recent years. Share the love…

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Movie – Africa United

Movie – Africa United

 During international tournaments, I especially enjoy the opportunity to watch the African football teams. Yes I’m keen to know how their skills are improving but I especially relish seeing their determination, the team work and their patriotism. They seem to want the win and to do their counties proud more than any other nation. […]

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Movie – The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Movie – The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

I forgot I saw this movie as soon as I came out of the theatre. That doesn’t mean it was bad, after all the bad ones linger a lot longer than the good ones. It’s what you expect from Disney, watchable escapism and because it’s Disney, it’s for all ages. The basic story is the […]

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Movie – Heartbreaker

Movie – Heartbreaker

What is a RomCom anyway? Why can’t it just be called a comedy after all don’t many films have a bit of romance in them? The RomCom tag means I have probably missed a few good films (and many more bad ones) but I am glad I saw Heartbreaker. It’s in French and it’s a […]

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Movie – Prince of Persia: Sands of Time

Movie – Prince of Persia: Sands of Time

We all know there a dozens of these types of epic adventure films so let’s cut straight to the story. Orphan boy get’s noticed by the King, in the days where the king just roamed the streets with little more than a couple of staff and didn’t feel the need for millions of pounds worth […]

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