Monthly Archives: September 2006


Birds Without Wings by

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ISBN: 0099478986 I’m not really sure where to start with this review, because this book covers so much. It is set in a small village in Anatolia, in the finally few years of the Ottoman Empire, just before the forced separation of Turks from Greeks, and Muslims from Christian. There are a multitude of characters, sometimes they tell their own

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The Queen dir. by

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This is an odd sort of film. Parts of it are very good, but other parts, well I just don’t think they work. The film is mostly set in the few days surrounding the death of Diana, as the British public went into public mourning over the “People’s Princess” while the Royal Family seemed to remain aloof and distant. Thereby

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Crank dir. by ,

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If you are ever in the mood for some mindless entertainment, then I can wholeheartedly recommend Crank. You can switch your brain off quite easily and enjoy. Come to think about it, it is probably best to switch your brain off, because the plot makes little sense. Switch any morals or ethics off as well, because there is no need

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Children of Men [based on book] by dir. by

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Based on the novel by P.D. James In a previous review at some stage I mentioned that I’m quite a fan of Clive Owen’s. Not in ‘omg he’s lovely’sort of a way, but in a ‘he’s a good actor’ sort of a way. And he is often in interesting films. Course, he is also in some terrible films, but you

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It’s Spike. And he’s wearing a coat!

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Look, James Marsters is coming to Ireland. Yes, I’m well aware that that page doesn’t say that, however part of the film wil be shot in Ireland, so I’m guessing he’ll be making the trip. If only I still thought he was the bee’s knees like I did a few years back. Met up with de mudder last night. She’d

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Burlesque attitude Night-time thrill

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As I wandered, not as lonely as a cloud, home on Tues[1] I noticed that the river was a funny colour. A dull red-brown shade. Do you know the way, after you’ve been out lamping and then carried home the dead rabbits, and the blood stains your jeans, but because you are away on holiday you don’t get them washed

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Right at Your Door dir. by

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I’m not quite sure what I was expecting from this film, but I didn’t get it. The plot should have been able to create tension and drama easily enough. After all you can’t really get more tension filled than a terrorist attack now can you? Well, maybe if you through in the fact that the bombs were “dirty bombs” and

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The Golem’s Eye by

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ISBN: 0552550272 #2 in The Bartimaeus Trilogy Group Read: FFseries Although in the previous book Nathaniel said, almost promised, he wouldn’t summon Bartimaeus again, events force his hand. He needs a servant demon that he can trust trust. Well, for a certain value of trust, given the relationship between magicians and their slaves. The resistance that made a brief appearance

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Rome – Season 1 dir. by

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it has been four hundred years since the founding of the Republic, and in that time Rome has grown into a mighty power. But military might, and subjugated lands don’t mean everything is happy at home. While Gaius Julius Caesar has been off subduing Gaul, the senators back home have been growing more discontented. And while at first his co-ruler

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you came to take us, all things go, all things go

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The problem with finding out about great sounding/looking stuff is that you want immediate gratification. Neil Gaiman raves about a film, a fairy tale film, dark and scary and you want to go see it. Only you can’t. Cause Pan’s Labyrinth isn’t out until December. Although maybe that is an American date and maybe we’ll get it before then[1] It

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