Monthly Archives: January 2007


Two things

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First of all I’d like to join with Carl and say “I’m a bookaholic.” It was only last week that I’d never been in the brand spanking new Chapters[1] shop on Parnell st., but once I’d been I just kept returning. Picking more books that I know I never really intended to buy. I just kept picking them up going,

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Bobby dir. by

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As you can see from that impressive cast list, this is a bit of an ensemble film, which means it runs the risk of the audience not caring about the characters. And I’m afraid it failed. I just didn’t care about any of them. And the story itself was a whole heap of nothingness. I mean, I’m sure that it

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This is going to be epic

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While I was at the kino watching Rocky Balboa they showed a trailer for Danny Boyle’s new film; Sunshine[1] which looks fairly interesting. But what struck me is how music can become so linked to one specific thing that when it is used for another it leaves you scratching your head. Some of you may be aware that Ireland hosted

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Rocky Balboa dir. by

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It isn’t often that you describe a boxing film as sweet. It isn’t often I describe a film as sweet and mean that in a positive light, but if I was asked for a one word review of Rocky Balboa, then sweet would be it. And that is sweet in an “awwww” sense of the word, not the Col. O’Neil

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Celebrate!

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Went to see Rocky Balboa this evening and I totally loved it. It may just be nostalgia, or the way the audience reacted, but Rocky really is one of the greatest fictional characters in movie-land. Anyone catch that dragon film, what was it called, you know where dragons came back and decimated the world and the poster seemed to promise

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Tall, dark and?

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I finally got around to watching Tall, Dark, and Ó hAilpÃín[1] last night. It was an observational documentary looking at the lives of three of the Ó hAilpíns; Seán Óg, Setanta and Aisake. Seán Óg[2] is a hurler for Cork, but the two others have headed Down Under to become professional Aussie Rules players. And seeing the difference it’d certainly

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Just call me Oscar

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I officially hate everyone! Okay, so I’m not at the “lip curling, teeth bared” stage quite yet, but the stabbing people in their soft underbellies with pens[1] sounds about right. It isn’t really that they’ve done anything specifically to annoy me, but somehow everything they do is annoying me. What with their walking and their talking. What is that all

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Yet another

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Another weekly meme that is. The Friday five thing doesn’t really appeal to me anymore, not sure why. So instead I’m gonna do the Thursday Thirteen. Course this means I now gotta come up with 13 things every week. Not quite sure if I’ll manage it, but we’ll see. Thirteen Things about ME in other words, 13 things that are

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Apocalypto dir. by

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I’m not really too sure what to say about this film, because I came out of it thinking “what was the point?” The story is a fairly simple one; Jaguar Paw is captured by an evil tribe who want to rip his heart out in sacrifice to the gods. He on the other hand doesn’t want this to happen, especially

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Why didn’t the Macgyver theme have lyrics?

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Cause then I could’ve just used that as my title. I suppose I could have typed in 3-3-3-3-3-3-3—2—-0—–3-3-2-3-2–0—–7–0——————| b:——————-3—3—————–3————————| g:——————————————————————| d:——————————————————————| a:——————————————————————| E:——————————————————————| e:3-3–2—-0—-3-3-2-3-2–0—–0—3-2-0-3-2-0-3-2-0-3-2-0–3-2-3–5—-7| b:——–3—3—————-3—————————————-3—| g:————————————————————————–| d:————————————————————————–| a:————————————————————————–| E:————————————————————————–| But to be honest, if I hadn’t found that here I wouldn’t have a clue what it meant Anyways, the reason for the Macgyver mentions, why this wonderful fantabulous thingy I

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The Liveship Traders by

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Books in series: Ship of Magic The Mad Ship Ship of Destiny reread with ffseries She wondered what it would have been like to be perfect. I really love Hobb’s writing. And while I slightly prefer her Fitz books I do love this Liveship trilogy too. I can’t say too much about the plot as I don’t want to spoil

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Smokin’ Aces dir. by

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You know I really wanted to enjoy this film. The trailer promised gunfights and bullets and blood and gore, but all in a flashy, enjoyable way. The film didn’t deliver. It was far too much of a muddle, and it seemed as though it wasn’t really sure what sort of a film it wanted to be. Was it a serious

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