Monthly Archives: December 2007


The Unconsoled by

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ISBN: 057122539X See also: Jabberwock ; Fantastic Metropolis Surreal and weird are terms that come to mind when I attempt to review this book. Or to be even more accurate, very weird and extremely surreal The story revolves around a world famous pianist who travels to a city, in Europe somewhere but we’re never told where exactly, and then travels

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We Own the Night dir. by

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Bobby is a night club manager. It is the 1980’s, New York. Life is good. Until the day his brother comes calling. Bobby’s brother, Joe, you see, is a cop. A drugs cop and he arrives in full on SWAT-mode at the club. This is not a way to ensure peaceful family get togethers. Especially considering that we already know

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Enchanted dir. by

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Enchanted is the story of Giselle, who meets her true love, Prince Edward after he rescues her from a troll. Or maybe an ogre. But before they seal their relationship with true-loves-kiss, and get married, Giselle is sent spinning out of her world. And into ours, a place where endings are never happy ever after.

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Week 254

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Interview :: Army :: Unwrap :: Evolve :: Bus :: The real thing :: Streak :: Gorge :: Spicy :: Course :: and before I do mine, have y’all seen the trailer for the new Batman film yet?

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Road to hell

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As I walked to work I mentally composed this post. It was to be full of rage and bile; hatred spewing forth. Red in tooth and claw. There was to be angry words, four-lettered ones at that, screams of frustration. And all because of those free newspapers. Well, more to do with the way the giver-outers of the newspapers have

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Hitman dir. by

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To be honest I never thought I’d be bothered to see this film. The trailers made it look ridiculous, and not in a good way, but we were going, and it was at the right time, so we figured what the hell. And I’m glad we did go, because while is makes no sense and is incredibly silly it was

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The Golden Compass [based on the book] by dir. by

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I read, and really enjoyed, Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials a while back, so I was really looking forward to this film, the first of three. Unfortunately it just isn’t very good. It should be. The story is a wonderful one, Kidman and Craig are fantastic, although Craig isn’t really on screen for all that long, and Dakota Blue Richards

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Hotel Rwanda dir. by

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This is a film with impact.

The opening voice-over is a speech on the radio, an anti-tutsi speech, broadcast on Hutu Power radio, over a black screen so as to really let us hear the words. It describes the flaws, reveals the prejudices in Rwanda, tells the viewer of the cockroach infestation the Hutu people will have to wipe out. This is then contrasted by the opening scenes; In Kigali airport we see Paul (Cheadle) collecting fresh lobsters to serve in the hotel where he works as house manager. It shows a bustling, growing, on the up city. But on the way back to the hotel we are introduced to the undercurrent of tension that is played out so well throughout this film.

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Dreamers of the Day by

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ISBN: 9781400064717 See also: Excerpt ; Interview with author I’ve read two other books by Russell; The Sparrow, which I loved, and Children of God which was very good, but just didn’t hit me in the same way, so when Heather and Andi of Estella’s Revenge emailed their list of review books and this was on it I jumped at

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