Monthly Archives: January 2011


Black Swan dir. by

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Nina Sayers is a ballerina in the New York Ballet. She lives with her mother, and her whole live revolves around dancing. There is a new production starting and Nina is determined to get a starring role in Swan Lake. So she sets out to impress the producer/director, Thomas, who believes that she is technically perfect. And if he were

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Kraken by

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ISBN: 9780330531627 ; Bits I especially liked The sea is full of saints. Billy works in the Natural History Museum in London. The book opens with him running through his usual spiel on the exhibits of Darwin House, but he knows what everyone has come to see. The giant squid is the highlight of the tour. Trouble is, it seems

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Tamar by

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ISBN: 9781406303940 In the end, it was her grandfather, William Hyde, who gave the unborn child her name. It is World War II and two Dutch men are in England learning everything they can about the Dutch resistance. Dart and Tamar will be parachuted into the Netherlands where they will be assigned roles in the resistance. Those aren’t their real

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The Green Hornet dir. by

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Britt Reid is a spoiled little rich boy. One day, after his father dies he wakes to find that his coffee has been badly made. In a fit of rage he demands to know why! Why isn’t his coffee its usual high standard. The maid, or house-keeper or whomever that he encounters tells him that he fired all his father’s

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Writing Horses by

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ISBN: 9781611380309 All too often when writers tackle the arcana of the equine in their novels and stories, they miss the nuances of the terminology. This is a short enough little book aimed at a very specific audience; those who will be writing books with horses in them, yet don’t know very much about horses. Now, I’m not a writer,

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The King’s Speech dir. by

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The wireless changed a great many things. Before, all that was required of a monarch was that he look the part, and not fall off his horse. After the king would invade his people’s homes and have to court them with his speech. So King George V of Britain believes, and tells his son. “Bertie” may not be expected to

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Tron: Legacy dir. by

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As a person who has never seen Tron I may be the wrong person to review this film. But then again, I’m sure I’m not alone, so here goes Some twenty years ago Sam Flynn’s father went to work and never came home. Since then his company has gone from strength to strength, sometimes at the expense of Kevin Flynn’s

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Goodnight and joy be with you all

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Who would have ever foreseen that 2011 would get here without so much as a whisper of a hover-car? Or even a holiday on the moon. But then again, we do have monile phones and the internet so I think we’re winning. Maybe… Anyway, the start of one year means it is the end of another, and so to the

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