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Rocky dir. by

I cannot believe I’ve never reviewed Rocky before, but then again it is one of those films I’ve seen so many times, and before blogging was...

I, Tonya dir. by

Back in 1994 I was 15, and I didn’t have any real interest in figure skating. So vague stories of “the incident” that resulted in Nancy...

Warrior dir. by

First reviewed : 27th September 2011. Latest rewatch Feb 2017. Another rewatch, another bump in the ratings, this one goes from 9 up to 10. It...

Moneyball dir. by

Billy Beane is general manager of the Oakland As, and they have just lost the final game of the season. Again. And they are losing their...

The Grudge by

Full title The Grudge : Scotland vs. England, 1990 ISBN: 9780224082761 Did you know that 1990 was twenty years ago. Twenty! That’s a long time. I...

Whip it! [based on the book] by dir. by

Dir: Drew Barrymore
Writ: Shauna Cross, based on her novel

Bliss Cavender works at a typical American diner, under her mother’s guidance she does pageants, and she goes to school. It isn’t an ideal life. She wants out. One day, while out shopping she sees some local roller derby girls and wants to investigate. Herself and best friend Pash pretend to be going to see the local football team but instead head for the roller derby, and before you know it Bliss is trying out for a team.

Can I just say that I loved this film. It was teh awesome!

The blind side by dir. by ,

I was a bit uncertain about this film. It sounded just a bit too heart-warming, as though it’d be full of overly sentimental “and everything works out in the end” stuff that makes me think of the flawed philosophy behind stories such as The Pursuit of Happyness:””:http://www.susanhatedliterature.net/2007/01/18/the-pursuit-of-happyness/, you know the sort of victim blaming that says you wouldn’t be poor if only you tried harder.

Luckily enough this film is not like that. Okay, it has the heart-warming aspect. Heart-warming by the bucket-full. But it is told in such a way that you just can’t help but smile.

By The Sword by

gladiators, musketeers, samurai warriors, swashbucklers, and Olympians ISBN: 0330482297 Thirty years ago I fought the only duel of my life. It wouldn’t have satisfied the dictionary...