Joe Spork is mild mannered clockmaker. He wns and runs a shop fixing clockwork devices, from clocks to Victorian dirty toys. He doesn’t make a profit, in fact, he barely scrapes by. But he is determined to be sensible and … Continue reading
In a small English village something is afoot. A local gent has lost his head, quite literally. Someone has murdered Donny Crispin by chopping his head off. And so Tim Rice comes to investigate. After all, Donny did some work … Continue reading
My boyfriend is a monster #1. Illustrated by Janina Garrissen. In St. Petersberg High School, Florida Dicey Bell is looking for Jack Chen. He doesn’t know it but he is her Babby Daddy! For that egg project some schools do … Continue reading
Okay, first off the cover to this is awful. Really, it is. And second of all, I did have huge problems with this book. But I’ll get to them later, first off lets re-cap!. Faythe Sanders is not your average … Continue reading
22 April 2010
Call no: 937
Cast: Alia Shawkat, Andrew Wilson, Ellen Page, Jimmy Fallon, Juliette Lewis, Kristen Wiig, Landon Pigg, Marcia Gay Harden
Script: Shauna Cross
Genre: drama, sport
Setting: Texas, USA, Virginia
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!
This is just plain awesome. No further words needed: Continue reading
1 March 2010
Cast: Alan Rickman, Anne Hathaway, Barbara Windsor, Crispin Glover, Helena Bonham Carter, Johnny Depp, Matt Lucas, Mia Wasikowska, Michael Peña, Michael Sheen, Paul Whitehouse, Stephen Fry, Timothy Spall
Script: Linda Woolverton, Sarah Williams
Ever since I saw the trailer for this with the wonderful character design I wanted to see it. Plus, Wonderland as seen through Tim Burton’s eyes! And Johnny Depp! And the fact that it is 3D. Of course with all those positives there was always the chance for expectations being far too high and the film itself being a disappointment.
This isn’t really an adaptation of Carroll’s book, instead we have a 19 year old Alice, and all the characters in Wonderland, or the Underland, are wondering if she is the right Alice, especially as she doesn’t seem to remember being there before. They need Alice to be their champion and fight the jabberwock and so defeat the Red Queen. But if she isn’t the Real Alice can she do it?
The plot of Living with the dead revolves around the character of Robyn; recently widowed she has moved to LA and taken a job in PR with Portia Kane, a Paris Hilton-type celebrity. Or wannabe celebrity. But when Portia is murdered Robyn finds herself the main suspect and in her confusion makes a break for it. She is helped out by her best friend, Hope Adams, and her boyfriend, Karl Marstsen. Continue reading
It has been ages since I’ve read any of Armstrong’s books. I think I sorta faded away from them with Broken. But that was way back in 2006, she’s had four more books in the series out since then, as well as some YA books in the ‘verse, not to mention the ooodles of short stories. And while these books are pretty far removed from the cannon there is something so enjoyable about them. Continue reading