Eclipse [based on the book]

Okay, so for those of you who have been wise enough to avoid all the Twilight nonsense, here is a quick catch-you-up; a young girl called Bella moves to live with her father after her mother remarries in order to give the new relationship space. This is a sign of how mature and thinking of […]

I’m Captain François Blaze Martin of the Seablaze. You can call me Blaze.

Sometimes looking at my Statcounter details I’m a little icked out. I mean fanfic is all well and good, but Brian O’Driscoll fanfic! I just can’t get my head around that. Real people are real. You can’t fanfic them. At least not around here. This is a royal decree. Possibly a papal one. Or a […]

Feel The Rhythm

Tonight, is the night, that Brian Kennedy[1] proves once and for all that Ireland will no longer win at Eurovision. He’ll sing whatever it is he is going to sing[2] and the judges will point and laugh and we will not make it through the semi-finals tonight. Oh yes, this is the week of European […]

Stealth

It’s 2001 with added explosions and minus any thought. If you want to reduce Stealth down to basics of course :) Personally I kind of enjoyed it. I went in expecting shite, and I came out having seen shite. But enjoyable shite. The plot revolves around an experimental AI plane that is being introduced sometime […]

Ladder 49

So you see firemen and Joaquin Phoenix and you think, hmmm, that’ll be fun. (Or you do if you’re me). Well it wasn’t. Honestly, yet another crappy film. 2005 has been very mixed so far. Ladder 49 starts with Phoenix as an experienced firefighter who, in rescuing a worker from a burning building, get trapped […]

Naked Empire

Book 8 in the Sword of Truth series

Sometimes you know, people really make me wonder.
The Sword of Truth series of books started off fine. Fairly regular “epic fantasy” with an unknown becoming a hero, finding out that he was much more than he thought, and finding a girl to fall in love with as well as destroying evil.

Somewhere along the way it all went wrong, but even now when I look back I see that preaching was always important in these books, it was just kept fairly subtle until later ones. Read more about Naked Empire

SWAT

The latest offering from Colin Farrell and another film featuring cops. But sadly this is a rubbish film. The dialogue is so cliched that one has to laugh the whole way through, or else walk out in disgust. Luckily I was in the mood for a bit of a no-brainer, otherwise I would have gone to see Wilbur (wants to kill himself), which I am still looking forward too. Read more about SWAT