Tag Archives | redemption

Solomon Kane [based on character/stories]

So y’all know that I luuurve James Purefoy, mainly because he was so great as Mark Anthony in Rome, but also so adorable in A Knight’s Tale so of course I was predisposed to like this. Then again I wasn’t too impressed with Vanity Fair so it doesn’t always follow that actors I like = good films.

The Kite Runner

based on book by Khaled Hosseini I haven’t read the book this film is based on so I can’t comment […]

Fearless

Billed as Jet Li’s final martial arts epic, you should know to expect plenty of fight scenes in this film. […]

The Curse of Chalion

Cazaril heard the mounted horsemen on the road before he saw them. He glanced over his shoulder. The well-worn track behind him curled up around a rolling rise, what passed for a hill on these high windy plains, before dipping again into the late-winter muck of Baocia’s bony soil

Lois McMaster Bujold is one of the big names in SFF, but I’ve only recently come to read her books. A few months ago I read Paladin of Souls, which is the second in the Chalion series. But although there are reoccuring characters and shared history I don’t think you have to have the first one in order to read that. I hadn’t, but I’m sure that if I now reread it after reading The Curse of Chalion it would make a lot more sense.

Tsotsi [based on book]

This traces a few days in the life of the teenage gang leader Tsotsi. When we first meet him, he […]

The Woodsman

Went to see The Woodsman starring Kevin Bacon last week. Was a very interesting film, but not one I’m gonna […]

Seabiscuit [based on book]

Went to see this film last night, and really really enjoyed it. Course I am a horse-person, but have never […]