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Solomon Kane [based on character/stories] by dir. by

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 dir. by

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

Fearless dir. by

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 by

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] by dir. by

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

The Woodsman dir. by

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] by dir. by

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

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