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Edge of Tomorrow [based on the book] by dir. by

Edge of tomorrow dir. Doug Limn

Major William Cage (Cruise) has made damn sure that he isn’t anywhere near the front lines. When the alien invasion began he ran was involved in advertising, now he works for the army’s media relations. He is not a soldier, although he walks around in uniform and manages to talk the talk in television interview after television interview. But when

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Infidel by

Infidel by Kameron Hurley

Bel Dame Apocrapha # 2 Six years after the events in God’s War and Nyx is still making a living by taking notes, or killing. She has a new team, no magician this time round, and she’s doing okay. Not great, never great, but she’s getting by. She has enough to pay the bills most of the time and a

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Godzilla dir. by

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Is there a point to me doing a quick recap of a Godzilla movie plot? I mean, you all know that Godzilla means monsters and destruction, possibly Japan, and possible monster fights, right? That’s all there in the title. So what does this film add to the whole Godzilla mythology? Well, it does have Bryan Cranston1 so that’s a point

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The Android’s Dream by

The Androids Dream by John Scalzi

Part of my Sci-Fi 2014 Experience When a book opens with a death by farting, two deaths by farting actually, you know this isn’t your usual run of the mill science fiction story. The deaths mentioned occur at trade negotiations between earth and the Nidu, and the farting was designed to provoke the Nidu delegate, the fact that he died

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Centurion dir. by

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Writ & Dir: Neil Marshall

I love and adore Dog Soldiers. And The Decent was pretty damn good too Of course Doomsday was utterly preposterous but you win some, you lose some. And I was still prepared to take a chance on Neil Marshall, especially when the story is about Roman soldiers on the run in the second century. I mean it had to be better than King Arthur, right?

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The Wars by

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ISBN: 0140050116 See also: The Stay at Home Bookworm ; Wikipedia Prologue She was standing in the middle of the railroad tracks. Her head was bowed and her right front hoof was raised as if she rested. The Wars tells the story of Robert Ross, an officer in the Canadian army during WWI, a young man full of guilt over

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Rules of Engagement by

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25 May 2003
The tip-off came from a Fleet Street contact that Saturday evening: something serious was brewing in the media, something ‘pretty big’. I’d been under the cosh for the last week after being accused of war crimes, so I wondered how much bigger it could get.

So, do I admit at the start or the end of this review that I was anti the Iraq war? Does that political inclination mean that my opinion of this book is biased? I’m not sure, I do however know that this book did not get off to a good start with me, as the dedication is “to the soldiers of Ireland who left their native land to fight for the Crown so that small nations might be free.” That grates. It is meant with the best of intentions, or at least I suppose so, and I’m guessing he is talking about in modern times, but it still grates. After all, Ireland is one of those small nations that had to fight against the Crown so that she might be free.

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Letters from Iwo Jima dir. by

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based on the book Picture Letters from Commander in Chief by Tadamichi Kuribayashi, Tsuyoko YoshidoI’m not sure what I was really expecting from this film; but I know I didn’t get it. The companion film to Eastwood’s Flag’s of our Fathers, this tells the story of the battle for Iwo Jima from the Japanese perspective. The story begins with the

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Brethren by

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ISBN: 0340839694 The sun was approaching its zenith, dominating the sky and turning the deep ochre of the desert to a bleached bone-white. Buzzards circled the crowns of the hills that ringed the plain of Ayn Jalut and their abrasive cries hung on the air, caught in the solidity of the heat. Set in the C13th this historical novel sets

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