Hanna is sixteen years old. She lives with her father in the woods in isolated Finland. And when we first meet her she is stalking a deer through the snow, shooting it with a bow and arrow before finishing the injured animal off with her knife. To say she hasn’t had the most normal of upbringings is not an exaggeration. Her father has trained her to survive, to adapt, fight, and to kill. Now that she is growing up she wants more. She wants to experience the rest of the world. But to do so she must first help kill her father’s old enemy.
17 May 2011
Call no: 800
The forces of the Union are about to meet those of the North in battle. Over the next three days war will be waged, and men will die. Or become heroes. Or something in between. This is the story of those bloody days, the story of the men, and occasional women, on both sides who fight.
13 October 2010
Setting: 1960s, USA - Illinois
It is the last day of school at “Old Central”, the building is being decommissioned and after the summer holidays the children will be going to a new school. Tubby Coakes isn’t about to hang around for the final bell. He has his bathroom pass and isn’t about to go back to class. Unfortunately for Tubby his explorations are going to get him killed. And for many of his classmates the end of Old Central is the start of a summer of horror and death.
IMDb ; Other reviews When is a martial arts film not a film about martial arts? When it is a David Mamet film of course. Redbelt tells the story of Mike Terry who is a struggling Jiu-jitsu instructor. His wife, … Continue reading
19 October 2004
Cast: Bill Pullman, Chris Klein, David Andrews, David Leon, Denis Quaid, Gene Hackman, Hugh Grant, Isabella Rossellini, Kevin Costner, Linden Ashby, Mandy Moore, Radha Mitchell, Tom Sizemore
Script: Dan Gordon, Lawrence Kasdan, Nicolas Boukhrief, Roger Avery
Genre: biopic, western
Setting: C19th, USA
Everyone’s heard of Wyatt Earp haven’t they? The gunfight at the OK corral, Dodge city, Tombstone and Doc Holliday are all part of the western mythology. Part of a place of heroes and baddies, white hats and black hats, where usually, in the end the good guys save the day, possibly riding off into the sunset. Continue reading