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The hateful 8 dir. Quentin Tarantino

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Wyoming, just after the US civil war, and bounty hunter John Ruth (Kurt Russell) is bringing in his prisoner, Daisy Domergue (Jennifer …

The Blue Place by Nicola Griffith

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When you read that a series of books are “brilliant and heartbreaking and made of awesome sauce and everybody should read them …

Hannahs Gift by Thomas Eidson

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Tucker Gibbons, lawman, is in pursuit of some criminals. He has been tracking them for months, ever since they raped and murdered …

ashes of honor

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The October Daye series # 6 My first book for this year’s RIP challenge1 It has been almost a year since the …

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Sethe and her daughter Denver live in number 124. Denver’s older brothers have left home. Baby Suggs, her grandmother has died. It …

The raid

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The Indonesian version of SWAT are going into battle. An apartment block has become home to the bad and the violent. A …

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Ever since Katniss’ father died in a mining accident she has been the one to take care of her family. Her mother’s …

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First things first, this is an awesome show. Awesome! Anyone who says different is just plain wrong!

When I first started watching Spartacus : Blood and Sand I have to say that I wasn’t overly impressed. Obviously influenced by the style and look of 300 it seemed to be a show that existed only to show glossy violence and sex. And boy did it ever show that. But after the first few episodes it developed into a very enjoyable, almost addictive, show. But then its star was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma and so film making was delayed as he underwent treatment. And so instead of a second season we got a prequel. Spartacus : gods of the arena. Don’t be fooled by that name in the title, this has no Spartacus as all, instead it tells the story of how John Hannah’s Lentulus Batiatus comes to run the family ludus, and how Crixus becomes a gladiator.