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Film Review: Gravity

I’ve been seriously slacking on the blogging front lately, sorry!  I haven’t had all that much to write about, I’m afraid. I recently saw the film Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. I’d never heard of it until I … Continue reading

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Film Review: Les Miserables

It’s been ages since I wrote a film review! Last Sunday my family and I went to see the new film version of the legendary stage musical, Les Miserables. The plot is somewhat difficult to explain as it jumps forward … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Hunger Games

I’d never heard of The Hunger Games series of books until I started hearing hype about the film version of the first book. They’re teenage fiction so I suppose they’d passed me by. When I did hear about them, what … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Artist

A black-and-white, almost entirely silent film about black-and-white silent films was always going to be a hard sell in 2012. It’s a credit to the quality of The Artist that it is actually doing quite well in cinemas and exceedingly … Continue reading

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The Creeping Spread Of Americanisms

I’m in Portugal at the moment but I wrote this a few days ago and set it to post while I’m away. Clever, right? Thanks, WordPress! The BBC recently posted an article about the increasing use of Americanisms here in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids is the newest Hollywood romcom, but it stands out from it’s competitors in one unusual way: it’s written by women. Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, to be precise. Wiig is well-known Stateside as one of the stars of Saturday … Continue reading

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Book Review: Memoirs Of A Geisha, by Arthur Golden

Having never read the book or seen the film, I was quite pleased to spot this is a second-hand book shop a few months ago. The novel tells the story of Sayuri, a successful geisha living in the Gion district … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Invention Of Lying

This film takes place in a world where no one lies. It’s part of their world – they have no word for ‘truth’ or ‘lie’ because those concepts do not exist. No one can say something which isn’t true and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Paul

Paul is the new film from Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, the team (with Edgar Wright) behind Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. (It should be noted, however, that Wright was not involved in Paul.) Those two films and … Continue reading

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Inception Nominated For Best Picture

I’m really pleased that Inception has been nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, along with 7 other nominations. I remember seeing the trailer for the first time. I was at another film and was glued to the trailer. As soon … Continue reading

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