Monthly Archives: May 2011

Attack the Block – Trust.

This weekend, I finally managed to see Attack the Block, just before it finishes its run here in the UK. I’ll be honest – every instinct in me was telling me I wouldn’t like it. Why would I want to … Continue reading

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X-Men: First Class round up!

After the most incredible week, everything now is written up. It’e been quite an adventure – getting the chance to see X-Men: First Class so early, discovering that it is a fantastic film, then interviewing the director Matthew Vaughn in … Continue reading

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First view of X-Men: First Class on Blogomatic3000

I am very lucky. I saw X-Men: First Class yesterday and I am one of the few whose initial views of the film have been published this evening ahead of the embargo being lifted on Wednesday. Please head over to … Continue reading

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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – links to review and premiere report

Last Monday I had the pleasure of seeing the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie, On Stranger Tides. My review is now up on Blogomatic3000. This was followed by a whole day of Pirates bounty on Thursday with the press … Continue reading

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JIG – let’s dance. A review

I know nothing about Irish dancing but I do have an empathy for people who have a dream and do everything that seems beyond humanly possible to fulfil that dream. For that reason I went to see Sue Bourne’s documentary … Continue reading

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Hanna – a review

Hanna is a thriller that threatens to be something very different from what we’re used to. As the film opens, we’re confronted by a young girl (Saoirse Ronan) who is living life in the raw in a remote forest somewhere … Continue reading

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House of the Hanged by Mark Mills – a book review

House of the Hanged by Mark Mills caught me by surprise. On the surface, this is a gentle novel, imbued with the heat and colour of a riviere summer. But, this is the mid 1930s and almost everyone the novel … Continue reading

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The extraordinary Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec – a review

So, what are you to do? Your much-loved twin sister is lying comatosed, transfixed by a hatpin through the head following an unfortunate tennis match. How can she be saved? As far as adventuress Adèle Blanc-Sec is concerned, the only … Continue reading

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Rebellion by James McGee – a book review

The year is 1812, Napoleon is in Russia, along with almost every able bodied man in France, and England and France are tired of war. The time is ripe for revolution (again). Bow Street Runner and former soldier Matthew Hawkwood … Continue reading

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