Monthly Archives: March 2013

DVD Library Mission #7 – Tombstone

I haven’t seen this film in probably about 15 years so I really had no memory of it. For some reason I had it in my mind as being fantastic…it really kind of isn’t. Don’t get me wrong – it’s … Continue reading

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Bookshelf Mission #3 – Bright Young Things by Scarlett Thomas

I’ve never read any Thomas before but the blurb for this book caught my eye and I downloaded it on a whim. She appears to have gotten some very good reviews from notable other writers for previous works but this … Continue reading

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Movie – Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life

Oh good God. I have now found a film to take spot 3 of the worst films ever after Van Helsing and Skyline. AVOID.

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Movie – Welcome to the Punch

This is a good attempt at a gritty Brit thriller that I enjoyed a great deal. It’s hugely flawed though – the plot is painfully predictable and the ending is frustrating but that doesn’t mean I stil didn’t enjoy the … Continue reading

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Bookshelf Mission #2 – Carrie by Stephen King

I have actively avoided Stephen King novels my whole life and not because I think he would be a bad writer – far from it. He’s the man whose imagination fed so any excellent films – Misery, Stand by Me … Continue reading

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Movie – Warm Bodies

Ah, Nicholas Hoult. I loved him in About a Boy and was impressed with his turn in X-Men: First Class. But never before have I fancied him. I’m 31. I feel a bit of a perv (and a weirdo – … Continue reading

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DVD Library Mission #6 – The Bourne Ultimatum

Quite possible the best action thriller I’ve ever seen. WATCH IT. That is all.

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DVD Library Mission #5 – The Bourne Supremacy

Supremacy outdoes Identity. In every way. Go Greengrass. This film is quick, it’s clever and it’s action-packed from the get-go. If you’re in the mood for a smart action thriller, this is it. Matt Damon is fantastic as Jason Bourne. … Continue reading

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DVD Library Mission #4 – The Bourne Identity

Got it on blu, watched it on blu. Didn’t think it could get any better but it totally did. The Bourne Identity was not a film I loved on first viewing. To be honest, I watched it once it was … Continue reading

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Bookshelf Mission #1 – The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum

So, I adore The Bourne Identity (film). My main motivation for getting the book is because of how much I love the film so naturally, I wanted to get hold of the source material and see if it was a … Continue reading

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