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About mishmashmor

I write. Well, I try to write. Far less than I should. Mainly because I'm running around after my 1 year old daughter. Or because I'm sleeping. Same thing really.

DVD Library Mission #12 – The Rum Diary

I’m slightly concerned with the more roles Johnny Depp takes, the more he’s making a bit of a parody of himself. This film is okay; I enjoyed the lion’s share of it but it has a frustrating, unsatisfactory ending and … Continue reading

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DVD Library Mission #11 – Half Nelson

Oh, Ryan Gosling. The human version of a duckling (or in this case, baby goose) that turned into a swan. Anyone who has seen the pictures of Gosling in his Mickey Mouse Club days knows he was an awkward looking … Continue reading

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DVD Library Mission #10 – Dredd

Maybe it works in my favour that it’s been so long since I saw the original Judge Dredd that I don’t really remember that much about it but after hearing some searingly harsh reviews on Dredd, I wasn’t expecting much. … Continue reading

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Movie – The Place Beyond The Pines

Urgh. I was so looking forward to this film. The critic’s reviews were all glowing, the cast looked incredible and the trailer was well put together. What can I say apart from it’s my first big disappointment of 2013. The … Continue reading

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Movie – Iron Man 3

I love Iron Man. I even quite liked Iron Man 2, despite its less than stellar reviews on release. I adored Stark’s 2 minute cameo at the end of The Incredible Hulk (Norton version). And The Avengers/Avengers Assemble was my … Continue reading

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DVD Library Mission #9 – Gattaca

Gattaca wasn’t overly well-received when released; I think mainly because people were expecting an action-driven sci-fi epic. Instead, what they got was a slow-burning thriller pulsing with heart. Putting the mis-branding aside, it really is a very good, and massively … Continue reading

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DVD Library Mission #8 – Inception

When this film was released, it had everybody talking – critics and public alike, and the general consensus was that it rocked. I was less giving. I thought the film looked amazing and it was led strongly by Dicaprio (to … Continue reading

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Bookshelf Mission #5 – The Story of O by Pauline Reage

Holy cow. Call me a prude if you will but this story shocked me to very core. Having finally made myself sit through the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy (and find them highly amusing if not at all sexy), I … Continue reading

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Bookshelf Mission #4 – Hanging Hill by Mo Hayder

This is my first go at a Mo Hayder novel – they come highly recommended. I found the book a bit hard to get into but once a couple of chapters in, it was all systems go. I’m not certain … Continue reading

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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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