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Robert Stevenson - King Solomon’s Mines (1937)

The scenes in the kraal, and the dancing of the warriors, are forcefully reminiscent of an Africa that is, unfortunately, no more. For this alone, the film has real interest of a quasi-historical kind, these scenes, clearly, having been staged to a certain extent. 145 more words

Hendrik Slegtenhorst

Take a Trip: Africa, Lost Islands, Pirate Ships

Sometimes modern readers roll their eyes at the suggestion of reading the “classics.” Can they really be better than the 1800th vampire novel? How can they compare to yet another teen-dystopian-sorta-adventure/romance novel? 190 more words


She by H. Rider Haggard

 She by H. Rider Haggard is one of the worst books I’ve ever enjoyed. The writing is stilted, the dialogue is ridiculously both overwrought and formal, the plot is absurd, the characters are two dimensional, the laughs are unintentional. 1,044 more words

Book Review

Ouroboros Pulp Rip-Off?

Load up your double-barrel sawed-off shotgun (and never fire it), because King Solomon’s Mines (1985) is probably not the Greatest Movie EVER.

Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring Katherin the Great. 58 more words

Greatest Movie EVER

What happens when Uranus, Neptune and Pluto cross the I.C?

I’m often asked about what clients/students can expect when the biggies, ie Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, cross the Imum Coeli or I.C. Well, here is an account of one person’s experiences, ie mine! 2,593 more words