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War Horse - Steven Spielburg 2011

When I was little I loved Michael Morpurgo’s novels. Even now, I think that they are incredibly well written and that he has to be one of the best children’s authors we have had in a long time. 364 more words

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10 Benedict Cumberbatch Roles You Didn’t Know About

You may know Benedict Cumberbatch as the voice of Smaug in the Hobbit movies, Alan Turing in The Imitation Game, or just simply as that guy who plays Sherlock, but what about his roles as Major Jamie Stewart or William Pitt the Younger? 15 more words

War Horse by Steven Spielberg

There is no combat in the early scenes of “War Horse,” Steven Spielberg’s sweeping adaptation of the popular stage spectacle, but the film opens with a cinematic assault as audacious and unsparing as the Normandy landing in “Saving Private Ryan.” With widescreen, pastoral vistas dappled in golden sunlight and washed in music (by John Williams) that is somehow both grand and folksy, Mr. 1,234 more words


War Horse: A Masterpiece

Last night the BBC gave us the premiere of Steve Spielberg’s epic war film War Horse. Lasting two hours and fifteen minutes War Horse was an emotional roller coaster filled with tears, heartbreak and the occasional heartwarming smile. 452 more words


Poppies for Sale - the art of remembrance

Last Tuesday was Armistice Day: the 11th November, when we fall silent for two minutes at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of each year, to remember the day when the guns fell silent, ending the First World War. 404 more words


Who's the Dumb One?

I once heard an actor from a western series (Bonanza) say during an interview that horses were the dumbest animals in the world. That statement told me he knew nothing about them. 567 more words

Snowflakes and Frankenstein

Hello!!! I haven’t posted anything in quite some time due to the fact that I’m terribly lazy, but as exam week is coming, I thought I’d write a post. 549 more words