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Movies (and TV shows) That Were Better Than The Book

So I mentioned a few days ago that there are a fair number of movies I like better than their book counterpart and I thought I’d share them with you! 708 more words


'The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society'

It may have an epic quality, so typical of British WWII period dramas, but the quirkily entitled The Guernsey & Potato Peel Pie Literary Society… 122 more words


Pride and Prejudice

So, after the turmoil that was Matthew Macfadyen’s “acting” (read: monotonous repetition of lines that were great in the original book but became rubbish the moment they left his mouth) in the 2005 film of Jane Austen’s classic book-which-is-actually-not-quite-as-good-as-Mansfield-Park, the waters are calming* as we watch the adaptation which I call ‘the 1995 one’ and everyone else calls ‘the Colin Firth one’ or possibly even ‘the one where Colin Firth comes out of the lake in a wet shirt’. 1,057 more words


April 21: Great Apes

This was an interesting production – a very sparse set, some excellent music and choreographed group actions. An excellent performance of Dr Zack Buster ( the alpha male) by Ruth Lass was the highlight of the play for me. 98 more words


'Ready Player One'

Predominantly CGI, what it lacks in character development it more than makes up for in its upbeat, action-packed energy.

Unexpectedly immersive, Spielberg (Jurassic Park, Raiders of the Lost Ark… 100 more words


Annihilation (2018) Movie Review

Summary: A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of nature don’t apply. 
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April 15: The City and The City part 2

I love China Mieville’s book. It is one of my favourites and one I re-read regularly, and I was very excited to hear that the BBC were adapting it for TV. 98 more words

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