Monthly Archives: April 2012

Top 5… Marvel films

The Avengers movie is finally upon us and with over 25 films under their belt it made sense to run down my top 5 marvel movies!

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Highlights of the week

Chemical explosions, title sequences and VHS humour are some of my highlights from the past week.

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Cinema reviews – Slasher flicks and exploding ships

This week I caught up with the new Joss Whedon/Drew Goddard collaboration Cabin in the Woods and the latest bored game adaptation Battleship.

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Top 5… Jack Nicholson performances

Jack Nicholson, arguably one of the greatest actors of all time, turned 75 on Sunday. Here is my list of his top 5 performances to celebrate the occasion!

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Highlights of the week

Not many highlights this week. So you should have no excuse for not taking a look at them all!

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Cinema review roundup – Pirates and titans

After not managing to see anything last week I finally managed to see the Aardman Animations latest Pirates and the latest swords and sandals film Wrath of the Titans.

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Top 5… Films from 2007

Boy, 2007 was a good year. If I could have a top 10 list I would have done. Narrowing it down to 5 was hard and without further ado, here they are.

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Highlights of the week

Deep sea facts, crazy birds, PR stunts and wide-eyed geriatrics are just some of the highlights from the last week.

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Top 5… Religious movies

It’s Easter so I thought this was a good excuse to do a top 5 list of religious movies. This doesn’t mean cheesy Christian films but any film where religion or faith is an important plot piece. Important exclusions  are films where there is religious metaphor. This will prevent The Matrix from making it into two Top 5 lists in a row!

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One minute book review – The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks (Rebecca Skloot)

I’m not a great reader and I never have been but I am envious of people that can get through a book a week. Rather than give up though I set myself the challenge of reading a book a month. Maybe one day I’ll ramp this up but for now it’s a big enough challenge! In March I read The immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, a non-fiction tale of a woman who died in 1951 but whose cells never did.

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Highlights of the week

Talking teddies, rock-hard monkeys and the most awesome usage of Microsoft Surface I have ever seen are just some of my highlights from the week.

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Cinema review roundup – Cops, lions and some very dangerous kids!

Here are my reviews of 21 Jump Street, We Bought a Zoo and the hotly anticipated The Hunger Games.

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Top 5… Bleak future films

Hunger Games is out and my review will be arriving on Wednesday. To coincide with this I thought I would do a top 5 list of films about set in a bleak future.

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