Language swings and dances in this short story collection by Junot Diaz. He’s probably been popular at least since 2007 but I never wanted to buy him. Day before I finally did and today I polished off the last couple of chapters, licked my lips and am now greedily considering buying another of his books. […]Read more "This is How You Lose Her"
Leo DiCaprio doesn’t die this time. I think the man suffers from some kind of complex of grandeur. Why does he keep choosing roles that die encompassed by pointedly humble magnitude? He certainly seems to be under the impression that he can more than support the part of vulnerable, unlovable greatness. Think of his movie […]Read more "Thoughts on Leo in the times of The Revenant"
I’m hooked! Adam Driver as Kylo Ren is so jawdropping HOT! I hope the force is strong in this one, and that he winds up with Rey. I sense an angst filled movie times couple in the making. That last fight scene was awesome. I thought Daisey Ridley instilled it with so much unexpected raw […]Read more "The Force Awakens- and is unexpectedly goodlooking"
Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde!Read more "From here to there <3"
The Intern lacks a certain something. A certain…. Meryl-iness. In its tone we have observed a lack of Streep. Okay, so although Devil Wears Prada comparisons are inevitable… this movie is a cute movie. Anne Hathaway is nice… or at least her character allows her to be interesting. Although, by the way, the infantilisation of […]Read more "The Intern"
You know after watching the brilliance and the super connectedness of TVD S1-4 (it’s really very good you know, if you can watch the stilted, stiff necked, s*&% that is GoT you can watch the literary allusive-pop cultural reference laden dialogue, emotionally surcharged, epically [that’s kind of a TVD word ;)] soundtracked, sharply cast-ed, drama […]Read more "TVD marathon ( Yes I bought the box set!!)"
New post, peeps! Cinderella’s all the flavour of the season- or at least is a new movie that is in theatres at this moment in time. Watched it – it isn’t the greatest movie magic wrought ever but the whole movie looks very nice, although the story isn’t as intense as the animation. The best […]Read more "Cinderella"
Watched Dracula Untold and it is pretty much the worst movie I have ever seen because I haven’t watched 2000 BC or Thor or Prince of Persia and I never really watched The Avengers through. I’ve never even really watched Iron Man properly until recently and it’s just better because it doesn’t have gaping plot […]Read more "Review Scraplets"
While reading To Kill a Mockingbird I can always hear Mary Badham’s sweet, singsong “Atti-cus!” running through every line- Gregory Peck shows up in character on every page. I came to the book from watching the odd scene or two from the movie and the gulping, hydrophobic dog scene or the last scenes with […]Read more "To Kill a Mockingbird"
I think this is a great book for fans of Diana Wynne Jones. New comers should start off with The Chrestomanci series, the always beloved Howl’s Moving Castle, Fire and Hemlock, Dogsbody,The Merlin Conspiracy,The Homeward Bounders or Archer’s Goon. The marvel of this book is that you never notice two people writing it, because it’s […]Read more "The Islands of Chaldea"