CAPTAIN MARVEL

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Sooo… I really wanted to like this movie. I really did, was looking forward to it. And then I went to see it. And. It. Broke. My heart. I mean, I can’t believe this was written and directed by two women. It looks more like some written by a misogynistic man winking at a female audience …

Not posting a review today

And here I am, my dear fiction fans! I am back but not with a review, I’m afraid. I had a far too busy day writing my next book in the Supernatural Freak series, so I had no time to finish my Sherlock Holmes review. Yes, I saw the TV series final and I really …

A Series Of Unfortunate Events, Review

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Disclaimer: this is, by all means, a story for children. Just like the original books (whose reading level is rated as 3-6) and the film, this Netflix reboot is aimed at a younger audience. And be aware that when I say “for children” I don’t mean like Harry Potter, which was of course for children, …

Stranger Things: a review

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Yeah, baby, yeah … Just how I like it! Right there … right … theeereee … No, I wasn’t making love nor having an orgasm, relax. I was just binge-watching Stranger Things, the new Netflix Sci-Fi series. The two summer nights I spent in bed, cuddled-up under my duvet with my cat watching Stranger Things …

Star Wars, the Force Awakens

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WARNING! THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS First of all: CAN I WATCH IT AGAIN?? PLEASE, PRETTY PLEEEEASE??? J May the Force be with you all! I’m a MASSIVE fan of Star Wars, I’ve even put a TON of Star Wars references in my next fantasy book, Supernatural Fog. No wonder I was so looking forward to …

Pan, a review

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OK, this movie sucks. But it’s not as bad, if you’re a kid. I think that the major mistake was to market it as a “film for all” and not a “film for children”. That, and spending over 150 million dollars to make a movie with so many plot holes that it looks more like …

The Peanuts Movie, a review

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The scholar and bestselling author Umberto Eco (author of “The Name of the Rose”) once said that the Peanuts were “poems made into strips”. Personally, I believe there’s no better definition for Charles Schulz creations. I learned to read on Schulz strips. Every week, dad would come back from the bookshop with a small paperback …

Avengers, Age of Ultron

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You’ve been savouring this moment for months. You tried to imagine how it would be, but, in the end, you simply couldn’t. Because you knew it would be good, but even you couldn’t predict it would be that good, actually much better than good: AWESOME! As I stated in my previous post, I’m having kind …

5 cult classics derived from books. Guest blog by Stephanie Rowes

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    Hollywood has been notorious for bringing together film and literature, and before ‘Twilight’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’ sagas were made, movies based on popular books were fixtures on the Big Screen. From childhood classics like ‘101 Dalmatians’ to this year’s Academy Award nominated ’12 Years a Slave,’ film and literature have …

SAVING MR BANKS

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    So, today it’s Xmas and, as every year, I am watching a marathon of Xmas/children’s movies. Already covered ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’, ‘The Muppet Christmas Carol’ and ‘Labyrinth’ by Jim Henson. Next one is, of course, ‘Mary Poppins’. I love this movie very much, it being one of the very first films I …