book of the month : SULLY (aka)Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters

  In the midst of my recent house move I mislaid my Kindle and only managed to throw a few paperbacks in a box. One of these was Sully. I had won it in a table quiz two years ago along with some Guardians of the Galaxy keyrings I think. Anyway, Sully( Chelsey Sullenberger) asContinue reading “book of the month : SULLY (aka)Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters”

FILM OF THE WEEK Aguirre: The wrath of god

  Spanish conquistadors speaking German going down the Amazon on rickety wooden barges, built by their slaves. Filmed on a stolen camera. It should be a mess but it’s far from it. Klaus Kinski has gained much infamy in the years that have passed. One would assume it had plenty to do with his determinationContinue reading “FILM OF THE WEEK Aguirre: The wrath of god”

Film of the week: The Eiger Sanction

  When it comes to 1970s Clint Eastwood movies you can usually have a good idea of what’s in store before you go in. While the genres and surroundings might change and horses and orangutans are swapped freely with prisons and views of San Francisco, Clint’s act rarely changes. He’ll either talk tough or notContinue reading “Film of the week: The Eiger Sanction”

Film of the week: Octopussy

There comes a time in every person’s life when they are faced with the unwanted reality of mortality.  Never enough hours to make up for your regrets. The sands of time drifting away before you accomplish everything you desired. But perhaps Roger Moore came closer than most. Born in London in 1927, Moore was theContinue reading “Film of the week: Octopussy”

Film of the week: Edge of Darkness

I always approach remakes of iconic TV series’ with caution. Even the likes of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, as good as the film was, had to make a lot of concessions to suit the film format. Here with Edge of Darkness, the challenge of conveying the tension and drama of the central character’s quest forContinue reading “Film of the week: Edge of Darkness”

Book of the month: How to be a woman by Caitlin Moran

I have been meaning to read some of this lady’s work for some time. My only prior knowledge of her was seeing both her and her magnificent barnet of silver streaked hair on the Late Late show, albeit in a pub with the sound muted. But she had me curious to find out more. AndContinue reading “Book of the month: How to be a woman by Caitlin Moran”