Apocalypto

Rewatched 11th March 2017, originally watched Jan 2007, and I’m left with the same general impression. A lot of action and blood and running around the jungle screaming and shouting. But it really did nothing for me. Skip it. Okay, that’s a bit harsh. It tells its story competently, and I did like the first […]

The Ninth Rain

The Winnowing Flame trilogy ; book 1 The great city of Ebora once glittered with gold. Now its streets are stalked by wolves. Tormalin the Oathless has no taste for sitting around waiting to die while the realm of his storied ancestors falls to pieces – talk about a guilt trip. Better to be amongst […]

Logan

[imdb_movie_detail title=”Logan” detail=”plot”] Logan has always been my favourite X-men ((X-Man?? How does one refer to a singular member of the X-Men?)) . Not that I’ve read a huge number of the comics, I haven’t, but in the way back far off days of my childhood I did watch the cartoons. And back then Logan […]

Good news is also news!

There is a whole heap of bad news out in the world. There are terrible things happening all over the world. But it does no harm to share some of the good news stories too. There is some good in this world … and it’s worth fighting for. The people of Ballaghaderreen ((non-Irish people, guess […]

Passing Strange

San Francisco in 1940 is a haven for the unconventional. Tourists flock to the cities within the city: the Magic City of the World’s Fair on an island created of artifice and illusion; the forbidden city of Chinatown, a separate, alien world of exotic food and nightclubs that offer “authentic” experiences, straight from the pages […]