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The Brass Teapot film review (Frank’s Take).

April 3, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Brass Teapot film review (Frank’s Take).

If one buys into director Ramaa Mosley’s dark and off-kilter lightweight comedy ‘The Brass Teapot’ then you are under the belief system that wacky mysticism, monetary struggles and underlying marital disillusionment are an ideal recipe for a flighty fable about how a magical teapot can manufacture dollar-making dreams in a recession-induced world. Well, the premise […]

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Imager’s Battalion (The Image Portfolio book six) by L.E. Modesitt Jr. (book review).

March 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Imager’s Battalion (The Image Portfolio book six) by L.E. Modesitt Jr. (book review).

This is the sixth book in ‘The Imager Portfolio’ so beware spoilers for previous episodes. The first three books are set in a different time with a different hero. The latter three, including this one, are set in an previous era and our hero is Quaeryt, a scholar and imager in the service of Bhayar, […]

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Rage of Thrones… get a &*^%^* library card.

March 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Rage of Thrones… get a &*^%^* library card.

Read the Game of Thrones books first? Then Australian rockers The Axis of Awesome not only feel your pain, they can sing about all those annoying TV-watching mundanes jumping on the bandwagon 16 years late. Yarrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!

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Jack the Giant Slayer (film review) (Frank’s Take).

March 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Jack the Giant Slayer (film review) (Frank’s Take).

Fee…Fi…Foe…Fum…I detect an unfavorable critique from the blood of a disenchanted American movie critic! What do you know…some giants are rather perceptive after all, huh? Well, perception is not necessarily on the radar for director Bryan Singer’s bloated bedtime blockbuster ‘Jack The Giant Slayer’, a colourful clunker set to the fairy tale flourishes of arbitrary […]

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The Chosen Seed (The Dog-Faced Gods book 3 of 3) by Sarah Pinborough (book review).

March 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Chosen Seed (The Dog-Faced Gods book 3 of 3) by Sarah Pinborough (book review).

Cass Jones has been framed for murder again and is on the run from both the police and Mr. Bright’s Network. Help comes from unexpected places and it is old enemies who now have the power to aid Cass as he hunts for Luke and tries to bring down the Network. Meanwhile, Hask and Ramsey […]

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Jagannath by Karin Tidbeck (book review).

March 27, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Jagannath by Karin Tidbeck (book review).

Jagannath is a collection of thirteen short stories by Swedish author, Karin Tidbeck. The stories are written in English, but maintain a Nordic flavour. Not all the tales in this slim volume appealed. Though I found myself amused by the number of organic creatures populating the pages, I did get the sense I might have appreciated […]

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The Rook by Daniel O’Malley (book review).

March 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Rook by Daniel O’Malley	(book review).

A woman opens her eyes and is faced with a ring of bodies and no idea of who she is. Luckily, the previous inhabitant of her body left good instructions to allow Myfanwy Thomas to get on with life. It isn’t necessarily her life but it looks better than the alternative of a life on […]

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The Express Diaries by Nick Marsh (book review).

March 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Express Diaries by Nick Marsh (book review).

‘The Express Diaries’ is the latest novel from vet writer Nick Marsh, who combines a love of treating animals with a bizarre imagination and the downright weird. As our adventure opens in 1925, we receive brief bios of the main characters and a wraparound fiction of this being based on certain diaries and newspaper cuttings […]

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Game of Thrones… now with added dragons.

March 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Game of Thrones… now with added dragons.

Season 3 of Game of Thrones is now available with extra dragons. Its fire versus ice in this trailer, but I still wouldn’t fancy manning that bloody big northern ice wall.

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Oz The Great And Powerful (Frank’s take) (film review).

March 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Oz The Great And Powerful  (Frank’s take) (film review).

As a family entertainment, Disney’s ‘Oz The Great And Powerful’ is the stunning feast for the eyes visually and should be digested as smoothly as cotton candy on a summer day at the amusement park. No one can argue with director Sam Raimi’s (2002’s ‘Spider-Man’) take on the festive and legendary Land of Oz where […]

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