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The Road to Little Dribbling: Bill Bryson

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I seem to have decided on the pattern of reviewing these from most recently read and working backwards. Actually I’ve been enjoying the sunshine too much and haven’t had much inclination to sit, for more than a minute or two, in front of a computer screen if nobody’s paying me. This is one of my occasional extended reviews from Goodreads. Don’t be fooled by the unimpressed nature of the piece. Like many of you I am a big fan of Bill Bryson. I just don’t think much of this book. If you haven’t read any Bryson before and you’ve got a train or plane to catch then it will pass the time quite nicely. If you haven’t read any Bryson before, and there is a choice between this book and any other that he has written…choose the other.

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Here’s the review.

He’s become the Paul McCartney of travel…

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Review: Beauty and the Beast (2017)

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Disney has taken it upon themselves to give all their classic stories a face lift by making them into live-action films.  The next one on the list may just be the most popular Disney story of all: Beauty and the Beast.  The following review will be spoiler free.

Beauty and the Beast is directed by Bill Condon and stars Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, and Luke Evans.  The film is a re-imagining of the timeless story which follows Belle (Watson) as she is taken prisoner in a castle owned by a Beast (Stevens).  Despite her worries, Belle befriends the enchanted staff members of the castle and begins to learn that the Beast may not be as gruesome as he seems.  All the while, the treacherous Gaston (Evans) bans the townsfolk against the Beast in order to get rid of him once and for all.

Beauty and the Beast image via Moviefone

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Review: The Lego Batman Movie (2017)

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Preparing for a house move is going as well as it can do right now. Our weekends have been spent doing big sort outs rather than relaxing, but it feels good to make a head start at least. There was a moment of sadness in the house on Saturday when my husband had to pack all of his DC, Marvel and Star Wars Lego away in plastic storage boxes, so the timing of a preview weekend for The Lego Batman Movie couldn’t have been more perfect!

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If you watched The Lego Movie back in 2014 (clearly The Academy didn’t because it was ROBBED of a nomination) you’ll already be aware of Lego Batman, voiced by Will Arnett. He’s back, with his own movie this time, and I’m willing to bet my hard earned cash that it’s the greatest DC movie that’ll come out this year.

It’s common knowledge that The…

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Rogue One – Review In Bullet Points

As always, here is my “Review In Bullet Points” concerning the new epic space movie Rogue One – A Star Wars Story. The review is spoiler-free, so don’t be afraid to continue reading. I’m a huge Star Wars fan and I even like parts of the prequels, so keep that in mind!

  • fantastic war action with great CGI effects
  • a two-hour long fan movie, that pays tribute to the original trilogy
  • funny references to the saga
  • first half has some “boring” moments, but the last 45 minutes ->  some of the best action ever
  • good cast, some very likeable characters, but also some replaceable, unnecessary characters
  • IT IS A MOVIE SET IN THE STAR WARS UNIVERSE!!!

My overall score for Rogue One is 7.5/10.

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