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The Ten Problems with Spooks…

People who know me well know that once upon a time I was safely what I’d call obsessed with a BBC drama about melancholy spies. That show was named Spooks. It ran for ten series with wildly varying degrees of … Continue reading

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Into the Woods Film Review

I’m a bit of a Sondheim fanatic. Incidentally, my Sweeney Todd post on this blog is my most popular post of all time at Inkashlings. I also am a rabid musical fan and I like fairy story revisionism, so you’d … Continue reading

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The Avengers: Movie Review

I have never read many comics- at least, not much beyond the incomparable Neil Gaiman, but I had at least heard of Marvel comics. I had heard of The Hulk, Captain America, and Iron Man. Actually, I saw Iron Man … Continue reading

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Dark Shadows: Movie Review

I am not a long time Burton fan. I didn’t grow up watching The Nightmare Before Christmas. I didn’t grow up on Beetlejuice or Edward Scissorhands or his vision of Batman. The first time I watched a film of his, … Continue reading

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Genre Spotlight- The changing face of ‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’

‘Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd, His skin was pale, and his eye was odd. He shaved the faces of gentlemen who never thereafter were heard of again…’ So begin’s one of Broadway’s most chilling musical pieces… I first saw … Continue reading

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The Hunger Games: Movie Review

Before I say anything more, I should point out that I haven’t read the books by Suzanne Collins. I now wish I had and I will now add them to the ever growing book queue. The movie wasn’t perfect, but … Continue reading

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