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Friday Favourites

Friday Favourites: things we read and watched in June

Mozart in the Jungle I’m not ashamed to admit it: we got Amazon Prime so we could watch Hap & Leonard, the (awesome) adaptation of a series of novels by our own Joe Lansdale, starring James (Mark Anthony from Rome) Purefoy, Kenneth Michael (Omar from The Wire) Williams, Christina (Joan Holloway from Mad Men) Hendricks […]

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Friday Favourites: Willhelm Scream appearances

I’ve always loved a good cinematic in-joke. And the Wilhelm Scream is arguably the longest running of them all. Named after the character Will Helm in the 1953 film ‘Feather River’, it is a stock sound effect scream that has since popped up all over, in the most unexpected of places. It’s one of those […]

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Friday Favourites: Games

Games are pretty cool, right? You get to be the hero or the villain, you get to run around and do amazing things that you probably can’t do in real life (I can barely get up to make myself a cup o’ tea let alone scale buildings) and you get to experience a story rather […]

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Friday Favourites: books set in London

The Houses of Parliament. Buckingham Palace. Diagon Alley. London has so many iconic sites.

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Friday Favourites: Fictional Weapons

The lightsaber OBVIOUSLY there was only one weapon I could choose – the lightsaber, an elegant weapon from a more civilised age. Also it glows and it makes awesome noises, like a purr when it’s on but it’s not being used to fight, and then this awesome electric clashing noise when you whack it against […]

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Friday Favourites: Things we read and watched in February

TRUE ROMANCE As a Valentine’s Day treat I took my husband to see True Romance (1993), his favourite film, on the big screen. It was the first time I’d seen the movie in five or six years, and it still holds up, though it’s written by Quentin Tarantino and therefore skates along the dodgy edge […]

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Friday Favourites: Fictional Libraries

Your local library may not have attractive vampires, caged werewolves or lost masterpieces, but you never know… Why not head down there and see?

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Friday Favourites: things we read and watched in January

X -Files  We are now in a dark TV period before the second part of TheWalking Dead begins, and the eagerly anticipated  next instalments of Netflix Marvel are still a little way off. So on a winter’s night, what could be better than total immersion in the massive X-Files rewatch? We are now deep into […]

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