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Say it with me; Ooh, Aah!

Say it with me; Ooh, Aah!

Something I wrote to day coz I was super bored. I know it is rather reminiscent of The Matrix, Conspiracy theory and Read Or Die, but I kinda like it. I doubt I will ever do anything else to it, but meh, ‘waddya want for nothin’? A rubber biscuit?’ [from the blues bros.] ____________________ Paranoid confusion is knocking at my door again. But I’m not gonna let him in this time, I’m just gonna cuddle my noodles, and bitch about…

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The absolutely most useful thing I have bought this year

The absolutely most useful thing I have bought this year

As we approach Christmas and the new year, I’ve been reminiscing on the things I’ve been up to over the year, and naturally that includes some of the purchases I’ve made. Without a doubt the prize for the best purchase I’ve made this year goes to: Lifeventure Dry Wash Gel. Basically it’s a coloured antibacterial hand wash – akin to the stuff you find in hospitals – that smells faintly of mint. It comes in a handy rigid tube of…

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Twentysomething

Twentysomething

Type: CD Artist: Jamie Cullum Date: 2003 Genre:Jazz Track list: * What a difference a day makes * These are the days * Singin’ in the rain * Twentysomething * But for now * Old devil moon * I could have danced all night * Blame it on my youth * I get a kick out of you * All at sea * Wind cries Mary * Lover, you should have come over * It’s about time * Next year,…

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A Scanner Darkly

A Scanner Darkly

Year: 2006 Genre: Sci-Fi/ Animation/ Thriller This film basically covers the day-to-day activities of an LA narcotics cop who takes the very drug he’s trying to stop others from getting hooked on, and his loss of identity he experiences as a result. I didn’t like this film. While the ‘graphic novel’ style was intriguing, it didn’t really do much to alleviate the confusing plot, nor the slow build up to what was actually turned out to be an interesting conclusion….

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Accepted

Accepted

Year: 2006 Genre: Teen flick/ Pop Accepted is the story of a student who, after being rejected from every college he applied to, creates a fake college to fool his parents, but things go a little wrong when over a hundred teens turn up, having been ‘accepted’ to the fake college. I absolutely loved the film. It’s very funny, and I just love the base concept. The characters are realistic and you really feel for them. It’s just an awesome…

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The DaVinci Code

The DaVinci Code

Year: 2006 Genre: Adventure/ Religion/ Mystery The DaVinci code is based on the book of the same name by Dan Brown, and follows the adventures of American symbologist Robert Langdon and French cryptologist Sophie Neveu, as they struggle to understand the situation they find themselves flung into, a situation that challenges the very way Christianity works. While I’ve not read the book, I would still say this was a cool film to watch, simply because of the main premise. The…

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Polar Express

Polar Express

Year: 2004 Genre: Childrens’/ Animation/ Adventure/ Fantasy This film is about a little boy who doubts whether Santa actually exists, and on Christmas Eve is taken by steam train on a magical adventure to see Santa at the north pole. I quite like this film. It has the classical elements of a feel-good Christmas story, with singing and dancing, newly forged friendships, more unusually a train, and a small child overcoming numerous adversities to live happily ever after. Okay, well…

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El Laberinto del Fauno [Pan’s Labyrinth]

El Laberinto del Fauno [Pan’s Labyrinth]

Year: 2006 Genre: Fantasy/ Drama/ Horror Language: Spanish with English subtitles This is the story of a young girl, Ophelia, and her pregnant mother who travel to live in a rural area of Spain with the mother’s new Nazi husband. Ophelia’s new Father doesn’t seem to care much for her or her mother, only the child growing inside the mother. Ophelia uses fairy stories to escape the horrible world she lives in, and descends, with the help of an imaginary…

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Dragonheart

Dragonheart

Year: 1996 Genre: Action/ Fantasy/ Adventure Dragonheart is the story of the last Dragon, Draco, and Bowen, a knight disillusioned when the boy he taught to be benevolent becomes king and a tyrant. Tired of chasing each other and always ending up at stalemate Bowen and Draco team up to scam villagers by Bowen ‘killing’ Draco. However when a young woman, Kara, turns up she convinces both Bowen and Draco to aid her in taking back the kingdom from the…

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Casino Royal

Casino Royal

Year: 2006 Genre: Espionage/ Action Casino Royal is the latest James Bond film, staring Daniel Craig as the 6th Bond. This is Bond’s first mission as a double-oh agent, and he has to stop a banker from winning a high stakes poker game and using the winnings to fund a terrorist organisation. I really, really enjoyed this Bond film. It’s one of the better Bond films in recent times, and Daniel Craig is a refreshing change from Pierce Brosnan, more…

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