Film Review – Operation Mincemeat (2021)

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Rating: 3 out of 5.

There’s such an overwhelming sense of patriotism hitting the UK these days. And not the good kind. The very unhelpful kind. It feels like every time something happens, people on the right are bringing up the blitz spirit. When we were in the midst of the pandemic, Tory MPs and their supporters proudly announced that people didn’t hide away in WW2. What they failed to mention is that that’s exactly what they did during air raids. There’s nothing like the overconfidence of a rich guy talking about a war that ended before they were born.

Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

Next week I’m heading to the Lakes for my friend’s hen weekend. So, I’ve had to spend this weekend getting ready for it. Mostly taking extra photos and buying everything that I’ll need. June is definitely going to be a month full of spending and probably less time reading. Thankfully, I’m going away in July so I can make up some ground.

Film Review – Dr Strange and the Multiverse of Madness (2022)

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Rating: 3 out of 5.

There’s a major problem in the MCU right now. Spoilers. The Dr Strange sequel has been out for less than 2 weeks and already I’ve seen so many spoilers. First, Charlize Theron ruined the mid-credits scene on her social media. Then Elizabeth Olsen confirmed a character’s presence by talking about an actor in an interview. Yes, I know they were both rumoured to be happening but why do they need to be confirmed by the cast within the first week of release?

Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

It’s been a bit of a weird week all in all. I’ve barely read a thing and I haven’t really felt like doing much. I need to get my act together before the end of the month. I’m still on book 2 of May and we’re half way through. I think I’ll dig out some audiobooks to get me back on track.

Film Review – Nomadland (2020)

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

I’m still pretty far behind on recent Oscar winning films. I barely watched anything during the various lockdowns as I much preferred something lighter and sillier during that period. Thankfully they’re all becoming widely available now, which makes catching up really easy. The other day I remembered that this was on Disney+ and decided it finally was time to watch it. Yes, I’m extremely late to the party but let’s not worry about that too much. What matters is that I’m watching it at all.

Film Review – The Batman (2021)

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Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

I would call myself a Batman fan but I also wouldn’t pretend that I was overly excited about the prospect of another film. Nothing to do with R Patz because I think that he’s a good choice. I also can’t help but love his sarcasm. Every interview he’s given to promote this film has been great. I just don’t know that we need to explore the character so soon after Christopher Nolan’s trilogy and The Justice League did their business. Especially as it’s become quite clear that we must take Batman seriously these days. It just becomes a bit of a drag.

Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

It’s the start of a new month which means I’ll be posting my reading wrap-up tomorrow. It was a bit manic the last few because I was madly trying to get books finished before May officially started. I know it’s stupid but I don’t like starting a new month halfway through a book. I know it will happen every now and then but I just prefer a clean slate. Thankfully I managed it and can start fresh today.

Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

I went back to work for one whole day last week and it was too much. So, I’m not looking forward to going back on Monday. I’m madly trying to find a way that will allow me to keep up my book-buying habit without having to work. At the moment, the only things I’ve got are either winning the lottery or bank robbery. I’ll keep thinking I guess. Until then, I’ll just keep going on as best I can. Reading as much as possible and getting this blog written on time.

Film Review – CODA (2021)

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Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

I promise that after this week, I won’t ever mention that thing that happened at the Oscars again. Mostly because my opinion of what happened doesn’t matter. Also because we’ve wasted too much time discussing it. What I will say, is that it did take a lot of attention away from the important things of the night. Important things like this film. Had the ceremony gone off without the drama, CODA would have been the thing that everyone was talking about. It’s a very un-Oscars film but it walked away with Best Picture. It should have been the talking point. After all, it could have opened up more people to actually see it. I know it did anyway but it could have been bigger. Like when Parasite won in 2020 and a shit ton of people who would never have watched a Korean film actually bothered to see it.

Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

Happy Easter! I hope you’re all enjoying the Easter weekend however you’re celebrating. After a couple of years of lockdown Easters, it’s nice to be able to have a proper Easter celebration. I’m expecting to spend today eating and just having lots of fun with the family. Probably not much reading but, as I’m off work until Thursday, I’m not too concerned about that. I’ll have plenty of time.