M. G. Wilson

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Sweet Defeat ~ Jon Allen
Sweet Defeat ~ Jon Allen
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Warning!, 30 May 2011
I loved Jon Allen's debut album. If you did too, I suggest you listen before you buy. This could be a different artist. Someone somewhere - record label? - has decided his initial approach wasn't going to shift enough units. What we have here is schlock. Tastefully produced, but schlock nonetheless. Makes Paolo Nutini seem edgy. Deeply disappointing. Deeply depressing.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine [DVD] (2009) <b>DVD</b> ~ Hugh Jackman
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
X-Men 1 and 2 were the best Marvel adaptations. X-Men 3 one of the worst. Which way would this go? Well sadly, it's just dull. In fact for all the racing about, fighting, explosions, mutating and general mayhem, the only thing that sparks any real interest or empathy is the love story between Wolverine and Kayla Silverfox. And clearly the love interest is not supposed to be central to a Marvel adaptation. Sad.
Crossing the River of Fire: Mark's Gospel and Glob&hellip by Wilf Wilde
Read following the collapse of the world's banking system in 2008/9, and in conjunction with Naomi Klein's 'Shock Doctrine', Wilde's writing is ahead of its time and unusual in combining politics and religion - a great taboo in polite english society. Its strength, is ultimately also its weakness. Wilde ranges over political, social and economic history, starting from the ancient greeks, and covering not just Europe, but South America, North America, Asia and Africa. From here he moves on to scriptural exegesis and theology. So the strength is in his wide ranging analysis, the elements of which may not be original, but the synthesis of which may well be. The weakness is that such a broad… Read more

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