Joe Dorward

Helpful votes received on reviews: 90% (73 of 81)
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I'm a writer with a professional interest in technology, and an unprofessional interest in the place names, history, and geography of the Cairngorms


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Casa De Mi Padre [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Will Ferrell
Casa De Mi Padre [DVD] DVD ~ Will Ferrell
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Casa de Caca, 25 Nov 2012
After seeing the trailer I had high-hopes for this film, but I was sadly disappointed. There was huge scope for a spoof macho film set in Mexico, but this film failed to achieve its potential. It was also a huge mistake to make a 'comedy' with visual and verbal gags in Spanish with subtitles. Who though that was a good idea?
The Couch Trip [DVD] [1988] <b>DVD</b> ~ Dan Aykroyd
The Couch Trip [DVD] [1988] DVD ~ Dan Aykroyd
4.0 out of 5 stars Another 'daft film', 13 Jun 2010
I saw this film when it came out in 1988, and I liked it then. I've bought a few films that I liked in the 1980s, and been disappointed by them - they just didn't stand up. The Couch Trip isn't one of those - it's not a classic - it's a vehicle for Dan Aykroyd, but it's a very good vehicle. The Couch Trip is one of those 1980s films, that are perfect for those times when you're in a 'watch a film without thinking' mood ; it's fun, it's entertainingly daft, and I'll be watching my copy again.
24 Hours - Paris by Marsha Moore
24 Hours - Paris by Marsha Moore
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Taxi!, 8 Jun 2010
It's not easy breathing new life into the guidebook genre, but Marsha Moore has nailed it. In her light, conversational style she's shown me a Paris altogether different from the one I thought I knew. This book is far from the usual dictionary list of 'must see' tourist sights ; it's a book of ideas, and shows a side of Paris the other guide books miss entirely. It's also a book full of old favourites such as the reclining chairs around the fountains in the Tuileries (p93), alongside gems I knew nothing about such as Castel Beranger (p43).

If you've been to Paris before and what to see more of the 'real' Paris, or you just want to escape the tourist hordes, this is the guidebook… Read more