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The Crusades  (Enquiring History Series) by Michael Riley
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Having just taken the history crusades exam I can confidently say this is the most helpful book you will find to aid you through the crusades. Unfortunately it came out only days before my exam and so I couldn't get as much use out of it as I would have liked, but having had to use complex books written by historians to try and work out the confusing course it would definitely have been helpful to have this book to explain everything simply from the beginning. There are also pictures and maps the whole way through which makes everything easier to understand, particularly if, like me, you're not great at geography. This book is pretty much a necessity if you will be taking the crusades… Read more
The Impossible [DVD] [2013] <b>DVD</b> ~ Ewan McGregor
The Impossible [DVD] [2013] DVD ~ Ewan McGregor
I ended up watching this film after a friend's recommendation and as a treat to myself for finishing my hardest exam this year. I'd heard it was amazing but sad. So I knew it was going to be a little unhappy, but I honestly wasn't expecting to be sat on my own literally sobbing. This film is genuinely traumatic, but it's honestly so worth watching.
The story of a British family on holiday in Thailand, Christmas 2004 is bound to be hard hitting. From the very beginning this movie hits the audience with blow after blow of traumatic events, right from graphic injuries to the inner suffering of those involved and their loss.
What really makes this a great film is the fantastic acting,… Read more
Les MisÚrables [DVD] [2012] <b>DVD</b> ~ Hugh Jackman
Les MisÚrables [DVD] [2012] DVD ~ Hugh Jackman
162 of 184 people found the following review helpful
... and probably ever will see.**SPOILERS**.
I still can't get over how brilliant this film was; it's certainly the best adaptation of Victor Hugo's epic novel that will ever be made in our life time. There's all the depth of the musical with the added bonus of material from the book, making it the most loyal adaptation there has ever been.
Key elements of the film that went well were: Hugh Jackman's Valjean - although not vocally better than Alfie Boe, Jackman showed the journey of Valjean from convict to loving father with an indescribable ease that was just wonderful. Additionally, the barricade scenes were fantastic and provoked many tears throughout the cinema - look out for… Read more