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The Fear Index by Robert Harris
The Fear Index by Robert Harris
Boring plot, dislikeable characters, implausable relationships but worst of all, poorly written. I have read and enjoyed several Robert Harris books but this was very poor indeed in comparison to the others and it was an effort to stick with it to the unsatisfying and dull end. Interestingly Ed Miliband named it as his favourite book of the year which made me wonder if he had even read it. If he had, well, enough said.
Philomena [Blu-ray] <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Judi Dench
Philomena [Blu-ray] Blu-ray ~ Judi Dench
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Steve Coogan plays slightly jaded and arrogant former ITN journalist and new labour spin doctor, Martin Sixsmith who is reduced to working as a journo on a human interest story about a woman whose son was taken from her after being adopted by Americans who take him to the US. Initially he is rather sarcastic and uninterested but as he begins to unravel some of the most appalling behaviour by nuns in a catholic convent/magdalene laundry in fifties Ireland where "fallen" women are sent after becoming pregnant, he becomes more interested and realises he is onto a good story. Judy Dench plays Philomena Lee a still devout catholic who longs to find the son she loved who was so cruelly taken from… Read more
IMAX: Hubble [Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray] [Region Free] <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Toni Myers
A quite fantastic film best seen in 3d, preferably at an Imax. The images from the hubble in 3d are jaw dropping and the times and distances involved truly mind boggling. Great for the kids too as its not too long and they can get a child friendly introduction to science and astronomy.

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