The Railway Man

Review – The Railway Man (2014)

A victim from World War Two’s “Death Railway” sets out to find those responsible for his torture. Based on a true story.

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Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman

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Richard Hammond’s ‘On The Edge’

Review – On The Edge by Richard Hammond

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‘On the Edge’ is Richard Hammond’s compelling account of life before and after his near-fatal accident and an honest description of his year of recovery, full of drama and incident.

I’ve always had a fondness for Richard Hammond. I adore Top Gear, and some of the other shows he’s been involved with have been really good too. I borrowed this book from a friend because it sounded interested, and jeez, what an understatement. I started reading this midmorning and had finished it the afternoon, all in one sitting. I’ve never been so compelled by an autobiography before, so emotionally moved.

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“Yeah, But Am I A Pretty Lady?”

Review – Sherlock, Series Three, Episode Two: The Sign of Three

Sherlock faces his biggest challenge of all – delivering a best man’s speech at John’s wedding.

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John Watson, Mary Morstan and Sherlock Holmes.

After the success of episode one, The Empty Hearse , episode two could not arrive fast enough. A wedding? A case? A stag do? Yes please.

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Looper

Review – Looper (2012)

In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits – someone like Joe – who one day learns the mob wants to ‘close the loop’ by sending back Joe’s future self for assassination.

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Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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“Short Version: Not. Dead.”

Review – Sherlock, Series Three, Episode One: The Empty Hearse

Two years after his “death,” Sherlock returns from the grave when London is threatened with a terrorist attack. However, he soon discovers that things have changed and that John has moved on.

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From L-R: Molly, Mary, John, Sherlock, Lestrade, Mrs Hudson. Image from bbc.co.uk (click through).

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10 Things You Ought To Know (About Me)

Here we gooooo…..

  1. My name is Georgie (the ‘e’ is optional). Well, officially it’s Georgia, but I don’t like that too much. Besides, it appears that everyone decided to name their daughters ‘Georgia’ the year I was born, as there’s an abundance of them at school. Major. Sigh.
  2. I live in a small town in eastern England. If I could change one thing, I’d make it a lot closer to London (because it’s just my favorite, okay).
  3. I have a thing for onesies. I have eight, I think, and kudos to you if you can find me at home actually dressed in normal clothes.
  4. At school, I’m pretty sure I’m known as ‘the weird one’. The girl who isn’t popular (in any sense of the word) and spends 99% of her free time in the library. Yep, that’s me.
  5. I’m 5’10”, and taller than every single member of my family that I’ve met. Still trying to figure out where I got the height from.
  6. One day, I’m going to elope with a lemon cheesecake. Simple as.
  7. When I have nothing better to do, I watch ‘Cake Boss’ or some other equally trashy American reality show. I mean, why not?! Mindless entertainment is always a good idea. (That’s definitely not true.)
  8. I’m sarcastic, so much so that I don’t even realize it anymore. It makes people laugh and I don’t really know why, but hey, making people smile is never a bad thing.
  9. I annoy people when I watch my favorite movies or TV shows with them because I’m physically incapable of not expressing my thoughts for the things I love the most. It annoys me, too.
  10. Even though I’m English, I use American spellings and names for things, much to the annoyance of my peers and teachers. I’ve been called ‘a misplaced American’ on numerous occasions. I’m very okay with that.

So, here’s my first foray into the blogosphere. I hope it’s not too terribly embarrassing.