Monday, May 29, 2017
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Although there is an eccentric group of characters and a smattering is witty jokes, this movie was a bit of a let down. Both myself and the friend I went with managed to nod off in the warm cinema, so that may have contributed to our difficulty in following the story. Sadly only a 2/5.
Friday, May 26, 2017
You all know the drill - a bunch of misfits have to save the universe. There is lots of running around, fights and flying before a big fight scenes at the end. Chris Platt makes a likeable muscly good guy with some good dance steps. Of course at its heart it is a tale of friendship.
I do know that the next movie is out at the cinema right now. I couldn't bear to sit in the midst of 500 teenagers so am quite happy to wait until it comes out on my apple TV. 3/5
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Meanwhile French detective Julien Baptiste is still on the trail of missing French girl Sophie Giroux, who disappeared at the same time. Unwell and retired from the police he is convinced there is a connection, and travels to Iraq and Germany to find clues to what happened to her.
So a bunch of great actors - I like David Morrissey and Keely Hawes who play the parents and a good story. There were a lot of characters though and the shifting timeliness did get me a bit muddled at times. I also felt a bit flat after the series, it's all a bit grim with little joy. I like my UK dramas with a little bit of humor or fun to balance it out. 3/5
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Always being a bit of a rebel, she sets herself up selling vintage clothes on ebay making it into a multi million dollar business before she is thirty. With no college education or business background she was motivated and worked really hard to look after her customers and increase sales.
You have to admire someone who can build this big a business without any debt. She does also offer some good advice about how to do a good interview, how to succeed as an employee.
I wasn't so hot on the chapters when she talked about how she ripped people off and shoplifter to get money. And somehow I was left with the impression like I was getting shouted at while I was reading. 3/5
Monday, May 22, 2017
His life is changed when Bethany Davis arrives. A young American, she has arrived with a mission to digitize the library manuscripts. With a pent for computers and modernization will she be able to bring Arthur into the 21st century?
I really enjoyed this book, Charlie Lovett can tell a good story and the combination of history, antique books, Arthurian lore and Grail hunting is particularly compelling. 4/5
Friday, May 19, 2017
There was a fair amount about shelters and the amount of cats killed each year, staggering numbers and hugely sad to think about. I think that I wanted a little more from this book, somehow there was very little about the benefits of having cats as pets and the reasons why so many people world wide love their furry companions. 3/5
Sunday, May 14, 2017
A perfume blogger who also teaches yoga, Polly is forced into deciding what she wants her future wants to look like when her husband David leaves her for a research trip.
Although the book was a bit filled with cliches - the model mother, the nosy best friend and the horsey double barreled named handsome ex from college, there was enough of a story to keep me entertained throughout. 3/5
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Without giving the plot away there is lots of baddies, an earnest but flawed cop (are there any other kinds of police?), a tough heroic private eye, tough street guys, scared woman, guns, knives, chasing and gangs.
This book reminded me of early Lee Childs and Peter James and look forward to the next one, especially as this ended on a cliffhanger. 4/5
Sunday, May 07, 2017
It is relaxing watching and makes me feel zen and with a deep yearning for a little scruffy dog and a worn khaki jacket. 5/5