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Ten things I learnt from watching Rocky I, II, III and IV back to back

It didn’t start as a Rocky marathon… I was only supposed to watch the first two but then I found myself so wrapped up in the story of the Italian Stallion that I had to carry on. Well I say that, in actuality, it was my wife watching them for the first time who was obviously baying for blood so much that she couldn’t turn them off. And so it came to pass that I watched Rocky I, II, III and IV back to back. Here is what I learnt:

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Time Bandits – 8.5/10

The poor are going to be absolutely thrilled. Have you met them at all?’

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Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves – 8.5/10

“There are no perfect men in the world; only perfect intentions…”

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Book Review: Wuthering Heights

Terror made me cruel…

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Book Review: A Christmas Carol

‘Come in, and know me better man!’

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Book Review: Hard Times

‘There is a wisdom of the head, and… there is a wisdom of the heart.’

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Top 10 Stephen King Film Adaptations

With any art, whether it be film, music or high grade pornography, there are certain artists that grab you and never let go, no matter how much you change as a person. I often say that music was my first love but I actually discovered Roald Dahl and Enid Blyton way before Oasis and Pulp. The first author to really get under my skin however, was Stephen King.

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Book Review: A Farewell To Arms

‘No, that is the great fallacy: the wisdom of old men. They do not grow wise. They grow careful…’

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10 Things I learnt from watching all of the Lord of the Rings movies back to back

I have recently found myself with 7 glorious weeks off work and whilst I could have spent that time crafting home made furniture or learning a foreign language, I have instead decided to sit on my sofa watching endless television, surrounded by empty ice cream containers. It was during one of these ice cream induced stupors that I hit on an idea. Imagine a world where I could watch all three Lord of the Rings movies back to back. So I promptly went ahead and did just that. Here is what I learnt:

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Book Review: The Yellow Wallpaper

‘Sometimes I think there are a great many women behind, and sometimes only one, and she crawls around fast, and her crawling shakes it all over…’

Gilman the yellow wallpaper book

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