Movie Review: Pride (2014)

What it’s about: U.K. gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984. Genre: Comedy, Drama Rating: 15 Director: Matthew Warchus Starring: Bill Nighy, Andrew Scott, Dominic West, Imedla Staunton, Ben Schnetzer, Paddy Considine Advertisements

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Movie Review: Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

What it’s about: In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is himself diagnosed with the disease. Genre: Biography, Drama, History Rating: 15 Director: Jean-Marc Valleé Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner

Movie Review: Captain Phillips (2013)

What it’s about: The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. Genre: Biography, Drama Rating: 12A Starring: Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Barkhad Abdi, Michael Chernus Director: Paul Greengrass Review: I literally …

Book Review: Tidy Up On Your Way Out by Dave Gammon & author interview

What it’s about: “… About six months later I dropped Lyndsey a line on the dating site. I had a meeting near to where she lived and asked if she wanted to meet up for a reconciliatory drink. Her reply was that she would love to meet for a beer so she could throw it …

Book Review: Boo! The Underdog With a Heart of Gold by Lisa Edwards

What it’s about: Boo is an unlikely hero. The runt of his litter and the class dunce in puppy training, the odds are definitely stacked against him. But there’s more to little Boo than meets the eye, for he might be clumsy and short-sighted, but he radiates love and empathy. Working as a therapy dog …