Agora – “Anti-Christian worldview full of propaganda and blatant historical falsehoods”?

Review of Agora the film - DVD on Amazon  

By any conventional measure Agora the film sucks.  There’s no onscreen sex, the good guys variously die and are disillusioned at the end, it’s centred on an unknown philosopher played by Rachel Weisz, and the underlying romance is a story of unrequited love.  

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This post was written by @Drivelry on January 8, 2011

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100 years of vampire movies – less Twilight & more a new dawn?

This is the first part in a four part series looking at the extraordinary popularity of the vampire genre, Dracula being the subject of more films than any other fictional character. The four parts are:

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This post was written by @Drivelry on July 15, 2010

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It’s 9 years of your life – and it isn’t sleeping or eating

The loan your TV principleTerminate my brain: The Sarah Connor Chronicles DVD on Amazon

A couple of years ago I managed to loan my television to various friends who were broke or in transient accomodation or both.

My TV-less period lasted 3 years in total.

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This post was written by @Drivelry on October 15, 2009

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Jane Austen: pride and prejudice in movieland in “The Jane Austen Book Club”

The Jane Austen Book Club DVD directed by Robin Swicord at AmazonIn Drivelry’s continuing mission to convert the obscure into ‘scure’,  it is remarkable how some movies do so well at the box office and others do so undeservedly badly.

A great case in point is the film “The Jane Austen Book Club”. Despite the title you really don’t have to know anything about Austen to appreciate this film.

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This post was written by @Drivelry on August 18, 2009

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Review of “Stardust”, the 2007 film, with Claire Danes & Robert de Niro

There are few films you can see with a child which are immensely entertaining for adults as well. Released in 2007 I’d never heard of  ‘Stardust’ and seeing it last night think it is vastly underrated.

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This post was written by @Drivelry on February 6, 2009

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