Hello! Nice to meet you. My name is Robert and I'm from Dundee, Scotland(U.K.). Shortly after graduating in Physics, at university, I decided to come to Japan. I spent my first two years in Kitakyushu before deciding to move to Sapporo in 2006. The main reason for my move was the summers down south. Sapporo has a very similar climate to my country so I enjoy it very much. I enjoy playing many kinds of different sports, with my favourites being football(soccer) and golf. There are many things that have kept me in Japan, including the people and the food. I look forward to seeing you soon.
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Another mainstay of the British child’s canon, a short book that nearly all British children read as kids. So I was very dubious of it being made into a trilogy stretching over 9 hours, and I was right to be cynical. A short novel that has been padded out with unnecessary love stories, musical numbers and extended fighting sequences, this was not a good addition to Peter Jackson’s epic Lord of the Rings trilogy. A cynical cash cow, which although well acted, couldn’t disguise the bloated script and over the top computer effects. Although disappointing for fans of the book, it did have some moments of redemption, provided mostly by the fact it had such a big budget. Slow, plodding and dark it’s tough going through the three films but it you have a spare couple of days and you like Tolkien’s universe then it’s an enjoyable escape.
Only for die hard fantasy film fans because its slow, dark and at times soporific and childish.
Review score 6/10
A canon – A collection or list of sacred books/music
Dubious / Cynical – not trusting something fully. Wary of something.
To be padded out – have unnecessary material added
Trilogy – collection of three stories
Cash cow – a device for making money
Redemption – To find salvation, something that saves you from sin.
A die hard fan – someone who loves the subject.
The Holy Grail
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
If you are English you will undoubtedly have seen this while growing up. An absolute British classic of surreal eccentric humour following the exploits of a group of King Aurthur’s knights looking for the Holy Grail. Don’t expect much to make sense in the movie as it parodies everything from biblical history to Errol Flynn. It was groundbreaking for its time because the team who made it took comedy from being simple jokes on a stage to sketch based comedy involving acting. Still extremely silly to watch, but one of my favorite movies, and one which has spawned a thousand quotes.
Highly recommended if you are feeling down.
Review Score 10/10
Undoubtedly – almost definitely
Surreal – not based on reality, unreal
Eccentric – abnormal, unusual
Parody – to copy in a humorous way
Groundbreaking – Creating a new style, introducing new ideas
To spawn – to create
This is a Disney movie based on the Tomorrow Land area of Disneyland, a futuristic area which contains the popular ride Space Mountain. It stars George Clooney who is somewhat hit and miss but does well in this movie. This is definitely one for the kids as the plot is ridiculous and yet extremely predictable. It follows the fortunes of a young girl who is thrust into a futuristic parallel universe and forced to save the world. I found the SFX a little OTT at times and barely believable. It has the feel of a movie that everyone was enjoying making but got a bit bored with and so rushed the ending. It is also very long at nearly two and a half hours. It fits the bill if you want something to escape into which involves little energy on your part, but I wouldn’t have paid to see it.
Hit and miss – sometimes good, sometimes bad
Ridiculous – not beleivable
predictable – easy to guess what will happen
SFX – special effects (these days mostly CGI – Computer generated Imagery)
OTT – Over the top – Too much of something
Fits the bill – suitable for a particular job or purpose