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Although the overall tone of this movie is that of a tragedy, and does emphasise that a lot of people died for no good reason, it still takes a little too much pleasure in the violence.

I also feel it does a disservice to Shughart and Gordon. The crew of Super 64 all survived the crash, not just Durant. Knowing they were defending four men, not just one, three of whom were helpless, casts their efforts in a different light.


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Watched GoodFellas (1990) from
The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.

It’s a great film but, honestly, I don’t much like these stories. People have these weirdly romantic notions about the Mafia. Never seemed to occur to anyone, they wrote their own history…

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Watched Slumberland (2022) from
A young girl discovers a secret map to the dreamworld of Slumberland, and with the help of an eccentric outlaw, she traverses dreams and flees nightmares, with the hope that she will be able to see her late father again.

I liked it but it upset our 7 y/o so maybe do your research first…


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Watched The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) from
Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit enjoying his quiet life, is swept into an epic quest by Gandalf the Grey and thirteen dwarves who seek to reclaim their mountain home from Smaug, the dragon.

Ten years later it’s easier to look past the technical misjudgments and plot contrivances. Armitage and Freeman are both great.


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I know it’s an old complaint but, wow, starting Windows after a decent break is a disaster.

I’ve got Windows Updates, Windows Store updates, Office updates and Sophos EndPoint all trying to do everything all at once.

How are at least the Microsoft systems not talking to each other?

Heaven’s knows I’m in no rush for Sticky Notes to be updated!

Watched The Final Destination (2009) from
After a young man's premonition of a deadly race-car crash helps saves the lives of his peers, Death sets out to collect those who evaded their end.

Having said of the last installment “where could you go wrong?”

Well, here most of the foreshadowing is replaced with premonitions and that doesn’t work as well.

Still, there are some wildly inventive fatalities and the finale does actually take it up a notch.


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