A Quick Update

Most of the last week I have been fighting an irritating cold. Nothing serious but when I do get a cold it gives me a fuzzy head and doing anything creative is thrown out of the window. This annoys me because I had a little momentum going from last week and that’s just gone out of the window. I’m past the worst now so ill be back on creating soon. Probably after the easter break as I seem to have a lot on this weekend.
A lot of today has been spent trying to get a blog post written or a little bit of fiction done but that was not happening so most of it has been spent on Facebook, Twitter and over here at WordPress and watching a lot of TV!

So have you seen that Amazon have brought Goodreads, I’m not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing just yet. I’m willing to wait and see how it all plays out. Tobias Buckell wrote a very interesting post about it, here’s the link http://www.tobiasbuckell.com/2013/03/29/amazon-has-acquired-goodreads-huh/

I’m going to change how often I write my Movie Monday posts. They are not getting the response I was hoping for so I’m going to change it to a monthly post as opposed to a weekly one.

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To end tonight’s post I would like to say a few words in the memory of British actor Richard Griffiths. He passed away last night and I, like many around the world, will miss seeing him on our screens. I remember him mainly from the TV series Pie In The Sky and the movie The History Boys. Mr. Griffiths was an outstanding actor who also came across as a intelligent and good person as well.

R.I.P. Richard Griffiths

Movie Monday : Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Was I the only person who thought “Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, Really?¬† But it worked well enough any how.¬† I enjoyed the film as a whole but it is not one that will leave a lasting impression.¬† Benjamin Walker was very good as Lincoln, although he did not look quite right as the older Lincoln (he does have a resemblance¬†to Liam Neeson, who would have done a damn¬†fine job as the older Lincoln) Rufus Sewell gives exactly what I expect of him which is a proper performance from him.¬† This is another feather in Dominic Cooper’s hat as well.¬† The first film that I saw him in was Mama Mia, but I did not really take much notice of him¬† It was his role in The History Boys that did catch my attention.¬† That’s a great film by the way ūüėȬ† I think it’s only a matter of time till he hits it big.¬† With further support from Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Anthony Mackie the cast is pretty strong and one that I enjoyed watching working together.

Basically the vampires use slaves for food and Lincoln obviously is not very happy about this and fights to give slaves freedom.  Before that he learns how to become a vampire hunter and falls in love and so on.

This is a good film, but it’s not the most memorable movie I’ve seen.¬† Would I buy it?¬† Yes, because¬†the actors are really¬†good¬†in it, and there are a few memorable moments now that I come to think about it.¬† The horse stampede comes to mind ūüėÄ