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Chartreuse: ‘more wonderfully wild than I can describe, or even you can imagine’. The Mountains and the Monastery The origin of the word ‘Chartreuse’ is a chicken and egg tossup between the mountains and the monastery. What we do know is that in 1084 a priest named Bruno, after working for two decades in religious education and about to become a bishop, opted out of his rising career path and found a spiritual home setting up a small community with… Continue Reading...


‘Spectre’ – Blasts from the Past

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12A, Eon Productions and MGM. James Bond (Daniel Craig) is out of order, on a personal mission set from beyond the grave: to execute one Sciarra currently in Mexico City and avert a terrorist attack. On the Day of the Dead, Bond’s endeavours lead to an explosion, a life or death struggle in the air over a crowded square and his retrieval of a ring bearing a ghostly device. Back in London Bond meets the obnoxious 'C' (Andrew Scott), head… Continue Reading...


13 Movies for Long Dark Nights – Supernatural Comedies Certificate U – 15

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Witches, zombies, ghosts, ghouls, vampires, werewolves and monsters. Take your pick of movies just the right mix of scariness and humour from the 1940’s to 2012. Something to please members all generations with humour and thrills that will still let them sleep well. 1. Witches - The Witches (1990 PG). Young bereaved Luke helps his grandmother battle a world conference of child-stealing wicked witches. (Angelica Houston, Mai Zetterling) 2. Ghosts - Ghost Town (2008, 12). Ricky Gervais plays an cynical… Continue Reading...


‘Terminator Genesys’ – Cautionary Revelations

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12A, Paramount and Skydance Feel-better Rating It is 2029, some years after Skynet, the automated defense system designed to protect the Earth, turned on the human habitants. A handful of survivors led by John Connor (Jason Clarke, Malcolm, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) attack Skynet and uncover a time machine. Moments before their arrival it has sent robot model T-800 (Arnold Schwarzenegger) back to 1984 to kill John’s mother Sarah (Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones) before he is… Continue Reading...


‘Minions’, Mayhem and Monarchy

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U, Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures Feel-better Rating The prequel to Despicable Me, this is the back-story of the yellow Kinder Surprise shaped crew who are destined to assist Grue in his villainous endeavours. It begins with the Minions’ evolution from the primordial soup, surviving consumption by malevolent marine predators, to their emergence into the light of day near a tropical Jurassic beach where they encounter their favourite food. Their development has predisposed them to serve the biggest, baddest boss… Continue Reading...

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