Film review: JACK REACHER, from Built For Speed

The lengthy right-wing revenge fantasy Jack Reacher brings to the screen the violent antics of a character who has appeared in 17 novels by author Lee Child. In the title role, Tom Cruise plays a former soldier now drifter who goes from town to town having adventures just like Bill Bixby in The Incredible Hulk.  In this film he’s called

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Film review: LIFE OF PI, from Built For Speed

Adaptations of massively popular contemporary novels are dubious prospects as evidenced by the dreary film version of The Da Vinci Code.  So it was with some trepidation I settled in for Ang Lee’s movie version of Yann Martel’s biblically themed adventure novel Life of Pi.  I hadn’t read the novel but from the trailer I feared its story of one

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BEST MEDICINE and WRITE NOW

VALE Dr Carl Scholtz – MB, MRCPA, PhD, MSC -doctor, pathologist, teacher, writer, poet; long time member of my Bayside Poetry Group. Carl’s poems are included in BPG anthologies and his work has featured on many Write Now programmes over the years. Last year when I devoted a whole Best Medicine programme to Poetry’s health benefits I began with Carl

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Songs of Hope -Top Song for 2012

Here it is, the top Songs of Hope Christian song for 2012. It was selected by listeners. The song with the most downloads was adjudged the winner. The winner is “The Peace of God” an original song created in 2012 by Nick Flynn of Brisbane with words by Ellen Carr. Listen again and enjoy: The runners up were: “Shackles” by

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