Friday, April 11, 2014

True Detective Review

True Detective is, in a word, stunning.

The way that it's filmed, the actors, the colours, the plot; it's all simply flawless.

Jumping backwards and forwards in time over about 17 years, the plot follows two detectives; Rustin Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) and Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson) as they struggle to uncover the identity of a serial killer in the mess of personal conflict and conspiracy. Cohle often postulates depressing world theories and views to his equally arrogant but significantly less enlightened partner as they navigate a backdrop of religion and self-discovery, culminating in a terrifying discovery.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Out This Week: Divergent

It's been out for nearly a month in the US, but it's finally our turn to check out Divergent, the story of a young girl in a dystopian future,  based on the 2011 debut novel by Veronica Roth. Join me below the cut for a spoiler-free review of the latest YA adaptation on the block.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Book Was Better Podcast Episode 82: Dragonheart! (with guest host Jacinta!)

This week there's no fooling when we delve into the blistering LXII pages of the Dragonheart junior novelization! And joining me to make fun of Dennis Quaid is legendary FPcast co-host Jacinta! Have you ever spent a night in a dragon's mouth? Come and hear about someone who has!

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Monday, April 7, 2014

FPcast! The Fruitless Pursuits Podcast for April 7th 2014! Winter Soldier Review/Pop Culture Smells!

In this week's wonderfully ridiculous podcast we discuss pop culture smells! What do you favourite pop culture locations and characters actually smell like? What smells better - the Millenium Falcon or the Enterprise? Harry and Ron's dorm or Tommy Wiseau's Room? We also give you our SPOILER-filled review of Captain America 2: the Winter Soldier! And there's even more than that probably. Get this into your earholes immediately!

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