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Contraband ** Feb 2012
Killer Elite **+ Feb 2012
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close ***+ Feb 2012
This Means War **+ Feb 2012
The Grey *** Feb 2012
My Week with Marilyn *** Feb 2012
Shame **** Feb 2012
Abduction * Jan 2012
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy *** Jan 2012
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo **** Jan 2012
Young Adult **+ Jan 2012
The Descendants ***+ Jan 2012
Hugo ***+ Jan 2012
The Muppets *** Jan 2012
It must have been hard work for Meryl Streep to learn to sing off-key. [Read more]
Perhaps it is coincidence the heroine of this movie shares her name with Margaret Dumont, the woman who was the “straight man” in several Marx Brothers comedies and the oblivious butt of many jokes.
Think big, dream wide is the maxim of Moorambilla Voices. Michelle Leonard, founder and Artistic Director of the choir, is just the woman to bring dreams to life.
It should be peaceful at Base Camp, Mount Everest with all that clean air, dazzling white snow and towering peaks. But in the short climbing season, it is so crowded up there, it’s more like Bondi Beach on Boxing Day, but with parkas.
Sheep have never figured much in my life. Yet in the past month I have read and discussed a book about sheep farming at my book club*, spent time considering Tom Roberts famous painting of sheep shearers and taken in this film. I will try, although not too hard, to avoid any woolly thinking.
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