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Film Review: The Desolation of Smaug

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(2013) USA/New Zealand, 161 minutes DIRECTOR: Peter Jackson | CAST: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lily, Orlando Bloom, Lee Pace, Aidan Turner |RATING: 3.5/5 I wasn’t looking forward to SMAUG, THE DESOLATION OF. There were reasons. Mostly because the first part of the trilogy THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY was a messy and lacklustre affair. […]

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Content Sponge #3

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Welcome to the third of my semi-regular Content Sponge! posts where I write about the telly, films and (sometimes) books I have ingested lately. TELEVISION Doctor Who (Seasons 1-4/2005-08) I have deeply disliked Matt Smith as the latest Doctor and his poorly conceived adventures (Spitfires flying in space, multi-coloured Daleks, various stupid hats, pointless babbling) so much, […]