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January 14, 2013

a great review…

Emily Eastham

‘Life of Pi’ is an incredible story, based on the novel by Yann Martel, it tells a story of a young boy finding his spirituality as he is growing up in India. We follow Piscine Molitor ‘Pi’ Patel (Suraj Sharma) through his religions until his family are forced to sell the zoo they run and re-locate to Canada because of financial problems. After the sinking of the cargo ship they are traveling on Pi is left stranded on a life boat with a hyena, a zebra with a broken leg, a female orang-utan , and a Bengal tiger.
Although initially slow to start with, once stranded on the boat with Pi, the film creates a real sense of unity between man and animal. With the brilliant acting of Suraj Sharma you relate to his character, and let’s face it, there isn’t many of us who understand what it’s like to…

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December 13, 2012

A bit of Christmas Cynicism

Emily Eastham

Christmas. Again. Great. Honestly I find it difficult to get excited. It’s the same every year. I put on too much weight and I spend too much money. Before you know it here comes the January bill tapping on your shoulder and letting you know how irresponsible you were with your credit card. I am completely aware of the connotations of this opinion but ‘BAH HUMBUG’ has never been my saying. I can understand the pro’s, it’s an excuse to see your family and friends, send out a piece of card with a greeting on which will clutter your house until you sneak them into the bin feeling bad towards the sender.
I mean, Christmas dinner is cracking, but why can we only have a dinner so good at Christmas? It makes no logical sense to me. Although Christmas dinner’s appreciation does depend on the cook. Being one who is…

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