Spider-man: Homecoming (2017)

Following the destruction of New York (in Avengers Assemble) and the clashing of heroes (in Captain America: Civil War) Peter Parker is sent back to his hometown of Queens, New York, being told he is not ready to be a fully equipped Avenger yet. So, Peter waits to hear from Tony Stark, the father figure…

Into The Water by Paula Hawkins (2017)

From bestselling author Paula Hawkins comes another mystery from the countryside of England.  Although similar in genre The Girl on the Train and Into The Water have little else in common.  Hawkins creates a gripping, thriller with so much going on that it is hard to truly understand who killed who in this interesting, intriguing…

Five Most Shocking Moments of Game of Thrones (Seasons 1-6)

With season seven looming around the corner it is time to look back at some of the most memorable and shocking moments that have happened during Game of Thrones. The Mountain VS. the Viper This was a built-up moment for most people during season four of Game of Thrones.  We all fell in love with…

The Last Samurai (2003)

Inspired by the 1877 Satsuma Rebellion led by Saigō Takamori, and the westernisation of Japan by foreign powers, director and co-producer, Edward Zwick gives you The Last Samurai.  A story of about the great samurai and their fall with the westernisation of Japan. Former US Army Captain Nathan Algren (portrayed by Tom Cruise), a bitter…

Summer Time…

Summer is here! Time to look at the new summer read suggestions by yours truly… Jay Asher’s Thirteen Reasons Why Clay Jensen, a shy high school student, returns home from school one day to find that he has been sent a mysterious package in the mail.  This package contains seven double-sided cassette tapes.  These cassette…

Hacksaw Ridge

From director Mel Gibson comes the powerful, emotional telling of the actions of one man.  Desmond Doss.  An American, pacifist combat medic, who was a Seventh-day Adventist Christian.  Desmond Doss refused to carry or use a firearm or weapon of any kind in World War II.  Doss became the first ever conscientious objector to be…

Divine by Mistake by P.C. Cast (2001)

The first in P.C. Cast’s Divine trilogy… Shannon Parker expected nothing unusual when she started her summer vacation at an auction but her latest purchase – a vase with the Celtic goddess Epona on it – somehow switches her into the world of Partholon, where she is treated like a goddess.  A temperamental goddess incarnate. …

Lord of the Flies by William Golding (1954)

William Golding introduces his novel, Lord of the Flies as a tribal novel which focuses on a group of British boys as they are stranded on an uninhabited island during, an unspecified, nuclear war.  Some of the marooned, young lads are ordinary students, while others arrive as a musical choir under an established leader, Jack…

Twelfth Night – The Royal Exchange

‘Be not afraid of greatness, some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them…’ The Royal Exchange presents William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.  An outstanding performance of the timeless comedy/problem play written by Shakespeare. Washed up on the shores of Illyria after a ship wreck, Viola hides her true identity and…

Happy Birthday Spiralbounds!

Happy Birthday Spiralbounds! Spiralbounds has been going for a whole year now!  I have shared a number of reviews about films, books and television shows alike. But to celebrate Spiralbounds being one year old today I would like to give 10 interesting facts about myself and about Spiralbounds! I have 497 wonderful follows on Spiralbounds,…

Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2.

“Sun is shinin’ in the sky There ain’t a cloud in sight It’s stopped rainin’ everybody’s in a play And don’t you know It’s a beautiful new day, hey hey” Guardians of the Galaxy smashes onto your screens with the classic song by Electric Light Orchestra ‘Mr. Blue Sky’.  This is only one of the…

Happy Birthday Shakespeare!

Today is the day we celebrate the birth of one of the greatest playwrights and poets in English history! William Shakespeare.  Born 23rd April 1564. The man who brought us some of the greatest plays that have been re-told consistently through the centuries such as: Romeo and Juliet; Hamlet; Twelfth Night; and A Midsummer Night’s…