Out of nowhere, the Western seems to be enjoying its latest mini-resurgence. And while Seraphim Falls isnt quite as high profile as the recent 3:10 To...... more
Out of nowhere, the Western seems to be enjoying its latest mini-resurgence. And while Seraphim Falls isnt quite as high profile as the recent 3:10 To Yuma, its still a solidly made piece of cinema thats well worth spending some time with. It centres around the search for a man named Gideon, played by Pierce Brosnan, and the reasons for said search arent clear at the start of the film. But what is certain is that a small party is on his trail, led by Liam Neesons Morsman Carver, and that Carver is very determined to get his man. From this set up, Seraphim Falls slowly unfolds as an intelligent, ambiguous mish-mash of Western and thriller, and an intriguing one at that. Seraphim Falls, it should be said, isnt a ride without a few problems. The pacing isnt consistent, for instance, and the back end of the film doesnt make the most of the build up before it. But theres still plenty in its corner. Its two star actors are in excellent form, with both Brosnan and Neeson revelling in the complexity of their respective characters, while some sequences are genuinely exciting too. If Serphami Falls, though, fails to quite deliver what it hints its capable of, then it still leaves enough in place to enjoy. Refusing to dumb down its approach, its a grown-up, interesting movie, and one thats easily possible to warm to in spite of the aforementioned problems. Roll on more Westerns, say we --Jon Foster
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2.4 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), English ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene...... more
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2.4 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), English ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Following Dark Season, Russell T. Davies scripted this darkly inventive thriller series for Aunty Beeb back in 1993. Century Falls is a backwater village where the locals are most unfriendly and seemingly childless. When Tess arrives with her pregnant mother, the populace cast a suspicious eye on the new arrivals. However, they aren't the only newcomers. Twins, Ben and Carey Naismith have returned after their exile at the hands of the villagers. These two have much to show Tess, regarding the sinister happenings of Century Falls and its terrifying past... ...Century Falls
...The picturesque Aysgarth Falls have been a tourist attraction for two centuries, drawing the likes of Turner, Wordsworth and Robin Hood. Carved out by glacial ice, the three levels of the Falls are all equally beautiful.
How to get there
Aysgarth is at the Northern end of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, close to Hawes. It's a couple of hours drive from almost everywhere, with a decent...
Advantages: Fantastically fun board game Disadvantages: Fantastically fun board game
...-colour card which acts a bit like a jester and there are also clear coloured carriage spaces on the board that you can make a colour of your choice.
There are many other versions, including Europe, India, Asia and other parts of the world. I've never played the others, so can't compare but I thoroughly enjoy playing this North American version which generally features the USA but also a handful of places...
Advantages: Characters, plot, chemistry Disadvantages: Not much
...About the book
Guiding the Fall is the second book in the Golden Rule Outfitters series by Christy Hayes. The book was published on 29th April and it is 306 pages long. I received an e-book for review through NetGalley.
Jack Forrester has never needed anything or anyone, even when he suffered a massive blow to his personal and professional life. He?s recently moved to...