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"A reader lives a thousand lives before they die"  
          -George R R Martin

READDLE ME THIS, READDLE ME THAT..

 You will always find me in the past. I can be created in the present, but the future can never taint me 

What am  I

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BROTHERHOOD

Directed By: Noel Clarke

Release Date: 29th August 2016

 

“ARE YOU DIZZY BLUD?”

Kidulthood in 2006, Adulthood in 2008 and now Brotherhood 8 years later. I had to go watch it and I am so glad I did, the movie had me in stitches! I found that this movie was not as sinister as the first two, but it had its fair share of violence. Noel Clarke who produced and directed Brotherhood did well once again, the message he put out there was deep, especially in this day in age where young people are seduced by the street life of gang, drugs and violence, but there are always two sides of a story and as you get older priorities change. Unfortunately, Jay (Adam Deacon) wasn’t in this film, but Mooney (Femi Oyeniran) was and he cracked me up! The relationship with his wife had the whole cinema laughing out loud. I’m glad he decided to return, however, I did listen to a podcast a little while ago on Cut the Chat TV hearing that he would not be doing Brotherhood, and slewing Noel Clarke live, but anywhoo…

Sam (Noel Clarke) is back on the scene and as per someone is after him, what do you do when you’re trying to be a better man and your past keeps trying to drag you back to the dark? You call back up and you take them down to protect the people you love and of course this is exactly what Sam did. Curtis is back and revenge is oozing from his veins, he wants Sam to suffer the way he had, but he does not want the new reformed Sam, he wants that bad boy who killed his nephew all them years ago. Although this film made me laugh, there are some scenes that show sad truth of the streets, innocent people getting caught up in the commotion resulting in serious injury or death just to prove a point.

On a lighter note, it was nice to see familiar Grime artists that are up and coming in today’s society merging into the acting life, hellooo Stormzy! He didn’t have the biggest role, but he was definitely taking the route of being a role model to kids who think that the only path available is the streets, showing them it’s never too late to change direction. Additionally, there were cameo’s from Skrapz, Fetty and Nines. If you were a Kidualthood fan I would 100% recommend this film, you won’t be disappointed!

Click here to watch the Official Brotherhood Trailer!

Poonam

(Little flashback to Kidulthood)

Hey Readdlers, I hope you are all enjoying the new content! I have tried to reformat and customize the site to be more user and mobile friendly (well as far as my technical knowledge takes me) as I can imagine scrolling through endless reviews to find the one you want is not exactly ideal. If there is a particular book or film review you would like to read please scroll to the bottom of the page and use the search button to find your chosen title. Or simply click on the tags if you would like to see the selection of books and films we have under a certain genre. I am hoping to make a glossary soon when the numbers of reviews increases (and when I learn to do it) to make it even easier to navigate! I have added our social media links at the bottom of the page, so please feel free to like and follow The Readdler!

Thanks everyone for your support!

Poonam

READDLE ME THIS, READDLE ME THAT..

The more you take, the more you leave behind

What am  I

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HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD

Harry Potter & the cursed child

Author: JK Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

Published Date: July 2016

“Harry, there is never a perfect answer in this messy, emotional world. Perfection is beyond the reach of humankind, beyond the reach of magic. In every shining moment of happiness is that drop of poison: the knowledge that pain will come again. Be honest to those you love, show your pain. To suffer is as human as to breathe.”

Sorry for the delay of this review, but it was one that left me with mixed emotions. As it has been some time since the book has been release and I’m sure the hardcore HP fans have already read the book and maybe even seen the play?! Heads up to the slow coaches this review will contain a couple SPOILERS. Reading another Harry Potter book after so long felt like my imagination had been returned to an extremely familiar place, that sense of nostalgia was so satisfying. For those who don’t know, the book is written in script format, downside being there is not a lot of description so travelling back to Hogwarts and the other HP locations felt like a distance memory rather than living in the forefront of the action as experience in the previous books. I don’t know if anyone else did this, but in some scenes I imagined how the play would look in my head rather than escaping to my interpretation of the world of witchcraft and wizardry.

Besides from that I loved the book! The story line was perfect didn’t feel like it was too long or they went into any unnecessary dialogue. There was not immense amount of new characters in this book so I could feel the connection to each character singularly throughout, as well as my new found loves, Albus (Harry and Ginny Son) and Scorpius (Draco and Astoria Son). Their love, loyalty and friendship shown in the book is heart-warming I couldn’t help but shed a tear, but nothing compared to my wailing at the return of my favourite character!! I will not mention any more on that topic but I know a lot of HP fans and this will definitely make your day.

 Harry Potter and The Cursed Child tells a story of the ‘ifs and buts’ we may have thought whilst reading the original 7 (SPOILER)and we are returned back in time to when Harry is at Hogwarts alongside the return of his nemesis (can’t have a Harry Potter book without the despised Voldermort!) . I thoroughly enjoyed this concept as it gives us an insight to what could have happened if events we were slightly altered and makes you realise how the slightest change in events could have the most drastic repercussions in the future!

If you have read the book or seen the film, please comment below and let us know how you found it! Unfortunately, I still can not get my hands on the golden Harry Potter tickets, so if you guys have any website or links please comment below! Thank you!

Poonam

(This was definitely me when I got my book!)

Hey guys! Poonam here, I’m sorry for the lack of posts from me, but as you can see Gina has been blessing the website with film reviews too! We will be writing about films, books, upcoming books and will soon be adding films and books we believe to be our favourite! Please feel free to like and comment on our posts, let us know how you feel and if there are any films or books you recommend to us.

Much appreciated, thank you all for reading our posts!

Poonam

Suicide Squad:

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Director: David Ayer

Release Date: 5 August 2016

Figuring they’re all expendable, a U.S. intelligence officer decides to assemble a team of dangerous, incarcerated supervillains for a top-secret mission. Now armed with government weapons, Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Captain Boomerang, Killer Croc and other despicable inmates must learn to work together. Dubbed Task Force X, the criminals unite to battle a mysterious and powerful entity, while the diabolical Joker (Jared Leto) launches an evil agenda of his own.

What to say about Suicide Squad? I loved it! One does have to remember that it is called suicide squad and not The Joker and the Suicide Squad – but more on that later.

So after watching Suicide Squad I would really recommend it for you comic book lovers! I won’t lie to you, there is a bit too much Will Smith in this movie. I feel as though the movie was “DeadShot and the suicide squad”. Spoiler alert, we do see a glimpse of the love triangle between Harley, DeadShot and the Joker. It’s not a deep relationship, but still there is some sexual tension – which could possibly lead to a solo Harley Quinn movie.

Speaking of the Joker, Jared Leto is just Wow! I genuinely love him, and he fit the role of the Joker perfectly. There is an old school gangster vibe to this incarnation of the Joker, but I found it quite refreshing. You see a different side to him, but don’t expect him to be fighting batman in this movie. His main concern in this movie is the whereabouts of Harley, and whether or not she is ready to live and die for him (which is cute in a creepy kind of way). There are quite a few flashbacks for all the characters, but I loved the flashbacks for Harley’s more than the rest.

Onto the next point, Captain Boomerang is hilarious. His scenes are always funny, and we get a glimpse of how powerful he really is with his boomerang skills – He is actually quite deadly. If I am honest, there isn’t much to say about him because there wasn’t much detail on him in the movie. BUT we do see a certain Justice League Member capturing him.

Okay lets go onto Killer Croc. There isn’t much on him, but he acts like a Gangster – as in the Rap kind of gangster. It is pretty funny but once again I can’t say much on him because there isn’t much to say.

There is a teeny bit of a twist to the film, you don’t expect the villain to be the villain. But it is worth a watch! On a last point, the Joker is in the movie for about 6 minutes collectively – could do with  a bit more of him but then it may seem as if the movie was just about the joker.

Gina

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How To Archer:

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Book by: Sterling Archer

Originally published: 2011

Lying is like 95% of what I do.But believe me: in this book, I’ll let you know exactly how to become a master spy just like me. Obviously, you won’t be as good at it as I am, but that’s because you’re you, and I’m Sterling Archer.

This is going to be a short review. Does anyone else love Archer? I am going to try and stick to the book but forgive me if I start talking about the show (the show is awesome!).  I swear I say phrasing about 90% of the time.

So the book is as Archer as you could imagine. You get some great tips on how to be like the infamous Spy, and how to become a fully functioning alcoholic (as if I needed anymore advice on that). I will admit, if you read this book, you will read it in Archer’s voice.

The book is a lot of great laughs and usual witty comments, but I feel as though I knew everything already (because of the show). Don’t skip the footnotes – they’re the funniest part. My one complaint is the lack of inside jokes and references to the show and characters,  but then again, it is call “How to Archer”.

Overall, read the book! It’s not just a cash making scheme, its genuinely hilarious! £2.99 on amazon is a bargain and its worth the money!

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Gina

HARDCORE HENRY:

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Director: Ilya Naishuller

Release Date: 8 April 2016

Henry wakes up in a Moscow laboratory to learn that he’s been brought back from the dead as a half-human, half-robotic hybrid. With no memory, his wife tells him that his name is Henry. Before she can activate his voice, armed thugs storm in and kidnap her. Henry begins his rampage to save his spouse from the telekinetic spouse who kidnapped her.

Okay, this film is really confusing. Firstly, it is set in first person point of view. So we see everything in the eyes of Henry. It is kind of cool, but it does get to be a bit of a headache after a while. So, the film all in all is pretty action packed. There is so much cramped into the movie, and all of my theories that I had during the film were wrong.

This bone-crunching action film pretty much looks like a video game, and it is almost like being in Call of Duty. We don’t really see Henry’s face or ever hear his voice. Literally how he looks and sounds is up to the viewer. I genuinely thought this movie was brilliant, and that the plot was both unpredictable and refreshing. There has never been a film like Hardcore Henry, and I doubt there will be another one.

Seriously, if you love action movies, then you need to see this movie. The end *no spoilers* was completely awesome and the effects! Wow! The fighting scenes were brilliantly choreographed, it was mind-blowing. I loved this movie, but I will say again, it is a bit of a headache.

One of the characters, Jimmy, played by Shartlo Copely, is completely confusing, and he is hilarious. He will be one of your faves. His “British” d*ckheadiness is loveable! He is the joker of the movie, but he does have a dark background.

Okay, so just try the movie. It may not be for all of you, and I really don’t want to go into too much details because I don’t want to ruin it for you guys but I think most of you will enjoy the film! Comment what you think of it!

 

Gina

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