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BOOK REVIEW – The Captain Jack Sparrow Handbook by Jason Heller

By Marty Mulrooney

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The Captain Jack Sparrow Handbook by Jason Heller is a tongue-in-cheek guide on how to become a swashbuckling pirate, released to tie-in with the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides film due out at the end of this month (May 2011). Offering many vital tips including how to bury treasure, how to break a curse, how to stay alive when your ship sinks and how to deal with mermaids, this guide will soon help you cast off the shackles of landlubber society and become a master of the seven seas… or at least the local recreation centre/YMCA!

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FILM REVIEW – Public Enemies

By Marty Mulrooney

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I had somewhat high expectations of Michael Mann’s latest film, Public Enemies. Based on the true life story of John Dillinger and his gang, who during the Great Depression in 1933 robbed over two dozen banks, I really felt that the hard-hitting grit and powerful portrayal of obsessive men on both sides of the law that had been present in Mann’s classic Heat would transfer really well to this film, regardless of the year it was set. Sadly, I was wrong. Continue reading

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