Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

A thoroughly unnecessary sequel to a classic movie, it was never going to live up to the pedigree of its predecessor. Having the “Wall Street” name, it begs comparison and falls short. However, taken on its own it is a good movie, but personally, I can’t help but compare the two. Worth watching, but don’t expect an iconic classic like the original.

In Search of the Best Phở in Vietnam

In my recent trip to Vietnam I made it a personal mission of mine to sample the various phở establishments across the country. I would step out from my accommodation each morning, pick a direction and then walk until I found a place that had a sign with the three magic letters, “Phở”.

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The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

I wasn’t expecting much from this film, just a bit of light hearted fun. Unfortunately the film seems kind of lazy. The characters, the plot and the manner in which things are done just seem like no effort was put into it. I feel sorry for the special effects team who seem to be the only people that were genuinely trying here. Everyone else just seemed to rock up and take their pay check and leave.

The Lost Symbol

Robert Langdon as the main protagonist? Check. A beautiful intelligent woman as the sidekick? Check. A mysterious organisation with a creepy antogonist trying to stop Langdon from uncovering a major secret? Check.

This is essentially “The Da Vinci Code” but with the Freemasons replacing the Catholic Church. It suffers from the relative lack of interest Freemasonry has over Catholicism, and the ending and the uncovered “secret” is incredibly bad. However, that aside, Dan Brown knows how to write a page turner with his trademark 2 page chapters. I actually quite enjoyed reading it, even if I was disappointed with the ending.

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