Singer Dolores Ó Riordan has passed away after being found dead in London, cause of death is unclear as yet. Dolores and her group the Cranberries were famous in the 90’s with such songs as Linger, Dreams and Zombie. It has said that they were the second biggest group to come out of Ireland after U2 but the Limerick band did pretty well for themselves. Dolores was the mother of 3 and had divorced from her husband.
Here’s one that hit the cinemas recently the tale of the British evacuation of their expeditionary force from France during the early years of the second world war. Its referred to as the “Miracle of Dunkirk” by Time magazine. There are explanations for this “miracle” mainly that Hitler lets the brits go. The movie is controversial in that it displays the action as a valiant rearguard operating under a hail of Luftwaffe bombs and strafing. No action is made to stop the evacuation by the German “panzer” divisions which surrounded the allied forces. This is a mega blunder by the Germans who could have won the war there and then had they captured the British expeditionary force, there would have been no army to defend Britain. Hitler would do this again – stop the tanks and this was on D-day. Some lack of action by the Germans led to decisive events which changed the outcome of the war.
Anyway back to the film. Its well “shot” cinematically with three subplots, the guys on the beaches, the people in the boats and the Raf flying overhead, these gradually come together towards the end of the film. Its well acted with the main character being a soldier trying to escape the mayhem at the beaches. Its worth the ticket price but its not a masterpiece either.
Here is a topic i feel like discussing, computers don’t seem to the fun they used to be or maybe I am just a lot older. Things are not as interesting as they once were. Does anyone feel the same i wonder ? Nowadays I check the email, read the papers, play some music videos on youtube and of course a small bit of blogging and that’s about it. I miss the addictive games that used to be around and the chats I used have on Icq with people from around the world, used to do that alot very addictive actually (makes the world a small place). Computers seem to lack the “sense” of adventure that was once with them, maybe it is because so much of they used to do is being done by mobiles and other smaller devices. My gut tells me put it down to age.
Went to see this last night, didn’t know what to expect but found it was pretty good. Hard to remember the original anyway. Cast are reunited for the picture and they do a good job too.