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posted by [personal profile] sevenhelz at 07:03pm on 14/04/2009 under ,
We've discovered a brand of wine we rather like: Casillero del Diablo, or Cellar of the Devil. As well as the stylish devil portrait and attractive label, I was drawn to the price of the two bottles we've shared; reduced from £7ish to 5. Hurrah! Of course we can't speak for the whites, but we liked their 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon and next tried their delicious Merlot, also 2007. No prizes for guessing which I preferred; yes, I got happily drunk on half a bottle of the tasty tasty Merlot last night. On the other hand, Dave really liked the Cabernet Sauvignon. Either way, no headaches! Makes a change from our usual two pound tipple*.

*No, not usually, but we did try one for £3, and that was a sad day. Or rather a miserable morning after. Dave refuses to believe that the wine had anything to do with our headaches and upset stomachs...
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posted by [personal profile] sevenhelz at 10:38pm on 12/04/2009 under ,
If you're a horror fan, I highly recommend Asylum (but SPOILER ALERT when it comes to the full synopsis). There's nothing particularly new or groundbreaking in the plot or the way it's made, but the characters seem very real to me. Sure, there are moments where you think, would she really reveal that much if that were the case? But then you think, ah, but these are all new students, trying new things; also (MILD SPOILER) the amount of domestic abuse and violence previously suffered by the characters could seem a little high if anything, but due to the nature of the story it's probably unwise to read too much into that... (END SPOILER) the main character is a young woman with a brain, hurrah, and get this; none of the guys fix anything.
Yeah, I liked it.

ETA: The cast AFAI remember is all white. However, Asylum just about passes the Bechdel test (two women do start by talking about a man, but move on to another topic).

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