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Helen Bird
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Here's an ode to one of my favourite places to buy food and stuff in Paris.
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I've written a blog post about a resto that's closed for the holidays, because I'm cruel like that http://www.parisvegan.com/2015/08/hobbes-vegetarian-organic-restaurant.html
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Really bad photography, purchased ravioli, Reggie Perrin... This post has it all.
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Expensive vegan burgers and hotdogs with texture problems but good flavours: MOB Paris.
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Paris has a vegan mini-market, and it's super.
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(In which I pan Gravity, with plenty of spoilers.)

I'm surprised so few people hated this as much as I did.

About half-way through the film, I decided that I must have misread the 91-minute running time listed. As far as I was concerned, I'd been sat watching these two people float around for at least two hours of my life already.

The dialogue, what there is of it, seems pretty irrelevant. It seems from reading the reviews that nobody was listening anyway: everyone was too awe-stuck by space. Dude, SPACE!!!

Any claims made for this film being in any way feminist because it has a woman (with short hair, dude!) on screen for long periods of time are rubbish. Bullock's character plays into the female stereotypes of sentimentality, weeping about a child, and showing weakness at almost every opportunity. It doesn't matter that she has more lines than Clooney: she relies on him for pretty much everything. His ghost even comes to save her at one point. His GHOST! Because even an imaginary shadow of a dead man is stronger than a living, breathing (just about) woman.

What else did I hate? Oh yeah, the super bleeding obvious birth/rebirth/womb references. Come on. Those cords couldn't be more umbilical if they were made of Wharton's jelly. I had to look that up. There's even a foetal position in a safe, enclosed space in case we hadn't got it. Dude, it's a womb!

Oh, and the fact that the Commie/international space equipment was all out-dated and broken and abandoned. USA! USA! USA! (Dude).

I'll concede that the acting was good. And the effects. And I really liked that bit at the end where she tries and fails to stand up. That's it.

Unless you really, really like special effects, I don't see why you'd bother going to see this film.

Maybe I just hated it so much because the 3D glasses I was given were 12 sizes too big, but I don't think so.
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Paupiettes de bettes: delicious, rhyming chard parcels.
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Think the French win at everything? Here are 7 reasons to think again.
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Think the French win at everything? Here are 7 reasons to think again.
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