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Innocent Guavas, Pineapples, Apples soft drink review – (8.25/10).

“Where’s the Guava? Yet fruity, and natural tasting apple and banana…”. Innocent Guavas, Pineapples, Apples soft drink review Weight loss rating = Medium Why you should read? Looking for a refreshing soft drink to aid your weight loss. Find out if Innocent Guavas, Pineapples, Apples smoothie is that drink… The Good  “Pleasant and non-overpowering scent”. […]

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The Invisible Man (2020) Horror movie review

“Strong display of tension, losing Horror emphasis at times…”- (8.5/10). Why you should read? Love films that retain a sense of mystery throughout? Love films featuring a combination of Horror, Crime, and Drama themes? Introduction  According to ImDb, The invisible man is a 2020 (Drama/Horror/Mystery) movie. Impact  Some level of suspense built immediately, with early […]

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Orchard English Vintage Cider 2021 review – “It didn’t appeal to my taste, but had some interesting elements to it- (6.0/10)”.

[Why you should read … Looking for a good value stronger supermarket cider? Not sure if the quality of cheaper cider is up to fussy taste-buds? Then read on for discovery] The Good  “Fairly practical”.  “Good value”. “Pleasant medium dryness”. “Noticeable bitterness”.  “Distinctive character”.  “Session-able”. “Quite smooth”. “Natural taste”. “Developing dry aftertaste”. The Bad  “Weak […]

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Under the silver lake (2018) (Crime/Drama/Mystery) movie review “Cleverly thought-provoking and somewhat psychological Horror/Romance” -(8.0/10).

Why you should read? Are you a fan of variety including: Romance, Mysteries, Setting changes, Pets, and Horror mechanisms in thought-provoking, and somewhat psychological movies? Then look no further… Introduction  According to IMDb, Under the Silver lake is a 2018 (Crime/Drama/Mystery) movie.  Impact  The unusual features early on, with some low level gore and character […]

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Apartment 1BR  (2019) movie review “Scary and psychological” – (9.0/10).  

Apartment 1BR  (2019) movie review “Scary and psychological” – (9.0/10).  Apartment complex, breaking rules, Los Angeles, David Marmor, American, horror, film The Good  “Psychologically challenging”.  “Suffering features”. “Paranoia”.  “Good sound effects”. “Light used well to symbolise emotions”. “Instills viewer fear”. “Good acting”. The Bad  “Predictable ending”.  Introduction  Apartment 1BR is a 2019 (Drama, Horror, Thriller) movie, […]

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Vivarium (2019) (Horror/Mystery/Sci -fi) review – “Slightly strange happenings, and relationship turmoil” – (8.0/10). 

House hunt to entrapment in a maze of identical houses… Just a young couple looking for their perfect home ? Film directed by Lorcan Finnegan. “Slightly strange happenings, and relationship turmoil” – (8.0/10). According to IMDb, Vivarium is a 2019 (Horror/Mystery/Sci-fi) movie.  The Good  “Emotions played well”.  “Interesting concept”. “Clear storyline”. “Plenty of action”.  “Some […]

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Spring (2014) Horror movie review – “Stunning, yet ghastly” – (8.5/10).  

Spring (2014) Horror movie review – “Stunning, yet ghastly” – (8.5/10).  2014 ‧ Horror/Romance ‧ 1h 49m “Critic Reviews for Spring”  Tagline: “If you thought your relationship was bad, this review will cheer you up. Stunning, yet ghastly”. The Good  “Frequently adventurous plot”. “Clear sense of character vulnerability”. “Mystery maintained well”. “Shocking”. “Thought-provoking”.  “Evil clearly depicted”. “Relatable”.  “Awkward”.  “Heart […]

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Sun Don’t shine (2012) Horror movie review – “Psychological and atmospheric” – (7.5/10).  

The Good  “Facial expression well used”. “Atmospheric effects used well”.  “Powerful character emotions”.  “Increases in depth throughout”.  “Sound, an effective tool”. “Neglect and rejection feature”. “Psychologically challenging ending”. The Bad  “Starts a little slowly”.  “Not really a Horror”.  “Backstories aren’t painted clearly”.  Introduction  Following a pleasant cycle spin from my new home, I settle down […]

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Four Lions (2010)  “Witty in places, lost my interest at times” – (6.5/10).  

Four Lions (2010)  “Witty in places, lost my interest at times” – (6.5/10).  The Good  “Original plot”. “Action packed”. “Frequent setting changes”.  “Well acted”. The Bad  “Repetitive at times”. “Slow at times”.  Introduction  Whilst I wouldn’t usually review movies in this genre, it was recommended to me by a fellow student at my university, who had […]

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Leckford Estate 2020 vintage – Cox’s apple cider medium dry review – “Some natural variety, but lacking anything impactful” – (8.25/10). 

The Good “Positive sustainability brand message”. “Reasonable value”.  “Practical”. “Natural and pleasant smell”. “Acidity developing well”. “Good natural sweetness”. “Well balanced”. “Full flavour”.  “Natural flavour”. “Smooth taste and aftertaste”. “Some distinctive taste variety”. “Nicely session-able”. The Bad  “No dryness, which was promised”. “Absent of promised carbonation”.  “Bland packaging”. “Acidity lacking initially”. “Thin mouthfeel”.  “No bitterness”. […]

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The Wolf of snow hollow Horror review -“Entertaining, with some tension at times” – (7/10). 

Intro  The Wolf of snow hollow is a 2020 (Comedy/Horror/Mystery) movie, according to IMDb. The Good “Mystery element featured”. “Good use of darkness and effects at times”. “Acting was good”. “Grading used well”. “Music contrasts were effective”. “Clear plot”. The Bad “Lack of close up camera shots”. “Tension often cut too early”. “Predictable plot at […]

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Requiem for a Dream 2000 Horror review “Strong ending as a shocking Horror” – (8/10).  

Intro  Requiem for a dream is a 2000 Drama, according to IMDb. We however reviewed as a Horror, since the Drama features darker themes, and we would argue it meets the criteria for this genre. Impact  Whilst the plot develops slowly, it uses music volume well, along with several stories running simultaneously. There are frequent […]

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Hostel: Part III (2011) – (6.5/10).

Hostel: Part III (2011) – (6.5/10) – “Clear plot with some surprises, better than part II ”.  The Good  “Surprising opening ”.  “Psychological elements”. “Action-packed ending”. “Memorable ending”.  The Bad  “Uncertain genre”.  “Repetitive themes”. “Tension climax limited”. Introduction  On February 26th 2021, I posted my first Hostel horror movie review. Fast forward just over a […]

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Hostel: Part II (2007) Horror movie review 

– (5.5/10) – “Occasional vulnerability, but lacking special effects”.  The Good  “Occasional sense of vulnerability”.  “Slight ending twist”. “Facial expressions used well”. “Volume appropriately changed ”. The Bad  “Lacking visual effects”.  “Lacking lighting changes”.  “Lacking camera shots”.  “Mediocre acting”.  “Slow plot progression at times”.  Introduction  On February 26th 2021, I posted my first Hostel horror […]

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Constantine (2005) Horror movie review – “More fantasy, than Horror” – (6.0/10).

The Good  “Action-packed second half”. “Good acting”.  “Interesting visuals”. “Dramatic scenes”. “Frequent evil manifestations”.  The Bad  “No special effects”. “Minimal tension”.  “Lacking gore”. “Evil manifestations not scary”. Introduction  Constantine is a 2005 Action/Fantasy/Horror movie, according to IMDb. Impact  It was clear effects were absent, and tension wasn’t frequently felt. Whilst surrealism was depicted flamboyantly, tension […]

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Silent Hill 2: Revelation (2012) Horror movie review – “Action-packed ending, yet mostly uninteresting” – (5.0/10).  

Silent Hill 2: Revelation (2012) Horror movie review – “Action-packed ending, yet mostly uninteresting” – (5.0/10).  The Good  “Action-packed ending”. “Sound used well”. “Gore and vulnerability present”. The Bad  “Dated effects”. “Acting forced”.  “Slow plot progression”. “Lacking plot complexity”. “Predictable storyline”.  “Infrequent setting changes”. “Lacking originality”. Introduction Silent Hill 2 (Revelation) is a 2012 (Horror/Mystery/Thriller) […]

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Silent hill 2006 Horror movie review – (8.5/10) – “Thought provoking, gory and action-packed”. 

The Good  “Emotions enhance distress”. “Volume varied cleverly”.  “Unusual features frequently”. “Horror shown immediately”. “Scene set well”. “Distinctive plot”. “Variety of music used”. “Evil presented visually”. “Darkness used well”. “Plenty of mystery”. “Settings varied well”.  “Gore used”. The Bad  “Dated effects”. “Plot unclear at times”.  “Occasionally slow”.  Introduction  Silent hill is a 2006 Horror/Mystery movie, […]

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Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) “Surprisingly funny and light-hearted” – (8.0/10).  

The Good  “Frequently changed scenery”. “Plenty of action”.  “Some good acting”. “Some good comedy”. “Improving comedy”.  The Bad  “Superficial character attachment”. “Lack of tension” . “No real twists”. Introduction  Jumanji: The Next level is a 2019 Action/Adventure/Comedy movie. Impact  Jamanji began with some basic background and context, like the original. It was clear the plot […]

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The Green room restaurant review – Colchester (4/5) 

Intro  Hello fellow, fellows. Enjoy my first restaurant review below !! I visited the Green room restaurant Colchester for a meal out with family. Summary  I was immediately made to feel welcome by friendly staff. I opted for the chicken supreme, followed by the rhubarb crumble. The chicken was perfectly cooked and well presented. It […]

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Don’t breathe 2 “Slow start, strong finish” -(8.0/10).  

Don’t breathe 2 “Slow start, strong finish” -(8.0/10).  The Good  “Tension building sounds”. “Developed sense of vulnerability”. “Mood contrast”. “Brutality and gore feature”.  The Bad “Less character attachment than original”. “Predictable plot till final 30 minutes”.  Introduction  Don’t breathe 2 is a 2021 Action/Crime/Horror movie.  Impact  There was action early on in the movie, with […]

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Don’t breathe Horror review (9.5/10) – “One of the best horror films I have seen, and I have seen a lot “. 

The Good  “Dark themes frequent”. “Vulnerability shown”. “Crime emerged quickly”.  “Good plot complexity”. “Sense of character attachment”. “Darkness frequently used”. “Element of surprise worked well”. “Tension maintained by action”. “Plenty of surprises” “Twist at the end”. “Multiple horror mechanisms used well”. The Bad  “Camera shots limited”. “Limited tension building effects e.g. lighting”. Introduction  Don’t breathe […]

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The Shining Horror movie review – (7.5/10) – “Built tension well, yet purpose questionable”. 

The Good  “Beautiful scenery”. “Distinctive music”. “Context set well”. “Anticipation of vulnerability”. “Sound cleverly applied”. “Effective camera work”. “Wide range of horror mechanisms used”. “Thought-provoking ending”. “Contrast used well”. “Acting effective”. The Bad  “Lack of visual representation of Evil”. “Plot quite steady at times”. “Unclear source of evil”.  “Lack of setting changes”. Introduction  The Shining […]

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Logan lucky heist movie review – “I personally prefer to Now you see me” – (8.25/10). 

Logan lucky heist movie review – “I personally prefer to Now you see me” – (8.25/10).  The Good “Action packed”. “Well thought out”. The Bad  “Starts slowly”. “Ending underwhelming”. Introduction  Logan lucky is a 2017 Action, comedy, crime movie according to IMDb.  Crime impact  In the early stages I was expecting a bit more. It […]

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Sidra El Gaitero semi-seca cider review – “Vibrant, lively, and well balanced”- (9.0/10).  

Sidra El Gaitero semi-seca cider review  The Good  “Good carbonation level”.  “Well balanced”. “Balanced sweetness”. “Natural flavour”. “Harshness a well balanced part of the character”. “Pleasant, persistent aftertaste”.  “Good scent”. “Confident acidity”. “Practical”. “Good value”. The Bad  “Dryness absent”.  “Slightly thin mouthfeel”. “Lacking a little complexity”.  Packaging  El Gaitero means “the piper” in Spanish, which […]

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Now you see me – 2013 Heist movie review – “Action-packed and unexpected” – (8/10). 

Now you see me 2013 Heist movie review – “Action-packed and unexpected” – (8/10).  The Good  “Strong camera work”. “Good acting”.  “Fear of the unknown used well”. “Plot twists”.  “Action packed”.  The Bad  “Tough to follow at times”.  “Scenes were a little repetitive”.  “Too many perspectives”.  Introduction  Now you see me is a 2013 Crime/Mystery/Thriller […]

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The Beta test – Horror review – “Strong beginning and finish, slightly one dimensional mystery” – (7.5/10). 

The Good  “Thought-provoking finish”.  “Tension built well”.  “Darker romantic themes used well”.  “Gore and nightmares feature”. “Frequent setting changes”. “Mind captivating finale”. The Bad  “One dimensional plot”.  “Insufficient scares for Horror”. “Genre unclear”. Introduction  The Beta test is a Comedy, Horror, and Thriller movie, according to IMDb.  Horror impact  Gore was notable from the off. […]

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Interstellar movie (8/10) – “Rich in action, emotion, and thought-provoking”. 

Interstellar movie (8/10) – “Rich in action, emotion, and thought-provoking”. The Good  “Clever ending”. “Engaging characters”. “Frequent setting changes”.  “A number of plot twists”.  The Bad  “Need a long time to watch”. “Takes a while to get into the flow”.  Introduction  Interstellar is a 2014 Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi movie.  Sci-fi impact  Sometimes how things make […]

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Morgan Horror movie review – “Slow builder, lacked consistent Horror impact” -(6.5/10).  

Morgan Horror movie review – “Slow builder, lacked consistent Horror impact” -(6.5/10).  The Good  “Some Horror mechanisms used” “Horror works on occasion”.  “Interesting plot”. “Action-packed”.  “Twist at the end”.  The Bad  “Slow at times”.  “Tension seldom built well”.  “Lack of attachment to characters”.  “Camera angles could be improved”. “Not enough horror events”. Intro  Morgan is […]

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Joyride 2001 movie review – “Tense, entertaining, with a twist at the end. Not dated one bit …” (8.5/10) 

Joyride 2001 movie review – “Tense, entertaining, with a twist at the end. Not dated one bit …” (8.5/10).  The Good  “Effective tension-building”. “Good storyline”. “Twist at the end”. “Not dated”. “Light comedy”. The Bad  “Only one source of evil”. “Characters weren’t the most interesting”. Intro  Joyride is a 2001 Action/Mystery/Thriller, according to IMDb. Horror […]

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Kopparberg Spiced apple cider review “Distinctive, but dull” – (6.5/10). 

The Good “Practical”. “Natural and warming smell”. “Some character”. “Somewhat natural taste”. “Well balanced”. “Fairly smooth taste”. “Pleasant aftertaste of cinnamon”. The Bad  “Unclear band message”. “Dull bottle design”. “Expensive”. “Carbonation too light”. “Weak tang”. “No dryness”. “Lacking sweetness”. “No bitterness”. “Weak taste”. “Thin mouthfeel”. Note: Virus present when sampling  Packaging  Kopparberg is a town […]

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Jennifer’s body 2009 movie review – “A good Halloween film” – (6.5/10). 

Jennifer’s body 2009 movie review – “A good Halloween film” – (6.5/10). Introduction  With Halloween fast approaching, we all need a good Horror fix !! Jennifer’s body is a 2009 Comedy/Horror, so fits the bill.  Style  The movie was told from the perspective of the main character and immediately was action packed. The scene was […]

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Bolt from the Blue Smoothie (9.0/10) – “Session-able balance”. 

The Good  “Taste has character”. “Near perfect acidity”.  “Good balance”. “Nicely session-able”. “Natural taste throughout”. “Pleasant fruity and tangy aftertaste”. “Good medium mouthfeel”. “Smooth throughout”. “Fresh and natural scent”. “Cheaper than many others”. The Bad  “Lacking sweetness”. “Initially weak flavour”. “Disappointing brand message”.   Packaging  Bolt from the Blue smoothie costs £2.15 per 330ml bottle (65p […]

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Pulpt Flare superior south west cider review – “Well balanced, with some character” – (7.5/10).  

Pulpt Flare superior south west cider review – “Well balanced, with some character” – (7.5/10).  The Good  “Bright colours, youth branding”.  “Attractive and informative packaging”. “Pleasant and natural, fruity smell”. “Carbonation light, as promised”. “Natural flavour”.  “Distinctive taste”. “Nicely session-able”. “Well balanced”. “Mostly smooth”. “Distinctive tangy aftertaste”. The Bad  “Thin mouthfeel”. “Carbonation level too light”.  […]

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Innocent Berry light review –  “Clear brand message, but became overpowering” -(8.75/10). 

The Good  “Low in calories”.  “Competitive cost”.  “Pleasant fruity taste”. “Natural fruity tang”. “Fruity sweetness”. “Pleasant thicker texture”. “Initially pleasant aftertaste”. “Very good full mouthfeel”. “Strong flavour”. “Bottle looks nice superficially”. “Natural fruity smell”. “Clear brand message”. The Bad  “Smell fades too quickly”. “Not session-able”.  “Acidity became overpowering”. “Aftertaste becomes overpowering”. “Taste becomes harsh”. Introduction  […]

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Invigorate smoothie (8.75/10) – “Good branding, good flavour”.

Invigorate smoothie (8.75/10) – “Good branding, good flavour“.  The Good  “Brand message is good, with accurate nutrition facts to support”. “Clear and visually appealing packaging”. “Natural smell”. “Nice fruity flavour”. “Ideal subtle tang”. “Moderate mouthfeel”. “Flavour balanced throughout”. “Good level of natural sweetness”. “Initially good aftertaste”. “Natural taste throughout”. “Aftertaste lasted well”. “Relatively affordable”. The […]

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 The Hunt Horror (2020)  “Odd opening, but clarity and excitement by the finale”.  – (7.5/10). 

Intro  Our Horror posts are back with The Hunt. The Hunt is a 2020 (Horror/Action/Thriller) movie.  Impact  The Hunt began with a slightly odd scene, which didn’t feature anything particularly scary or Horror-related. The opening was therefore a little underwhelming, until gore began to feature more frequently. Tension-building was rather absent at times, but this […]

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Energise smoothie review (9.0/10) – “Tastes similar to more expensive drinks”.

Energise smoothie review (9.0/10) – “Tastes similar to more expensive drinks”. The Good  “Pleasant smell”. “Tastes similar to more expensive drinks”.  “Well balanced”. “Natural fruity flavour”.  “Quite affordable”.  “Sufficient sweetness to balance”.  “Acidity not overpowering”.  “Pleasant fruity aftertaste”. “1 of your 5 a day”. “Session-able”. “Smooth taste and aftertaste”. The Bad  “Not full-flavoured”. “Mouthfeel a […]

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Innocent Berry protein Smoothie Review “You get what you pay for …. A lot …. (8.5/10). 

Innocent Berry protein Smoothie Review “You get what you pay for …. A lot …. (8.5/10).  The Good  “Natural taste and smell”. “Well balanced”. “Session-able”.  “Full bodied”.  “Smooth taste and aftertaste”.  “Full flavoured”.  “Acidity not overpowering”.  The Bad  “Way too expensive”.  “Smell’s too weak”.  “Acidity a little too strong on the aftertaste”.  Intro  If you’ve […]

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Soft drink reviews return !! (Innocent Mangoes, Passion fruits, Apples) review –  “Fragrant, Full-flavoured, and Nutritious“ – (7.5/10).

Soft drink reviews return !! (Innocent Mangoes, Passion fruits, Apples) review –  “Fragrant, Full-flavoured, and Nutritious“ – (7.5/10). The Good  “More nutrient content than Innocent Strawberries & Bananas”.  “Good brand message”. “Smooth and natural smell”. “Natural taste and aftertaste”. “Natural tang present”. “Full flavoured”.  “Full mouthfeel”. The Bad “Expensive”.  “Not enough sweetness”. “Unbalanced”. “Acidity overpowering”. “Not […]

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Soft drink reviews return !! (Innocent Strawberries & Bananas) review – “Natural, fruity, too tart for me” – (7.0/10).

Soft drink reviews return !! (Innocent Strawberries & Bananas) review – “Natural, fruity, too tart for me”  – (7.0/10). The Good  “Natural, sweet smell”. “Environmental impact considered”.  “Clear brand message”.  “Full mouthfeel”.  “Smooth taste”. “Well-balanced taste”. “Natural tang evident”. The Bad “Unbalanced aftertaste”. “Harsh tart aftertaste”.  “Most expensive smoothie, especially in small size”! “Lacking sweetness in […]

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 Godzilla vs Kong “Too long for it’s plot complexity”- (6/10). 

 Godzilla vs Kong “Too long for it’s plot complexity”- (6/10).  Intro  Whilst I enjoyed the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, it’s now time for interesting movies to help pass the time. This review makes a change from my usual Horror posts, although features some elements of a good Horror. Godzilla vs Kong is a 2021 (Action/Sci-fi/Thriller) movie.  […]

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Tokyo Olympics 2020

Tokyo Olympics  Sudden strength sumo … 1000 marathons in 1000 days …. A trail of body and religion  When will the limit come ?  Matsuri’s are many  Entertainment, games and religion. An oasis for the body  Sushi from Servi Sushi, Sashimi, Shoyu, Miso, Natto,  A diverse land of rich and nutritious food, and flavour ! […]