Domhall Gleeson is an aspiring musician who chances his way into a psychedelic pop group headed by a charismatic and extremely odd papier mache head wearing Michael Fassbender. He soon finds out that he has maybe bitten off more than he can chew and it all goes a bit wrong.

It’s actually very hard to put a genre on this film, it’s not quite overtly comic enough to be a full comedy, too comic to be a drama, and it’s not a biopic at all, with the character of Frank in this, while being based on Frank Sidebottom not following the story of him at all. In fact the story echoes more of Captain Beefheart and the recording of Trout Mask Replica. However that doesn’t stop Frank being a completely engrossing and coherent story.

At the heart of this movie are the performances. Michael Fassbender is absolutely incredible as Frank the deranged musical genius behind the fake head, with his insane lyrical choices and even odder recording techniques. Maggie Gyllenhaal and Domhall Gleeson are other strong performances, with Domhall keeping the film in the real world really and Maggie Gyllenhaal playing the crazy conflicted musician lady fantastically.

Always a difficult thing to get right in films about essentially a made up band, is making the songs good. And in Frank that could even be the greatest success they have, I found really the overriding emotion I encountered during watching this was wanting to go and make some psychedelic rock songs in a cabin in Ireland.

Overall, this was a fantastic quirky british music film, with terrific performances and music. One of the must-watch films from 2014.


EasyWriter, 5th edition

EasyWriter, 5th edition by Andrea A. Lunsford

English | 2013 | ISBN: 1457640465, 1457687747 | 374 pages | PDF | 27 MB

Stock Photo Winter landscape

Stock Photo Winter landscape

Stock Photo Winter landscape 
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The SpongeBob Movie Sponge Out of Water 2015 720p WEB-DL XviD MP3-RARBG

The SpongeBob Movie Sponge Out of Water 2015 720p WEB-DL XviD MP3-RARBG
The SpongeBob Movie Sponge Out of Water 2015 720p WEB-DL XviD MP3-RARBG
File Size: 2.55 GiB
Duration.: 01:32:53
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Audio….: mp3, 48000 Hz, stereo, 192 kb/s
Video….: 1280×718, 23.98 fps(r)
Language: English
Genre: Animation / Adventure / Comedy / Family

Provider: Lori.Yagami

During a fight between the Krusty Krab and Plankton, the secret formula disappears and all of Bikini Bottom goes into a terrible apocalypse.

B is for Body Apps- Bones

I have to admit, Katelin’s homeschooling is largely directed by my interests first. I’m a big fan of science, but luckily, it turns out she likes it, too. The Human Body is one shared interest. Her Favorite part is the Digestive System, but Bones comes in second.

imageI like doing “bones” with her. It involves a lot of tickling when we get to the ribs. It’s a lesson that comes with hands on experiences, we have different model bodies and a full skeleton model. One major undertaking this past summer was putting together a full size cardboard skeleton. I think she enjoyed my swearing at the little pieces that kept popping off more than the overall experience, but once done, it was kind of cool.

Bones for Kids is my go to app for basic bone structure. First, the “lite’ version works for us, free is always good. Unlike a lot of apps, it is narrated by kids, which draws her in much more than a “grown-up” voice would. It’s very touch sensitive, so even a child without purposeful hand use could hit anywhere on the skeleton and have something happen.


All the major bones are represented, touch a section and it pops to a screen where the bone’s name is spoken, two different views are offered, and information provided for the parent to read. I’m impressed that the pelvis views are of the male and female even if that difference is not pointed out, it is something parents can address.

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This is a great introduction to bones, it has a lot of potential for parent/child interaction, lends itself to inspiration for other lessons and projects. Katelin likes it a lot, she is able to point to which bone she wants to learn about, and I love the giggles when we talk about the ribs. My Uncle Charlie used to count my ribs and it always ended up in tickling. It makes me happy to share that with Katelin. For the price (free) I can’t really complain that I would like a bit more information, but I would like the option to have the child’s voice narrate the information. So, whether it’s due in part to sentimental reasons or straight up educational fun…..

Mom rating: 3.5