I remember spotting this book in a Waterstone’s not long after it was published. I was drawn in by the cover and title, and put off by the word ‘essays’. To be fair to myself, I was barely sixteen and shopping for prom jewellery at the time – in the midst of my GCSEs, the … Continue reading ‘Men Explain Things to Me’ in the #MeToo Era
Before seeing this film, I had in mind exactly what most pop culture outlets had been saying for months: ugh, what an unnecessary story… a troubled production? It can only be a mess… at least Lando looks good. Surprisingly, I was wrong about two of those things.
I couldn’t quite believe I was about to watch Avengers: Infinity War as I sat down in a sold-out cinema on opening night. This film should absolutely not be spoiled, so I won’t. Consider this only mild spoilers – nothing that’s not in the trailer and a few details about who gets the screen time.
The video-game-movie-curse has plagued cinema since the days of the Super Mario Bros. movie. While book-to-movie adaptations make some of our favourite films and financial successes, from To Kill a Mockingbird to Harry Potter, games are not so easy to adapt. Perhaps part of the reason for this curse is that video games are created … Continue reading Does Tomb Raider Break The Curse?
In honour of the Solo trailer, I will be reviewing some old Star Wars stuff I’ve come across. A brief synopsis of this book? Han accidentally joins a cult, I suppose. Surprisingly, judging by the teaser for Solo, this novel may shed a little light on Disney’s inspiration for Han’s backstory.
Up for seven Academy Awards, this Oscar hopeful caused some controversy on Twitter a few weeks ago. Though critics are loving this film, a portion of the audience seem to think it’s simply a bad movie. I finally caught it in the cinema this week, and I think I understand the criticisms. Whilst I didn’t … Continue reading Three Billboards Review
Remakes have been Hollywood’s answer for a few years now. Nostalgia sells, cinemas are worried that no one wants to go to the movies anymore, seems like a good idea, right? I’ll admit, I love remakes and reboots – Ghostbusters was great, it complemented the original and was worlds better than the sequel to the … Continue reading Why I Won’t Watch Heathers (2018)
The richest man in the world refuses to pay his grandson's ransom. But is it worth parting with your own cash to catch this film?
This was my favourite album around two years ago, but over the last few weeks, I’ve been playing this while I do university work, and have rediscovered this brilliant album.
Any character development in this film is replaced by song. It’s a musical, this wouldn’t be a problem if the songs were good.