This week I took yet another trip to Leeds. Having done nearly everything in this lovely city, Ffion and I decided to go to Leeds’ zoo, Tropical World. It’s not huge, more of a small attraction than a zoo, but we had a lovely day, took some nice photos and saw plenty of adorable exotic … Continue reading Tropical World Leeds
January is finally over – no more blues and longing for Christmas, the proper start to a new year. My lifestyle posts are lacking this season as there are so many films out to review, and I’m afraid February will be no different. Yet I have plenty of new things to talk about, and if … Continue reading For The Month: February
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)
Oscar nominations are, while an interesting topic of discussion, usually predictable. Spielberg, Hanks, Streep, some dry political drama, stories about rich dead old white men that came out from November to January, right? Well, not this year. 2018’s nominations are genuinely interesting and surprising contenders to discuss, which perhaps show a change in the what … Continue reading Let’s Talk Oscar Nominations
I’m Welsh. Speak it, live there, study there – the whole lot. I’ve talked about Welsh (and non-Welsh) traditions before, this post is no different. An appropriate Welsh tradition to write about this time of year is Diwrnod Santes Dwynwen, though this occasion is rather unknown outside of Wales. Where the English-speaking world celebrate St. … Continue reading Diwrnod Santes Dwynwen
I critique films, and other things, sometimes. However, I don’t like to be cynical – I think everything with problems can be fixed, and deserve that chance. Inspired by Jenny Nicholson’s Script Doctor comedy series, I give you: Film Fixer. I’m going to take some objectively terrible films, point out their flaws, and work out … Continue reading Film Fixer – Pixels
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.