TV Review: Delicious

A quick shout out to this delectable series staring Dawn French, Iain Glen and Emilia Fox who are stuck in a toxic love triangle with a dysfunctionally shared family to show for it. When the patriarch dies unexpectedly, the widowed women are exposed to just how deep the lies he told them went, and who…

Film Review: La La Land

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling pretend to know what it’s like to be struggling artists in Hollywood. A quintessential actress and hipster musician come together and tick all the right boxes in this Romance movie that may or may not be on some pretty heavy drugs. Opening with a whimsically unexpected ensemble number that had…

Netflix Review: A Series of Unfortunate Events

Adapted from the book series of the same name; A Series of Unfortunate Events, chronicles the lives of the Baudelaire children over the course of thirteen books – all under the narration a Lemony Snicket. The Netflix adaptation has divided each book into two parts, this first series tackling the first four books. Here I…

Movies in January

Assassin’s Creed A Monster Calls Silence La La Land Manchester by the Sea Underworld: Blood Wars xXx 3: The Return of Xander Cage Trainspotting (Re-release) GoodFellas (Re-release) Jackie Split Sing T2 Trainspotting

2017 in Film

A long list of films that are scheduled for release this year and it’s not looking too shabby. January Underworld: Blood Wars Sleepless Split XXX: Return of Xander Cage Assassin’s Creed A Monster Calls Silence La La Land Manchester by the Sea Jackie Sing T2 Trainspotting February Collide The Space Between Us Fifty Shades Darker…

Year Review: 2016

So the year has come and gone once more, and in the spirit of reminiscing here is a short list of TV and Film that I loved and thought fell short in 2016. TV My three favourite TV series’ of the year goes to War and Peace, New Blood and Class. It has only just…

Finally Watched… Green Lantern (2011)

I, Hal Jordan, do solemnly swear to pledge allegiance… to a lantern, that I got from a dying purple alien in a swamp. So obviously I have heard a lot of not so great comments surrounding this movie, which is why it has taken me so long to watch it – but I will remain…

Watchlist: Boxing Day

In a week the festive fun will all be winding down and so here’s a list of my top films that I like to cram in before the holiday spirit comes to an end… There’s something about watching so many action layered films on Boxing Day that just feels right. The Lord of the Rings:…

Watchlist: Christmas Day

It’s a week until the big turkey stuffing, present giving, binge watching day, so here are my top films and specials that I like to watch in case you’re looking to change things up. The Santa Clause (1994) A 90’s classic starring Home Improvement’s Tim Allen as a reluctant hero of sorts. It never fails…

Watchlist: Christmas Eve

Before this point I have already gotten myself into the Christmas spirit by watching random Christmas movies, including Love Actually which is always a favourite of mine to kickstart the holiday season. Now it’s a week until the start of the holidays so here are my top films and specials that I traditionally like to…

Film Review: Office Christmas Party

Christmas parties have their highs and their lows. If you’re lucky it means leaving work early, free alcohol and an excuse to show co-workers what you’re hiding under that baggy work appropriate office wear. On the other hand it could mean dodging decisions that you’ll regret the next day and a wealth of social anxiety… This…

Finally Watched… Steve Jobs

Musicians play their instruments. I play the orchestra. The structure of the film was completely unexpected and worked really well to tell a 14 year tale in just over two hours. Feeling a little more play-like than movie, events unfolded around three pivotal moments for Jobs; Launching his newest products. So with that in mind there…

Netflix Review: Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

I smell snow. The Gilmore Girls, which ran from October 2000 to 2006, is on my long list of all time favourite television series. So I was amongst the fanatics at their wits end when I heard the fast talking non-stop eating, cultural reference popping, coffee drinking Gilmore’s were coming back. Would it be great,…

Movies in December

Moana Molly Moon And The Incredible Book Of Hypnotism The Weekend Office Christmas Party Birth of a Nation Star Wars: Rouge One Passengers Collateral Beauty

Film Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Let’s just say this film would have been more suitably named; Fantastic Franchises and How to Ruin Them. The latest tale from the wizarding world of Harry Potter tells the tale of soon to be author Newt Scamander (played by Hollywood’s unquittable Eddie Redmayne) who has arrived in New York City in the late 1920’s,…

Film Review: The Accountant

When someone says the word Accountant, which words immediately jump to your mind? Numbers, Boring, Yawn, Candyfloss, Money, Office Job and Dull were just a few of the PG13 words that came to my mind. But if this film is any indication of what an Accountant actually does, I’m sure applications would decuple over night. Don’t…