Category: Film & TV

Film review – American Hustle (2013)

You won’t be left short-changed. This time last year David O’ Russell, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence were sweeping all before them with the comedy-drama Silver Linings Playbook and fast-forwarding 12 months, the trio are at it again. American Hustle...

/ 20th January 2014

Film review – The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

Ben Stiller, who also directed the film, plays Walter Mitty, a negative assets manager at Life Magazine who often daydreams of fantastic adventures and heroic escapades; tending to withdraw into his own little bubble world of fantasies. It is his...

/ 18th January 2014

Atlantis – Episode 5 ‘White Lies’

Lies, betrayal and conspiracy are what this episode of Atlantis brings us. When Therus, Ariadne’s brother’s shows up it can only spell danger to the crown. Until this week, there has been no previous mention of Ariadne’s brother, but the...

/ 19th November 2013

Film review – The Kings of Summer (2013)

‘The Kings of Summer’ is a coming-of-age tale with a difference, managing to meld together comedy and drama in equal doses with offbeat humour taking centre stage alongside some truly heartbreaking moments. We focus on three teens: Joe, a lad...

/ 12th November 2013

Film review – Runner Runner (2013)

Before I went to see this film, I will admit that I was a little skeptical about whether Justin Timberlake’s acting chops would be able to measure up to his awesome musical talent. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find...

/ 4th November 2013

Atlantis – Episode 4 ‘Twist of Fate’

The fourth installment of the Atlantis series headed down a slightly darker path in episode 4 with the beginnings of the Oedipus story. We see Oedipus as a baby being sent away. For this week, we see our three main...

/ 25th October 2013

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D – Episode 4 ‘Eye Spy’

This week’s episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. titled ‘Eye Spy’ could potentially be the best one yet. It shows that it’s improving, relying less on its Avengers counterpart and becoming something of its own show. This week’s episode began...

/ 21st October 2013

Head-scratching cinema

When you think of the world of film and cinema, most people would associate it as a mindless pass time which you do if you have spare time on your schedule. However, in recent years, this convention may have changed...

/ 18th October 2013

Upcoming film releases for October

The Fifth Estate (15) – Out Now! Starring:  Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brühl, Carice van Houten, Alicia Vikander A dramatic thriller based on real events that reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet...

/ 16th October 2013

TV review and comparison: The White Queen (2013)

The BBC recently aired the series finale to this summers hit, The White Queen. A ten week special which was based on three books written by best selling author Philippa Gregory as part of the ‘Cousins War’ series. The series explores the...

/ 22nd August 2013