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Mariama Goodman on the future of the Honeyz Honeyz.jpg
Following a 10 year hiatus from the public eye, The Honeyz have reformed as part of The Big Reunion, which began airing on ITV2 back in January this year and has recently returned Following a 10 year hiatus from the public eye, The Honeyz have reformed as part of The Big Reunion, which began airing...
The Kings of Summer: Is this worth your time? KingsofSummer.jpg
What’s that old saying about buses? What’s that old saying about buses? Having taken the figurative feather duster to my special DVD shelf (not that one you perverts) and allocated an exclusive place for The Way, Way Back, a great piece of work which not-so-much tugged on the old heartstrings but plucked them majestically instead,...
The Way, Way Back: Is this film worth your time? way-way-back.jpeg
Movies are strange and unpredictable creatures.  Movies are strange and unpredictable creatures.  They can beguile and intrigue. They can frustrate and disappoint. They can illuminate our lives and cleanse our souls. Then there are the really special ones which, in a world of aggressive marketing and demand generation, can take us completely by surprise and...
About Time and a beautifully British legacy
Patriotism is a very funny concept to the British in the 21st century. Patriotism is a very funny concept to the British in the 21st century. Where it comes so naturally (scarily so in some cases) to other nations, and as it did to us not so long ago, it is now treated with a...
Shane Meadows at his finest: Dead Man’s Shoes
Let me start by saying this – from the age of six or seven my mum would take me into town every Sunday and let me rent a couple of videos from Blockbusters, and in those early years when I sa Let me start by saying this – from the age of six or seven...
Is Only God Forgives a misstep or a masterpiece?
“Do you fancy catching at movie tonight?” “Ok, depends what’s on though.” “Do you fancy catching at movie tonight?” “Ok, depends what’s on though.” “Well, there’s a film about aliens fighting giant robots…?” “Nah” “Or there’s a comedy with Sandra Bullock and the one out of Bridesmaids…?” “Hmmm…” “Or there’s a new Ryan Gosling movie...
Kettle review: Chance the Rapper’s Acid Rap
It has been a long, long, long time since I have listened to an album all the way through. It has been a long, long, long time since I have listened to an album all the way through. In this modern era of easily-accessible songs via numerous different platforms, the album has become an entirely...
Is the new Wolverine film really worth your time?
For those of you who have been fans of the original X-Men comics, as well as the numerous films which have moved forward and backward in time over the past few years since Bryan Singer’s orig For those of you who have been fans of the original X-Men comics, as well as the numerous films...
Studio Ghibli film season: Spirited Away (2001)
Perhaps one of the most well known of Ghibli’s films, Spirited away is a perfect choice to demonstrate the brilliance that is the Japanese Ghibli animation house who are currently celebrating Perhaps one of the most well known of Ghibli’s films, Spirited away is a perfect choice to demonstrate the brilliance that is the Japanese...
Studio Ghibli film season: Howl’s Moving Castle Studio_ghibli_4_0.jpg
There are few animations which really make an impact, they tend to be repetitive and unchallenging. There are few animations which really make an impact, they tend to be repetitive and unchallenging. However, twenty five years ago Ghibli, a Japanese animation house, released simultaneously My Neighbour Tortoro and Grave of the Fireflies launching a legendary...
Studio Ghibli film season: Princess Mononoke…
This year saw the 25th anniversary of the simultaneous release of My NeighbourTortoro and Grave of the Fireflies; two very different films from Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli. This year saw the 25th anniversary of the simultaneous release of My NeighbourTortoro and Grave of the Fireflies; two very different films from Japanese animation house Studio...
Studio Ghibli season: 2nd Coming of an Epic Double Bill
This year saw the 25th anniversary of the simultaneous release of My NeighbourTortoro and Grave of the Fireflies; two very different films from Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli. This year saw the 25th anniversary of the simultaneous release of My NeighbourTortoro and Grave of the Fireflies; two very different films from Japanese animation house Studio...