So normally I start off the year with a ‘New Year’s Resolution’ style blog post, but this year work has been so hectic that I’ve been actively avoiding the home keyboard. But work has actually been a good inspiration for what I hope will be a series of blogs for 2020.
Happy Day of the Force my young padawans! It is finally upon us, Star Wars Day, the day where we can don our finest robes, hook our lightsabers to our belts and wander round the streets pretending to force choke anyone who gives us even the slightest of sneering looks…
No, just me?
This is going to be a bit different to my usual posts, but there’s a reason why I feel now is so important for me to do it.
“No one in the world gets what they want and that is beautiful.”
– Wade Watts
With the anticipation of the new Stephen Spielberg blockbuster hitting screens, I decided to pick up a copy of Ernest Cline’s bestseller, ‘Ready Player One’, and find out just what the fuss was all about.
Cast: Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, Kristin Scott Thomas
When they first announced back in 2011 that there would be a new Tomb Raider reboot on the horizon, I was skeptical. Then when it was pegged as a video game adaptation, I was even more. Historically speaking, video game adaptations have flopped – drastically. So you can understand, possibly even relate to, my hesitancy when I decided to go and watch the new take on Friday evening. Then imagine my surprise when not only did I enjoy it, but thought it was AWESOME!
In June of last year I was performing my daily-scroll through Tumblr and stumbled upon a gifset of two brunette ladies looking all badass, confident and strong. After some delving into the tags I found it was for a new show called ‘Wynonna Earp’. My initial reaction? ‘Sign me up!’
So after a bit of Googling I found out that the series would be airing in the UK the following month, so I waited with bated breath for the series to premiere. My god I am so glad I hopped along for the ride.
‘Wynonna Earp’ first started out as a comic series, created by Beau Smith. The concept for a TV series was picked up by Emily Andras (famed for showrunning ‘Lost Girl’). Based in the quirky town of Purgatory, Wynonna Earp (Melanie Scrofano) works alongside her bookworm sister, Waverly (Dominique Provost Chalkley) to seek out the truth behind the illustrious ‘Earp Curse’. With the help of Agent Dolls (Shamier Anderson) and Doc Holliday, yes, that Doc Holliday (Tim Rozon), Wynonna is determined to hunt-down the revenants (evil demon cowboys returned from the dead) pillaging her town.
Cast: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, David Thewlis
Diana, Princess of Themyscira (Gadot), finds herself seeking revenge on Ares, God of War. Secretly training with her General Aunt from a young age, Diana longs for a taste of the real action. But when an American spy (Pine) washes up onshore, and she is thrust into the real conflict of WW1, will Diana have taken on more than she can handle? And will she ever find Ares? Continue reading
Ahead of going to see the fifth instalment in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise ‘Dead Men Tell No Tales’, I decided that it was time for a much-needed rewatch of the first four films. Having done just that I thought I would share my thoughts on what I think about each film in the franchise, and rank them in what I believe to be the best to worst (or should that be worst to best?).
Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Karen Gillan
3 years after they first banded together to save the Galaxy; Star Lord, Gamora, Drax and Rocket are all back with a smaller, cuter and wittier version of everybody’s favourite tree, Baby Groot!
Cast: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson
In the latest live-action remake of a Walt Disney classic, Bill Condon takes on the challenge of Beauty and the Beast. In a little town somewhere in France, book-lover Belle lives with her inventor father. When she is trapped in a castle by a hideous Beast, she will come to learn that beauty is found on the inside. But will she be able to fall in love with her captor and break the curse upon them before time runs out?