Opinion

 Jonathan 'Kit' Shaw

Review: Yooka-Laylee is still a classic

Review: Yooka-Laylee is still a classic

The big question here is… Has Yooka-Laylee succeeded in bringing back the old classic formula that entertained everyone back on the N64? To answer that question – yes, but it does have a few kinks in the works. Being a spiritual successor to the Banjo-Kazooie series, Playtonic Games have done a fabulous job of recreating […]

 Adam Bloomfield

Review: Power Rangers

Review: Power Rangers

Those teenagers with attitude hit the big screen with a darker reimagining of the original 90’s Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, and it doesn’t fail to disappoint. It’s morphin’ time! The film takes the original series and gives it a more grounded and realistic feel as five social outcasts from the town of Angel Grove, California […]

 Adam Bloomfield

Could ‘The Rainbow Disney’ era be on it’s way?

Could ‘The Rainbow Disney’ era be on it’s way?

Who doesn’t love a good Disney movie? Be it from way back to the start with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, or to more modern additions like Tangled and Brave, Disney appeals to everyone. And now it seems that now Disney is progressing even further by including LGBT characters and themes in their plots. There was […]

 Elliott Griffiths

Live Review: Dirty Hit Tour at ThinkTank Newcastle

Live Review: Dirty Hit Tour at ThinkTank Newcastle

There’s often a feeling of disappointment at the words: “This one’s off the new album”. Thankfully, with Superfood, those fears were alleviated, as new tracks I Can’t See and Natural Super Soul went down like they were greatest hits. Funky bass lines and bouncy melodies had the crowd jumping and jiving instantly, making for a ridiculously enjoyable night. Superfood were joined […]

 Stacey McMaster

Top Eight Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts

Top Eight Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts

Struggling with last minute valentine’s day gifts? Northern Lights has put together a wish list to give you some ideas. Chocolate. It’s a bit overdone but still a classic. This year however, why not get them something that reflects their personality. You can get anything relatively cheaply in a catered shape, for example if they’re a […]

 Josh Stothard

Wonderland Review

Wonderland Review

Following  its shows around the world, from the likes of Texas to Tokyo, the multi Grammy and Drama Desk Award nominated musical ‘Wonderland’ received a British production and made its way to Sunderland’s Empire Theatre. Throughout the show the story comes back to the message that people should have confidence in themselves and not be controlled by […]

 Jordan Davidson

5 Modern Westerns That Prove The Genre Is Still Going Strong

5 Modern Westerns That Prove The Genre Is Still Going Strong

Has Westworld left you thirsting for some more cowboy action? Need something to tide you over while you await the sequel to Red Dead Redemption? Well you’re in luck, while we can’t promise cyborgs we can certainly promise that the Western genre is far from dead and still has a lot of unique stories to offer. […]

 Jordan Davidson

Reasons 2016 Didn’t Suck!

Reasons 2016 Didn’t Suck!

Wow, what a year we’ve had. 2016 has been fraught with political upset and celebrity deaths, but don’t let that fool you, 2016 has actually had some pretty dizzying high points too… Crash is back! It was announced during E3 2016 that our childhood favourite Crash Bandicoot is finally getting the rejuvenation he deserves in […]

 Josh Stothard

First Thoughts On: Crash Bandicoot Remastered

First Thoughts On: Crash Bandicoot Remastered

He’s back! The original PlayStation mascot, Crash Bandicoot, is spinning his way into next gen with the reveal of the N Sane trilogy. This remaster will include Crash 1,2 and Warped, each one being given a shiny make over to give the classic games the look and feel of their modern day counterparts. Developers Vicarious […]

 Jordan Davidson

Tyneside Cinema snatches up North East Equality Award for dementia friendly programme

Tyneside Cinema snatches up North East Equality Award for dementia friendly programme

The Tyneside Cinema has won the North East Equality Award for its innovative programme designed to deliver a dementia friendly cinema going experience. The Newcastle based independent cinema screens monthly musicals featuring its trademark friendly atmosphere and a number of specially trained staff also known as ‘Dementia Friends’. Audience Outreach Officer, Chris Anderson, explained that their […]