Ewan Gleadow

Review: The Professor and the Madman

Review: The Professor and the Madman

You’ll never watch this movie. Not because it’s unavailable or a hard to find movie, but because the marketing department seemed to have all but forgotten about The Professor and the Madman. No press releases, trailers, social media access or promotion from anyone involved. I’ve not seen anything about this movie and came across it simply […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: Halloween

Review: Halloween

Having not seen John Carpenter’s rendition of Halloween, it felt a bit silly to dive into a reboot sequel series that I’d had little interest for. Even now I’m struggling to think of my reasoning for watching David Gordon Green’s abysmal take on the renowned slasher classic.  Perhaps the main problem of all is the pacing […]

 Amy Robinson

Coronation Street paving the way towards a stigma-free society with mental health storyline

Coronation Street paving the way towards a stigma-free society with mental health storyline

Admittedly, I have never been an avid consumer of British Soap Operas. Until recently, I dismissed programmes like Coronation Street; my opinion was that they were dull, unentertaining and, to be frank, not worthy of my time. My only reason for ever tuning into watch Coronation Street was down to a character I liked on the show, that […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: Show Dogs

Review: Show Dogs

The era of kid’s movies is dead. Quality and consistency don’t matter when you can slap together Stanley Tucci and Will Arnett, or at least that’s what Show Dogs wants us to believe. Director Raja Gosnell’s putrid outing shows us that the market for kid‘s movies is just what I’d expected Illumination Studios to turn it into. […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Cold Pursuit Review – a third opinion

Cold Pursuit Review – a third opinion

Liam Neeson has always been able to provide audiences with fairly strong performances, regardless of what style of movie he’s making. His action movie outputs are something I’m not well versed in, but nonetheless was a sub-genre I had convinced myself was worth checking out. But after the limited output provided by Cold Pursuit, I’m […]

 callumjamesparkin

My Top Ten Favourite Songs For Halloween

Top Ten Songs To Listen To At Halloween:   Once again, Halloween has crept its way up on us like a serpent silently stalking its prey, the end result of which is gory and gruesome, the perfect striking image for this event. Haunted houses, shuddersome skeletons and vain vampires crowd the streets on this nightmarish […]

 

Marvel release their Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer – How do you feel about cinema's biggest shared universe

Marvel release their Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer – How do you feel about cinema's biggest shared universe

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmeOjFno6Do] So cheers from young and old alike, Marvel “accidentally” let slip the trailer for the new Avengers movie this week. At the time of writing it had amassed 25 million views. There’s no denying that Marvel movies are some of the biggest cinematic events of the year now, but the debate over them […]

 Sarah Bailey

God's Not Dead – Well, Maybe, But Do We Need A Smug Film About It?

God's Not Dead – Well, Maybe, But Do We Need A Smug Film About It?

It would be a gross understatement to say that religion has the ability to divide opinion. But, in 21st Century society, just how relevant is God to the life of your average British citizen? Just how relevant is a film that claims ‘God’s Not Dead’? I don’t think the problem lies in the irrelevance (or […]

 Sarah Bailey

From Stage To Screen (Literally) – Are Live Broadcasts Killing Theatre?

From Stage To Screen (Literally) – Are Live Broadcasts Killing Theatre?

In days gone by, any theatrically-inclined culture vulture would, naturally, be obliged to take a trip to the theatre to see the latest offering of their favourite thespian, and to see the delights of the more esteemed companies, it might involve a substantial commute to somewhere like Stratford or London. But this is no longer […]

 Sam Griffiths

2013 – The Year Robin Thicke Made Me A Feminist

2013 – The Year Robin Thicke Made Me A Feminist

Sam Griffiths looks back at this years most controversial moment in music, and the impact it's had on the gender debate in the media

Whether Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ video is a joke, a true representation of a night out for him, or as Tricia Romano put it, “kind of rapey”, it worked. The biggest selling single of the year, and a Youtube viewership of over 293 million is generally classed as a success. Yet, as a society, should […]