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Lullaby Girl by Aly Sidgwick

With Mental Health Awareness Week last week in the UK, mental health issues are a hot topic. Aly Sidgwick’s debut novel will tap into this zeitgeist perfectly, helping to dispel some of the myths around mental illness. The novel pulls no punches when it comes to exploring how it feels ...

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Pitch Perfect 2: Girls run the world

I love the first Pitch Perfect film. It was outrageously stupid and yet easily relatable with its use of generic rom-com and competition-driven tropes. The comedy was gross-out, entirely un-politically correct, and often times straight up bizarre. But I loved that. You weren’t sure where the next gag would come ...

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Theatre Review: Man and Superman

Man and Superman is one of those plays where you leave and desperately wish to be able to pontificate on life, the universe, and everything with the merest fraction of wit and intelligence as the characters in it. I feel a sense of guilt and shame at not being up ...

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Mad Max: Fury Road

The fourth installment of George Miller’s post-apocalyptic series Mad Max sees Tom Hardy taking up the mantle of the titular Max. The film has been awarded almost universal acclaim, praising the acting, directing, and depth for a blockbuster action film. And while I agree that there is a lot to ...

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Lullaby Girl

Lullaby Girl by Aly Sidgwick

With Mental Health Awareness Week last week in the UK, mental health issues are a hot topic. Aly Sidgwick’s debut novel will tap into this zeitgeist perfectly, helping to dispel some of the myths around mental illness. The novel pulls no punches when it comes to exploring how it feels ...

Read More »
pitch perfect poster

Pitch Perfect 2: Girls run the world

I love the first Pitch Perfect film. It was outrageously stupid and yet easily relatable with its use of generic rom-com and competition-driven tropes. The comedy was gross-out, entirely un-politically correct, and often times straight up bizarre. But I loved that. You weren’t sure where the next gag would come ...

Read More »
©Alastair Muir

Theatre Review: Man and Superman

Man and Superman is one of those plays where you leave and desperately wish to be able to pontificate on life, the universe, and everything with the merest fraction of wit and intelligence as the characters in it. I feel a sense of guilt and shame at not being up ...

Read More »
Mad-Max-Fury-Road-Title-Card

Mad Max: Fury Road

The fourth installment of George Miller’s post-apocalyptic series Mad Max sees Tom Hardy taking up the mantle of the titular Max. The film has been awarded almost universal acclaim, praising the acting, directing, and depth for a blockbuster action film. And while I agree that there is a lot to ...

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DC’s Legends of Tomorrow gets a trailer

If you thought we’d reached a natural saturation point for superheroes on TV, think again. CW has just released the first look trailer for its newest DC series, an Arrow and The Flash spin-off, entitled Legends of Tomorrow. Unlike its predecessors, Legends of Tomorrow will attempt to have a more ...

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First look at Supergirl released

For those of us who prefer fun, silly and campy superhero tales, CBS might just have the answer. A six-minute first look at Supergirl has just been released. The series takes place in a world where everyone already knows all about Superman. Kara is Superman’s cousin. Having kept her powers ...

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New Mutant film announced

Twentieth Century Fox is clinging to their rights over Marvel’s mutant characters for dear life. Another new mutant related project has just been announced. Josh Boone, new Hollywood golden boy behind The Fault in Our Stars, is on board to direct a new standalone (for now) spin-off film: The New ...

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Tales of Mulder and Scully: The X-Files returns

It’s official! The X-Files is returning to FOX for a six part mini series (or ‘TV event’ as the ridiculous executives are calling it). Rumours have been flying since the new year when it came out that FOX exec Gary Newman confirmed they were in talks with series creator Chris Carter ...

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