* SPOILERS … AND CAROL HYPERVENTILATING … AND PEOPLE GETTING CAPTURED … YES, AGAIN * Peace, or its relative facsimile given that the next Big Bad off the production line, Negan is circling off in the near-distance with his Saviours hovering devotedly close by, does not seem to agree Continue Reading
Doctor Who and Donna are back! 3 new audio episodes arrive in May
I am not usually one for rampant nostalgia, happy to return to much-loved TV shows, music, books or movies for the occasional visit but rather averse to living there permanently. After all, looking at everything through the rose-tinted glasses of the past makes everything look a little odd after Continue Reading
Thin on the ground: How many people are left alive in The Walking Dead universe?
Hands up everyone who thinks that a raging zombie virus that has erased almost all signs of Homo Sapien life from the face of the planet may not be so good for robust population numbers of plant Earth by said hominid? OK everyone? Good, pretty much all on the same Continue Reading
Florence Foster Jenkins: Dreams can come true … or can they?
SNAPSHOT Directed by Stephen Frears (Philomena, The Queen), Florence Foster Jenkins tells the inspirational true story of the eponymous New York heiress who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. The film celebrates the human spirit, the power of music and the passion of amateurs everywhere. The Continue Reading
The short and the short of it: The deeply touching Mutual Rescue – Eric and Peety
SNAPSHOT Six years ago, Eric weighed 340 pounds and was diagnosed with high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and Type II Diabetes. His doctor told him he had 5 years to live. Then he met Peety—and everything changed. … Mutual Rescue™ is an initiative that aims to change the way Continue Reading
Happy Easter from the adorably cute hatchlings of Angry Birds
SNAPSHOT In the 3D animated comedy, The Angry Birds Movie, we’ll finally find out why the birds are so angry. The movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds – or almost entirely. In this paradise, Red (Jason Sudeikis, We’re the Millers, Horrible Bosses), a Continue Reading
Weekend pop art: Your most-loved pop culture characters unmasked!
If you’re like me, you’ve likely spent a great deal of time with your favourite pop culture characters, their presence enriching everything from lazy childhood Saturday mornings spent spread out on the couch watching cartoons to nostalgic adult nights spent wondering where your youth went … wait, is that Continue Reading
Never Stop Never Stopping: Popstar is an undeniably dope parody
SNAPSHOT Popstar “goes behind the scenes as singer/rapper Conner4Real faces a crisis of popularity after his sophomore album flops, leaving his fans, sycophants and rivals all wondering what to do when he’s no longer the dopest star of all. (synopsis via Paste Magazine) Mockumentaries can be a real joy. Continue Reading
Book review: The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
The apocalypse ain’t what it used to be. That’s not to say it’s dropped all its end-of-the-world, doom-and-gloom garb in favour of bright summery colours and a jaunty gait, but an increasing number of writers are beginning to ask themselves, in ways usually poetic and insightful – once the Continue Reading
SMOOTH … Sesame Street seamlessly delivers a stunning rendition of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony’s “Tha Crossroads”
Sesame Street has always been way up to the minute and astutely hip to the groove. And now thanks to Adam Schleichkorn, who previously gave us the mash-up gem of The Muppets performing the Beastie Boys’ “So What’cha Want”, they just got even more street cred thanks to his Continue Reading