The insane hidden timeline that changes everything about the Terminator

In 1984, a leather-clad Arnold Schwarzenegger kicked Hollywood’s door in and started blasting, playing the baddest cybernetic killing machine ever seen on screen and forever changing the cinematic landscape. The Terminator was the first film to effectively bridge the gap between sci-fi and action that divided audiences since movies began. Action movies were no longer…

Who Am I?

I take journeys, But only one way. I can travel as far as you please, And can be picked up anywhere in the world. I come in many colours, But feature the same image, Unless it’s a special occasion. I travel at different speeds, And only have one purpose in this life. What am I?

The horrifying implications of life inside a Groundhog Day

Does anyone still remember Groundhog Day? In case you don’t, it’s an absolutely classic piece of cinema created in a golden age where everyone respected Bill Murray and Harold Ramis was both alive and culturally relevant. Although movies like Freaky Friday and Big had already established clear ground rules for body switching, Groundhog Day was…

Blame Miss Barclay Review

Let me pre-face this with I am not a musical connoisseur. I have never studied music, I played the drums for a few years but I was shit. I probably shouldn’t be reviewing an album, but I am. Because I don’t see Blame Miss Barclay as an album, I see it more as a piece…

Why Peep Show is the most brutally honest sitcom ever made

  Over the last few months, I’ve been rewatching (for the umpteenth time) the fantastic sitcom Peep Show, written by Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong. I’ve been a huge fan of this show for years now, but have only recently started to examine just why it works so well and has such relevance to me…

Baby love -Part one 

​16th April 1999 Dear diary,  I’ve just turned 15 and I’m a nutcase suffering a sprained ankle and my first 2 day long hangover, well not really a nutcase, I just had a baby and a mental breakdown, my mum blames it on having my baby but I don’t, I blame it on the lack of…

Why The Hunger Games Is A Rip-Off Of Battle Royale

The release of The Hunger Games books in 2008 almost immediately spawned a controversy; that Suzanne Collins had stolen the entire concept for her stories from the 1999 book and later film, Battle Royale. Articles sprang up about the issue on websites like Cracked and Buzzfeed to name a few, and some labelled Collins’ trilogy…

The Real Terrifying Story Behind Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Few films exist that are as universally beloved as Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory. The songs are fun, the sets are colourful and the food looked so damned delicious that we wanted to be the ones trapped in a single, middle-aged man’s sinister factory. But I had several questions and, in the process of…

Just A Thought

Imagine your best dream. Something that made you smile both in life, and in your dream state. Now, put it behind a door. Imagine your worst dream. Something that had you in a sweat, and when you awoke, any time of the night you had to turn the light on, or splash your face to…

The Most Unpredictable Title-Race Ever?

The top four is usually the easier portion of the table to predict each year. Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City have all been the big names up there for the past several years (excluding last year of course). But this year it seems as if there’s less of a top four and more…

Flowers for Algernon- Book Review

Flowers for Algernon is the first novel by American author Daniel Keyes. Originally published in 1959 as a short story, it was later expanded into a full-length novel, which was published in 1966. It has since become renowned as a classic, both of the science-fiction genre and of American literature in general. The story is…

A Time Like Now

Belle hasn’t seen her Father for a very long time, it’s understandable that she would be nervous; the question on the tip of her tongue is very important. He better turn up.