Big Sam’s Revolution?

Sam Allardyce’s reign over the English Lions has begun with, well… a 1-0 win over Slovakia. Doesn’t sound too impressive and it wasn’t. But Can we really judge him on this performance? After all, he’s only had a few weeks to get his ideas in place and get the team on board, so should we judge him…

See You in the Morning

I woke with a stabbing in my head, a churning in my guts, and, as usual, you beside me. I opened my eyes and the glare from the TV burned sharply into my retinas, so I closed them again. I could hear the newsreader’s voice. “The time is ten minutes to nine on Wednesday morning.”…

A Reason for Robyn

Modern day Robyn Hood. She’s still stealing from the rich to give to the poor but even good intentions have consequences.

Baby Love -Part two

17th April 1999 Dear diary,   Yesterday I met Sally, she’s an adoption social worker. Basically shes the one that goes between me and my baby’s new parents. I’m not sure I want to do this. I want to keep him and watch him grow up before me,  I wonder what will happen when he’s…

Why Orange Is The New Black Is One Of The Realest Shows Ever Made

I think we can all agree that Netflix has released some stellar shows in recent years, with Making a Murderer in 2015 and of course, this year’s Stranger Things. But before any of us had even heard of these shows, there was one that instantaneously captured the internet by storm; Orange Is The New Black….

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…