Music, Previews

Let’s Talk About… Eurovision

Top 10 Eurovision Tracks

With the 2017 grand final of Eurovision just round the corner, I’ve gone and looked at some of my old favourites from previous years to get myself back in the mood. It was a pretty tough list, as there actually are some decent songs scattered about the last few years, so the order that these have been put in is pretty vague. Just as a disclaimer – these are just my own opinion; i’d love to hear others, so don’t hesitate to comment below!

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Film, Movie Reviews

Power Rangers (2017)

Film Review

Published with Starskify

(Contains potential spoilers)

An unlikely group of high school students find themselves pulled together by the discovery of five mysterious coloured stones that they soon realise contains a great power that has been cast upon them from the previous generation of super warriors. Forced to overcome their personal issues, the teenagers must harness their new strengths and work together in order to save the world from a remerged, alien treat and become the next age of Power Rangers.

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TV

A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017)

Netflix TV Review

– Includes potential spoilers –

Covering the books written by Lemony Snicket, the latest original series to arrive on Netflix is the book adaptation of ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events‘. Originally made into one singular film back in 2004 under the same name, the narrative follows three siblings recently orphaned after a fire destroying their family home; propelling them into a world lacking the stability and safety they were accustomed to.

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Other

Sunshine Blogger Award

I was recently nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by Markus (TheMarckoguy). This is something I haven’t come across before in the blogging community yet, so it was a nice surprise to be recognised. The award, in case anyone is not aware, provides individuals to answer some questions and then nominate other blogs to share the love around. It’s also just a nice way to learn just a little bit more about the writer themselves.

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Film, Movie Reviews

Sing Street (2016)

Film Review

Forced to adapt to the new surroundings of state school in 1980’s Dublin, 14-year-old Conor is struggling with a crumbling family and is yearning for an escape. After coming across a mysterious young model, Raphina, he then strives to form his own band to impress her, made up of a contrasting group of students. Together, they begin to write and practice, finding their own sound, personality and image with the help of Raphina.

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Top Films of 2016

Top 16 Films of 2016

Nearing the end of 2016, it’s about time to reflect on the releases of this year. Thanks to Cineworld Unlimited, I’ve managed to get to my local cinema a vast amount of times this year, so I’ve got a lot to choose from. As it was 2016, I’ve gone with a selection of 16 films that have topped my cinema year. This is just my opinions here; all views are my own and are selected through the UK cinema release dates.

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Film, Movie Reviews

Moana (2016)

Film Review

First Published with Starskify – 13th December 2016

Moana is the daughter of the chief of her tribe, and next in line for the title. The sea is her true calling. Ever since she was a small child, she has been drawn to the great blue. Her grandmother teaches her the ancient truths of her ancestors and their travels across the ocean. Against the wishes of her father, Moana strives to follow their footsteps.She sets on a vast adventure to find the mighty demigod Maui, thus righting the wrongs he made against the island Goddess Te Fiti. 

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Film, Movie Reviews

Captain Fantastic (2016)

Film Review

Maintaining an abundant lifestyle in the wilderness, Ben Cash raised his six children for survival away from the rest of working society. Sheltered from the big city bustle, the family live under their own distinct terms, following a routine of hunting and training. After the news of their mum’s suicide is brought to Ben’s attention, life becomes jolted. Dismissed from the funeral plans because of their choice of lifestyle, Ben and his children are determined to fulfil his wife’s wishes. Proceeding into society, the children are put to the ultimate test of surviving in civilisation, while Ben’s capabilities as a father are questioned.

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Film, Movie Reviews

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

Film Review

Edited and published with Film Inquiry

Jake is a a young wide-eyed teenager with a boundless imagination for the supernatural and fantasy worlds. Influenced by stories told by his grandfather, and following the unusual death of his relative, Jake finds himself on an island off the coast of Wales, in search for a home for peculiar individuals. Following his grandfather’s dying wish, he pursues the headmistress, a shape-shifting protector and time manipulator, who took residence in 1943. Jake soon discovers the truth about his grandfather’s death, and his family’s connection to the world of the peculiars. Coming into acquaintance with the villainous Baron, Jake must now fight for the protection of the children.

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