Review: The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1

Director: Francis Lawrence Screenplay: Danny Strong, adapted from Suzanne Collins Key Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Donald Sutherland, Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson Rating: 3 stars Before you light your torches and grab your pitchforks, let me make one thing clear: I'm a big Hunger Games fan. I read inhaled the books over the course of a couple of…Read more Review: The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1

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Tom Hiddleston sandwich dilemma, weed now legal in Uruguay, it’s almost Xmas

Yes, I've now officially become lazy enough to refer to Christmas as 'Xmas', sadly both in written and spoken form. Perhaps because I've reached my maximum level of indifference, or perhaps because I'm like that guy in that early noughties MV who needs a robot to change TV channels (you know the one, it's a…Read more Tom Hiddleston sandwich dilemma, weed now legal in Uruguay, it’s almost Xmas

Addicted to…The Mindy Project

Now returning to the screens after a brief Christmas hiatus, Mindy Kaling's new show has managed the impossible: to slyly convert its casual viewers into Mindy Addicts all within the frame of a 20 minute episode. Like all addicts, I am totally hooked, and watch at least half of each episode from behind a cushion…Read more Addicted to…The Mindy Project

New Show on the Block: Partners

Brought to you by the creators of Will & Grace, this is a CBS sitcom about the dysfunctional yet incredibly sweet gay/straight bromance between two 30-somethings, and their own relationships. The title in itself is a double entendre - the story revolves around two BFF architects Joe (David Krumholtz) and Louis (Michael Urie) (=PARTNERS in…Read more New Show on the Block: Partners

The Enigma That Is Dalston Superstars

I've seen the likes of Made in Chelsea (Season 3 is starting back up on Channel 4 tonight, by the way. It's on at 10pm, but whatever, I don't care), The Only Way Is Essex, and even glimpsed a bit of Geordie Shore once (never have I felt so angry about wasting five minutes of…Read more The Enigma That Is Dalston Superstars

Review: The Awakening

Director: Nick Murphy Screenplay: Stephen Volk, Nick Murphy Key Cast: Rebecca Hall, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton Rating: 2 stars I have a very masochistic relationship with horror films. Although I don’t enjoy watching them, I often force myself to step into that poorly-lit room, and subject myself to the terrorizing and emotionally scaring two hours…Read more Review: The Awakening

Review: This Means War

Director: McG Screenplay: Timothy Dowling, Marcus Gautesen Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Tom Hardy, Chelsea Hadler Rating: 3 stars I'm going to be honest with you; I'm a sucker for Reese Witherspoon rom-coms. From the tacky outfits in Legally Blonde and nausiating one liners in Sweet Home Alabama, to Just Like Heaven's uplifting music score, any…Read more Review: This Means War

Review: The Guard

Director: John Michael McDonagh Screenplay: John Michael McDonagh Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle, Mark Strong Rating: 4 stars For anyone who enjoyed the Irish black comedy that was In Bruges, The Guard is its very gobby, twisted yet hilarious younger sibling. Directed and written by John Michael McDonagh, brother of In Bruges director Martin McDonagh,…Read more Review: The Guard

Breaking Down in Breaking Dawn – Twilight Saga: Part 4

An edited version of the following piece was published in Issue 758 of the LSESU newspaper, The Beaver and was co-written with my friend, and partner-in-crime, IS. Director: Bill Condon Screenplay: Melissa Rosenberg, Stephanie Meyer Cast: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner Rating: 2 stars Team Edward - by IS First of all, a disclaimer:…Read more Breaking Down in Breaking Dawn – Twilight Saga: Part 4

Review: The Ides of March

Director: George Clooney Screenplay: George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon Key cast: George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Evan Rachel Wood Rating: 4 stars Whilst telling the story of a Democratic primary, George Clooney’s adaptation of Beau Willimon’s play, Farragut North, shows us the cruel reality of a political race. With the…Read more Review: The Ides of March