My Favourite Podcasts – 2019

I've written two posts like these before, but as I'm always looking for podcast recommendations, I thought I'd share what I'm currently listening to. I love all of these podcasts, and hope you find a new favourite too! The Faculty of Horror. The Faculty of Horror is a fantastic podcast based around horror films. Based …

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Annabelle Comes Home: A Film Too Far?

Honestly, when I decided to see Annabelle Comes Home (Gary Dauberman, 2019), I was fully expecting it to be a luckluster end to the Annabelle films. I was not expecting it to be good, and I was looking forward to laughing at how bad it was. But I thought it was...actually pretty good? There will …

The BFI and Radio Times Television Festival 2019

In 2017 I went to the BFI and Radio Times Television Festival, and I had such an amazing time. I really hoped to go in 2018 but I don't think it happened. I had assumed that the festival had been permanently cancelled, however, when I got an email to go to the festival, I jumped …

Why Project Nim Was A Terrible Experiment

Project Nim was a terrible, terrible, experiment. It's well known (because I will not shut up about it) that I feel very strongly about primates and the way they are treated. It's one of the reasons I am campaigning with STAMP it out to change the law about how monkeys are treated in the UK …

Are The Zombies In 28 Days Later Actually Zombies?

For April I am doing the A to Z April Blogging Challenge. For Z I am focusing on zombies and whether or not the zombies in 28 Days Later are actually zombies. The Cambridge Dictionary defines a zombie as "a frightening creature that is a dead person who has been brought back to life, but …

Historical Inaccuracies in The Young Victoria

This April I'm doing the A to Z April Blogging Challenge. For Y I am looking at historical inaccuracy in The Young Victoria (Jean-Marc Vallee, 2009). The Young Victoria is a 2009 British-American film about the early years of Queen Victoria's reign and her courtship and eventual marriage to Prince Albert.  In any report about …

I’m Hopeful About X Men: Dark Phoenix

This April I'm doing the A to Z April Blogging Challenge. For X I'm talking about my feelings about the X Men: Dark Phoenix trailer and how I feel about it. I was never completely a fan of the Dark Phoenix storyline in X-Men: The Last Stand. Watching the new trailer for Dark Phoenix therefore …

Does The Woman In Black Have A Happy Ending?

This April I am doing the A to Z April Blogging Challenge! For W I have decided to look at The Woman In Black (James Watkins, 2012) and whether it's ending is more happy or sad. The Woman in Black is the story of Arthur Kipps, a recently widowed lawyer who has the travel to …