Month: June 2019

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Emo the Musical

Welcome to our Oddballs and Weirdos month, in which we root for the underdog and fight for the freaks. Last time we did this, we called it Films About Fuck Ups and included the gem Welcome to Me, so who knows where we’ll end up this year? Hopefully uncovering some new heroes. As Jillian says though, most of our films could fall into this … Read More Emo the Musical

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Yesterday

A struggling musician realises he’s the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed. Himesh Patel • Lily James • Sophia Di Martino Everyone in the World Has Forgotten the Beatles. Everyone Except Jack… *Minor spoilers* Jack (Patel) is an aspiring musician who isn’t setting the world alight. In fact, the only … Read More Yesterday

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Toy Story 4

When a new toy called “Forky” joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy. Tom Hanks • Tim Allen • Annie Potts On The Road Of Life, There Are Old Friends, New Friends, And Stories That Change You. *Minor spoilers* It could be argued that Toy Story 3 tied up … Read More Toy Story 4

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Home Safe Brighton

I really wanted to share this local resource because it’s so important. I don’t need to add anything else, Home Safe Brighton’s manifesto speaks for itself: HOME SAFE BRIGHTON There have been far too many incidents of assault in Brighton recently, but as most of us know it’s always been happening. It’s now to the point where women and the LGBTQIA+ community in particular … Read More Home Safe Brighton

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Child’s Play

A mother gives her 13-year-old son a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature. Aubrey Plaza • Mark Hamill • Gabriel Bateman • Brian Tyree Henry Friends to the End. *Minor spoilers* This is one of my most anticipated films of the year and I’m delighted to report that it was heaps of fun and I was not disappointed at … Read More Child’s Play

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Brightburn

What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister? Elizabeth Banks • David Denman • Jackson A. Dunn He’s Not Here To Save The World. *Minor spoilers* Brightburn is essentially the Superman origin story, had Supes not been the earnest jobsworth that he is – and had been bad … Read More Brightburn

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Black Mirror – Season 5: Striking Vipers

Season 5 of Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror has been getting mixed reviews. I agree that the three episodes in the new set aren’t as strong as some of their previous counterparts but it’s still innovative and interesting television, and shouldn’t be written off completely. They’ve actually inspired me to go back to the beginning and review a few of the best episodes over the … Read More Black Mirror – Season 5: Striking Vipers

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Free Activities July

I’ve grossly overspent this month so have already put myself on the back foot come pay day. I know I have a shopping addiction but I have tried really hard to curb that by sending most of it back and just not looking at my favourite websites. But life is expensive and I also live in one of the most pricey cities in the … Read More Free Activities July

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Always Be My Maybe

I’ll be quite honest, I suggested this film just so I could watch THE VERY SPECIAL CELEBRITY CAMEO segment again – it is pure perfection. But more on that momentarily. The film itself is pretty standard fare but its depiction of American-Asian culture is joyous. These details are not shown nearly enough on the big screen and I’m here for it. We’ve done the … Read More Always Be My Maybe

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Other People’s Blogs

I’m a very bad blogger. I mean, I post regularly on my own blog which is fine but I’m bad at commenting and keeping up with other people’s blogs and I wish to change that. We’re a community after all and spreading the love is the right thing to do. Here are a few blogs I read as much as I can – some … Read More Other People’s Blogs

Horror Remakes I Can Get Behind

Remakes seldom live up to the originals, that’s always been a given. Obviously there are exceptions. Not everybody would agree with me but I would say Evil Dead (2013) is a good example of that. Not better that its 1982/1987 parents by any stretch but as good and with enough of its own individuality to make it feel fresh. I have high hopes for … Read More Horror Remakes I Can Get Behind

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I’m Not Crying…

I love to cry. I find it the most cathartic exercise. I don’t think a day goes that I don’t have a little blub – for any number of reasons. Nostalgia, joy, a stubbed toe – all that and more can threaten my mascara on the daily and I’ve become notorious for wearing my emotion on my sleeve. Over the last few months it … Read More I’m Not Crying…