I was at work today, which meant I was anxiously refreshing my twitter feed waiting for the announcement of who was going to play the thirteenth re-incarnation of my favourite TV character ever. I was expecting it to be a woman, how could it possibly not be? I was thrilled to see it was Jodie … Continue reading Welcome to Thirteen!
He is political marmite. I mean, all politicians are to some extent, but the tide against Tony Blair is angry, strong and emotional. Leader of the Labour Party (1994 - 2007) and Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1997 till his resignation in 2007. He was a supporter of the Free Market and is famous … Continue reading The Brexit Blair Conundrum
I've been trying to work out if there are more "based on a true story" movies now than when I was younger, or if I am just noticing them more. I enjoy stories about people overcoming insurmountable odds and even better if they are real. Book to film is also quite popular at the moment, … Continue reading Is it just me, or are there more “true story” films now?
I was gutted to miss the Women's March on London on the 21st January 2017. I wanted to be there, joining women and men alike as they declare that they would stand against Trump and his policies. I made my poster and declared my solidarity alongside them - but I still felt like I had … Continue reading The Return of Activism?
In the wake of Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent (2014), where the script was entirely rewritten with the fairy Maleficent as both hero and villain, and Cinderella (2015) which actually had something of a storyline, Disney seem to be attempting to make their old animations more PC. Maleficent was restructured as feminist, with the underlying ‘you don’t … Continue reading Is Disney Really Bringing The Magic To Life?
On 4th November, 2016, the High Court ruled that the Government (mostly Theresa May) actually had to run their Brexit plans past Parliament before they could evoke Article 50, and thus begin the process of actually leaving the UK. The scary close vote of 52-48% Leave meant that while some people grabbed the wine and … Continue reading Opinion: Supreme Court & Brexit