The X-Files (Season 2) TV Review

Because I review a whole tv series rather than individual episodes, there is a chance of spoilers, so if you haven’t watched the whole series yet, stop reading now! A second season defines a tv show. If a show has got a second season, it usually means it was successful enough to warrant being given at least another six episodes. It then has added pressure. It has to deliver the same quality as the first season, while still moving the characters and show forward so that you aren’t watching the same show again, for another 20 or so episodes. This … Continue reading The X-Files (Season 2) TV Review

Mr Popper’s Penguins (2011) Review

Sometimes you watch the perfect film for the moment you are in. You sort of plan it but you never really know that that film (unless its one you’ve seen before) will fit your mood and situation perfectly. There is a good chance that if you watched that film the next day, or even a week or month later, you might feel hugely different about it, but for the moment you are in, that film becomes perfect. Mr Popper’s Penguins was that perfect movie for my mood and situation. My mood was lazy and tired, my situation was a Sunday … Continue reading Mr Popper’s Penguins (2011) Review

Game of Thrones (Season 1) TV Review

Because I review a whole tv series rather than individual episodes, there is a chance of spoilers, so if you haven’t watched the whole series yet, stop reading now! I’m a history geek. Although I’m interested in all sorts of history, medieval is something I find particularly interesting. The wars, the plagues, the scandals and the different royal families, all vying and double-crossing each other. Its one of those times in history that seems like fiction but is brilliantly true. It’s no surprise then that tv has tried to emulate some of that interest and drama. There have been a couple … Continue reading Game of Thrones (Season 1) TV Review

Morning Glory (2010) Review

There are some films I will watch, regardless of the kind of film it is, just because of the actor who is starring in it. Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington are two examples because they very rarely make a bad film. Jim Carrey is another because of how good he can be, even if he isn’t being wacky and crazy. Along the same lines is Will Smith, more because he is very cool and usually his roles reflect that too. Other actors just don’t make films that frequently anymore that when they do star in one, it catches my attention. Harrison Ford is … Continue reading Morning Glory (2010) Review

Anger Management (Season 1) TV Review

I never really understood the popularity of either Charlie Sheen or Two and a Half Men. I’ve reviewed enough sitcom’s on here for people to work out what kind of humour I like, usually something very observational or based around the very mundane or ordinary. Two and a Half Men never really hit the hilarious chord. It was decent enough. My Dad has a great way of describing some tv shows; “Chewing Gum for the Eyes.” Two and Half Men fit this perfectly. It wasn’t the best sitcom on television by a long stretch but I know if I tuned … Continue reading Anger Management (Season 1) TV Review

St. Elmo’s Fire (1985) Review

I have completely missed the popularity of certain 80’s films. I’m going to make a confession – I’ve never seen Sixteen Candles or Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. I have seen the Breakfast Club and it was ok, not exactly the classic that a lot of people say it is, but it doesn’t feel like it was made for me. None of these types of films do. The people who grew up in the 80’s seem to have an affinity with the characters, who are mostly coming of age or rebelling, and feel like the film is reflective of their lives in some way. … Continue reading St. Elmo’s Fire (1985) Review

Hebburn (Season 1) TV Review

Because I review a whole tv series rather than individual episodes, there is a chance of spoilers, so if you haven’t watched the whole series yet, stop reading now! Hebburn is an example of a new sitcom taking advantage of two classic sitcom clichés. For starters, it is a sitcom set around a family. I’ve spoken before about how many sitcoms use this and why. Some are very successful but most fall at the wayside, usually because they don’t offer anything new. Hebburn is slightly different though. The family is at the center of the sitcom but it’s also got a very … Continue reading Hebburn (Season 1) TV Review