I'm a Brit who spent most of his school years in the library, so naturally I adore Harry Potter. I tore through those books as quickly as I could, and did the same with the films when they came out. Hell, I put off a doctors appointment to watch Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 … Continue reading Franchise Beasts: Fixing the Crimes of Grindelwald
I've been properly writing on this blog for about a year now. It was something Ollie and I created in college as part of our English coursework, and I left it alone for about 2 years. Then college ended, everyone was going their separate ways and this blog became an outlet in a post that … Continue reading On Growing Up and Being Left Behind 2: Electric Boogaloo
Hi Jolliemebbsers (?). It's been a while. In my mind, I never really left. But looking back, it's been months and months since I've published anything on this blog. Joe's been writing some incredible stuff without me. I wish I could say that I've been trying to write whenever I have free time, but that's … Continue reading Back with a Vengeance
Enter the Animus The Ship of Theseus is a popular thought experiment/paradox that was first posed by Plutarch during the 1st century, though many paradoxes of a similar vein have been discussed earlier. The gist of it is this: Suppose there is a ship - for this example, the famous ship captained by Theseus - … Continue reading Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and the Ship of Theseus
Overture La La Land tends to incite strong opinions in people. Akin to the spread Marmite, there's a wide mix of people who love it or despise it. I, for sure, fall quite securely in the former category, as being a musical loving hopeless romantic with a Hollywood obsession, the film feels explicitly … Continue reading What is La La Land trying to say?
∼MILD SPOILERS AHEAD FOR SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY∼ For the first time, I was not excited about Star Wars. When Solo was announced, I was a bit unenthused. The only exciting bit for me in production was the casting of Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian. Then I heard of the filming issues, and news broke … Continue reading My Favourite Star Wars Character
It's no secret - I love Marvel. Ever since I saw the first Raimi Spider-Man film at an early age, I've been hooked on the characters, the storytelling and the action. My tiny 10 year old mind was blown when I saw all my favourite characters together in the animated series The Avengers: Earths Mightiest Heroes. Two … Continue reading The Marvel Cinematic Universe – A 10 Year Retrospective
Spinning I went to the Tate Modern in London recently. Completely unplanned. My childhood was often full of art gallery visits - the perks of being the son of an artist/art teacher - so, naturally I'd gone a bit off them. To be honest, I'd gone off gallery-style art in general. But, over the … Continue reading Art, Artist and Articulation: A completely unqualified opinion.
You've probably heard of Taika Waititi by now. Back in November, a little film called Thor: Ragnarok dropped to critical acclaim and box office success. It was the perfect blend of comedy, adventure and drama that somehow managed to make Thor interesting again. But that's not the movie I want to talk about. … Continue reading Taika Waititi’s Guide to Being a Man
If you're not with me, then you're my enemy. Who knew that a single line of dialogue, spoken by Hayden Christensen in the better of the three Star Wars prequels, would be so applicable to the global political climate of today? This mentality has infected our policies and changes, inflaming even the most moderate centrist … Continue reading Binary Sunset: Being right and wrong, ft. Star Wars quotes