The Big Sick

The Big Sick is one of those rare films that lives up to its tagline “an awkward true story” to great effect and delivers so much more. One of Sundance Film Festivals stand out hits and directed by Michael Showalter, it stars comedian/actor Kumail Nanjiani as himself and was written together with his wife Emily Gordon played by Zoe Kazan in the film. The Big Sick follows Kumail as a Pakistani born comedian who has a one night stand with one of his audience after one of his shows, which slowly develops into something more. What’s brilliant about the development is that a lot of it happens without Emily actually being part of it verbally (pretty cushy acting gig if you ask me). But no seriously she’s great in her role and I’d be lying if ...

you just got Litt Up

Merchandise centred around the catchphrase of popular characters is nothing new and has been something that has existed for decades popularised by quotable movie and television shows so much so that entire shows are sometimes created around the idea of popularising a certain character and their catchphrase purely to cash in on it from the masses willingness to buy into it. That being said most shows are usually covert enough not to have the merchandise make its way onto the show, but Suits took product placement to a new level in one of it's most recent episodes featuring Louis Litt. For those of you who don't watch Suits, Louis is the misunderstood ball of anger who means well and is almost always the one to stumble into doing something the wrong way in anger. However when he does something right ...

First Time I Saw Me

The glorious people at Netflix (I believe only in the US at the moment) have launched a campaign this week with the help of influencers and celebrities under the hashtag "firsttimeIsawme". I was lucky enough to grow up (until I was 12) in Barbados which had it's upsides and downsides with exposure to black culture. For one it was all around me as I grew up, and for a short period I'm pretty sure I thought there were only 2 races (kid logic) because there really weren't a lot of other races around me other than black/white. Of course this was completely wrong as I'm mixed race and my mums Indo-Trinidadian (look it up) but I didn't realise until I met her side of the family as she's lighter. The reason I mention this is that while television in ...

Netlix Instagram

So you think you tell a good Instagram Story? I'm here to tell you that Netflix, as well as mastering TV shows have mastered instagram stories too! Let me being by saying, I feel like I've hidden myself away a little for quite a while, probably because I needed it. Changing jobs, battling life, stress, exhaustion (mentally/physically)...I just didn't want to write but I did want to take pictures and take enjoyment from them. Instagram is (as many of us know) a great place for that and I have enveloped myself in it the last few months as I took a step back from blogging. Partly for my enjoyment, partly for professional curiosity and partly to help myself get better at taking pictures. I've done this by following some of the best bunch of photographers I'm lucky enough ...

Dear White people

So it's been a while since I've wrote anything because I haven't had the motivation to after working especially long hours recently but this recent backlash to a show has me shocked amused perplexed aggravated. As I write this I can't believe I have felt the need to but I know that I do need to. So apparently the most recent trailer as well as the teaser from before of the show based on the movie "Dear White People" has had some backlash with calls for people to boycott Netflix. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/2017/02/09/dear-white-people-trailer-sparks-backlash-netflix-faces-claims/ http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/ustv/news/a821169/netflixs-new-show-dear-white-people-sparks-huge-debate-and-a-call-for-a-boycott/ When I heard this I laughed because I couldn't believe it yet I really could as people are idiots. This is a statement I stand by. People are idiots. At some ...

So I've been a little busy the last few weeks but the blog has not been forgotten and I will do a review of the last 2 years in a few weeks. In the mean time here's a guest blog on some movies to be excited about from a young writer who wanted to put himself out there. Action fans have plenty of new movies to look forward to seeing in 2017. Here are five of the most exciting new features to put on your calendar after the new year. Transformers: The Last Knight (June 23) Director Michael Bay indicated in a recent issue of Entertainment Weekly that this fourth sequel would kick off a new trilogy for the franchise and expand the Transformers universe fans have come to love. The movie will portray government attempts to destroy the Transformers, ...