TV Trev's year at the movies

So as you may or may not have realised...it's been one year almost to the day (okay it's been about 3 weeks since the year marker passed but give me this) since I set the audacious target of getting 100 blog posts done in a year. I'll admit at first I had no idea what I was getting myself into, Ghost was a new platform that could maybe go under at any point for all I knew, I had no clue how to use it properly, update it or anything, I had no idea if anyone would read my stuff much less like it. Simply put I was heading out into the unknown and it was terrifying exciting. But I set myself some goals that were in my mind achievable when broken down, in reality they were difficult to ...

Cyberbully

Unless you've lived in a cave since the inception of the internet then you've been a victim, a perpetrator and a witness to cyberbullying. The British TV film Cyberbully starring Maisie Williams of Game of Thrones fame is a brilliant in it's idea and execution. Maisie plays Casey a teenager who is forced by a hacker to do his/her bidding. With the threat of compromising pictures being posted online of her. It all begins with a seemingly innocent but justified revenge on her ex who had tweeted a personal piece of information about her in a hurtful manner. She is given access to his account and posts a tweet from him that would destroy any males reputation, especially a teenage boys. I originally thought the tweet was too long but apparently it's just within the limits of the 140 ...

Whiplash

Whiplash is without a doubt one of the best films I've seen in the last few years with an exhilarating story that draws everyone watching in whether you like jazz or not. From the first drum solo and interaction between the two main characters you're not sure what to expect, but by the end you have to pick your jaw up off the floor and compose yourself while you recover from the exhilarating ride you just went on with the rest of the audience. The young writer and director (he's only 30!) Damien Chazelle shot the film in only 19 days and the pace the film goes at sometimes is just as dizzying. It very much feels like the intense drumming that Andrew (Miles Teller) practices again and again as he tries to impress the ruthless band conductor at the ...

Glee

The show that everyone was talking about 6 years ago (yes it was that long ago) is saying it's final farewell with one last season which kicked off with 2 episodes as the Glee club slowly reforms at McKinley High. The show has been through a lot over the past few years with multiple cast members coming and going as well as the ending of the series having to change as one of the regulars passed away. I stayed with the show when it was popular and even when it wasn't because no matter what it was a bright spot on my schedule almost always guaranteed to give me a smile or have me singing a tune I'd forgotten existed. This is a show that brought music and theatre alive on TV when it was sorely lacking, then went a ...

Onorio Depiro

It's a new year so I've decided to learn from the last year of blogging (yeah it's been a full year I can't believe it either) and start to do things more regularly than I have. So one of those things will be to do an "Artist highlight" every month of someone I've found who's quite interesting in what they're doing. This could be anying, I'd love for it to be TV related but as you may or may not have realised...I'm into quite a lot of stuff so it could literally be on anything. This month I'm focusing on Onorio D'Epiro who is part of a two man collaborative team (the other part of the team being Scott) behind a little known but amazing robot figure making initiative called Just Robots. UK based they combine their respective skills ...

Anniversary

The theme for December's Loot Crate was "Anniversary" and no they didn't get all religious on us with loot related to Jesus' birthday, no instead they brought us loot centred around the important anniversaries that this year has brought us including The Simpson's celebrating 25 years, Ghostbusters and Tetris celebrating 30 and of course the 75th anniversary for some of our favourite comic heroes. The loot for this crate although it came late it was not as late as the previous one and I will forgive them as it is difficult to get everything delivered on time at this time of year especially when they're still dealing with a higher number of inquiries and irritated geeks. I managed to stay spoiler free until probably a week and a half ago when someone I followed on Instagram got their crate and ...