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, ...

Rogue One

Unless you've been living under a rock you'll know that Star Wars just released another movie which is not one of the main episodes but has ties into the main story. Hollywood is unfortunately known for it being very white male orientated so it is refreshing to see a film which is diverse in so many ways not only for having a female lead but having a supporting cast mostly comprised of non-white actors. This did not go unnoticed by comic Kumail Nanjiani famous for his role in Silicon Valley. As with most things this ended up on Twitter and the world agreed with his interpretation. Why Rogue One's diverse cast is more powerful than some may realize Now I'm going to play a little devils advocate here and look at this a different way. Yes it was ...

Westworld

A few weeks have passed now since the shows first season ended and the world is still reeling from it. There hasn't been a show that has invited the public as a whole to speculate about what was going on since the mind fuck that was Lost however this is one with a slight difference in that it actually confirms theories and HBO even had an online site to help. DiscoverWestworld was presented as a promotional website for a vacation destination run by Delos Incorporated, with some interesting worrying terms of service such as guests give Delos the rights to their "skin cells, bodily fluids, secretions, excretions, hair samples, saliva, sweat, blood, and any other bodily functions not listed here," to be used however the company sees fit, basically their body. Those eagle eyed viewers who were curious enough could ...

Who said hotels don't have a sense of humour? Daffodil Hotel, the one behind the following Big Screen Breaks infographic certainly know how to add some levity to otherwise horrific by design hotels. They've picked a few of their favourite film hotels and created some reviews from the characters who stayed at them. This makes for some illuminating feedback on big screen breaks! BIG SCREEN BREAKS by Daffodil Hotel Coincidentally I'm going away tonight but not to a hotel rather my annual trip North for Leeds festival! If you want to get in touch contact me Also is you want to keep up with all my latest posts and musing there's a load of widgets at the top of the page for my Twitter, Facebook and other social channels! Leave a comment below! I love feedback...unless it's bad. P. ...

The Get Down

Netflix's latest series has just hit it's service and it is without a doubt a story that needs to be seen and heard. With a brilliant cast of young people the show is a brilliant blend of music and style which is rarely seen in a TV show and usually confined to film. It should come as no surprise that the show is from the brain of Baz Luhrmann as well as executive producer Catherine Martin, legendary MC and executive producer Nas, and of course associate producer Grandmaster Flash. However I'm not here to talk about the show itself or what it does right and wrong, there are other places you can read that like on Vox which hits the nail on the head with most of this. What I want to talk about is the possibility that with this ...