By now I think most of The Walking Dead (TWD) fan boys and girls have watched the most recent episode so I should be safe to talk about the intro which featured a reveal into what Carol got up to in her time banished from the group. The tune "Bad Blood" by Alison Mosshart and Eric Arjes is played in the background as the audience is taken through a sequence of events that happen right after Carol is banished. The song is all about bad blood and fits in perfectly with the way that Carol was forced to leave the group by Rick way back in Season 4. We watch as Carol travels solo, pissed off at the world at first but slowly succumbing to her solitary and lonely existence. It was as intended...kinda depressing. However I want to ...

Blog Awards

So at some point over the last few months in my roller coaster ride blogging I decided to enter the UK Blog Awards. My chances of winning are slim as I'm up against a lot of competition who have way better blogs, more time and have actual people who follow their blogs (I'm seriously curious who's reading my blog make yourselves known!). However I'm holding out for that miracle where I somehow get enough votes to get to the finals so I can get all dressed up and what not. UK Blog Awards The blog awards are basically a way to recognise individuals and organisations blogs which is something that most might not even think possible. It's also a great opportunity for bloggers (professional and hobbyist) to network and be inspired by others stories. As you can see from the ...

TV superheroes

Let's be honest for a second. TV has had more than a few mistakes in it's journey to creating semi-believable superheroes. In the early years there were some unfortunate abominations that made it onto screen like The Incredible Hulk from the 70's/80's and the unfortunate first incarnation of The Flash. However there were some sparks of TV genius that came about in the early years of TV superheroes that showed some promise like Wonder Woman in the 70's and Batman in the 60's. All the good and bad led to what we have today on TV; which is what can only be considered some of the best TV superheroes ever as the studios finally commit to the source material (well as much as they can). Arrow The vanguard for the new age of TV superheroes as comic geeks take ...

Naruto

About a week ago Naruto; one of the "big 3" manga ended it's 15 year run of 700 chapters. The manga gave birth to an anime, movies and a vibrant fan culture across the world. For those who don't know what Naruto is, it's a shounen manga that follows the story of a ninja in training called Naruto who just so happens to also be the container for a dangerous 9 tailed fox as he tries to reach the impossible dream of being the leader of the village. I came to know about Naruto about 10 years ago when my cousin introduced me to the anime when I was visiting him with the rest of my family. He got us watching the subbed version and my brothers and I fell in love with the show. When we came home we ...

Interstellar

Some people loved Interstellar because it was everything film goers have come to expect from Christopher Nolan with all the hits he has under his belt; thought-provoking, visually mesmerising and full of action. However some of those same reasons are why others hated it. People had to think about how the science worked, although visually mesmerising at times this was few and far between as was the action. Most people just didn't like the fact that it took so long for the film to finish at a whopping 2 hours 49 minutes I can't blame them even I had to have a stretch while watching it. There are also a lot of "plot holes" that people have criticised but to me they're just nit-picking. However the reasons why people loved and hated it aren't what I'm here to talk about ...

Akira

This post is inspired by a discussion that took place a few minutes ago as my friends and I decided how we would watch what can be considered one of the most influential anime films ever. As most of you can guess this film is of course Akira which has been in my small collection of DVD's for years. Akira came out in 1988 and was for many the first introduction to anime and for those who were already immersed in the world of anime it was a revelation of what it could be. However as it is Japanese there are two options when it comes to watching it which are to watch it as intended or to watch it dubbed. This post concerns all foreign films and not just Japanese Anime and can even be flipped around concerning how ...