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, ...

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 ...