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 ...

Loot Crate Futuristic

This month July's Loot Crate theme was futuristic, and I got the crate a few weeks ago but haven't really had the time to write about it until now as the technology to stop time has not been created yet. Unfortunately this technology was also not in the crate. However what was in the crate were a few things which delighted the hell out of me which I will talk about later. First I want to address what disappointed me this time around the box and magazine. Usually these are as good if not better than the loot itself which goes to show the time and effort that the team at Loot Crate usually put into all parts of their crates. However I believe this time around they let the ball drop with the crate and the magazine so they ...

GISHWHES gone rogue

So the week of GISHWHES which I told you about previously is finally over and I can finally relax go back to my normal level of stress and lack of sleep (yeah I didn't really think through how much I'd need to do) but not before I tell you a bit about what I got up to. This was my first GISHWHES and it was certainly memorable, stressful, fun, crazy and totally right up my alley. I'll probably end up doing it again next year! The tasks this year didn't quite reach 200 but were approximately 179 with some being taken out due to being too crazy or to be sensitive to certain incidents. The majority of the tasks can be seen below and as you can see were more than a little bit impossible...or so you'd think. I ...