A Look At 2015 Academy Best Picture Nominee ‘Selma’


My local cinema didn’t make it easy to watch Selma, not in the slightest. In the end I ended up having to pay for a premium seat (with perks such as comfy leather seats, fresh popcorn and ice-cold coke) so all wasn’t bad, even if this did mean having to hop on the train and go to the city to watch it. Most other films and I wouldn’t have bothered, but there was something I felt compelling me to watch it in the cinema before it was released on DVD.

Boy am I glad I did. I tend to visit the cinema a lot, watching films from Big Hero 6 to the likes of Lincoln. I studied History at school so any movie based on an aspect of History and I’m likely there. I remember learning about Martin Luther King back in primary school. Even back then I was amazed by the immense courage this one human being had – of course he had masses of support behind him, but only after watching the film did I realise the real struggles he faced. Continue reading

Bumper Film Post – MUST-WATCH FILMS OCT 2014 – JAN 2015!!


Well, it’s been a while. I’ve been super busy and haven’t had chance to come up with an article. However, as we’re rapidly approaching the last quarter of 2014 (where did the time go?!) there are lots of films I am excited for in the closing moments of 2014; I thought it would be a good idea for me to compile a list of said films, seeing as 2014 hasn’t had a great deal to offer (IMO), containing release from October 2014 – (early) January 2015. Continue reading

How Should YOU Watch ‘Orange is the New Black’?


If you don’t watch OITNB but are pop culture savvy, then I’m sure you’ll be aware of the fact the second season of the incredibly popular Netflix show rolled out Friday 6th June.

I only started watching the show at the end of April (I did ‘binge watch’, also!). It’s a strange thing, to not have to wait until next week to watch what’s happening next, until you watch the show yourself; I can imagine it’s hard for people to understand the buzz surrounding the show. I’m not really one for marathoning shows, I’ll watch four episodes at most in one day (usually). With OITNB I watched the first season in the space of a bank holiday weekend – 3 days. It just so happened that the trailer for S2 pretty much came out straight after so I knew I didn’t have to wait too long before it was out. Continue reading

25 Songs I Would Like To See Covered In The Final Season Of Glee!!!




Ok, so I tend to do one of these after each season has finish, in preparation for the season ahead. I know it’s unlikely any of these will actually be covered seeing as Glee won’t be having a full 22-episode season this year (technically next year), however I just wanted to see for myself how many songs there are that I still want them to cover. Over the past five seasons the show has covered over 600+ songs, but there are still songs I would love to see them cover. Below is a list of 25 songs (with accompanying videos of the original) I would like to see Glee cover (with who I think should sing them, also) Enjoy! Also, feel free to comment with songs you would like to see the cast cover :) Continue reading

5 Reasons Why You Should Definitely Watch Netflix Hit Show ‘Orange Is The New Black’


Since the introduction of Twitter, television programmes have ruled the popular social networking site; with shows such as Pretty Little Liars breaking records for the number of tweets sent a minute, to other shows like Scandal completely dominating social media during its airtime, there is quite simply no better time for new TV shows to be cropping up and making a name for themselves. 

Say what you want about Twitter; I firmly believe it is the reason a lot of people’s favourite TV shows are still on-air because of it. The five networks in America (ABC, CBS, CW, FOX and NBC) all have their fair share of different programmes on their schedule, FOX being well-known for their sitcoms and CW for their Sci-Fi shows.

Not so long ago, the online movie-streaming service, Netflix, emerged from the shadows and launched itself in to the limelight when it announced it’s plan to produce ‘original series’, putting it in direct competition with cable networks. 

The Kevin Spacey fronted show, House of Cards, is a Netflix drama. It’s become a massive hit worldwide, even allowing Netflix to receive nominations and push in on the Emmy’s.

Another Netflix original is the widely popular dark comedy, Orange is the New Black, more often abbreviated to ‘OINTB’ on social media.

As mentioned earlier, I believe Twitter has a massive impact on TV shows, it’s become second nature for people to live-tweet whilst their favourite show is airing or discuss events in said TV show with like-minded people they have ‘met’ on Twitter because of the show. Often I see people on my timeline saying things like ‘OMG I cannot believe the ending of…’ or ‘If you haven’t yet watched ‘…’ you need to get on it now!’ etc etc. Like anyone else, there have been shows that I’ve given a go and decided not to follow, but when I saw countless people (celebrities and fellow Twitter acquaintances) raving about this new show Orange is the New Black, I decided to give it a go in my spare time…boy am I glad I did!

If you don’t have people telling what shows to look out for, or you’ve not been convinced by what you’ve seen or heard so far, let me try and convince you as to why you should watch this comedy/drama/crime themed TV show: Continue reading