Saying Farewell to Glee: Top 5/10 Rachel Berry Songs/Performances

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As Glee, its cast and fans prepare to say goodbye to the show; the show bows out with its final swan song tonight;(20th March) (an episode reference there for those that missed it, ha!) I have had time to reflect on all my favourite performances over the past six years. Who can believe how fast the time has gone?! Truth is, Glee has played an important part in many peoples’ lives. The show can be thanked for forming friendships across the globe, making a massive impact on pop culture and of course taking up MBs in people’s iTunes libraries.  Continue reading

Saying Farewell to Glee: Top 5 Finn Hudson Songs/Performances

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When Cory Monteith passed away in July 2013, I, amongst floods of people were deeply upset by the loss of such an inspirational and admirable person who was taken at such a young age. He was such an amazing human being and an equally talented actor who had so much ahead of him. Getting to play the role of Finn Hudson in Glee really changed his life. Along with his generosity and good sense of humor, Cory was grateful, something which was very apparent. He wasn’t much of a singer at the start of the show but really developed a beautiful voice – my favourite male voice on the show. Below is a countdown of my best Finn songs/performances. Previously in my Santana Lopez song post I separated it in to solos and group numbers/duets/back-up, however after revisiting the repertoire it seems Finn didn’t have a lot of solos to justify cutting out some of his sensational duets, therefore i have combined solos and duets. Continue reading

Saying Farewell to Glee: Top 5 Santana Lopez Songs/Performances

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I can’t believe the end of Glee come round so quick. It has gotten to the point where some episodes were considered ‘fillers’ or were just plain stupid ‘The Hurt Locker Pt 1 & 2′ I’m looking at you, however, I am very sad that it’s ending. Like most fans, I grew up with the show during my teenage years, anything that reminds you of how far you have come instantly makes hits a soft spot. I will miss the stories – some of which were ground-breaking and very touching, I will of course miss the characters, but the thing I’m finding hardest to cope with is the fact that no more songs will be covered. My iPod is full of songs performed on the show. I’m not sure if I’m in the minority here, but I find that 90% of the time Glee did a better cover than the original.

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A Look At 2015 Academy Best Picture Nominee ‘Selma’

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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!!

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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’?

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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