TV Series Review: Jessica Jones

TV Series Review: Jessica Jones

NB: This discusses the whole series in detail. There are massive spoilers. You have been warned. I’m not an obsessive Marvel fan. I thought Winter Soldier was really, really good. I thought Iron Man 1 and 2 were kind of subversive and really good fun.…

Counting Down to Bond: Top 5 Themes

Counting Down to Bond: Top 5 Themes

I am seeing Spectre next Wednesday so thought it was a good time to pick out my favorite Bond themes. I haven’t heard Sam Smith’s theme yet and won’t till I go to the film. My criteria to make top 5 theme are below: It has…

Doctor Who Re-Watch: Mummy on the Orient Express

Doctor Who Re-Watch: Mummy on the Orient Express

This episode sees the debut of newcomer writer, Jamie Mathieson, who wrote two of the most fun and most original episodes of Series 8. Mummy on the Orient Express sees The Doctor and Clara on board Christie’s famous train in space, even down to the…

And The Ten Times Spooks Got It Right…

And The Ten Times Spooks Got It Right…

Last week, I wrote a blog post listing 10 times where I felt Spooks had lost its way in its ten series run. Here is my promised ten great Spooks choices write-up. I have tried to distribute the love evenly across series though my favourite…

The Ten Problems with Spooks…

The Ten Problems with Spooks…

People who know me well know that once upon a time I was safely what I’d call obsessed with a BBC drama about melancholy spies. That show was named Spooks. It ran for ten series with wildly varying degrees of quality from series to series.…

Into the Woods Film Review

Into the Woods Film Review

I’m a bit of a Sondheim fanatic. Incidentally, my Sweeney Todd post on this blog is my most popular post of all time at Inkashlings. I also am a rabid musical fan and I like fairy story revisionism, so you’d think I was over the…

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

By now most nerds worth their ‘nerdier than thou’ badges will have seen this film. Is the first part of The Hobbit worthy of the accolade of Star Wars prequel level awful (which by the way isn’t that bad in my opinion as I shamelessly…