Following a rather strongly themed gun-focused episode last week, Arrow this week somewhat rolled back the clock to the good old original days of the series in focusing on the theme of heroes and their duty, as well as intertwining it with the focus on...
“Welcome to the jungle, baby.” The very words uttered by Cisco Ramone (Carlos Valdes) this week ushered in what was one of the most visually striking episodes of The Flash’s run so far and it also promised the return of one of the most formidable...
In a much more dark and real theme, Spectre of the Gun showcases Arrow‘s take on gun control. An extremely hot topic that can never be boiled down to 45 minutes, Arrow manages to present both sides of gun control through its main characters in...
Following a rather strongly themed gun-focused episode last week, Arrow this week somewhat rolled back the clock to the good old original days of the series in focusing on the theme of heroes and their duty, as well as intertwining it with the focus on the flip side of normal individuals and their own actions and consequences of said things. With such strong themes involved in this week’s episode we still got a taste of some typical villainy... Read more
“Welcome to the jungle, baby.” The very words uttered by Cisco Ramone (Carlos Valdes) this week ushered in what was one of the most visually striking episodes of The Flash’s run so far and it also promised the return of one of the most formidable villains to have made an appearance in the life of the speedster – comic book or television. The notion of Grodd making a return was certain to excite fans and this clearly reverberated to the show’s... Read more
Stephen King, known for his many haunting stories of creepy monsters and disturbing memories, is soon becoming very prominent again. His new It remake is set to be released later this year, and his new anthology series has just revealed its first teaser trailer. Very little is known about the show, but will be produced by Stephen King and J.J. Abrams, and released on Hulu. The series will be set in its title, Castle Rock, a fictional town created... Read more
The sad fact is that all good things come to an end eventually. Some TV shows seem to go on forever, then there are those shows that are distressingly canceled after just a few seasons. Are you one of the many who binge-watch your favourite shows or do you follow the airing schedule? Many of us feast on a TV series by buying the DVD set or most commonly nowadays by streaming or downloading entire shows. Just as television dominates popular culture,... Read more
In a much more dark and real theme, Spectre of the Gun showcases Arrow‘s take on gun control. An extremely hot topic that can never be boiled down to 45 minutes, Arrow manages to present both sides of gun control through its main characters in an easy to follow format. Whilst interesting to hear the stances of many of the main characters throughout the episode, there is also a reason many films and documentaries have tackled the complex issue... Read more
The bitter rift between Hollywood screen icons Bette Davis and Joan Crawford is the stuff of cinematic legend. The warring stars of 40s and 50s Americana butted heads repeatedly and venomously on the set of 1962’s Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (amazing film, by the way…) which would be their only pairing across illustrious careers. Now, in 2017, television mogul Ryan Murphy – the man behind American Horror Story, Scream Queens,... Read more
The HBO mini-series is a delightful thing indeed. Whilst the premium cable service’s flagship works such as Game of Thrones, Veep, and Westworld promise recurring drama of emphatic quality, their slighter, one-off works are constantly exquisite; always feeling cinematic due to immaculate narrative design, and of course, thoroughbred talent. After the brilliance of The Night Of (2016), Olive Kitteridge (2014), and one’s personal favourite,... Read more
A common theme in season 5 of Arrow has been trying to overcoming past mistakes, but has Oliver done this when Team Arrow takes a trip to Russia? With absolutely no sign of Promethus again and Diggle rejoining the team, the team finds out General Walker is about to sell a nuclear bomb to Markovian terrorists. Team Arrow must find a way to track General Walker down, but proves to be difficult when they are placed in a new country with limited resources. Having... Read more
Hallowed Japanese animation house, Studio Ghibli are making their first bold steps into the world of a slightly more long-form style of storytelling, with this children’s television series, streaming worldwide on Amazon Prime. Directed by Gorō Miyazaki, the son of acclaimed Ghibli director and co-founder of the animation studios, Hayao Miyazaki, Ronja the Robber’s Daughter (or Sanzoku no Musume Rōnya) is certainly in very capable hands, but... Read more
Following this week’s episode of The Flash – for which you can read our review here – we were teased the re-emergence of the villainous Grodd, with Jesse Quick returning via one of those handy portals to warn Wally that her father Harrison Wells had been kidnapped. While it wasn’t mentioned who exactly had kidnapped him, the very words ‘Gorilla City’ answered that very question and laid the path to the two-part... Read more
Some of them have powers, some of them are completely ordinary but these kids are a force to be reckoned with, fighting bad guys and solving crimes on a daily basis. To celebrate the release of LEGO® NEXO Knights: Season One on DVD, one of the latest incarnations of the LEGO® franchise, we’re taking a look at the 5 best squads in kids TV. LEGO® NEXO Knights The NEXO Knights are a powerful team of young warriors equipped with advanced technology!... Read more
As the jigsaw pieces begin to slot into place for the impending showdown with Savitar, The Flash looked to once again proceed with hammering home the importance of each team member and their own personal investment. This week saw the emergence of Flashpoint villain Clive Yorkin, a creation of Julian’s in his Alchemy form who looked to take down the SCPD officers who thwarted him in the alternate dimension. This would mean not only Barry in action... Read more