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Alfie Deyes’ Fall from Grace

5 months ago / 0 comments

Over the last few years, the term ‘YouTuber’ has certainly developed negative connotations. Once your humble ‘girl-next-door’ type, YouTubers have obtained near-celebrity status, boasting 8-figure lists of subscribers, exclusive meet-ups and branded merch. YouTube sensation and ringleader Zoe Sugg, aka Zoella, for example, has a Twitter following of 13.4 million. … Read More

Poetry – Outdated or in Disguise?

2 years ago / 0 comments

Do you hate it, love it or just don’t care about it? The stereotype of a poet is a middle aged man with a coffee stained shirt, who is sat in an empty office, reading a prehistoric book written in text so small it’s a task just to decipher it. … Read More

Trump’s New America, The Reality of the Election Result

2 years ago / 0 comments

This week’s episode of Panorama focused on answering the question on all our minds: who voted for Trump? The sheer power of the media in influencing public opinion is astounding. The news is omnipresent; headlines, articles and interviews loom over our heads and infiltrate virtually every area of society. One … Read More

Cancel The X Factor? It’s a yes from me.

2 years ago / 0 comments

Once upon a time there was a show that could unite and divide a household. A show that could make you feel inspired then semi-pissed-off in a matter of minutes. A show that made you liable to change sides quickly because, really, no one was safe. I’m not talking about … Read More

Doncaster pop-up saw amateur media-heads spring to life

2 years ago / 0 comments

  You know that weekly email you get from your school, with information about events and semi-useful things, but you can never be bothered to read it? Occasionally it can pay off to take the time to filter through those links and snippets of information, since your school only has … Read More

Ghostbusters: Calling Hollywood out

3 years ago / 21 comments

The first trailer for Paul Feig’s all-female Ghostbusters arrived last week, and was seemingly met by a wave of derision from fans of the original. They were shocked that this new take on the story – one which is only described as ‘four scientists saved New York’ – actually wants … Read More

How To Be Single – Far more progressive than expected

3 years ago / 0 comments

The trailer promised a sex crazed, girl power, easy-to-watch chick flick. And, to be fair, it totally was. But it was an actually good sex crazed, girl power, easy-to-watch chick flick. When I sat down to watch How to Be Single I was expecting to be vaguely entertained: to laugh … Read More

Comment: Why book-to-screen adaptations are still the best

3 years ago / 0 comments

That some of the most renowned films in history have been adapted from some of the highest rated novels in their respective genres is a given: from sci-fi, to fantasy, crime or romance, literature has had a lasting impact on the film industry. Literature of some form or other has been … Read More

Why A Sexist Bond Is No Longer Fit For The 21st Century

3 years ago / 0 comments

Spectre is a fantastic film – it’s not as good as Skyfall, but it comes somewhere close. Craig, Waltz et al are superb, and that opening scene is one of the best ever put on film. Its treatment of women, however, is severely problematic. Of course, that’s always been part … Read More

Comment: The Breakfast Club – Still the seminal tribute to teen angst

3 years ago / 0 comments

The Breakfast Club currently sits at number 1 on Entertainment Weekly’s best High School movies as the absolute benchmark of teenage life caught on film. It’s now over 30 years since its release, but walk up to any slightly film-conscious teenager and they’ll probably have seen it at least once.  … Read More