Category: Review

  • Fluffmallow Badges

    Have a look at these AWESOME badges that arrived from Fluffmallow.com: How cute are they? AARGHGHGHGH!!

  • Three Thousand Years Of Longing (2022)

    I missed this in the cinema so I gave an excited but slightly worried squeak when I saw it had come on to Amazon tonight. Would I like it? Since my life isn’t long enough to waste writing negative reviews, you know that I loved it. I was looking forward to it because I’m a…

  • The End Of Carnival Row

    It’s hard to believe I first wrote about Carnival Row four years ago. A lot has happened in this human world since 2019. I mean, hoo boy, a lot. I’m a different person to the one who wrote that review. My health has been seemingly permanently impaired. Also my heart. So, I returned to the…

  • Home Again (2017)

    If you want a feel good film that might make you shed a lil tear of awh but leaves you smiling, this should do the job! There are romances, there are kisses, there are un-requited passions but there is only one really ridiculous sequence, the rest is very lifelike. The film delivers the hardest thing:…

  • Cyberpunk 2077 – A Review After Playing for 130+ Hours

    Well, I finished it. It had a nice, elegiac ending. It’s such a mixed game. For the graphic designers, I’d easily give them 11/10 as there’s so much work and love gone into every little detail of the game. It’s just sad a lot of it takes time to rez in or disappears in front…

  • My Very Short Review Of The Sony Xperia 5

    I had high hopes for this phone, I’m looking to replace my Samsung Note 10 Plus because the in-screen fingerprint sensor basically is shite. So, unboxed the Sony, lovely lovely, booted aaaaand… What a wonderful start! Okay… let’s reboot. Hmmm… seems a bit hot at the back. Ah, I’m sure it’ll be okay… …..aaaaand back…

  • Carnival Row

    Carnival Row

    I wasn’t expecting much of Carnival Row. I put it on just to have something to watch while eating my tea. The foundations of my prejudice were twofold. First, that many Amazon Originals are as lethargic and under-edited as their Netflix cousins, second, the casting of Cara Delevingne. If that sounds mean, you’re misunderstanding. I…

  • My Review Of The ASUS ROG Strix GL703GM-EE063T 17.3-Inch FHD 120 Hz with 3 ms Screen Gaming Laptop (Black) (Intel i7-8750H Processor, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB PCI-E SSD + 1 TB HDD, NVidia GTX 1060 6 GB, Windows 10)

    I don’t doubt the gaming calibre of the latop; it’s all there. What I do doubt is that anyone could use it as a daily PC without being driven insane by the (stereo) fans. From the get go, this machine was like standing behind an RB211 and that was with it doing nothing. Literally nothing,…

  • Destination Star Trek 2018

    So, last weekend was the long-awaited DST 2018. When I say long-awaited, I booked the hotel room over eighteen months ago. And then, finally, it was time! Like DST 2016, my bff Nat went with me. This is us:  This is the second time DST has been held in the NEC at Brum and it…

  • Gotham And Mr. J

    Cameron Monaghan has already been in a load of series that I love; The Mentalist, Fringe, Numb3rs, Monk, Malcolm In The Middle. But seeing him here portraying a young… you-know-who… well, he’s certainly got great things ahead of him. Meanwhile, Gotham unbelievably gets better every episode, the writing is absolutely spot-on. The ensemble cast is…

  • Falling Skies

    Falling Skies Season 4 cements this series’ position as one of my favourite ever SF TV series. Beautifully written and acted, FS has always maintained the right mixture of drama, romance, mystery and, of course, massive alien spaceships and ravenous bugbeasts. It’s also refreshing as so many SF series are now aimed very firmly at…

  • Indietracks 2014

    Indietracks 2014 was this weekend and, even though I’m straight edge, I’m still recovering from the mad swirl of it all. Firstly, it was DAMN HOT. GODDAMMNNN HOT. I honestly thought I’d pass out at some points in the shed! A contrast to last year’s downpours. Then there was the bewildering array of music:  too…

  • Her (2013)

    WARNING! SPOILERS! DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE FILM! Finally got to see ‘Her,’ courtesy of a lazy Sunday with my parents. My Dad fell asleep but that’s due to his age than a comment on the film. I loved ‘Her.’ The premise is that Theodore Twombly (played by Joaquin Phoenix) has separated…

  • Hit The Deck 2014

    Woohoo! Hit The Deck was, once again, lovely fun! I went with my mate Emma: We caught mostly the same bands but split up for a few – the worst thing about HTD is that there are always gig clashes! BOO! The first band I saw was Hands Like Houses. Very poppy and confident, the…

  • The US Propaganda War ~ TV Division A-OK!

    I’m currently watching the second ep of Intelligence, the new spy-fi TV series starring Josh Holloway as an agent with a chip implanted in his head. This wondrous chip connects him to the internet and allows him to be a walking Google but with access to all manner of restricted government data, satellites and presumably…

  • ‘Your Woman’ On Popular / Freaky Trigger

    Egosurfing around Tumblr, I found this in-depth discussion of ‘Your Woman.’ I see quite a bit written about me and that tune so it was lovely to read so many comments that were on the ball and cogent. Even the ones that are a bit factually wrong are internally consistent, a rare thing compared to…

  • Xbox One First Impressions

    Just under a week ago, I bought myself an Xbox One. I’m not an avid gamer but I saw all the hoohaa promo blah blah and I guess I fell for it. Here’s my initial impressions based on six days with the Xbone. Well, it started off badly. As soon as it booted, it needed…

  • Destination Star Trek London 2012

    Last weekend, Matty and I attended Destination Star Trek London 2012 (DSTL). And it was a fucking blast. On the Friday, I got there before him and excitedly made my way into the Excel. I was a bit disappointed that my ticket didn’t get me into the opening ceremony, we’d just got standard tickets and…

  • Derby Festé 2012

    Last week was Derby Festé 2012. I missed the events on Thursday and Friday but I managed to catch the daytime stuff on the Saturday. I was with my friend Emily and we had a lovely time, wandering round the various attractions. First up was the gentleman above, ALBOT. I thought it was a bloke…

  • London With Nat: Dungeons, Sealife, Blood Brothers, Hangover Lounge, Horrendous Fear

    Nat and I caught the 9am train to London. We knew we had a lot to pack in but we had the freedom that the only timetabled event was the gig we were doing for the marvellous Hangover Lounge peeps on Sunday. After a lucky early check-in at the hotel, we headed to the London…