Ricky Gervais: Humanity

Have you ever imagined yourself belly laughing at a cot death joke? Nope, me either. Until Humanity happened that is. Ricky Gervais’ latest stand up tour commenced earlier in the year and he descended upon Birmingham at the end of June and of course I’d eagerly snatched up tickets the morning they were released. It’s been a while since Gervais has done a stand up … Continue reading Ricky Gervais: Humanity

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War on Everyone

Spontaneously buying DVDs in the supermarket without prior research is always risky. We all know you can never trust what the cover says, of course they’re not going to say ‘The Biggest Pile of Crap Released This Year!’ are they? Of course they’re going to sing the film’s praises and trick you into buying it because it’s ‘side-splittingly hilarious’ or whatever lie they’ve plastered on … Continue reading War on Everyone

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3 Daft Monkeys ‘Year of the Clown’ review

The album contains 12 enchanting songs, each of which will have your toes tapping. They’re unique and exciting and they’re different, showcasing the breadth of talent that these monkeys have. Cornish folk band 3 Daft Monkeys are back with their latest album ‘Year of the Clown’ an album which they say ‘exposes their bare bones and their souls, is powerful, honest, naughty, ecstatic, wild and … Continue reading 3 Daft Monkeys ‘Year of the Clown’ review

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Hidden Figures

Starring Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson and Janelle Monáe, Hidden Figures is an uplifting untold true story of three African-American women who made history when they served pivotal roles in the early years of the US Space Program. As the US were racing to put a man in space before Russia, three African-American women fought against discrimination that was still so prevalent in 1960s America to … Continue reading Hidden Figures

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David Brent: Life on the Road

I have to admit that until a year or so ago, I despised Ricky Gervais with a passion. For a long time I just didn’t ‘get’ him and mistook his incredibly dry sense of humour for incredible rudeness. But as time’s gone on, I’ve grown to really appreciate his sense of humour and his down-to-earth view on the world, it also helps that he’s a … Continue reading David Brent: Life on the Road

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How to get into nightclubs when you can’t enter anywhere without being invited. What we Do in the Shadows review

There’s one word that comes to mind after watching What we Do in the Shadows; genius.  The vampire genre has grown incredibly tired. Everything that could be done with it has been a hundred times over; or so I thought. But in 2015 along came Flight of the Concords creators Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement who brought us the hilarious mockumentary that the vampire sub-genre has … Continue reading How to get into nightclubs when you can’t enter anywhere without being invited. What we Do in the Shadows review

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Review Round-Up: The Jungle Book, Captain America Civil War and How to be Single

Sometimes life gets busy and it’s difficult to keep on top of this blog, so once again I find myself writing a review round-up of some of the most recent films I’ve seen. Slightly late to the party with these really but, there we go! The Jungle Book The Jungle Book received mixed reviews from lots of people. The angry anti-remake brigade were against a … Continue reading Review Round-Up: The Jungle Book, Captain America Civil War and How to be Single

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The Boy – Trying Far too Hard to be Different

Lauren Cohen takes a break from fighting with zombies in The Walking Dead to do some house-sitting in England in new horror film The Boy. On the run from an abusive boyfriend, Greta (Cohen) takes up a job as nanny for an eccentric elderly couple who are planning their first holiday in years. The couple have a little boy called Brahms whom Greta must look after … Continue reading The Boy – Trying Far too Hard to be Different

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Sacha Baron Cohen returns once again with British-set comedy Grimsby, in which two estranged brothers who have gone down very different paths in life reunite for the first time in 28 years. Choen plays dimwitted football fan Nobby who lives in Grimsby with his girlfriend (Rebel Wilson) and their abundance of kids. Separated from his younger brother as a child Nobby is on a quest … Continue reading Grimsby