Big Beats — in no particular order

In the most shit of all years, there have in fact been some good releases.

This year has been absolute gash in comparison to any year ever in my life. Like a vaccine to a virus, a bag of cans to a thirsty hooligan, music has helped to sooth my aliments.

In no particular order, here are my top ten albums of the year, 2020.

Let us begin…

LANY - mama’s boy


The Morning Show — Apple TV+

Compelling. Relevant.

So, it’s been a hot minute and with plenty of time to watch content through this disastrous start to the twenties’s, here I am, back with a blog post.

The Morning Show, one of Apple’s first original shows on their newest platform, Apple TV+, has been my latest binge. It’s a ‘high-stakes drama that pulls back the curtain on the morning news.’ Over the past three days (I like to binge and breath, I just don’t know how people can sit and binge whole shows in one day), I’ve soaked in the wonderment that is the first season. …


A tumultuous year, but a good year for music.

Usually I check into this sparsely used blog for a rundown of my favourite new albums of the last year. 2019 is no exception. However, this time, I’ve got ten bangers rather than 8.

Foals – Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 1


Photo — Comic Fade

A touching true story.

Monday gone, Lucy and I journeyed to Shepard’s Bush to see Joel Egderton’s latest feature; Boy Erased.


Big beats are the best, get high all the time — Super Hans, 2008 (again) (all artwork from the respective artists)

It’s been a wild year, with even wilder releases!

FYI, these are in no particular order and there probably were more than eight, but that makes it difficult to compare to last years eight if I do more…

Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino by Arctic Monkeys


from http://time.com/5394925/a-simple-favor/

A funny and twisted Gone Girl? Yes please.

Adapted from Darcey Bell’s novel by Jessica Sharzer, Paul Feig has been able to create a funny yet dark mystery come to life. IMDb’s synopsis is a simple single line; A woman seeks to uncover the truth behind the disappearance of her best friend.

Here’s the trailer:

from Lionsgate

Anna Kendrick plays Stephanie Smothers, who is a helicopter parent who ‘Smothers’ her child. She meets Emily Nelson (Blake Lively) through their sons friendship and in a very short time, the two become best friends.

Emily asks Stephanie A Simple Favour and disappears, where Stephanie, a live streaming mum, hunts for…


from http://hilltopmonitor.com/2018/08/crazy-rich-asians-touted-as-hollywood-watershed/

Hollywood history and all around goodness.

This will come as no surprise, but Lucy and I went to the cinema the other week. This time however, we went to see something which is rather different to the typically whitewashed Hollywood flicks we tend to see on the silver screen; Jon M. Chu’s Crazy Rich Asians.


Poster from https://goo.gl/images/nEztSC

Worth the wait? Probably.

It’s 2018, it’s August, it’s been too long since I last reviewed anything in type form.

Yesterday evening, Lucy and I sat ourselves down in front of the silver screen; with shop bought popcorn and a Tango Ice Blast (mixed flavours, of course). To see the much anticipated sequel/prequel to Phyllida Lloyd’s 2008, ABBA orientated, musical spectacular, Mamma Mia!.

As a firm believer that Mamma Mia! (2008) is a seminal art piece, based on songs from one of the best four-pieces to ever grace our airwaves, I must say that I really was expecting the world from the sequel.

On…


Big beats are the best, get high all the time — Super Hans, 2008 (all artwork from the respective artists)

There have been some corkers, here are my faves.

I picked eight and they are by no means, in any order at all.

LANY by LANY


image — https://goo.gl/images/2y9wiL

Great fun and highly American.

So, I know it’s been like seven months since I last did a blog post, but everyone gets writers block / busy. This here is a review of one of Netflix’s latest original films; War Machine, a satirical American war film written and directed by
David Michôd.

While being loosely based on true events Michôd has managed to create the the production in such a way that it proposes war as a continual yet amusing fuck-up, which is very unlike most war films. …

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