Category: SCREENS

You’ll never leave…a Royston Vasey pilgrimage

There it was again. That familiar feeling. As I put my face on for the day, I felt the wave of nausea which has become so familiar to me over the years. I call it my ‘anxiety belly’, and as I sat at my dressing table readying myself for the day, it washed over me

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What’s been on’t screen: Line of Duty, Game of Thrones, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

What a week it’s been for the habitual couch potato. For those of us who have little to no interest in venturing outside, the television Gods have offered up some terrific viewing to keep us working on that arse groove in the sofa, and I for one have been only too happy to oblige them.

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30 films that never get old (for me)

  Considering that cinema has been such a consistent presence throughout my life it struck me that, oddly, I’ve failed to write a single word about it on this little corner of the internet that I’m proud to call my own… As this post marks my 30th waffle (a milestone I wasn’t convinced I would

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What your ‘targeted’ social media ads say about you

  Having grown up with social media, I’ve had the pleasure of watching the platform evolve from the simple days of MSN Messenger and MySpace – both top notch platforms for adolescent flirtation and clique forming – to a global phenomenon that has become an intrinsic part of our everyday lives. Hand in hand with

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What’s been on’t screen: Bandersnatch, Manhunt, Sex Education

  Considering how much telly I watch, I’m surprised I haven’t churned out more of these posts by now; but truth be told I’m often watching too much telly to find the time. There’s been some bloody good stuff floating around of late, so I thought I’d give my honest review of what I’ve been

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A post of two-halves: What I learned in 2018 PLUS Stuff Sam Says, Christmas Edition

  Almost everyone I’ve spoken to throughout December has uttered the same phrase traditionally wheeled out when we’re another year older, none the wiser, and it feels like our lives are going by in a flash. “I don’t know where this year’s gone!”   Well, thanks to Instagram, we do. The #2018bestnine hashtag and accompanying

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Diary of a YouTube rabbit hole: The Christopher Watts Case

  As a follower of true crime, YouTube is the temple at which I conduct my daily worship – and this past week has been no exception. Whilst admittedly there is a plethora of utter nonsense that exists on the interweb, for those of us who have a yearning to understand what drives people to

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‘Tis the season: Battle of the Christmas adverts

  It has begun. It’s just over five weeks until the most wonderful time of the year, and Britain’s biggest retailers have fired the starting pistol of over-spending, over-eating and general over-indulgence that can only be enjoyed during that most festive of times. Christmas. It’s difficult to remember exactly when it all started, but I’m

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What’s been on’t screen: 7 days of (mostly) TV

  I’m going to start this post by saying that I’m aware that I’m no TV critic – even though I watch a hell of a lot of it. Like most people I’m usually knee deep in Netflix of a weekend and can binge watch a box set with the best of them, but I

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Inside No.9: My top 5 highlights from the best show on TV

  I’m going to preface this post by saying that if you’re not entirely up to date on the magnificence that is Inside No.9 – stop what you’re bloody well doing right now and don’t go any further…there will be spoilers. Having been a fan of The League of Gentlemen for a good 16 years

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