Darkest Hour

So there are so many movie lovers movies out at the moment. You know, the ones that people who are really into watching a movie for it’s quality and substance over it’s budget and hype love to see; and that is me all over! So I’ve had my pick of the chocolate box and despite all my instincts telling me to go for Three Billboards my patriotism took over and i ended up going for the campaign chocolate brandy surprise that is Darkest Hour. Continue reading


Scooby Doo on Zombie Island (1998)

When I was a kid I loved Scooby Doo, I used to watch it all the time and it remains one of the most influential works of fiction in my life. Naturally, I was overjoyed when my parents bought me a VHS copy of Scooby Doo on Zombie Island (1998), the first Scooby Doo film since the series was cancelled, and it quickly became one of those films I watched over and over again. The years went by and I forgot about Zombie Island, until I stumbled across some clips of it on youtube. Suddenly everything came rushing back and I knew I had to watch the film again. So, does one of my favourite childhood films still hold up?

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R.I.P John Mahoney

As some of you may know, NBC’s Fraiser (1993-2004) is one of my favourite tv shows of all time, and so it is with a heavy heart I learn of the news of the death of actor John Mahoney, who portrayed Frasier’s father Martin Crane for 11 years. Mahoney’s role in Frasier earned him worldwide praise and recognition, but Mahoney also worked frequently as a voice actor, starring in Disney’s Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001),  Antz (1998), and The Simpsons (1989-Present). I’ve always felt that when an actor dies, the character dies with them, and so I’ll not only be morning a fine actor who played such a pivotal role in a truly great show, but a wonderfully funny character. As always, our thoughts are with Mahoney’s friends, family, and legions of fans.

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R.I.P John Mahoney   1940 – 2018


Seth Macfarlane’s Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy (2008)

Since Family Guy first premiered in 1999, Seth Macfarlane has seemingly gone from strength to strength, today being heralded as a Golden child of the adult animation sub-genre. However, influential though Macfarlane’s work may be, it is riddled with problems, problems which are most evident in Seth Macfarlane’s Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy (2008).

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We Now Return You To Your Irregularly Scheduled Reviewing…

Look who’s back, back again!

You may have already seen Benny and That Other Guy having written reviews this week. This is, as you may have considered, an indication that we are returning.

That’s right, much like Bilbo and his adventures, we too have returned home after long and noble quests, and now have a deeper understanding of the world, and its media, which will allow us to continue reviewing.

That said, we’re not committing to a schedule this time – there were so many plans and ideas banding around last time that it became too much for me, at least – but our hiatus has come to an end.

For those of you that have awaited this day, thank you for your patience, and for those of you that have discovered us for the first time, why not check out our archive? There’s opinion pieces on everything from Les Miserable (2012), to Doodle God, Kiss Me by Sixpence None The Richer to a list of the best villains in media, The Martian (2015) to some poetry from a former writer.

And, as always, let us know what you think in the comments section below this, and any other post you read.

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Star Trek Beyond

Lights, camera, action. And we are back in business! OMG –  it’s good to be behind a keyboard talking to all you lovely people again. So how do I kick-start this… with an outdated movie review that was due sometime two years ago! YAY! So seriously i got this movie for Christmas 2016 and i just, never got round to watching it. It just sat there in my pile of outstanding plus movies looking so out-of-place in its wrapping, until literally last Wednesday. So, two years overdue, here is my review of Star Trek Beyond.

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Top Ten Favourite TV Theme Tunes

Theme tunes are really important, not only are they often the first thing we are exposed to when watching a tv show but they also give the show’s creators a great opportunity to get us hooked before even a line of dialogue is spoken. Everybody has their favourites, whether its from a childhood cartoon or a show they watch today, we can all rattle off a few tv themes that stand out in our minds. That’s what I’m going to do here, list my ten favourite tv theme tunes of all time and explain why I like them so much. Naturally these choices reflect my own opinion so don’t be disappointed if something you love doesn’t come up.

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