Fat Tuesday! Cool movies set in New Orleans

Happy Fat Tuesday! (or Shrove Tuesday, as some say.) A few years ago I was lucky enough to take a trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, and whilst I experienced a lot during the week’s festivities, I still feel like I only scratched the surface of what the city had to offer. It’s that kind of place. And because it’s been so long since … Continue reading Fat Tuesday! Cool movies set in New Orleans

Robert Pattinson and Daniel Radcliffe: indie darlings

So recently I watched The Rover starring Robert Pattinson. Then I caught the trailer for Daniel Radcliffe’s new film, the straight shot of demented madness that is Guns Akimbo, and it got me thinking… both these actors got their breaks in big franchise movies for children and teens (Radcliffe with Harry Potter and Pattinson with Twilight) and both, once free of those juggernauts, have spent … Continue reading Robert Pattinson and Daniel Radcliffe: indie darlings

Top ten alternative Christmas movies

Now is the time of year when a lot of people become insufferable, spouting their Christmas cheer all over the place. And I bet there was a good chance you reacted negativel to me saying that, right? Probably with something like, ‘Don’t be a scrooge! Cheer up, it’s chriiiissstmaaas!’ Well, this is exactly the sort of thing that drives me mad. To be honest, I’d … Continue reading Top ten alternative Christmas movies

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: Tarantino’s swansong

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is the ninth film by Quentin Tarantino – and it’s one you’d better make sure you watch because he’s only making one more and that’s it, he’s done. His legacy of ten films will be there for us to watch but no more will be made, verily the movie gods have spoken (until he gets bored and comes out … Continue reading Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: Tarantino’s swansong

Sexiest characters in the Walking Dead

Over the seasons, The Walking Dead has gotten more and more grim. Literally, nothing good ever happens. The characters go through hell and then some, then dust off and go again. I’m very close to being done with watching it. But it did get me thinking, despite all the characters being permanently under a layer of blood and dirt, the show does have quite a … Continue reading Sexiest characters in the Walking Dead

Top kick-ass women actors (in TV) that I like lately

Lately, I’ve started to become dimly aware of something. A lot of TV shows I’m currently watching seem to have not only a decent gender balance in general, but also well-written female characters in leading roles. Perhaps this has been the case for a long time, but, somehow, I’ve just noticed it. Maybe these characters have always been present, but perhaps in the past just … Continue reading Top kick-ass women actors (in TV) that I like lately