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20 November 2017

The Punisher

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*moderate spoilers ahead* Some of my earliest memories of the Marvel comics character ‘The Punisher’ come from the old PlayStation 2 game. A gritty third-person shooter where you could have …

28 August 2017

Game of Thrones: “The Dragon and the Wolf”

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The Dragons I can’t think of a better way to start talking about the season seven finale of Game of Thrones than by talking about Daenerys Stormborn. When we first …

22 August 2017

Game of Thrones: “Beyond the Wall” and Beyond the D&D Monster Manual

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It’s hard for me not to think of Dungeons and Dragons when I watch Game of Thrones…

21 August 2017

What’s Left to Defend in The Defenders

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*several spoilers below* I spend this weekend watching Netflix’s The Defenders from the comfort of my squashy red armchair, alternating between chuckling at Krysten Ritter’s facial expressions and groaning whenever …

14 August 2017

Game of Thrones: “Eastwatch” Me, Watch Me

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It’s hard for me to say, but this season of Game of Thrones is shaping up to be a vast improvement over its last two predecessors. Season five saw an …

07 August 2017

Game of Thrones: “The Spoils of War”

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For a fifty-two minute episode, this week’s installment of Game of Thrones was, as Mary Berry likes to say, “cram-jam full” of goodies, gasps and guffaws. It seems as though …

01 August 2017

Game of Thrones: “The Queen’s Justice”

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Episode three for a new season is a tough nut to crack. In season six of Game of Thrones, I told you that the third episode is where most TV …

24 July 2017

Game of Thrones: “Stormborn” and Restless

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When it comes to second episodes of a new season of Game of Thrones, you don’t expect them to be over an hour in length. Of course, it needs to …

17 July 2017

Game of Thrones: What the World Looks Like Now

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Many of the fans are asking questions of the new season of Game of Thrones. People want to know when the army of the dead will march on Eastwatch. They …

19 May 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2: The Family Trope

By // Cinema

*some mild spoilers below* Let’s be honest with ourselves – a full third of the reasons people want to see the second installment of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise …

28 February 2017

Get Up, Stand Up, Don’t Forget Get Out

By // Cinema

*spoilers below* Jordan Peele wrote and directed something that, by all means and practices, shouldn’t exist. I say shouldn’t not because I disliked Get Out or because I don’t want …

05 December 2016

The Unbearable Whiteness of Blonde

By // Theatre

*spoiler alerts for those of you who haven’t seen the musical, but I haven’t even seen the movie* To start, I understand that Legally Blonde is a comedy. Much of …

25 October 2016

Luke Cage: And the Band Played On

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There’s a lot to love about this series. The way it deals with society’s criminalization of clothing, of black culture and black people. The heavy stylizing of Harlem and the …

13 October 2016

Luke Cage: a Man in a Hoodie

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Trayvon Martin’s death marks one of the most significant moments in the history of the hooded sweatshirt (henceforth referred to as a hoodie). The hoodie has been made to seem …

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