In 2015 the ten highest grossing films comprised of eight sequels, four being adaptions from comics, novels and a TV series. More than a couple of the highest grossing films ever made I wouldn't even consider adequate, yet they still perform exceedingly at the box office, but still I question why.
While there are a number of charities working to educate young people, no set place on the curriculum means education on consent is often patchy, at best. For many, this storyline could be one of the first times the topic is properly introduced, and it's fantastic that Hollyoaks are shining a light on it with their episode.
Where to begin when you don't know where to begin... Simply put, the Abstract Expressionism show at the Royal Academy of Arts is extraordinary, utterly extraordinary. Wandering around these large galleries - the beautiful high-ceilinged walls smothered, crammed to capacity, with these vast revolutionary canvases - I felt both lost for words and completely overwhelmed.
This was the moment I'd come to witness; Michael was going to suck his Swan's blood, a scene I'd witnessed in everything from Twilight to Dracula, but had never particularly wanted to watch in real life. I entered Blut's dimly lit room, where both of them sat on a sofa still in the clothes they'd been out in...
Can we please stop this narrative that suggests women are incapable of recovering from failed relationships, or those that sadly run their course, and instead recognise many women not only survive but thrive without a partner?
We, The Carnabys, gave away all of our pre-order earnings from this summer's album release to the Trust. 'Too Much, Never Enough' is an album that we are really proud of and we haven't taken this decision lightly. However its even more important to us that we - and the bands coming up behind - actually have somewhere to play in 5 years time. So if you want to really go and see the next Bowie rather than imagine what might have been, get on board and help us to #savelivemusic.
And I can only agree. The one slither of silver lining is that our police officers don't carry guns like the trigger-happy Americans. Or the Savages of this world would be trying to justify bloodshed, instead of broken windscreens. However, rest assured that the mental wounds inflicted by officers like Savage run deep.
Quite by chance, I read A Room of One's Own as the first in my journey to read some of the best books of all time. It's one of those books most people (and writers in particular) have heard about and thought they should read, but often put off for another day. I finished the book in a few days - it's slim, but it's good reading.
All I hear is how terrible the challenges facing independent filmmakers. Coming back from the Cannes Film Festival this spring I ran into two veteran British film producers who between them had produced nigh onto 60 features, been nominated for or won several Oscars and who by any standard are considered to be highly successful...
I haven't abandoned London entirely and will continue to make frequent visits for meetings, gigs and catch ups with best pals, but for now, I'm committed to making this fine city of Nottingham my home and place of wild creative abandon. I do hope Nottingham is as excited about my arrival. Nottingham, can you hear me...?
I loved the fact that he was surprised, it was nothing that he expected, we were making him open his mind. And this is what The Fedz brings to me, not following a formula, but doing things because they feel right, and long may that continue.
Levelle's philosophy that resonated the most was that we all have a choice when it comes to how we move around in life, and choosing to advance with a positive mentality is the key to overcoming hardship. This message was only to be reiterated by the sticker on the studio door he was sitting besides which read: 'I have a choice'.