The documentary business is booming. From film festivals, to cinemas, on television and online - there's rarely been a greater hunger for stories that reflect fascinating true stories all told from a human perspective.
After Thursday night's joke of a launch night, quite frankly I've seen enough to realise that what used to be THE best reality TV show around, has rel...
I like paying extortionate amounts for an uncomfortable seat, no pause button, no tea-making facilities, surrounded by idiots grazing on plastic cheese and crisps as you watch a crap film. It's what many of us regard as a 'luxury'. Nothing wrong with treating yourself to a bit of luxury.
Snyder's vision is a clear departure from previous adaptations, ridding itself of the wry humour, self-deprecation and black and white morals of Richard Donner's films. Snyder's universe is not one in which cats are saved from trees and people wear underpants over their trousers.
What is far more important is that the Doctor remains a British archetype rather than conform to any preconceived physical form. He has been many shades of British eccentric; a tea drinking, jelly baby munching dandy, draped in cricket whites, tweeds and Edwardian velvet.
I stayed in a hotel recently where the owner proudly featured a sticker on the door saying that it was rated the number 1 hotel in that town on Tripad...
Man of Steel is a bold, brash and greyish-blue attempt to reboot the superhero character who kick-started the comic book film revolution comes off the back of a huge wave of hype thanks to a The Dark Knight Rises type of marketing campaign.
Zack Snyder can safely say he's put his own stamp on a 80-year brand, but I'd have happily swapped 30 minutes of the black puffs of smokey Apocalypse for just a couple more raised eyebrows and acknowledgement that a beautiful man, blue tights, arms crossed, red cape and quiff a-kimbo is actually quite a funny thing when you think about it.
I feel that I share both a special bond with the show and the pain of the Stark family. Therefore, I've come up with some sure fire ways to ride out the ensuing nine or so months until the next series arrives. **Warning cryptic mild spoilers alert**
We're told reality TV is reality, but it's as scripted and manufactured as any episode of True Blood or Dexter or Mad Men. Except nowhere near as good. Those shows have vampires, serial killers and far better looking people. Watch them instead.
The zombie apocalypse has been the one of the most popular forms of world-ending cataclysm for some time. World War Z, being the big zombie blockbuster, casually uses both type of zombie, the fast-moving infected and the shuffling corpses.
When 'Veep' turned up on HBO's screens last year, it was heralded as 'The Thick of It meets West Wing'. With two more series commissioned in the States, and the first series now available in this country on DVD and Blu-Ray, it's time to ask: Is it all that?
Having seen Spira Mirabilis in concert, and in rehearsal, I can't quite tell you how the magic happens, but it does. Somehow, instead of relying on someone else to take the lead, they all do it. Nobody is a passenger. Everyone's driving. Which doesn't mean it's a swarm of egos either.
This month sees the release of June Gloom by American/British duo Big Deal (Kacey Underwood and Alice Costelloe) and the title of this album seems fitting. While there is beauty in the delicate riffs and slow build-up of certain tracks, there is also a melodic shift into darker territory of grunge infused rock and roll.
A glorious Oscar winning documentary rediscovering Detroit based folk singer Sixto Rodriguez, Michael R. Roskam's compelling tale of greed, power, temptation and revenge and a Danish drama with all the elements of a Greek tragedy make for interesting and enjoyable viewing.
Amidst the sea of female R&B artists in the music industry today, how does one keep from getting swept up in the pop culture wave and yet stay current? Yasmeen, a fresh, talented singer/songwriter and soon to be graduate from Phoenix, Arizona explains how her faith and family roots keep her grounded.