‘Until my Dying Breath’ – Doctor Who 10.5 Oxygen

While it isn’t exactly going to blow minds or gobble up awards, Oxygen functions as a fairly competent instalment to series ten, operating as a nice little standalone piece before the arc-heavy chaos of next week comes about. Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie) it’s time for her, the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and Nardole (Matt Lucas) toContinue reading “‘Until my Dying Breath’ – Doctor Who 10.5 Oxygen”

‘Bunking with Beasts’ – Doctor Who 10.4: Knock Knock

Bill and her University friends are trying to rent a house. Whereas most places are either too small or too expensive, one fits their criteria down to a tee. It costs next to nothing and is exceptionally spacious. The catch? Their landlord’s creepy, insect-like creatures live inside the walls and something strange lurks within theContinue reading “‘Bunking with Beasts’ – Doctor Who 10.4: Knock Knock”

‘Beneath the Surface’ Doctor Who 10.3: Thin Ice

The Doctor and Bill visit the last ever Thames Frost Fair in Regency era England. When they both take it upon themselves to investigate a series of disappearances upon the ice, Bill quickly discovers the past isn’t so much different from the present, or that monsters don’t always come from outer space. Last time SarahContinue reading “‘Beneath the Surface’ Doctor Who 10.3: Thin Ice”

‘Hollow Linguistics’ – Doctor Who 10.2: Smile

Frank Cottrell-Boyce previous attempt at writing for this show was 2014’s In The Forest of the Night. To call that episode a misfire is perhaps the friendliest way to describe it. The lyrical dialogue and jittery tempo may have worked under different circumstances, unfortunately In the Forest of the Night fell on the wrong sideContinue reading “‘Hollow Linguistics’ – Doctor Who 10.2: Smile”

‘Moffat Rebooted’ Doctor Who 10.1: The Pilot

The Doctor and Nardole go undercover as a professor/assistant at Duke’s University in Bristol. While there, the Doctor befriends a girl named Bill Potts. After falling for a fellow student who’s assimilated by a sentient puddle of rocket fuel, Bill finds herself fleeing with the Doctor and Nardole across the Universe in a bid toContinue reading “‘Moffat Rebooted’ Doctor Who 10.1: The Pilot”

Logan: Why Some Superhero Movies Should Embrace the F**k out of R-Ratings

After the success of Deadpool (2016), making an R-rated superhero movie within a pre-existing heavyweight franchise no longer seemed like such a chancy move for studios. Adult-rated superhero movies had been done before of course – Watchmen, Dredd, Kick-Ass and Blade to name a few – but never had one within such financially successful series been attempted in modern times. BeingContinue reading “Logan: Why Some Superhero Movies Should Embrace the F**k out of R-Ratings”

‘The Periphery of a Legend’ – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

When Disney announced its acquisition to the rights of the Star Wars franchise in 2012, two things immediately sprang to mind.  Firstly, from 2015 onward, the world was most likely going to get one of these films every year until time collapsed in on itself. Star Wars would likely outlive pretty much every darn personContinue reading “‘The Periphery of a Legend’ – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”