Battlestar Galactica: Oh, Battlestar, Oh Battlestar, Wherefore Art Thou Battlestar Galactica?

I’ve been thinking of Battlestar Galactica  and thought I’d write a broad review of it as a whole (without spoiling anything for anybody!). Now, I’ve heard it said that Battlestar is merely “sci fi rubbish.” You couldn’t be more wrong. There’s nothing wrong with science fiction if it’s adequately executed. It’s a genre that can easily explore novel ideas and philosophical concepts without being too overbearing, pretentious, or downright boring. One movie that springs to mind is Total Recall. It turns the philosophical problem of identity into a two hour thrill ride, with over-the-top violence and great dialogue. It’s a perfect layman’s introduction to the problem of identity. Battlestar Galactica is a cornucopia of philsophical ideas, as well as televisual excellence. Continue reading

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Travel Pictures: Vienna

Vienna in the snow! Yes, it actually snowed for us!

Yes, I have been absent for over a week. But that isn’t due to laziness! Well, some of it was due to laziness…but in my defence, I bought a Wii U and Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. And last week I had a vacation with my fiancee to Dubrovnik. It’s a beautiful city that we chose after debating between Vienna, Prague and Berlin (I went to Prague for a Stag Do earlier on in the year, and have already been to Berlin). Here are a selection of pictures from my holiday (only the chosen few, because I took around 9GB worth of pictures! Continue reading

Review: Battle Royale (2001) (The Ultimate Japanese Film?)

“At the dawn of the millennium, the nation collapsed. At fifteen percent unemployment, ten million were out of work. 800,000 students boycotted school. The adults lost confidence and, fearing the youth, eventually passed the Millennium Educational Reform Act, AKA the BR Act….”

Thus begins one of my favourite Japanese films! Yes, Battle Royale! The DVD of Battle Royale was taken away from her by a me a couple of years ago, so I bought it off Amazon (cheap as chips!). With a few hours to spare last night, she watched it. It’s been a while since I’ve seen it, but oh boy, the quality has not dipped a bit! So let me tell you why I adore Battle Royale… Continue reading

Travel Pictures: Dubrovnik

Yes, I have been absent for about a week. But that isn’t due to laziness! I have been on holiday with my fiancee to Dubrovnik. And yes, we were inspired to go there mainly because of Game of Thrones. However, it’s a beautiful city in its own right. Here are a selection of pictures from my holiday (only the chosen, because I took around 9GB worth of pictures! Continue reading

HAMMY’S TOP 10…FILMS I WATCHED BEFORE I GREW UP (BUT PROBABLY SHOULDN’T HAVE DONE!)

I’m a little late to the party, but a few weeks ago the charity Into Film released a list of Must See Films Before You Grow Up (click here for the full list!). Before you’re eleven, you should have watched all fifty films. Are you grown up after eleven? I thought you were grown up after eighteen…but that’s up for debate! Regardless, it’s a great list, including classics such as The Lego Movie (too early to call that a classic?), Beauty and the Beast (the original!), The Wizard of Oz and E.T. The Extra-terrestrial, among others. It got me to thinking about the films I watched before I was eleven. More specifically, the less child-friendly films.

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Review: Doctor Who, Series 10, Episode 12: The Doctor Falls (Into Another Awful Finale)

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(SPOILERS AHEAD)

After watching the finale of Doctor Who, Season 10, I felt compelled to write something about it. Steven Moffat’s finales have seen diminishing returns since he took over as showrunner seven years ago. After a cracking Season 5, the finale ‘Big Bang’ was a major disappointment. Things never improved from there. Moffat fell in love with his own mythology. He didn’t appear to care much about story or logic. Just watch ‘The Doctor Falls’ for a depiction of everything wrong with Moffat’s reign as Doctor Who showrunner.

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The Mystery Blogger Award Nomination

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Thank you very much to https://thefilm.blog/ for the Nomination!

The Mystery Blogger Award was created by  Okoto Enigma, so I’ll let her explain it:

“The “Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion”. Continue reading

Sunshine Blogger Award Nomination!

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Thanks to Jess Boswell (who can be found at https://thecozychronicles.wordpress.com/ for my Sunshine Blogger Award nomination! Here’s the deal:

  1. Post the award on your blog
  2. Thank the person who nominated you
  3. Answer the 11 questions they set
  4. Pick another 11 bloggers
  5. Set them 11 questions.

So, let’s get to answering Jess’ questions!

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My Top Ten Films of 2016 (Released In The UK!)

top 10It’s that time of the year where film bloggers blog about their Top 10 Films of the Year. I’m a film blogger (a lazy one at that!), so I like to jump on the bandwagon! So here are my Top 10 Films of the Year (released in the UK, remember!) Continue reading