Let’s Talk About… Slam Dunk 2018

Getting up close and personal with the stage divides for Slam Dunk Festival 2018.

Slam Dunk 2018 Preview

We’re nearing the end of May which can only mean one thing: another bank holiday packed full of awesome music across three venues to mark the official start of festival season. Slam Dunk Festival brings together the worlds of rock, punk and ska into one day of non-stop music in Birmingham, Leeds and Hatfield; hand in hand with plenty of stage clashes. Once again we have been blessed with some top announcements and in preparation for the big event, I take a closer look at the stage splits and give you some of my highlights to look out for during the weekend.

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Let’s Talk About… The Marvel Cinematic Universe (so far)

Ranking the MCU so far.

It’s no secret that I’m quite a superhero nerd and with Avengers: Infinity War looming, I thought it to be high time to get up close and personal with the last ten years of MCU and everything they have had to offer for cinema. Having recently binged through phases one to three (up to, and including Black Panther), I am now ready to share my (somewhat flippant) rankings of all eighteen films so far. In no way is this list set in stone; I may look back at it in a week and complete disagree but for now, these are my thoughts.

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Let’s Talk About… Eurovision

Listing some of my favourite songs from previous Eurovision Song Contests

Top 10 Eurovision Tracks

With the 2018 grand final of Eurovision just round the corner, I’ve gone and looked at some of my old favourites from previous years to get myself back in the mood. It was a pretty tough list, as there actually are some decent songs scattered about the last few years, so the order that these have been put in is pretty vague. Just as a disclaimer – these are just my own opinion; i’d love to hear others, so don’t hesitate to comment below!

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Let’s Talk About…Slam Dunk 2017

What to look out for during 2017 Slam Dunk Festival this month

Slam Dunk 2017 Preview

Now in the month of May, it is only a few more weekends until the return of Slam Dunk Festival: a three venue fest that brings together the worlds of rock, punk and ska into one day of non-stop music. With such an exciting lineup this year, it is clear that we are set to witness some amazing days of music across Birmingham, Leeds and Hatfield. In preparation, I take a closer look at the stage splits that were announced last month and give you some of the highlights to look out for on the days.

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Let’s Talk About Disability & Body in X-Men

A brief discussion regarding the appearance of disability in the X-Men franchise

Film Discussion

Superhero movies do tend to comprise of characters that are afflicted by physical disabilities, heroes take their conditions in their stride and instead incorporate these in their fight against evil.

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Let’s Talk About… Race & Body in Loving (2017)

Loving tells the true story of an interracial couple battling to change the laws of Virginia, the existence of race and the body can be explored.

Film Discussion

Loving is a true life dramatic feature depicting the lives of interracial couple Mildred and Richard Loving who battled against the Virginian law in order to spend their lives together.   Their marriage, taking place in 1958, soon sparked attention from the unrelenting law enforcers of Virginia state and putting them in a difficult position of having to remove themselves from the state entirely for the next 25 years to receive a suspended sentence.

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Let’s Talk About… Body & Gender in The Neon Demon (2016)

A brief exploration into the Avant-Garde world of The Neon Demon, and the representation of gender and body in the feature.

Film Discussion

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The Neon Demon (2016) does seem to support a belief that contemporary women and young females identify their role as one to be looked at my males and everyone else around them. Director Nicolas Winding Refn fashioned together a shocking depiction of the modelling industry and even portrays these supposed truths in such a way that almost deems offensive to some viewers.

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