Thank You Stan Lee

Remembering Marvel Comics visionary Stan Lee.

The loss of a great man rests heavily in the evening of 12 November. The father of Marvel and everyone’s real-life Superhero Stanley Martin Lieber (Stan Lee) sadly passed away at the age of 95.

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Top 18 Highlights of 2018 (So Far)

Some of my favourite films, albums, songs and gigs from the first half of 2018

Halfway through the year and I’m feeling like this is already turning out to be a pretty good un’ in terms of music and media. So many old favourites have been sharing their latest tracks throughout 2018, some awesome bands have put on awesome performances and we are being treated some some fantastic movies. It’s time to have a look back at what 2018 has offered so far.

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Most Anticipated of 2018

It’s the New Year, so it calls for a look ahead for what is in store for us from music & film

2017 may be gone, but 2018 is only just beginning. There are plenty of things to get excited for in the coming year in terms of entertainment releases. From Marvel blockbusters to rock returns, it is time to explore the album and films that will be coming to our eyes and ears this year.

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Top 17 Films of 2017

Time to look back over the films that have come to our screens in the last 12 months and which takes top spot.

It’s been a while since films have been discussed on this ol’ blog, but as it’s the end of the year, it seems apt to delve into the somewhat small number of films that I did get to see at the cinema this year. I will admit right now that the list is considerably smaller than the previous year, but as music has taken over as the main focus of the site then I can also admit I have slacked in other entertainment environments. This list may be small, but there have been some total crackers from 2017 to still celebrate. (Based on UK release dates)

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Logan (2017)

Film Review

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(Contains potential spoilers)

Years in the future of the X-Men universe, the existence of mutants is in a substantial decline. Hidden away from the rest of humanity, Logan nurses an indisposed Professor Xavier. Not in good shape himself, the duo are soon interrupted by a gang of hostile individuals, who are on the search for an extraordinary young girl. The girl happens to possess impressive ability and combative powers, similar to Wolverine himself. It’s down to the drained warrior to get the girl away from evil clutches in a live or die sequence of events.

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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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