My Subversive Guide To Suicide Squad

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I’m very partial to trashy action movies, including superhero ones. The trouble is that with five out already this year, it’s getting tiresome watching superheroes save the world yet again in CGI-heavy final showdowns. My way to get over the boredom is to add new subversive meanings to each movie.

The most recent one I’ve seen is Suicide Squad. On the surface   Continue reading “My Subversive Guide To Suicide Squad”

The Difference Between American and British Comedy (2 min read)

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Humour tells a lot about a culture. I notice it a lot in comedy shows either side of the pond. The contrasting British and American versions of “The Office” show this in stark form. The British version had a very sad and irritating protagonist (Ricky Gervais), while the American lead (Steve Carell) was sweet (though misguided). The British one showed work to be a waste of time, while the American version had to drop that theme. Continue reading “The Difference Between American and British Comedy (2 min read)”

My Favourite Books/Movies/Music/Apps Of 2015, What’s Yours?

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I could have made my list a lot longer, but I’ve tried to keep it short. I’ve also included my favourite TV, podcasts and purchases of the year. Let me know your favourites with a one line explanation – I’ll then send out the compiled list next week! Continue reading “My Favourite Books/Movies/Music/Apps Of 2015, What’s Yours?”

Why My Cat Loves The Film “Alien” (2 mins read)

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(SPOILER ALERT!) The 1979 Ridley Scott classic “Alien” was marketed as the “Jaws” in space.  A commercial space crew are diverted to a planet, where they pick up a life form. With it on-board they return to space, but the life form is revealed to be an acid-blooded “alien”. It slowly kills of each member of the crew. However, one of the crew members is  Ripley (Sigourney Weaver). She is the last survivor, and takes the escape pod. But the alien has joined her. A final battle ensures, and Ripley wins.  The end.

That may be the way people remember it, but everyone seems to forget about Jones the cat! The film is really about the survival of the clever cat, with the humans being incidental Continue reading “Why My Cat Loves The Film “Alien” (2 mins read)”

Wanna Have Fun? Do Improv!

Source: City Academy
Source: City Academy

No lines, minimal instruction, then act – that’s the essence of improvisation. I attended an excellent taster session run by the City Academy earlier this week. We were told not to worry about failing and just have fun like a child. And, boy was it fun! By the end, we, ten strangers ,were falling over each other with laughter.

If there was a structure, it would be have four elements: Continue reading “Wanna Have Fun? Do Improv!”