Jason Donovan was my first love. I was four. I had posters all over my side of the bedroom and two videos full of his hits. So when (at the Rick Astley concert) I discovered Jason was on tour and tickets were available, I was incredibly excited. My sister text my mum, my mum bought […]

May was a busy month for superhero fans, with both Captain America: Civil War and X-Men: Apocalypse hitting cinemas. I’ve already reviewed the latter, so here’s my verdict on the former. In short, I liked it, but I didn’t love it. Somehow Civil War manages to feel like it takes a while to get going, […]

Once again, I’ve neglected my blogging duties, but I haven’t been shirking my reading. Starting a new job with an hour commute each way means that I’ve had a lot of time to catch up, and make some headway in the list. From March until the end of May, I’ve been reading some of the […]

I’ve enjoyed all of the X-Men franchise – the combination of cool superpowers and charismatic characters is always a winner for me, so I was looking forward to Apocalypse, and watched Days of Future Past again in preparation. I’m very glad I did, as anyone who hadn’t seen it would, I imagine, have been very confused! Apocalypse […]

My sister and I have a tradition of going to concerts. It started with a surprise birthday trip (mine) to the City of Manchester stadium to see Bon Jovi in 2008, and has included Girls Aloud and 30 Seconds to Mars (both twice) since then. This year, we went for a slice of classic 80s […]

It’s almost impossible to describe the feeling when, after 98 minutes and seven long years, Boro were promoted back to the Premier League. Almost, but I’m a writer, so I’ve at least got to give it a shot! The emotions – euphoria, relief, residual nerves and nausea – are easy to name, but to pinpoint […]

It’s hard to know where to start with this review because there’s so much I violently disliked about this film. It’s not so much that it’s bad, it’s more that it’s wrong. And bad. Forgetting for a second that the premise makes no sense (which they try to make us do by a gratuitous but […]