Monthly Archives: December 2014

“Is gold so important to you?” – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

  (Full spoilers) The popular narrative about the Hobbit films is that they are born from greed: a cash-grab franchise taking advantage of audiences’ affection for an earlier series and needlessly stretched out over three films to maximise studio profits. … Continue reading

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Christmas Roundtable – Home Alone

Cian: And to all a good night! With the big day almost upon us, we here at What Else Is On have assembled a crack team of Christmas experts (Christmasologists?) for some in depth discussion of our favourite Chrimbo stories. … Continue reading

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“You take people, you put them on a journey, you give them peril, you find out who they really are”-A list of my (current) top ten favourite fictional characters

Wow that title is a mouthful. And yes, that quote was shamelessly ripped off from Joss Whedon. This post was born quite randomly. I had just finished the mid-season finale of Supernatural, which I was hugely disappointed with, and was … Continue reading

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“The opposite of war is fucking.” – Saga Volume 3

People say Adventure Time is a cartoon for children that adults can enjoy. Well, Saga is Adventure Time for adults. Like the hit animated series, Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples’ comic has vivid primary colour visuals and dialogue that … Continue reading

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Flashpoints – The Flash Is Born

To understand what I’m about to tell you you need to listen to Iris West do the monologue from the pilot episode, then watch ‘The streak’ whisk her upstairs to the rooftop and plead with her to stop writing about … Continue reading

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“I’m not afraid of death.” – Interstellar

(Full spoilers) Asked about the over-riding theme of the Lord of the Rings in one of his letters, J.R.R Tolkien answered something to the effect that it was a story about death and immortality, “by which of course, I mean … Continue reading

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Flashpoints – Plastique

Plastique, the 5th episode of The Flash had some pretty big shoes to fill after last week’s ‘Going Rogue’ and credit where it’s due, this episode filled those shoes well. Bette Sans Souci is a metahuman who turns anything she … Continue reading

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