Early Man

A tribe of cavemen challenge a Bronze Age civilisation to a game of Football -or Soccer- to prevent their valley from being turned into a mine in Nick Park’s Early Man. In many ways Early Man feels like as much of a relic of a bygone age as the characters who inhabit the film. The…

Doctor Who – Season 9 Episode 12

“Hell Bent” Doctor Who closes off another season with the Doctor’s return to his home planet Gallifrey and revelations about the Hybrid that has been referenced all season. I’m torn over this episode as it does a lot of things very well but completely undoes the moving and powerful death of Clara back in “Face…

Doctor Who – Season 9 Episode 10

“Face the Raven” Doctor Who takes the story back to modern day London with a hidden street and the culmination of events that have been set up all season. As episodes go it starts out seeming fairly average. The Doctor and Clara are summoned by someone who needs their help and subsequently get to work…

Doctor Who – Season 9 Episode 6

“The Woman Who Lived” There’s a proverb that most of you will be familiar with – “The road to hell is paved with good intentions”. It normally means that some of the worst acts are committed through a desire to do good but Doctor Who brings an alternative meaning in this episode. The “good intentions”…

Doctor Who – Season 9 Episode 5

“The Girl Who Died” Doctor Who attempts to have some fun after the emotional intensity of the previous 4 episodes with a story that has the Doctor help a bunch of Vikings fend off aliens. The opening of the episode really sets the tone for a high octane adventure with Clara drifting out in space…

Game of Thrones- Season 5- Episode 10

Mother’s Mercy Season 5 of Game of Thrones is now over, and as ever, it has ended in spectacular fashion. An extremely powerful and sad episode with excellent pacing. The unthinkable has happened and Jon Snow is dead. Betrayed by his own and left to die in the snow. Sam got his wish and was…

Game of Thrones- Season 5 Episode 9

The Dance of Dragons This episode of Game of Thrones was intense, thrilling and included one of the most tragic deaths in the show’s run. The execution of Shireen proves that Stannis has such a hunger for the throne and he is even willing to sacrifice his own daughter to get it. I was expecting…

Game of Thrones- Season 5 Episode 8

“Hardhome” A very compact episode of Game of Thrones this week and after a lot of build-up, this was probably the best of the series so far. The major action being the epic 15 minute battle between The White walkers versus The Wildlings and a small group of Crows. We can only imagine that now…

Game of Thrones – Season 5 Episode 7

“The Gift” In Episode 7 of this season of Game of Thrones we find Sansa’s situation with the malevolent Ramsay much the same as last week. Reek now being her only chance of escape he turns her in to Ramsay instead. We can only wonder if Theon Greyjoy is still in there somewhere. At Castle…

Game of Thrones Season 5 Episode 6

“Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken” Game of Thrones certainly has us used to watching the odd horrific scene ever few weeks, and as expected, Ramsay and Sansa’s wedding night was right up there. After her escape from Joffrey this seems like an out of the frying pan and into the fire situation for Sansa. This was a…