Category Archives: Culture

Pick of the Podcasts #4

Welcome to installment four of Pick of the Podcasts, where we explore different podcasts grouped around a central theme. For each series, I’ll provide a brief synopsis of the podcast and I’ll also give my pick of one favourite episode, which may help ease you

More Avengers Set for Durham

The Hollywood Avengers bandwagon has rolled into our great region and rumors are once again rife that the elites from the silver screen will once again grace us with their presence. Over the past week, the Marvel universe has decided to locate itself in Durham

Classic Film Kid: To Kill a Mockingbird

hello everyone, and welcome to another review from the Classic Film Kid! Today we are looking at the 1962 adaptation of Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill A Mockingbird. This film is implied to be set during the Great Depression around the early 1930s and follows

The Doom Patrol: another kind of superhero story

Superheroes have traditionally been about wish-fulfillment. Bumbling Clark Kent is really the invincible Superman, nerdy Peter Parker is the amazing Spider-Man, the weak and puny Bruce Banner is the Incredible Hulk, and so on. The idea goes that a young male audience reading this kind

The History of Pac-Man Animation

Pac-Man: The Pellet Gobbling, Ghost Avoiding gaming hero has been on enough merchandise to last a lifetime and isn’t a stranger to the screen with multiple animated series, games and more merchandise to shake a joystick at. So join us today as we look at

Pick of the Podcasts #3

Welcome to installment three of Pick of the Podcasts, where we explore different podcasts grouped around a central theme. For each series, I’ll provide a brief synopsis of the podcast and I’ll also give my pick of one favourite episode, which may help ease you

Classic Film Kid: 2001: Space Odyssey

SPOILERS AHEAD Hi guys, it’s the Classic Film Kid here, and with the 5th entry in my reviewing blog, we are taking a step into the mind of Stanley Kubrick. Even though he is a very stripped-back guy (surprising, I know), I am absolutely positive

Pick of the Podcasts #2

Welcome to back to instalment two of our new series, Pick of the Podcasts, where we explore different podcasts grouped around a central theme. For each series, I’ll provide a brief synopsis of the podcast and I’ll also give my pick of one favourite episode,

Hands on with the Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch is now in the wild and the company enters a new generation. As an early adopter, I wish to share my thoughts on the device itself but, given that most of the value of a gaming platform is based upon its software

Farewell to the Wii-U

There is always something magical about a new Nintendo system, possibly more so than Sony or Xbox. You look at it with enthusiasm and go ‘ok! Yeah! What do we have this time?’ and then you open it, set it up and let Nintendo show