Top 10 Albums of 2014 (So Far)

Top 10 Albums of 2014 (So Far) We’re now half-way through the year, so I thought now was as good a time as any to review the top 10 albums that have graced our ears since January. I can’t take any credit for this idea, as I was actually prompted to do so by my…

Review of StaffsLive

StaffsLive (staffslive.co.uk) is a news site, produced by Staffordshire University’s journalism students. The site features news, sports and features from Stoke-on-Trent and across Staffordshire. Let’s start with the homepage, and overall appearance of the site; as good a place as any! The design of the homepage, and the site in general, is good. The layout is…

FILM REVIEW: The Great Gatsby

Film: The Great Gatsby (12A) Directed by: Baz Luhrmann Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher Release (UK): 16th May 2013 Running time: 143 minutes Barring a very small number of exceptions, Hollywood has shown time and time again, that it is almost impossible to make a movie as good as…

Derek and mental health

“If I am tistic [sic], will I die? …Will I have to go into hospital and do experiments on me? [sic] …So will it change me in any way? Will I be the same person?” “Yes.” “Don’t worry about it then.” The above quote is taken from a scene in Ricky Gervais’ new show, Derek….

MUSIC REVIEW: Tammy King

Tammy King is a 21-year-old acoustic singer/songwriter from the Midlands, who has been writing songs since she was 14. (You can read more about her here). Despite only recently graduating from university, Tammy has already shared the stage with the likes of Scouting for Girls, The Saturdays, Alexandra Burke, and will soon be performing two…

FILM REVIEW: Django Unchained

Film: Django Unchained (18) Directed by: Quentin Tarantino Cast: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L Jackson Release (UK): 18th January 2013 Running time: 165 minutes Disclaimer:I should probably mention two things right away. First, that I am a big fan of Westerns. Second, that I’m a big fan of Tarantino films….

Superman Returns. Again. But hopefully better.

Superman Returns. Again. But hopefully better. Featured image CC: hajagosb When everybody’s favourite Kryptonian, Kal-El (or as he’s known to everyone who isn’t a comic book nerd: Superman), returned to our screens in 2006, there was a wave of excitement and expectation. That wave, unfortunately, turned out to be a tsunami of dog turd, razorblades…