Film Review: Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker

WARNING! Here be spoilers! When I wrote about the last instalment of the Star Wars saga, The Last Jedi, I said it was a tough review to write about because I neither loved or hated the movie. The same is true here, with JJ Abrams' return to the series not being terrible but being pretty … Continue reading Film Review: Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker

Book Review: My Mother Was Nuts by Penny Marshall

I think I got this book on offer. It's the only reason I can think of why I downloaded it, because while I'm vaguely familiar with Penny Marshall's work and love a couple of her movies (Big and A League of Their Own), I'd not given much thought to what her personal life was like. … Continue reading Book Review: My Mother Was Nuts by Penny Marshall

Book Review: Shockaholic by Carrie Fisher

Having enjoyed Wishful Drinking, I was keen to read more of Carrie Fisher's stuff and this book was just as enjoyable. Like the previous book the writing here is conversational, witty and painfully honest. Fisher discusses her experience of Electroconvulsive Therapy and the help it did with her personal demons while still mocking herself for … Continue reading Book Review: Shockaholic by Carrie Fisher

My Favourite Films #45: The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars was a game changer in many ways, in terms of blockbusters and memorabilia but it's the second movie in the original trilogy that's impact is still felt. Countless film series made since has attempted to follow the Empire model with the second movie having a darker, more downbeat ending that leaves the heroes in poor … Continue reading My Favourite Films #45: The Empire Strikes Back