Spotlight: Lady Gaga

I have managed to spend a record amount of time avoiding Lady Gaga’s whole musical existence (aside of Poker Face) but I have heard so many wonderful things about Joanne that I finally felt I had to tackle the enigma that is Lady Gaga. The verdict is that she is definitely an artist with two […]

The Avengers (2012)

🌟🌟🌟🌟 Earth’s mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity. So this is the first film in the Marvel Universe that I actually watched a few years ago.Β  I rated it quite highly considering I hadn’t […]

The Script – Freedom Child (2017)

🌟🌟 It has been three months, THREE MONTHS, since I had new music to listen to and September opens with The Script being back on the scene three years after their previous album. I was a big fan of their early stuff but had to actually physically go and look up the tracklisting to see […]

Cold Blood (Detective Erika Foster #5) by Robert Bryndza (2017)

When a battered suitcase containing the dismembered body of a young man washes up on the shore of the river Thames, Detective Erika Foster is shocked. She’s worked on some terrifying cases but never seen anything like this before. As Erika and her team set to work, she makes the link with another victim – […]

Moonlight Over Manhattan (From Manhattan with Love #6) by Sarah Morgan (2017)

Determined to conquer a lifetime of shyness, Harriet Knight challenges herself to do one thing a day in December that scares her, including celebrating Christmas without her family. But when dog walker Harriet meets her newest client, exuberant spaniel Madi, she adds an extra challenge to her listβ€”dealing with Madi’s temporary dog sitter, gruff doctor […]

Cold Case Season 1

An old-school crime procedural drama dating back to the days of Without a Trace and CSI that I actually hadn’t tried out until now! Love the use of flashbacks and the way that characters merge with their younger-selves. The best thing about the show is its use of music ……. : β™« Boston – More […]

Thor (2011)

🌟🌟🌟 The powerful but arrogant god Thor is cast out of Asgard to live amongst humans in Midgard (Earth), where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders. So the only one of The Avengers who doesn’t get an origin story since he already is a superhero (well maybe not hero) from the beginning.Β  Thor’s […]

Iron Man 2 (2010)

🌟🌟🌟🌟 With the world now aware of his identity as Iron Man, Tony Stark must contend with both his declining health and a vengeful mad man with ties to his father’s legacy. I’m confused … wasn’t the plot of the first film based around a bloke from an enemy country of the United States trying […]

The Incredible Hulk (2008)

🌟🌟🌟½ Bruce Banner, a scientist on the run from the U.S. Government, must find a cure for the monster he turns into, whenever he loses his temper. So I didn’t know much going into this film other than it’s the Marvel film that no one likes to speak about much.Β  The little I did know […]

Iron Man (2008)

🌟🌟🌟🌟 After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil. The main reason it has taken me so long to explore the Marvel Universe properly (I’ve watched The Avengers 1 + 2 out of context) is the need to (mostly) watch films […]