Spider-Man: Homecoming Is Peter Parker And Spider-Man At His Best

Coming to the second reboot and our third Spider-Man in the last decade or so, there’s a risk of fatigue with Spider-Man: Homecoming. How will Tom Holland perform in the shadows of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield? Did we really need another Spider-Man movie? The answers are great and yes, respectively.…
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The Curtain Starts to Fall for Peter Capaldi on Doctor Who

Last week’s “World Enough and Time” was one of my favourite episodes of Doctor Who in years, full of great twists and utterly terrifying in its treatment of it’s villains. “The Doctor Falls” closes out what has been a generally strong series for the show and begins the inevitable end of Peter Capaldi’s time as the Doctor.…
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Killjoys Returns As Fun As Ever For Season 3

I’ve written before about how Killjoys has become one of my favourite TV pleasures and it’s already good to have it back. “Boondoggie” has a lot of work to do in setting up the new arcs for the season, after having so much shift and change during last year’s finale. The Hullen threat is more daunting than ever, Dutch (Hannah John-Kamen) is off to war while Johnny (Aaron Ashmore) is still separated from the rest of the group.…
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So Simple And Yet So Hard, Concept Is A Whole Lot Of Fun

Concept is somewhere between Charades and Pictionary, but requiring a lot less physical ability. All you need for Concept is some creativity and some/lots of patience and you have yourself an excellent game. Like the other games of its style, players must draw a card, choose one concept from a list of varying difficult and describe it to the other players.…
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Wonder Woman Remembers the “Hero” in “Superhero”

After a series of underwhelming and almost aggressively dark entries into the DC movie universe, Wonder Woman had a lot to prove. Fortunately, Wonder Woman‘s greatest strength is the titular hero herself, as played by Gal Gadot and allows the franchise to reconnect with the superhero genre. Though Gadot was considered one of the best parts of Batman v Superman, her own movie plays to her strengths much more than before.…
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The Highs and Lows of Orange is the New Black‘s Experimental Fifth Season

Orange is the New Black‘s fourth season featured one of the most emotional climaxes of the year and the good news is that the new season doesn’t simply return to the status quo as though nothing happened and instead picks up immediately where the previous cliffhanger left off. But what follows is a season that I can’t quite decide how I feel about.…
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Upcoming Documentary Announcement: Bitter Bananas

Bitter Bananas is an upcoming documentary project exploring the history of banana farming in Cameroon and how it ties into the wider theme of corruption in post-colonial politics. It will be written and directed by Stephen Tonteh and will be produced by Purple Camera Media. Plot Summary We open with Cameroonian native Stephen Tonteh telling us about the culture shock of visiting Germany in the 1990s.…
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The Bureaucratic Madness Of Film Watch Lists.

A few months ago, fellow Purple Camera writer Jacob wrote about his extremely strange rules for writing his top 20 films list. I thought it was bonkers. I, of course, am also obsessed with my top 100 film list but I don’t really have any rules. Instead I only ask myself ‘Does this make me look cool?’ …I mean I ask ‘Do I actually like it, or have I convinced myself I like it?’ Which generally works.…
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