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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The Importance of Villainy for DC’s TV Heroes

There’s one thing that every superhero really needs in their story, even more than powers, and that’s a villain. And not just any old villain, but a good one. Someone or something that not only poses a credible physical threat, but challenges everything that makes them a hero in the first place.…
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Is A Cure Ever Going To Be Viable For iZombie?

iZombie has been one of my surprise favourite shows since it first premièred three years ago, consistently well-written, funny and incredibly charming. Featuring a murder-solving zombie (seriously, just watch it), the idea of a cure for Liv Moore and the other zombies of Seattle has always been the series’ most prominent driving force and always promised to be a game changing discovery.…
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Slam Dunk Festival 2017 – Preview

Just two weeks away is the always fun-packed Slam Dunk Festival; one of the shining jewels in the UK festival season. Taking place over three separate dates and locations (Midlands [Birmingham NEC] – Saturday 27th May, North [Leeds City Centre] – Sunday 28th May & South [Hatfield Forum] – Monday 29th May) the festival has an impressively diverse line-up with its 8 stages having something to offer for anyone whose ever worn Converse or sported an emo fringe.…
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Is Different But Still Awesome

Any film that follows up the surprise smash hit Guardians of the Galaxy is put in an inherently difficult position, with the shadow of the original looming ominously. Should audiences be given more of the same and risk it becoming stale, or try something different and potentially lose the magic that made the first movie so beloved?…
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