Category Archives: Media

My not so new found love of Bryan Fuller

pushing daisies

Many years ago, when I was pretending to be a functioning adult – what most people call ‘doing a post grad degree’ – I happened upon a TV show that was so vibrant, so colourful, so lyrical that I became obsessed. ‘Pushing Daisies’ was a wonderfully dark but incessantly bright show that, despite its dedicated cult audience, was sadly cancelled after just two seasons. Not only did the stars – the impossibly talented Kristin Chenoweth, the suave but naive Lee Pace, and delightfully quirky Anna Friel – make the show but the vivd colours and witty set design along with the off-beat but perfect dialogue and streamline jokes left me craving more. And to this day, every time I watch ‘Pushing Daisies’, I feel a burning desire to create something that’s that simple and yet complex to the point that I feel like a child again. Continue reading

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Kirsty Mitchell’s Wonderland

The Distant Pull of Remembrance

I don’t know about you but I’ve always wanted to be a pixie or fairy and like in the forest among the beautiful colours of nature. It’s probably from watching ‘Fernfully’ a lot when I was younger, or possibly with my desperate need to be Tinkerbell. No matter what the reason, the idea of beautiful contrasting colours, the notion of something foreign in such a natural environment and just pure, unadulterated visual delight has drawn me to these beautiful photographs. Continue reading

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Martha Marcy May Marlene review

It’s surprising how the soundtrack of a trailer can shape your expectations of a film. After watching the above trailer for Martha Marcy May Marlene, I was convinced that I would be watching a fast paced, suspense driven thriller rather than a pensive, social commentary that is more haunting than fear inducing. Martha Marcy May Marlene may sound like a childish chant teenagers utter in a dark bathroom in front of a mirror on Halloween but there is much more to this seemingly urban legend in this 101 minute dreamlike tale of restrictions, innocence and  identity than meets the eye.  Continue reading

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HOT OR NOT! Spider-Man edition

Hello my friends! I hope you all had a glorious (though wet) weekend. Today I thought I’d do another Hot or Not post for you but once again, I’m going to give it a little twist. I was going to do a bit of a different Hot or Not due to a comment Moo made about Emma Stone, but I will leave that until next week. This week, it’s the battle of the Spider-Mans (both plurals sound wrong but this one is funnier). So, which Spider-Man was better taking in looks, acting, portrayal, likeness to the comic book etc? You decide? Continue reading

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Indie Game: The Movie the live experience

Today is something very brief and very different but if you’re in London and have ever been curious about video games, read on:

Ever wonder how video games are made? Ever thought that making an app was easy? Well, you can find out by watching Indie Game: The Movie.

In this fast paced, media centric, start up focused world, the video game industry has spawned a new generation of independent developers that have jumped ship and sacrificed financial stability to go it alone. Indie Game: The Movie is a film about this community of digital artists that not only sacrifice their own money but also their health and sanity all in the name of entertainment.

Indie Game: The Movie is showing at the Open City Docs Festival followed by a panel discussion from Agostino Simonetta (Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited) Andy Brammall (Unity 3D) and other guests and will be chaired by Will Goldstone (Unity 3D).

This onetime event takes place at Darwin Theatre on Sat 23 June at 18.30.

For info see opencitydocsfest.com

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Game Inspired: Ring Fling nail art

If you follow me on Twitter you’ll know that my fiancé released his first indie iOS game, Ring Fling, last week. It’s a fun and simple game to play with your friends and family. All you have to do is fling rings at the jaggies and try to get them in your opponents’ zones. It’s fast paced, bright and can bring out the competitive side in anyone. To celebrate this (and because my Beat Sneak Bandit nail art was brought to his attention again yesterday) I have taken the time today to do some Ring Fling nail art. Continue reading

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Poor service and poor humour: my fun night at The Breakfast Club and watching Iron Sky

So, it happened again. Yeah, I had another attack on Tuesday but seeing as I know what it is now and that I was on my own I didn’t go to the hospital this time. I’m feeling a lot better now and I took yesterday off to rest and have a night with moon nazis – wait! Don’t judge me yet. It will all make sense shortly. Because of my health and general lack of enthusiasm recently, I’ve not got the greatest skin (my medication has really made it look quite haggard) and I’ve not been wearing makeup so I’ll be posting a few non-beauty posts while that sorts itself out. Today will be one such post and I will be telling you about my evening at The Breakfast Club and I’ll give you a brief review of the film Iron Sky – I told you not to judge me about the nazi thing. Continue reading

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Game Inspired – Beat Sneak Bandit nail art

Today will be a quick piece of nail art inspired by a very cool iOS game. Beat Sneak Bandit is the new release from Simogo and it’s a rhythm, stealth, puzzle game. It came out last week and I’ve not really seen anything like it before. My boyfriend became obsessed with it and I didn’t really get to talk to him for about 6 days. So in tribute of the game and seeing as I had some time on my hands I did some Beat Sneak Bandit inspired nail art. Continue reading

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Hero Academy for iOS – my number one tip this week

So I promised you that I’ll only review fun, interesting and under the radar games rather than the obvious big names out there and today I’ve got a real treat for you. It’s an iOS app from Robot Entertainment (the indie dev team behind Orcs Must Die) called Hero Academy. Continue reading

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Riusuke Fukahori Goldfish exhibition at the ICN Gallery

Last night I was lucky enough to witness the most extraordinary art. Contemporary Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori made his London debut at the ICN Gallery in Shoreditch last month. Fukahori took inspiration from his pet goldfish to form a lifelong art style. Using acrylic paint and layers of clear resin poured into containers, Fukahori creates beautiful, seemingly three-dimensional pieces that are not only an uncanny resemblance to real life fish but also capture movement and motion. Continue reading

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