Joseph Roy Wright
My name is Joseph Roy Wright, the British author of 5 Independent novels!
I like to write about movies, pop culture, fiction and horror! I review all the latest films (and classics), I also like to write short stories.
An interview with a Radio Presenter.
Interview with radio host, Josh Smith. Today I had the pleasure of interviewing Josh Smith, a Radio presenter in Halton who has over 11 years of DJ experience, he currently hosts a show on Halton Community Radio 92.3fm. Outside of HCR92.3fm, Josh has worked for other radio stations around the UK, such as Hermitage fm and RAW Radio! As well as Radio Presenting, Josh Smith has also had many gigs as a commercial DJ. He started off as a teenager at a community centre called COY in Runcorn, which was a social club for teens. He soon taught others at this club how to DJ, before finally making it as a full time Disc Jockey. He's hosted at 3 separate weddings and even at the Conservative Club in Runcorn. I myself have known Josh since we were teens, we're good friends and he has helped me promote my indie books on his radio shows. Over the years; he has interviewed and promoted many famous social influencers; from guitarists, traditional published authors, comedians and other musicians. He has a real passion for show biz and one day wishes to host a show on BBC Radio 1.
After Life - Series Review
After Life is the latest TV series by Ricky Gervais. It is a black comedy about a widowed man named Tony (Ricky Gervais), who is grieving over the death of his wife, Lisa (Kerry Godliman), who has died of cancer. The show's premise is a very heavy and emotional one, that unfortunately (for Ricky Gervais) deserves a top tier script, acting and editing, in order for it to really resonate with audiences. After Life is a good show, but the overall production struggles to really hit those emotional home runs, that the show is aiming for.
Her - Movie Review
When I first watched Her, in 2013, I couldn't keep my eyes off the screen. It was a strange yet intriguing story about Theodore (played by Joaquin Phoenix), who is a writer that works on creating "hand written letters" for a company in Los Angeles. He is a young, but lonely man, who eventually falls in love with an "operating system" (voiced by Scarlett Johansson), named Samantha (similar to that of Alexa), in a not too distant future. This future is fascinating, it's not too sci-fi for it too feel unbelievable, as you can easily imagine everything in this movie becoming a reality. It reminds me of the futures seen in episodes of Black Mirror, where the technological improvements are only minor and the fashion isn't too silly, or unusual to be laughed at. There seems to be a very subtle 1950s retro futurism vibe throughout, where the characters clothes wouldn't look too out of place, even in 2022. Overall; the film has a very pleasing and clean appearance, where the sci-fi isn't too ridiculous, Her feels very realistic and believable, despite being set in "the future".
Scream (2022) Movie Review
Scream (or 5cream, is what I like to call it!) is a satirical slasher movie that unfortunately commits the same clichés it is parodying. Although not a terrible movie, it is still effective in it's horror. There are some scary and gory kills here and there, but they are very few and far between. Instead the movie spends a little too much time trying to catch you up with characters new and old. It has a lot on it's plate! You see, this movie is an attempt to soft reboot the franchise. In typical Scream fashion; we even have a scene of the movie nerd talking about how the plot is similar to that of the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy and Ghost Busters Afterlife, how it's essentially a remake of the first movie, but with the legacy characters from the original.
I LOVE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS!
Admittedly, this movie can be a convoluted one! However, it is a treat for die hard fans. The new and "exciting" trend in modern movies today is to have a lot of Meta Humour (lol you're reading a review!) that breaks the fourth wall. Matrix Resurrections satirises this heavily and it can be annoying, however that is kind of the point.
About me: Hello, my name is Joseph Roy Wright. I am a Independent Author from England, Cheshire. I have written several Self-Published Novels over the years as well as short stories and reviews on Vocal. Here is a short Preview for my latest horror story, VILLAGER, which will be a slasher novel set during the middle ages in England. A Killer by the name of Vorson is let loose onto The Village of Ravern, on a Halloween night. Here is the Prologue to this horrifying tale:
James Bond: No Time To Die - Review.
James Bond: No time to die - Spoiler Review The long awaited Bond sequel is finally here! Does it live up to Daniel Craig's previous films? Or is No Time to Die, not worth your time? Well dear reader, I am a massive James Bond fan, so I know what makes a good Bond film, and a bad one. I will be spoiling parts of the film, as I like to be as detailed and constructive as possible. With that said, I hope you enjoy my review. I will be going through the events of this film step by step, while pointing out things I liked and disliked about each scene.
Born Without Mothers
BORN WITHOUT MOTHERS - PREVIEW This will be my fifth novel, a horrifying satire about the misery of work! In Born Without Mothers; we follow a clone who has been born (or produced) for no other reason but for work. I began writing this after feeling like I was stuck in a dead end job, and how difficult it is to find one that you actually enjoy. It will satire the insane difference between the rich and poor. As the natural humans in this story live a life of luxury, while these clones do all the bad jobs that nobody wants to do. It’s a Dystopian Horror Story, with brutality, cruelty and a epic uprising!
The Art of Paranormal Homicide
My second book, Paranormal Homicide is a gruesome crime thriller with a supernatural twist! Set in the northern town of Runcorn. British Police must investigate a series of disturbing murders, that soon lead to a much darker presence that lurks the night streets of this once peaceful little town. Paranormal Homicide is full of insidious demons and creepy hauntings. When producing this book, I drew a lot of the horrors that would await readers within this Supernatural Thriller! Be wary reader, the contents you are about to see are of horrifying deaths and grotesque monsters from the deepest depths of hell.
A Quiet Place Part 2 - Movie Review
A Post Apocalyptic Drama with plenty of Horror! A Quiet Place Part 2 starts off strong, as we see the beginnings of this horrifying apocalypse. I originally thought this film was going to be a prequel as the first 20 minutes show our characters trying to survive the start of the alien invasion, in a small American town. This gave off a War of The World's vibe, and to be honest I really would've loved it, if the whole film was like this, but unfortunately this segment is a flashback, as it skips to the present timeline shortly after; continuing where the first film ended. However, there were a few scenes here that I thought were pretty bad. For example: the father character (John Krasinski) kept bumping into random people in the street trying to escape, but the acting was so awkward it looked like he was purposely bumping into people, grabbing their hands when he could have easily avoided them, it was a bad take and they left it in. Then later in this segment: a monster breaks into a room full of people cowering (easy prey) yet, it decides to run after the father and his daughter, Regan (Millicent Simmonds) leaving all of the cowering people behind, as the two of them run into the street. It just seemed dumb that a monster like this would leave loads of prey behind to bother chasing two people, when it has an all you can eat buffet right there. However, I feel like I am nitpicking here, as the rest of this opening was pretty cool.
GODZILLA VS KONG Movie Review
Awesome fights, with plenty of action! Godzilla Vs Kong did not disappoint, and is one of the better (new) Godzilla/King Kong movies. Admittedly, it still carries a lot of the old criticisms of there being a lot of scenes with sometimes boring characters, who will just sit around talking. Ultimately, this film takes a long while to get started, as we meet new and old (human) characters to this franchise, and catch up with them, learn more about the plot, Godzilla and Kong through sometimes dull exposition dumps. However, by the end of the film, I was routing for most characters to survive.
Art of The New Order of Alexandria
The New Order of Alexandria is my first novel, written in 2017. For this Post Apocalyptic Adventure; I painted a lot of art. Designing characters, locations and even some of the uniforms & clothes that the soldiers and civilians wore. In this article I will be showcasing some of the artwork I have created for this book over the years.