Rani Takes on the World: Beyond Bannerman Road — Big Finish Review
The Doctor Who fandom and Big Finish have continuously paid tribute to the late great Elisabeth Sladen throughout the years. After Russell T Davis penned a short story narrated by Big Finish regular Jacob Dudman with many Who actors reprising their roles as a tribute for Sladen’s anniversary and the Sarah Jane Adventures franchise during the pandemic, I wondered whether Big Finish could continue this franchise.
Thoughts on HBO’s Harry Potter TV Adaptation
With seven books, eleven movies and a staged theatre production, J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter franchise has defined almost every child's childhood and adolescence for the last twenty-five years. HBO Max rebranded as Max, will revive the series with a seven-season adaptation commissioned.
Page to Screen: Upcoming Book Adaptations
During the 2010s, going into a bookstore or library was impossible without being greeted by a vast range of YA books in the fantasy/horror sections. As a teenager, I devoured many of these books. I got swept away by angst-ridden romances of the dark supernatural kind — vampires, werewolves, witches, angels, you name it, and I had probably read it, heard of it or owned a copy at one point.
The Last Of Us - Series One Review
After years of being in development, the long-awaited adaptation of the critically acclaimed The Last of Us has been adapted from console to screen by HBO. Since this game debuted on PlayStation 3 in 2013, I have been an avid fan of the series and was eager to see how The Last of Us would translate on screen with the game's original writer Neil Druckmann working alongside Craig Mazin in the writers' room.
What to Watch After “Heartstopper”
As Heartstopper fans eagerly await the release of Netflix’s second season of the LGBTQ franchise, many have taken to re-reading the comics, binging the first series - which I reviewed in 2022 if you’d like to read my initial thoughts on the show - or looking for another film/series with similar themes and characters.
Pinocchio (2022) - Film Review
Continuing their trend of adapting their own content and material, Walt Disney released the live-action remake of Pinocchio on Disney Plus last year. This was one of the first feature-length productions to stream exclusively on Disney Plus. After watching this film, I could see why it did not get a cinematic release.
Teen Wolf (2023) - Film Review
A full moon rises in Beacon Hills, and with it a terrifying evil has emerged. The wolves are howling once again, calling for the return of Banshees, Werecoyotes, Hellhounds, Kitsunes, and every other shapeshifter in the night. But only a werewolf like Scott McCall, no longer a teenager yet still an Alpha, can gather both new allies and reunite trusted friends to fight back against what could be the most powerful and deadliest enemy they've ever faced.
The Staircase - Series Review
Colin Firth and Toni Collette star in the dramatisation of the story of Michael Peterson, a crime novelist accused of killing his wife Kathleen after she is found dead at the bottom of a staircase in their home, and the 16-year judicial battle that followed.
Twilight (2008) - Film Review
In 2008, I had just moved to a new town and new school and was, what some would say, a bookish teenager. Yet for reasons unknown, I had not heard of the vampire cult classic that was sweeping bookshelves for the upcoming film adaptation starring Robert Pattinson (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) and Kristen Stewart (Speak). I saw the trailers and was intrigued by the premise enough to try and find the book at my local library, as I had missed the theatrical release. They didn't have it but offered to put its sequel New Moon on hold for me.