As anyone who has checked out the Old Projects section of this website they’ll know I use to do TV and movie reviews for Culture Jam, which is sadly no more. I’m slowly moving over my reviews to this website and one of the enjoyable aspects has been re-reading some of my reviews. When I was re-reading my review of the Pilot of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. I noticed I had made a few predictions which it is safe to say that I got very wrong. Check below the break to see how wrong I was! There will be spoilers for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 1 and 2 below! Continue reading
This post contains spoilers for Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Thor: The Dark World
Ever since The Avengers came out in 2012 ( I refuse to use the British title for the film because I can tell the difference between Hulk and Emma Peel!) Marvel have had a story telling problem. Now all the avengers are all friends why would they just call each other up if they ever found themselves in trouble. Until Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Marvel had been dealing with this problem easily.
As you may have noticed I haven’t been posting much on here recently. This has been down to a number of things (mostly good stuff!) however, I now have more time so there will be more posts coming. However, let’s go over what I’ve been up to while I was away.
Revamping This Website
The changes aren’t huge but I’ve been re-ordering What I Have Written Page into two new pages. One for My Short Stories and one for my Movie and TV Reviews, which splits down into years while Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Doctor Who and Homeland all have their own pages as I have written so many reviews on them. Check them and let me know what you think of them in the comments below.
I’ve also been busy writing new reviews for Culture Jam with six already published so far this year and another four (at the time of writing) waiting to be published. To read my reviews so far check out the 2014 TV and Movies Reviews page.
Channel 4 showed the mid-season final of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on Friday night. Since its first episode, the show has had its problems (check out my early season reviews for more info!) below the break are my 5 Number of Ways to Improve Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and turn into the programme we all want it to be:
Some of you (if anyone is still checking this page) will notice I haven’t been updating this page for a while. This has been due to other projects and the “day job” getting in the way. However, don’t worry this blog will be back up and running soon with lots of Halloween themed posts and stories, Doctor Who stuff for the anniversary in November but first let’s with a quick break down of what I’ve been up to!
Outside of work this is what I’ve been working on most. I now have two TV series blogs on Culture Jam for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Homeland. It is safe to say I’m enjoying one of them more than the other – I’ll let you read the reviews to guess which one! To help you here are my reviews so far (with more due to be posted soon)
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Series One, Episode One
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Series One, Episode Two
- Homeland Series Three, Episode One
I also reviewed a couple of movies as well. Monsters University, the unneeded prequel to Monsters Inc, is available now while my thoughts on Sunshine on Leith will be up soon. Even if you don’t care about the movie check out my attempts to crowbar in the name of every song from the musical into my review and the damage I did to the English language in the process!
Finally, I’ve got three short stories due to be printed soon. Each story will get their own full Author’s Notes post when they are published.
The first is called Drawn Memories and will be printed in the magazine Far Off Places and should be due out by the end of October. You can read the parent story of Drawn Memories, Pens, on the website right now.
The second is called Black and White Night and will be published soon in the magazine [Untitled]. This tale is a bit of an experiment as the whole story is told in black and white with minimum dialogue. As the magazine has a very small circulation, the story will probably appear on the website around the turn of the year.
The third story Circus of the Wave will be published by Anti-Zine towards the end of November. Written for their circus themed issue, this story is exciting with a fantasy twisted. If you would like to come to the launch party for Anti-Zine you can find the details on either the Facebook event or on the Summerhall website.
Finally, my book of 50 Word Stories is almost finished its first draft and should be available to buy for Christmas. Hopefully a nice wee stoking filler!
Most importantly, there will be more posts soon…I promise!