TV Review: Salvation Series 1 Episode 2 "Another Trip Around the Sun" [Emz]

Saturday, 17 February 2018


Hey guys here we are with episode 2! This one is called Another Trip Around The Sun.

This episode continues on more or less where the first episode left off. 

Here is the synopsis:
Darius and Liam work on a theoretically impossible solution to divert the asteroid; Grace risks everything to help Darius; Liam tracks down critical research.

Review:

So Darius and Liam get to work on a solution to stopping or slowing down the asteroid, even though the Government are not sure about it.

Grace is having nightmares of the Asteroid hitting early as she sending her daughter off to Africa. which seems to prompt her into helping Darius more.

There is of course a reporter sniffing around called Amanda (Shazi Raja) who is determined to uncover the truth around the death of Carnahan and she is not backing down.

Harris gives Grace flowers and an all access pass to the investigation into the Asteroid for her birthday (bit of a strange gift if you ask me.)

Darius send Liam to find Dr Croft who has been missing since the previous episode as he needs help with the EM drive.

Grace uses Harris's case to get a code to get access to Uranium for Darius, but when she goes back to bed she doesn't realise that Harris is not actually asleep.

This was an intersting episode from Darius asking the Government for $2 million to help with the asteroid to Liam using the money he was given to help find Dr Croft to get more customers to listen to a reading of Jillians book.

And of course Harris' secrets... this keeps getting more and more interesting.

I will revew episode 3 soon

Till then

Emz x

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TV Review: Doctor Who Series 2 Episode 2: Tooth and Claw [Emz]

Thursday, 15 February 2018


Hey guys! So i'm back reviewing episode 2 of Series 2. This one is called Tooth and Claw. In this episode we meet Queen Victoria.

The recurring Theme from this series begins here. The house that Rose and the Doctor arrive at is "Torchwood House."

This episode first aired on BBC One on the 22nd April 2006.

Here is the synopsis:
The Doctor and Rose travel back to 1879, but an encounter in the Scottish Highlands with Queen Victoria and a band of warrior monks reveals a deadly trap.

Review:

This episode was really enjoyable. We had the continuing theme going of messing up where they are supposed to be going. On this occasion they end up on 1879, Scotland instead of 1979, Sheffield.

After stepping out of the TARDIS it doesn't take long for them to realize that they are not where they are supposed to be. Then of course they bump into Queen Victoria.

The villains in this episode are Monks, which seems very strange to say and a Werewolf. 

David Tennant gets to use his natural Scottish accent a bit in this episode after posing as Dr. James McCrimmon. There are alot of references to the classic series also. 

Of course a big part of this episode has everyone running from the werewolf and a little chunk of the Doctor licking walls.

They finally traps the werewolf in the library after it breaks through the ceiling and they use the telescope and the Koor-I Noor diamond to revert the Werewolf back to human form and destroy the alien life-form.

The Doctor and Rose are then knighted and then banished. 

This episode was really funny, I enjoyed the references to Jamie McCrimmon the Second Doctor's companion. I laughed at Rose's attempt at a Scottish accent and the £10 bet that Rose could get Queen Victoria to say she was not amused. Finally the first sign of the link to Torchwood.

I will be reviewing School Reunion soon.

Till next time

Emz x


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TV Review: Black Lightning Series 1 Episode 1 "The Resurrection" - Series Premiere [Emz]

Tuesday, 13 February 2018



So this is the latest TV show to come from the DC TV universe, following after Arrow, The Flash, Legends Of Tomorrow and Supergirl.

The show is currently airing on The CW in america and unlike the other DC shows which air on Sky One in the UK, it is currently airing weekly on Netflix.

The first episode was released on the 23rd January on Nexflix.

The show stars Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce/ Black Lighting, China Anne McClain as Jennifer Pierce, Nafessa Williams as Anissa Pierce, Christine Adams as Lynn Stewart, Marvin "Krondon" Jones III as Tobias Whale, Damon Gupton as Billy Henderson and James Remar as Peter Gambi.

Here is the Synopsis
A former superhero with the power to control and harness lightning, Jefferson Pierce, otherwise known as Black Lightning, unrolls the secrets of his past to protect his city and his family.

Review:

So there are a couple of familiar faces in this show. Cress Williams has previously starred in Hart Of Dixie, China Anne McClain has starred in ANT Farm on Disney Channel and most recently portrayed Uma in Disney's Descendants 2. Finally I recognized the actress who plays Jefferson's ex-wife Lynn Stewart, She is portrayed by Christine Adams, I remember her from an episode of Doctor Who in 2005 called The Long Game, her characters name was Cathica.

Anyway, I have currently watched 3 out of 4 episodes that have been released on Netflix ( I will watch the latest one tonight.)

So I find the themes of this show interesting, Gang Violence, Racism, drugs and alcohol to name but a few. 

Racism is shown when Jefferson gets pulled over by Police and is handcuffed before he is identified as not being the culprit behind a robbery. Drugs and Alcohol are shown when Jefferson's youngest daughter Jennifer, goes to a club and uses drugs and drinks alcohol, Gang Violence is shown when Jefferson's daughters are kidnapped by a member of the 100 gang and are to be used as prostitutes.

So When the show first airs we are treated to flashbacks of Jefferson as Black Lightning almost dying after trying to kill Tobias Whale and he tell Lynn (his then wife) that he is going to give it all up. (Jefferson has the ability to harness and control lightning). So when we return to present day, he hasn't masqueraded as Black Lightning in quite some time. In his retirement he has become the Principal of Garfield High School.

Jefferson bring Black Lightning out of retirement to save his daughters lives, his tailor, Peter Gambi is behind the Black Lightning outfit and has given him an upgrade.

Following Jefferson reusing his powers to save his daughters, we are treated to a clip of Anissa having a panic attack and breaking the bathroom sink, this could be a sign of things to come as in the comics both Jefferson's daughters are superhero's also.

I will be posting about the following episodes soon.

Till then

Emz x



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The Greatest Showman (Zee Tay)

Thursday, 25 January 2018


Title; The greatest showman
Released date: 26 December 2017
Directed By: Michael Gracey
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Zendya and Michelle Williams

Plot

P.T Burnham and his father was tailor, and due this he never had much, but he dreams to have a better life. He fall in love with a girl called Charit and he promised her a life like her father.

When he father died he started working and got enough money to marry his childhood love. The got a simple place and now got two girls.

When he was made redundant he got a loan to build a museum, but despite it not getting any people, so he started a circus. But with any Circus there going to be people there to tear it down.

Review:
Three words It is beautiful. The greatest showman shows what the power of words have on people, and dispet what people say the scars make me, me and that you should be happy with how you look like. As the most important thing to remember is what in the inside.

The music will put a smile a smile on your face, or make you cry you eyes out. For example 'This is me" for me is about not just telling the world that this is me. It more about how this is me and that I should be who I am, and that people will shot bullets toward you, and just as long as we happy in our skin. Then the bullets will not hurt us.

The cast was brilliant and I can not say anything bad about the cast. Hugh Jackman as Burnham was breathtaking. Every time he started singing, I was in awe, heart racing, just memorised by his Voice.

Also Zendya, is there anything that girl can't do? I knew she can dance, and sing, but come on she was singing and basically dancing in the air. Like it not hard enough on the floor.



Rating: 5/5 stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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TV Review: Doctor Who Series 2 Episode 1 "New Earth" [Emz]


So I have now reached Series 2. We have a new Doctor (David Tennant) and new adventures.

So we start with the first episode "New Earth."

This episode only has Rose (Billie Piper) and The Doctor (David Tennant) as main cast members. This episode Originally aired on BBC One on the 15th April 2006.

We do have a returning foe though. It isn't a Dalek but it is Cassandra. She was last seen in the Series 1 episode "The End Of The World."

Here is the Synopsis:

In the distant future, an order of cat-nuns cure all illnesses, but the Tenth Doctor is suspicious of their methods. He must uncover the truth and save Rose from the vengeance of his old enemy, the Lady Cassandra.


Review:

So this episode is set after The Christmas Invasion. It was definitely an interesting episode. From Rose being possessed by Lady Cassandra who we previously met in The End Of The World (Series 1 episode 2), The doctor rambling on about the hospital doesn't have a shop. 

We had a Cassandra-Possessed Rose snogging the doctor, I have to admit I found the Doctor's reaction was quite funny - "Still got it."

We find out that the Cat Nuns who run the place are using people as lab rats to test if the cures work before using them on the patients.

The Doctor finds out that Cassandra has possessed Rose and then we have the constant body switch between Rose and The Doctor - "Oh Baby I'm beating out a Samba!" 

The doctor meets and old friend with happens to be The Face Of Boe.

The episode ends with The Doctor curing all the sick people and Cassandra transfers herself into her assistant Chips body, they take her to a time when she was fully human and she dies in front of herself.

I enjoyed this episode and I have watched it many time over. With this being David Tennant's Series debut (1 episode of the series but 2nd episodes overall) i always enjoy it.

It's a full episode debut for his suit though as he spent the majority of The Christmas Special in Pajamas.

Next up is the episode Tooth and Claw. Another favorite of mine.

Till next time

Emz x

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TV Review: Salvation Season 1 Episode 1 "Pilot" - Series Premiere [Emz]

Thursday, 11 January 2018


Finally a new post! So I have been taking a break from here but that doesn't mean I've stopped watching shows.

I have completed watching all episodes of  The Librarians so there will be no more posts on that but I have started watched a new series called Salvation. It aired of CBS in America and all episodes are currently on Netflix UK

I spotted this series on Netflix earlier this month. It stars Santiago Cabrera as Darius Tanz. Santiago is best known for portraying Isaac Mendez in Heroes and Lancelot in Merlin.

Here is the Synopsis from IMDB:
When MIT grad student Liam Cole (Charlie Rowe) discovers an asteroid is set to collide with Earth in 186 days, he joins forces with tech billionaire Darius Tanz (Santiago Cabrera) and the U.S. government to try and stop it - and together they stumble onto the greatest conspiracy never told.

Review:

I enjoyed this episode. So we start with MIT student Liam oversleeping due to him working on his algorithms all night. He is due to attend Darius Tanz's lecture and when he shows up he is barefoot - his shoes are in his backpack (which makes an impression on Darius and other students), this part really made me laugh as it happens again later in the series and it is seemingly memorable. Following this he spots a girl at a bar whilst he is with friends, that he recognizes from Darius lecture, her name is Jillian and it turns out she is not a student but a big fan of Darius.

After spending the night with Jillian,  Liam finds that one of his algorithms has works and learns there is an asteroid on a collision with earth in 186 days. Liam informs his Professor in the early hours of the morning, only to be dismissed as it is so early, he mentions he will talk about it the next day after class. The Professor is seen to be calling someone after he leaves. 

After class the next day Liam goes to find his Professor as he doesn't show up for class, ok... so little unusual, He find his professors house ransacked and notices that he had left his glasses behind, which to Liam screamed trouble. He is then chased by someone and Lima manages to avoid them but ends up in an Elevator with Darius Tanz. 

This is where it gets interesting, Liam informs Daruis of everything from discovering the algorithm to being chased after his professor disappears. Of course Darius recognizes him as the "shoe-less guy" 

The story gets interesting from here and after going to the Pentagon and after they originally play dumb and act like they had no idea about the Asteroid, they cave in and inform Darius that they already knew about the said Asteroid. They have modified one of Darius older rockets and are soon to be testing.

Darius later shares with Liam about his Ark to save the human race if all else fails. It currently will only take 160 people (this gave me a The 100 kind of vibe, only I know it's a bit different) and eventually take them to live on Mars. 

Grace Burrows (Jennifer Finnigan) the PA to the Deputy Secretary of Defense Harris Edwards becomes Darius' "inside man" after a little persuading and an emotional Valedictorian speech from her daughter.

Harris tests the modified rocket, which he informs Grace of it being a huge success, turns out to be a big failure after she asks one of the tech guys to show her the footage, he later ends up dead..

So it's all kicking off! whatever happens next it's bound to get more interesting by the minute.

Thats all for now 

Till next time

Emz 

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It's 2018!

Friday, 5 January 2018

Hey guys!!! Blimey it's 2018!!!

Sorry for my massive absence, last year was very busy. It didn't help that I was i'll for the majority of December.. I know poor me!

Anyway, I hope to be posting again soon. I will also be revamping this blog and my ADW designs blog so I won't be posting all the time as I don't have the time or patience anymore.

So, I received quite a few different things for Christmas that I can review.

I will be reviewing twice a week at the maximum but there is no guarantee it will be consistent. 

So keep an eye out and I may be reviewing soon.

Till then

Emz x

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TV shows & Movies to watch in December 2017 [Emz]

Thursday, 30 November 2017

So as tomorrow is the beginning of December, I thought I would post about upcoming TV and Movies that are being released this month.

If you have any in mind that I don't mention, feel free to comment.

The Crown - Season 2


I watched the whole of Season 1 last November/ December following it's release and I loved it.

I am really looking forward to Season 2. Claire Foy portrays the Queen very well, she is very convincing and Matt Smith portrays Prince Phillip, Duke Of Edinburgh.

The first Season revolved around the marriage of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Phillip's marriage in 1947 to Queen Elizabeth II's ascension to the throne following the death of her father King George VI in 1952. It also followed on from there and followed the rest of the royal family including Princess Margaret until 1955.

The Second season is supposed to pick up in 1956 and is rumored to be leading through the births for Prince Andrew and Prince Edward. It will cover the Suez Crisis and Princess Margaret's relationship and marriage to Antony Armstrong-Jones and beyond.

Season 2 of The Crown will be released on Netflix on the 8th December 2017.

Pitch Perfect 3


So, the first Pitch Perfect film was released in 2012 and it's sequel in 2015. 

I enjoyed both film immensely. I didn't know that I was going to expect when I went to see the first one but I loved it.

This film as well as the other two have starred, Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Alexis Knapp, Hana Mae Lee and Ester Dean. Hailee Steinfeld is back portraying the character Emily Junk from Pitch Perfect 2. 

Unlike the last 2 films number 3 is being directed by Trish Sie instead of Elizabeth Banks.

Here is the synopsis:

After the highs of winning the World Championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren’t job prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time.

Pitch Perfect 3 is out in Cinemas on the 20th December 2017.


Doctor Who Christmas Special - Twice Upon A Time


So series 10 of Doctor Who finished earlier this year and led us in to a sneak peek of this years Christmas Special. 

The special this year is called Twice Upon A Time.

We have Peter Capaldi returning for his last outing (possibly for now) as the 12th Doctor and Pearl Mackie and Bill Potts. We are also reintroduced to David Bradley stepping into William Hartnell's shoes once again as the 1st Doctor. He last appeared at William Hartnell/ 1st Doctor in 2013's An Adventure in Space and Time for Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary.

Here is the synopsis:
"The magical final chapter of the Twelfth Doctor’s (Peter Capaldi) journey sees the Time Lord team up with his former self, the first ever Doctor (David Bradley - Harry Potter, Game of Thrones) and a returning Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie), for one last adventure. Two Doctors stranded in an Arctic snowscape, refusing to face regeneration. Enchanted glass people, stealing their victims from frozen time. And a World War One captain destined to die on the battlefield, but taken from the trenches to play his part in the Doctor's story. An uplifting new tale about the power of hope in humanity’s darkest hours, Twice Upon A Time marks the end of an era. But as the Doctor must face his past to decide his future, his journey is only just beginning…"
This is the final episode for the 12th Doctor and we shall get a cameo from Jodie Whittaker as the 13th Doctor.

This festive hour long episode will air on Christmas Day on BBC One.


Star Wars: The Last Jedi



So, it's been two years since the last main Star Wars installment, The Force Awakens and a year since Rogue One.

Episode 8 also known as The Last Jedi is almost here.

Here is the Synopsis:
Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order.

The film will be released on the 13th December 2017.


Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle



So it's been 22 years since the original Jumanji film starring Robin Williams and young Kirsten Dunst was released and we now have a sequel. A completely different cast and it's a board game no longer.

The film stars, Jack Black, Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan and Kevin Hart, along with Nick Jonas and Bobby Cannavale.

Here is the synopsis:
Twenty years after the events of the first film, the infamous board game has evolved into a video game and while cleaning out a school's basement serving detention, four teenagers find it and get sucked into the same jungle setting that Alan Parrish got sucked into all those years ago. They also become their avatars inside the game and the only way out is to play along and finish it.

The film does look good. I just hope it can do well as it has some high standards to match up to the success of the first film.

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle will be released on the 20th December 2017.

The Greatest Showman


I have seen the trailer for this film quite a few times at the cinema and am really looking forward to watching it.

The film stars Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Recbecca Fergusson and Zendaya.

Here is the Synopsis:
 Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

This looks incredible and the music was produced by the same people who did La La Land.

This film is released on Boxing day in the UK and the 20th December in the US.

That's all for now. If you think I've missed any or there are any that you are looking forward to feel free to comment.

Till next time

Emz x

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