Film Review: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man Tells No Tales

Growing up, I was a big fan of the hilarious swashbuckling laugh fest that was Pirates of the Caribbean. At the end of the initial trilogy, it was obvious (well, it was obvious by Dead Man’s Chest) the story was running out of fodder and the laughs more and more forced. POTC 5 was no…

Book Review: This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay

It’s not often I read non-fiction as reading and writing fiction keeps my head above water and escape from the world, but when I heard about diaries written by fellow junior doctors in the wake of the junior doctors’ strikes of 2016, plus with me currently being on a gap year away from medicine, I…

Film Review: Thor: Ragnarok

I love Marvel films. I love superheroes. I love Thor. But I have to say this… how do I phrase it nicely… What the fuck did I just watch?! Contains spoilers, duh.

Film Review: Murder on the Orient Express

I love a good whodunnit movie. With this all-star cast adaptation of a well-loved murder mystery classic, I had great expectations — and wasn’t disappointed Contains spoilers.

Film Review: Cinderella

Disney animated films were very much a part of my childhood, so I always have intentions to watch these live-action adaptations which seemed to be all the rage recently. I’ve heard great things from the acting to the costumes, so I was looking forward to watching this during a 13-hour flight. Contains spoilers, duh.

Film Review: The Greatest Showman

I’ll admit: I’m biased. I love movie musicals. I love Hugh Jackman. I love Hugh Jackman’s singing. I love Zac Efron. I had already heard the soundtrack for this film and knew all the songs word-for-word before I even sat down at the cinema. So I went in, fully expecting to fall in love with the…

Currently Watching: Supernatural (Part 1)

At the suggestion of a few friends, I started watching Supernatural. The idea of being demon/monster hunters has featured in previous writing, namely Seeker: Demon Killers, and I’m always up for watching fantasy-related things and inspiration. I’m three episodes into Season 1 and I can give you the formula. Stars: Older brother who behaves like…

Medical Bullshit on TV: Orange is the New Black

Featuring: Orange is the New Black Season 5 Episode 2 and Episode 13 (No spoilers) There is a HILARIOUS stroke scene. Gunshot wound to the leg. Hours later, the guy suddenly develops slurring of speech, altered consciousness, and speech repetition. Medical personnel dives in and shines a torch into guy’s eyes. “Looks like cerebral ischaemia….

Camp NaNoWriMo April 2018

As Camp NaNoWriMo is around the corner again, writers are abuzz and gearing their pens and keyboards. I’m going to try my best to join this time round too, but family matters mean I’ll need to fly back to the UK for the month of April, which might make writing a bit more challenging. Nevertheless,…

Currently Watching: Orange is the New Black (Part 2)

Currently on Season 4, Episode 6. So far, I’m really enjoying the other characters blossoming, especially the black and the Latina girls. They’re each so colourful and bubbly with an interesting — but not necessarily sympathetic (which is fine! They are criminals, after all, and not all of them are victims of the system) — backstories….