Tuesday, 22 May 2012

I'm Going On a Summer Hiatus ...

Yes, you're supposed to sing it to the tune and everything.

I wish I were going on a summer holiday. The weather today was awesome and I felt like I should be on holiday. The reality is that I have exams, and so I'm pretty stressed out and work is taking over my life, so I'm making this post so that I'm not tempted to take a break from revising/writing essays to catch up on my reviews.

Don't expect anything before Saturday 16 June, at the very earliest. If there's anything before that, then feel free to yell at me to go do some revision - I need someone to.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Dollhouse: A Spy in the House of Love

Episode 1.09

Nothing is as it seems in the Dollhouse ...

So much happens in this episode. A lot of revelations and shockers for some of our favourite (and maybe not so favourite) characters, and there's not much I can really say without spoiling the episode for those of you who haven't seen it. Believe me - this is one that you want to watch for yourselves. Possibly my favourite episode so far.

Friday, 11 May 2012

Britain's Got Talent, Semi-Final 5

I said in my blog post yesterday that this would be the best semi-final yet. I have no doubt that the producers etc engineered it this way to have such a great line-up, but it means that some fantastic acts who deserve to go through to the final, didn't.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Britain's Got Talent, Semi-Final 4

To be honest, I didn't love any of the acts. Sam Kelly was my favourite and he deserved to go through, but he wasn't WOW. You know? Very very good, but not on par with the other acts that have already gone through to Saturday's final.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Britain's Got Talent, Semi-Final 3

I know I'm late, but I'm having to watch these on ITV player as we don't have a TV at our house.

Again, there were two for me tonight: Loveable Rogues and Molly Rainford.

The Loveable Rogues are utterly brilliant. I'm a little disappointed that we didn't hear a different song from the audition, but the lyrics are amazing and so so British. They stepped it up a lot from their first audition and I don't know how they can be so happy. They're really good together, their enthusiasm is infectious and Sonny is just hot. A little bit of a pretty-boy, but hot all the same.

Monday, 7 May 2012

Britain's Got Talent, Semi-Final 2

There were two acts that I loved tonight: Jonathan and Charlotte, and Four Corners. It was clear that the former would be getting the public vote - who doesn't love them? - but I was so shocked when Four Corners didn't even get into the top three. I know there's always too many dance acts (though tonight got a nice variety of perfomers) but Four Corners put a unique twist on the usual vanilla with everything centred around Yasmin, the single girl.

Now You See Me by S.J. Bolton

Now You See Me (2011) (Bantam Press)
S. J. Bolton
Grade: A
Genre: gothic thriller crime
Sex scenes: n/a but again, even better sexual tension than Awakening
Source: Transworld/RHCB building / NetGalley
Lacey Flint: (1) Now You See Me

Jack the Ripper has become somewhat of a mythical figure since the days he stalked the streets of Whitechapel, disemboweling women in populated areas with not a single scream to give him away. As the theories have developed, the already murky truth got murkier as the stories distorted; Now You See Me lays out many of these theories and Ms Bolton follows the path of the one she feels is most credible, leaving the reader to question whether this take on history is indeed what really happened, and if not, which other theory might be right.

Most scholars agree that Jack was only responsible for five of the murders that took place; the others were the result of copycats. In Now You See Me, the killer is imitating the murders usually attributed to Jack, and the police - much like as they had been in the nineteenth century - are helpless to stop him.

Britain's Got Talent, Semi-Final 1

For me, there were only three acts that stood above all the rest, and of these three, only two that I wanted to go through; the rest were mediocre.