Hi, my name’s Charlotte. A couple of weeks ago, like many people, I went to see Wonder Woman. And, also like a lot of people, I came out of that film with a lot of thoughts and feelings about it, which I then basically summarised into this tweet:
We love buddy cop movies here at Culture Hash. What’s better than seeing worlds collide, when the mild-mannered ‘by the books’ cop is paired with a rogueish maverick? The film series that is responsible for defining this sub-genre is Lethal Weapon, where Danny Glover’s restrained Roger Murtaugh is paired with Mel Gibson’s reckless Martin Riggs.
The wild success of their 1987 debut spawned 3 sequels of declining quality, plus an even worse TV show which came out 18 years after Lethal Weapon 4. We’re looking at the TV series and asking whether it’s any good. How do the rebooted version of Riggs and Murtaugh compare to the original? How fun is the action? For answers to these questions and more, join us for the first instalment of the creatively-titled TV Series v Film.
The 89th Academy Awards gave us one of the most shocking award shows in recent memory. I initially thought the biggest controversy of the night was going to be La La Land winning Oscars at the expense of Moonlight, until it happened.
La La Land was mistakenly read as winner of the coveted Best Picture award, the climax of the show. The mistake was only rectified while the producer of the film was making his speech. The whole thing was a farce. Continue reading →
Drop jewels like Yoda my young students love me – LL Cool J
BEWARE MILD SPOILERS AHEAD
Star Wars is a cultural phenomenon, an epic space opera that has spawned eight films; along with spinoff video games, TV shows, books, novels and all sorts of other shit. The most recent entry to the franchise was Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, released in December 2016.
Today I am going to talk to you about morality and Dark CGI, a term I have coined to describe reviving dead actors for new film roles. Different from cases where actors died during a film’s production and digital trickery was used to complete their scenes. Rogue One used Dark CGI to bring Peter Cushing back from the dead to reprise his role as Grand Moff Tarkin, which was unnecessary and added little to the story. Continue reading →
Don’t slip up or get got, they’re coming for that number one spot
Every year the Christmas Number One is seen as the pinnacle of the UK Singles Chart… and every year they play the same songs on the radio. You’d be forgiven for thinking that nobody has made a decent holiday song since the 1980s.
For some reason, people actually care about what track is at number one in the charts on 25th December. It’s important to us who joins important acts like Bob the Builder in the hallowed Christmas Number One club. I’m surprised people still cared after Mr. Blobby won it in 1993. Call me a snob, but anything won by Noel Edmund’s walking sex toy is immediately devalued to me. Continue reading →