Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) | Movie Review

[Header Image: Vanessa Kirby as Hattie Shaw, Jason Statham as Deckard Shaw and Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs | Universal Pictures]

“I’m trying to save the world, which, for the record, will be my fourth time. ‘Cause I’m really good at it.”

I saw Hobbs & Shaw yesterday and even after sleeping on it, I don’t think I’ve fully wrapped my head around how I feel about it. I did like it and I certainly had an enjoyable time which isn’t a total surprise. The Fast & Furious is one of – perhaps even my absolute – favourite franchise of all time. So, going into this particular movie, I knew I was going to like it to some extent.

That being said, despite the similarities it shares with the rest of the franchise, it is very different and I would say it might be my least favourite overall although I do recommend checking it out at some point. Something that helps, is to separate this movie from the franchise just a little. It makes it much more fun because while there are similarities between Hobbs & Shaw and the rest of the Fast & Furious franchise, it also has a lot of qualities about it that are independent. It’s also almost an entirely new cast and while one of the writers – Chris Morgan – has written for previous Fast & Furious instalments, it’s arguably still better to separate this particular movie to some extent.

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Killjoys Season 5 Episode 3: ‘Three Killjoys and a Lady’ Review

[Header Image: Aaron Ashmore as John Jaqobis, Luke Macfarlane as D’avin Jaqobis, and Hannah John-Kamen as Dutch | Syfy/Space]

Every episode I’m reminded as to why I love this show so deeply. I can honestly say that there’s no such thing as a bad episode of Killjoys. Some are better than others but overall it is such an entertaining show and you know each episode is going to be worth the watch. However, one of the other main things I adore about it, is the fact that it always manages to take me on a rollercoaster of a ride.

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Music Spotlight: Immunity (Album) by Clairo

Music Spotlight is a series that will be posted once or twice a month in which I’ll talk about something music related that I’ve been loving since the previous post. You can find all of the posts in the Music Spotlight tag.

I’ll admit that I have definitely been sleeping on Clairo (real name: Claire Cottrill) but when her debut album Immunity dropped on August 2nd, it seemed to be all over my social media and a couple of days ago, I decided to check it out. I’m so incredibly happy about that because I fell completely in love the minute the first song – Alewife – started playing.

This entire album has basically been on repeat since I decided to give it a shot. It’s so captivating but it also works really well as background music. That’s because every part of Immunity is enjoyable. Every second is just as good as the last and any outliers are such because they’re better.

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Zom-B Underground by Darren Shan | Book Review

This review contains SPOILERS for both Zom-B Underground and the previous books. If you would like to read the other reviews you can find them in the Zom-B series tag.

“I can give you two words,” I tell him. “The second is off. Can you guess the first?” 

In a way, this book and the first one, while being arguably very different, are both introductions to the series. Zom-B introduces us to our main character B and got the ball rolling when it comes to the zombies (and mutants). If you think of that book more as a preface then Zom-B Underground is really the start to the series. You do need both to fully prepare yourself but the first book is more like the calm before the storm in a lot of ways and Zom-B Underground is the start of the actual storm. The pair of them connect really well and it definitely feels like the pacing and structure is going to be good across the entire series and not just during the individual books.

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Killjoys Season 5 Episode 2: ‘Blame It on the Rain ’ Review

[Header Image: Hannah John-Kamen as Dutch, and Kelly McCormack as Zeph]

This episode really highlighted one of my favourite things about Killjoys and that’s its ability to up the intensity/be dramatic while somehow still managing to throw in some humour that actually works. More often than not, there’s a perfect blend that has you going through a rollercoaster of emotions and this episode was definitely an example of that.

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Killjoys Season 5 Episode 1: ‘Run, Yala, Run’ Review

[Header Image: Hannah John-Kamen as Dutch | Syfy/Space]

One of my favourite shows of all time is finally back and I couldn’t be happier about that. Unfortunately, this is also the last season but hopefully, considering they knew this going into it, the season will give us the perfect ending for such a wonderful show.

Season 4 ended with everyone’s lives being completely different. Dutch and Johnny were married and D’avin was still a Killjoy but he didn’t know either of them and had a warrant for Jaq who he didn’t seem to recognise either. In this episode, we also discover that Pree is a RAC agent and Zeph wanders the streets trying to figure out what is happening around them. No one remembers their lives from before and it was such a strange experience.

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