WhatMillennialsWant asked me to write about the reaction around the world (and especially in the UK) to the fact that Donald Trump is/was the Republican front runner for the American Presidential nomination.
Did you know that Trainwreck is called Crazy Amy in France? Or that they call Step Up Sexy Dance (yep, in English)?
Take a look at those and some other hilarious foreign translations at WhatCulture here.
April Fools’ Day has been and gone, what were the best online pranks this year? I tackled that question for Moviepilot
Take a look at the answers here.
In the wake of loads of criticism for Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice (which, in my opinion, wasn’t as terrible as people said but was nowhere near as good as it could have been, either) and fanboys criticising the critics in turn, I wrote an article for MoviePilot about the whole furor.
What does the critics v. fans battle the movie spawned say about us? Read the full article here.
If you ever watch a movie with me, you’ll probably find me poking holes in the plot. It doesn’t necessarily mean I don’t enjoy what I’m watching, I just enjoy doing it.
I turned my hobby into an article for WhatCulture, detailing 10 huge plot twists that make no sense at all. From Fight Club to Saw to Skyfall, nothing is sacred.
Everyone loves Dire Straits’ “The Walk Of Life”, right?
Well, a website called The Walk Of Life Project is setting out to prove that the jaunty ’80s rock classic is the perfect song to end any movie.
The Dark Knight Rises? Yep. Planet Of The Apes (the original)? Sure. The Blair Witch Project? Erm…not so much.
Read the full article on Moviepilot here. And I dare you not be whistling that tune afterwards.
I’m a big fan of inane movie trivia, so I had great fun writing about 10 bizarre first drafts of famous movies for WhatCulture.
Alien3’s wooden planet, Woody as Toy Story’s villain and James Cameron’s money grabbing attempt to crap out a Spiderman script. It’s all here.
Moving on from the worst players to play for England, what about the best players who never got their country’s call?
Read it and weep as you realise Steve Bruce never got a cap when Keith Curle, Gary Mabbutt and Carlton Palmer played at the back.
My list of the worst ever England players (written for WhatCulture) honestly could have stretched into the hundreds. In the end, I limited it to 15.
Read about unlikely England internations, including David Bentley, Keith Curle and Jay Bothroyd, here.
I’m pretty excited about the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s epic Dark Tower book series. When the casting of Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey was announced, I looked at 10 other potetial casting decisions that needed to be done right.