Culture

Sneak Peek of Pixar's upcoming new movie Brave

Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. In “Brave,” a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

John Madden’s comedy-drama focuses almost exclusively on the elderly, and yet, as a 24-year-old, I found myself empathising. That is, before the film’s trite message – that you’re never too old to take a risk – tramples over everything else.

Polly Braden – A Decade in China

Polly Braden’s pictures are an intimate glimpse of people living and working in a country balancing between change and tradition. I love them because apart from being beautifully photographed, they are a revealing study on contemporary Chinese culture.

Isaac Torres: Kolor Blind

Isaac Torres is a fantastic photographer based in Chicago. I love his natural style, they’re like stills from the hippest underground movie that’s never been made.

Film Review: Safe House

A high-profile fugitive turns himself in to a US consulate in Cape Town and is sent to a CIA ‘Safe House’ for further questioning. It appears fairly quickly however that it is not only the CIA seeking the information kept by the detainee and dangerous forces are at work to intercept him first. 



Slinkachu – Small People

Slinkachu has been working on the ‘Little People Project’ since 2006. By re-modelling and repainting those miniature characters from train sets and photographing them in real-life-size locations the resulting photos give a charming and new perspective.

Byron Burgers

Burger Bunch: Byron Hamburgers

As part of our Burger Bunch series of features I wanted to let you know about MY favourite place to get a burger, Byron. They’ve won loads of awards, and they taste nearly as good as the ones I make at home.

Film Review: Young Adult

Quirky, off-beat, this is usually what Hollywood calls boring movies with no special effects and a weird ending. In the case of Young Adult, these terms can be applied, but in their truest sense. It’s a film that gives quirk and off-beat a good name.

The Taste Test: Walkers Mystery Flavours

Walkers launch 3 new kinds of crisps this week but no-one knows what flavours they are. If you can guess you could win £50,000. We got a head start on the competition.

The Science of Sleep: Zeo Sleep Manager

Believe it or not, 80% of people in the UK don’t feel like they get enough sleep at night. Last week I tested the ZEO Sleep Manager, a device that allows you to monitor sleep patterns and help to improve the quality of your time under the covers.