Review: Doctor Who – Series 9

Cast: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman

Writers: Steven Moffat, Toby Whithouse, Jamie Mathieson, Catherine Tregenna, Peter Harness, Mark Gatiss, Sarah Dollard

Directors: Paul Wilmshurst, Hettie MacDonald, Daniel O’Hara, Ed Bazalgette, Daniel Nettheim, Justin Molotnikov, Rachel Talalay

It’s hard to believe that a little over ten years ago, Doctor Who was but a fondly-remembered but increasingly-derided sci-fi show of yesteryear, doomed to wallow in the continuity of its own expanded universe. But then, in 2005, Russell T Davies pioneered its comeback, and we’re now ten years and four (maybe five) Doctors into this new era of the TARDIS. Peter Capaldi takes his second series as the titular Time Lord, and it’s ended up being the most experimental series yet.

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Review: Jessica Jones – Season 1

Cast: Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Rachael Taylor, Wil Traval, Erin Moriarty, Eka Darville, Carrie-Anne Moss, David Tennant

Writers: Melissa Rosenberg, Micah Schraft, Liz Friedman, Scott Reynolds, Hilly Hicks, Jr., Dana Baratta, Edward Ricourt, Jenna Reback

Directors: S.J. Clarkson, David Petrarca, Stephen Surjik, Simon Cellan Jones, John Dahl, Rosemary Rodriguez, Uta Briesewitz, Billy Gierhart, Michael Rymer

When Daredevil was announced amongst the series of Netflix shows to be created by Marvel Studios, there were many concerns, including how to get past the Ben Affleck-starring film from 2003, and how Marvel would handle darker, adult content. But it went on to win the hearts of both critics and fans alike. As a result, the second show from the Netflix/Marvel deal, Jessica Jones, seems to have a lot less pressure on it, despite being only the second product from the Marvel stable to have a female lead. Yet Jessica Jones seems very keen to push the limits even further, and succeeds on many fronts.

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Review: Dr. Dre – Compton

Featured artists: King Mez, Justus, Kendrick Lamar, Marsha Ambrosius, Candice Pillay, BJ the Chicago Kid, Anderson .Paak, Xzibit, Cold 187um, Sly Pyper, Ice Cube, Dem Jointz, Jon Connor, Snoop Dogg, The Game, Asia Bryant, Jill Scott, Eminem

Producers: Dr. Dre (also exec.), Focus…, DJ Dahi, Free School, Dem Jointz, Bink!, DJ Khalil, Best Kept Secret, D.R.U.G.S., Trevor Lawrence, Neff-U, Cardiak, DJ Premier, BMB Spacekid, DJ Silk, Mista Choc

Dragons. Orcs. Trolls. Griffins. Vampires. Werewolves. A list of legendary creatures that spread through stories and tales, used to entertain children and adults alike with a mere thought of their existence. This list also used to include Dr. Dre’s Detox, an album from one of the greatest producers of all time, the Chinese Democracy for the hip-hop generation. And while we probably never will see Detox, at least a new Dr. Dre album can no longer be a punchline with the release of Compton, to tie in with the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton.

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Review: Ant-Man

Cast: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, T.I., Wood Harris, Judy Greer, David Dastmalchian, Michael Douglas

Director: Peyton Reed

Writers: Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Adam McKay, Paul Rudd

Marvel Studios have been on a massive winning streak since they sparked their “cinematic universe” with Iron Man in 2008. However, whenever Marvel laid out their plans out even before then, they also announced Ant-Man, an Edgar Wright-directed project surrounding one of their C-list properties. Since then, we’ve had eleven films under the Marvel Studios banner, some of which have become the highest-grossing films of all-time, and Edgar Wright unceremoniously left the project once it entered pre-production in 2013. Hence, there’s suddenly a lot of pressure on a film which would seem to be far lower-stakes fare than The Avengers or Iron Man.

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Top five most anticipated games for the rest of 2015

We now come to the last of my rest-of-year anticipation lists – this time, it’s games. For those who haven’t already, check out my similar lists of albums, TV shows and movies. We have plenty of games to look forward to in the coming months and here’s a look at what I’m anticipating for the rest of the year.

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Top Five Most Anticipated Movies for the Rest of 2015

After sharing my most anticipated albums and TV shows for the rest of the year, I think it’s high time I turned my attention to the movies being released in the coming months. So without further ado…

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