Hunt Showdown review: Zombies, hellhounds and guts galore

By James Cannell Hunt Showdown creates an atmosphere that Pennywise himself would shy away from. From the terrifying enemies to the panicked encounters with other players, the only thing scarier than the gameplay is the waiting times. The game focuses on bounty hunters who hunt down monsters, kill them, banish them and then successfully escape. […]

1917 review: modern, flowing and phenomenal

By James Cannell Sam Mendes’ 1917 is a masterpiece of artistic cinema with a tyrannical focus on cinematography. Its dramatised narrative and gut-wrenching performances are a solid reminder of the woes of war and a beautiful revitalisation to the war genre. The Academy Award-winning film seemed destined for glory, with a cast list that could […]

Leicester Comedy Festival review: Jo Brand and guests at De Montfort Hall

Tonight’s line up featured Eshaan Akbar, Arthur Smith, Ivan Brackenbury, Hal Cruttenden, Jo Brand, a barking dog and a man called Neil who came to watch, and ended up on stage. 

Leicester Comedy Festival review: Tom Stade at Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall

Warning: Tom Stade’s show is not for children, the faint-hearted or easily insulted. Stay away for your own safety.

The man enters the room like a washed-up rock ‘n’ roll star would enter the hall of fame. Ladies and gentlemen, Tom Stade. Let’s get on with this already.

Leicester Comedy Festival review: Laurel and Hardy Cabaret at the Guildhall

Laurel and Hardy are undoubtedly a classic comedy duo but they’re an acquired taste in this day and age.

And if I didn’t quite acquire it, it certainly wasn’t for want of trying. I grew up watching them on DVD with my dad. It wasn’t my cup of tea but I sat and watched nonetheless, as he was reduced to hysterics beside me.