*Monthly Recap

So I’ve been gone for a while. I took some time off to do some uni work. I did no uni work. 

But I’m back!! I’m actually making another blog post????? I’m amazed. 

So what have I been up to?? Honestly nothing much. I’ve been up and down from home to uni quite a few times, for various reasons; as well as making a pretty great start into my “2017 in Film”. 

I’m planning on watching as many movies this year as I can. For the month of January, I hit 30 films. Not all of these were new watches, but the vast majority were. In terms of new films, in my opinion the best film of January was Hunt for the Wilderpeople. This film was incredible, I loved the writing, the acting and the direction. As a result of this film, I’m even more hype for Thor 3, also directed by Taika Waititi. I’d recommend this movie for anyone, especially to watch with family. 

The worst film of January was by far The Pyramid. I just didn’t understand it. Scary? Yeah, it had a few jump scares. But these seemed incredibly cheap and expected. I scare easily so things are going to make me jump, but I knew when everything was going to happen. This, accompanied by the fact that I can’t take James Buckley serious as all I can hear is Jay from The Inbetweeners, means that this movie just… Sucked. I don’t even know what was going on for a lot of it. It started off being filmed in first person, which made sense. Then all of a sudden, we’re third person. This totally pulled me out of the film. I understand why it had to happen? But it just wasn’t good. 

I’m going to wrap this up because I’m about to get off the train. I’m really going to make a push to post more often. I can’t promise daily posts? Sometimes I just do nothing. But I’ll be more active for sure. 

Talk to you guys later, have a great day. 

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Serious Talk Time

What’s going on in the world? Every single day we hear of more terror attacks being committed, and it seems almost random. Just this week, we’ve had the shooting of the Russian ambassador to Turkey; the terror attack in Germany; the shooting in Switzerland. This shit has to stop. 

We need to come together and work together to stop the hatred that’s infested within today’s society. Theres enough problems being faced by people without us blowing each other up for the sake of ‘religion’. A number of sources are reporting that up to 5,000 Islamic state terrorists could be in Europe after returning from Middle Eastern training camp [1]. That’s like a large army. 

This isn’t a problem that can be easily sorted. With 24 hour news coverage, and the media seemingly moving towards a more clickbait approach, its hard to see how there’s any way to stop the spread of fear and terror around the world. I think changing media would be the number one method of cutting down on attacks. How can you be a terrorist if there’s no terror involved? Terrorism feeds on fear. Cutting out the widespread reporting of undetermined facts and rumours would reduce the amount of damage these attacks cause, and would cut down on the amount of hatred and fear for certain cultures that is present within our society. 

It’s not an easy topic to talk about, or to deal with. Needless violence can’t be allowed to continue. We need to be more accepting and understanding of everyone, regardless of race, religion, cultural background or anything. 

Needless to say, I could be wrong; and if i am, I’d like to hear it. Shoot me a comment or two with your thoughts on the matter. 

Thanks for reading, and have a great day. 

David 

Sources: 
1. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/isis-up-to-5000-jihadists-in-europe-after-returning-from-terror-training-camps-daesh-islamic-state-a6885961.html