Reece Goodall

The news is unfairly covering the Trump border crisis

In December 2018, the US government entered a shutdown which is now the longest-ever. President Donald Trump is refusing to approve a federal budget unless it includes $5.7 billion in funding for a border wall with Mexico, but the Democrat-led House has completely refused. The clash between the two is...
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Posted Jan. 15, 2019

Ingredients for a page turner

One of the highest compliments you can give a book is that it is a page turner – but how can you write one? How do you craft a text that keeps people reading, always making them want just one more chapter before bedtime? Well, here are a few general...
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Posted Jan. 13, 2019

Gaming and religion – strange bedfellows?

Do you enjoy Pokémon Go, but are worried that it may not be Holy enough for you? Well, worry not – the Catholic Church has got you covered, with the recent release of Follow JC Go! for iOS and Android. The game sees you ‘catch’ saints and Biblical characters by...
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Posted Jan. 11, 2019

Island of Dreams Review

Have you seen The Windsors? The show, which painted a heightened picture of the Royal Family, proved a bit of a sleeper hit, and its creators are back. This time, Bert Tyler-Moore and George Jeffrie have created a new show with exaggerated versions of celebrities, curated by Virgin tycoon Richard Branson. And, although there are good elements in the show and a lot of laughs to be found, it is on the whole a weak and muddled half-hour of comedy that shows throwing loads of good ideas into a mix doesn’t necessarily result in a strong end product. 
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Posted Jan. 10, 2019

Holmes & Watson: Review

Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary detective has known many faces throughout his life, and Will Ferrell is the latest with a comedic take on the character. Or, at least, that’s how it should be – Holmes & Watson is a dreadful watch that fails to conjure up many laughs, wasting its...
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Posted Jan. 5, 2019

Game of the Year 2018: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

2018 was touted by many as the year of the ‘most ambitious crossover events in history’ – from Infinity War to Ready Player One to Supernatural, you couldn’t move for franchises crossing over and established characters meeting up. You’d be hard pushed, though, to find a better crossover than one...
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Posted Jan. 3, 2019

Review of Mrs Brown’s Boys Christmas Specials

Now that Doctor Who is gone, Mrs Brown’s Boys has now stepped up as the traditional BBC Christmas show for those who fancy something a bit more light-hearted (you’ve still got Eastenders if you’re worried you’re a bit too happy, don’t worry!). The show, following the misadventures of Irish matriarch...
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Posted Jan. 3, 2019

Ditching the resolutions

The New Year has rolled in – 2019 is upon us, and everyone has no doubt making their resolutions to be a better person, giving up on their vices or somehow changing their life for the better. And by the time you read this, it’s incredibly likely that, if you...
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Posted Jan. 1, 2019