Blade Runner 2049 Review

Blade Runner 2049 Review

Blade Runner 2049 Review Director: Denis Villeneuve Starring: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robyn Wright, Jared Leto Running Time: 2hrs 43mins How many childhoods and treasured movie memories have been sullied by crap belated sequels, remakes, and reboots? That’s the fear that strikes the hearts of movie nerds whenever something like Blade Runner 2049 […]

Star Wars Trivia

I Tested My Son’s Star Wars Trivia With This Book

Like watching your kid score the winning goal for their school team, or them earning the much-coveted 200m swimming certificate, instilling your child with excellent Star Wars trivia is a matter of fatherly pride. Especially if you have kids who, like mine, are doomed to be crap at sports because of their dad’s naturally geeky, […]

Board Game Review: Monster Trap, Lagoonies & Harry Hopper

It’s all good and well me writing a board game review, but it’s the kids’ opinions who ultimately matter. They’re the ones who’ll be giving it the thumbs up or down on Christmas morning. So when I got hold of these Thames & Kosmos games, I had to enlist the help of our household’s toughest […]

Retro Top Trumps

Toy Review: Retro Top Trumps

Top Trumps was never something I played much myself as a kid (I was more a wrestling action figures man, to be honest) but as someone who lives almost exclusively in the past, I was still excited by these retro Top Trumps sets. The “Retro Collection” includes five absolute classics: Exotic Sports Cars 1992, Fantasy […]

Mayka Block Tape Review

I wanted to do a Mayka block tape review the second I heard the product was due for release in the UK. Because I admit it, I have a Lego problem. I used to think I could quit at any time, but I can’t. Star Wars, super heroes, police stations, and pirate ships – I […]

IT Movie Review

IT Movie Review Director: Andy Muschietti Starring: Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Sophia Lillis, FinnWolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Chosen Jacobs, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Wyatt Oleff Running Time: 2hrs 15mins For an entire generation, the 1990 IT mini-series occupies a very specific, nightmare-inducing space in the collective subconscious. Terrifying us as kids, either from late night repeats, or by peering down […]

12 Hilarious Tweets About John Lewis Selling Gender Neutral Kids’ Clothes

So John Lewis is scrapping gender specific labels from its own brand kids’ clothes – which will now be just be “Boys & Girls” or “Girls & Boys”. The department store has even had the audacity to start selling dresses with dinosaurs on. And some people are losing their absolute shit over the John Lewis […]

My 5-Year-Old Rewrote The Football Rulebook – Here’s How It Should Be Played

I’m no football fanatic, but there are few pleasures greater than a kickabout with my five-year-old son. What I hadn’t realised until now is how deeply flawed the beautiful game is. As it turns out, all us grown-ups have been playing like a bunch of wallies. Thankfully, my boy has improved the game tenfold by […]

The Six Best Types Of Tom Cruise

I love Tom Cruise the movie star. Because he really is the world’s greatest movie star. Not necessarily actor or personality – but movie star, and one of the last of his kind. He’s the kind of star that critics would lazily accuse of just playing himself. But hasn’t that always been the mark of a […]

Dads Tell Us Their Favourite Kids’ TV Shows

Parents have to endure an awful lot twaddle on kids’ TV. But it’s not all Postman Pat losing the mail every single day of his life, or Mr Tumble’s rapid descent into frock-wearing mid-life crisis – some kids’ TV is pretty bloody good. We asked dads to tell us which kids’ TV they actually enjoy […]