Two for One Movie News

24th May 2018

What up, we have two stories that we’re going to mush into one. Mission Impossible got its latest trailer and The Lego Movie is getting a sequel! Sweet. Starting with Tom Cruise’s longest-running acting gig, Mission Impossible is getting its sixth film in the series. Mission Impossible: Fallout has had a new international trailer and […]

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Charts and That

24th May 2018

Welcome back to another edition of Charts and That where Infinity War has finally hopped off the top spot, in favour of Deadpool 2. Games and music-wise there are a few changes so, come, sit and let’s look at some titles of stuff for about 300 words. We’re going to start with games this week. […]

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Why Do The Royal Family Dislike the BBC’s Royal Correspondent?

23rd May 2018

Nicholas Witchell: Royal Correspondent may seem like one of the cushiest jobs at the BBC. After all, you get to follow the Royal Family around the world, enjoy privileged access to Britain’s most treasured institution and spend most of your time covering births and weddings. How idyllic! You would also think that as royal correspondent […]

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Farage

Curing the Midweek Blues

23rd May 2018

Nigel Farage. A name we seldom see now after the Brexit vote came out and it was revealed he completely lied his ass off on the way to that vote. Well, like a troll emerging from under a bridge made of closeted racism and unbrushed teeth, a post of his has been gaining traction. For […]

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Newburn

Newburn Bridge Closed After Burst Water Pipe

23rd May 2018

After a water pipe burst early Monday morning in Newburn, the bridge connecting the small village to the likes of Ryton and Blaydon will be closed for the foreseeable future, while inspections take place. Water shot metres into the sky and flooded 20 homes at the height of the burst. Fire crews were called to […]

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Manchester Memorial

22nd May 2018

Hundreds of people have gathered to commemorate those who died in last years bombing of the Manchester arena. 22 people were killed, and hundreds were injured at the end of an Ariana Grande concert on the 22nd May 2017. Prince William and Prime Minister Theresa May joined the families of the victims and the Manchester […]

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Another week in mild amusement: The Royal Wedding

22nd May 2018

I’ve never done this before but if you’ve already seen this weeks AWIMA (official acronym, get hashtagging) you’ll see its already far too long. And I can’t work for a UK media outlet without talking about the sodding wedding can I?! So, here’s part 2 of this week’s mild amusement solely focusing on the wedding […]

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A week in mild amusement

22nd May 2018

Whey Eye pet Plans to build Europe’s biggest observation wheel on the banks of the Tyne in Newcastle have been revealed. The “Whey aye” would be 140 metres tall. That’s 5 metres taller than the London eye. So take that, the south. You may have increased funding for education, housing and employment but our hypothetical […]

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Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran Song Used for Pro-Life Campaign

22nd May 2018

Ed Sheeran has come out to say he does not ‘approve’ of anti-abortion campaigners using his song Small Bump to promote their ideals. He put on his Instagram story a short statement stating that this was not the intent of the song. The song is actually about a miscarriage and discusses the trauma around it. […]

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Pupil Caught Cheating Charged With 14 Felonies

22nd May 2018

Most students would do anything to get a few extra marks but not all would go quite as far as Ygnacio Valley High School student David Rotaro. The 16-year-old hatched a cunning plan which allowed him to access his school’s IT network and alter data inputted on the grade system. He was later arrested by […]

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Deadpool 2 Makes Less than the First

21st May 2018

Deadpool 2 opened last weekend and made quite a bit of money at the box office. Pulling in $125 million in the US and Canada it has finally pushed Marvel Studios’ Infinity War off the top spot. However, it has made slightly less than the original movie’s first box office haul. The movie’s first-week performance […]

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Bereaved to Speak at Grenfell Tower Inquiry

21st May 2018

Those bereaved in the awful Grenfell Tower fire will be attending the enquiry into how the blaze began, almost a year ago in June of 2017. The public inquiry will begin soon and the hearings are expected to last for up to two weeks. There will be no limit for how long each person can […]

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Cumberbatch Takes on Pay Gap

20th May 2018

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch has vowed to take on the gender pay gap by refusing to accept work in which female co-stars are not paid equally. The move has been praised by international women’s rights organisations, such as HeForShe, and feminists around the world. Cumberbatch, of Sherlock and Marvel’s Doctor Strange, fame made the comments in […]

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John Wick 3 Teased on Twitter

19th May 2018

Last week, it was reported that John Wick would be returning to screens in Chapter 3 and had started filming. It will be released exactly a year from now in May 2019. A short teaser was tweeted to herald its coming. That was a weird sentence. It essentially just features Keanu Reeves as Wick looking […]

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This Week’s Game News in a Shellnut

19th May 2018

It’s been a bad week for game delays. Metro Exodus, Ubisoft’s next big title, and Shenmue 3 have all been pushed to a 2019 release window. Plus, a Black Ops 4 trailer and the Rage 2 reveal. So…wooo? Developer 4A games released a tweet regarding the delay for the upcoming Metro Exodus. The title was […]

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It’s All Kicking Off in Japan

17th May 2018

A Japanese rail company has apologised after a train left a station 25 seconds earlier than expected. This is the second time in months that this has happened. The operator said it was a ‘great inconvenience we placed upon our customers’ and ‘was truly inexcusable’. A train last November left 20 seconds early and they […]

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YouTube Reveals Music Streaming Service

17th May 2018

YouTube has announced it will be launching its own music streaming service, offering both videos and audio, in an effort to compete with the likes of Spotify and Apple.  YouTube Music will combine millions of official tracks including remixes and rare songs. It will offer a paid subscription and a free version. The subscription will […]

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Curing the Midweek Blues

17th May 2018

Those monsters. A change to the system will mean that American Airlines will no longer allow emotional support hedgehogs on flights. New rules stretch further than these small spiky creatures, however, with a whole array of woodland creatures being banned. Ferrets, rodents, anything with tusks, horns or hooves have been denied access to flights. Or […]

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Gambino

This Ought To Be Good

17th May 2018

Remember when we mentioned that meme-ing Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover’s This is America might be the whole point of the song, to begin with? Well, someone made a woman’s edit, which we also mentioned in that article. While feminism is something we here at B**p align ourselves with, this may not be the best way […]

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Queen

‘It Goes on Forever’

17th May 2018

The first trailer for the upcoming Queen movie Bohemian Rhapsody has been released and it looks legit. The movie will star Mr Robot’s Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury. The film will chronicle the band’s rise to fame and their performance at Live Aid in 1985. The film will place an emphasis on Mercury, Queen’s larger […]

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Film review: Deadpool 2

17th May 2018

I’d like to do a fourth wall breaking joke here where I talk directly to the reader referencing pop-culture. But I sort of do that anyway so… Hi everyone… the spice girls were good weren’t they? Deadpool 2 is the sequel to 2016’s unexpected box-office steamroller and features more of the trademark shtick. Irreverent humour, […]

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Charts and That

16th May 2018

Welcome to this week’s edition of Charts and That, a comprehensive look at all things in the charts…and that. This week, at the top we have God of War, Avengers and One Kiss. Let’s count them down. Starting with movies, Avengers continues to make all the money ever, raking in another £6 million this week […]

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A week in mild amusement

16th May 2018

National Wealth service Prince William has praised the ‘wonderful’ NHS staff in a video message to be played at an awards ceremony. The ceremony coincides with the anniversary of the formation of the NHS. The service turns 70 this year and like many 70-year-olds, it’s crumbling under its own weight, struggling to function and neglected […]

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Rita Ora Apologises for ‘Girls’

15th May 2018

After the response Rita Ora’s recently released Girls got from the LGBT+ community, she has issued an apology on Twitter. Several LGBT+ artists criticised the lyrics openly, calling them harmful. In her apology the singer said: ‘I would never intentionally cause harm to other LGBTQ+ people or anyone. I have strived to be a contributor […]

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Labels that Lie

15th May 2018

Ever stared at a label and been completely hypnotised by its bold claims? Whether it’s putting our minds at ease over animal welfare concerns or encouraging us to part with more money, people are employed to deliberately mislead us into feeling good about buying things. Consumers have been duped by advertising labels since the game […]

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Game for the Week? Sorted

14th May 2018

If you fancy getting your hands on a decent game for next to nothing, you are in luck, as Bethesda’s Prey has seen a price slash this week on every platform. It was massively overlooked when it came out last year, simply due to the amount of stuff that was released around it. The bulk […]

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This is 2018

14th May 2018

Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover’s This is America essentially broke the internet last week, after hitting over 99 million views in the first few days of it being on YouTube. The music video addresses America’s ongoing inner conflict with things like racism, gun violence and police brutality. People quickly began to hail the video as […]

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Little Spoons Are Just Better

12th May 2018

Everyone likes to be the little spoon at some point. It’s more comfortable and you don’t have hair in your grill while trying to sleep. If you live under a rock, ‘spooning’ is the act of hugging side by side lying down, with one person acting as a ‘big spoon’. It’s like a big human […]

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine Cancelled

11th May 2018

Cast members of the cult classic Brooklyn Nine-Nine TV show have thanked fans for their support, as it was revealed that Fox would not be renewing it for another season. The network has said that the final season will air later this month. The show starred the likes of Andy Samberg, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero […]

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Apologies to Beckham

11th May 2018

In what will be the last bit of Deadpool 2 news before the film releases next week, we have something pretty funny. In the first movie, there was a joke at the expense of famous footballer David Beckham, pertaining to how he speaks. Deadpool is here to apologise. Star Ryan Reynolds tweeted the skit, saying: […]

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drones

US Drones Projects Given Green-Light

11th May 2018

Drones that monitor crops, control mosquito populations and even deliver defibrillators have been given the green light to start testing in US airspace. Ten commercial drone projects have been selected to try out new ways for the unmanned craft to be integrated into the skies. This includes Zipline, which offers a blood delivery service in […]

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Fining Parents ‘Has No Effect’

11th May 2018

A report released a few weeks ago, showing parents across the UK racking up fines of £24m, for taking their children out of school during term time, may not have deterred parents as much as hoped. A review has found that fining parents has no overall effect on absence rates. It showed the number of […]

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PM meets Grenfell campaigners

10th May 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May met Grenfell campaigners with a warning on Thursday. Nabil Choucair lost six family members in the tragic Grenfell Tower disaster in June last year and met with the Prime Minister in an effort to make her improve the inquiry into the disaster. Mr Choucair watched the tower burn in the early […]

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Charity Skin Available in Overwatch

10th May 2018

Blizzard’s powerhouse FPS game Overwatch is helping fund breast cancer research in its limited-time event. The centrepiece for the effort will be a skin for the hero Mercy, with all proceeds going to Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Blizzard has committed to a guaranteed minimum donation of $250,000 and will update players with a final tally […]

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BMW Accidentally Promotes Dangerous Driving

10th May 2018

A BMW advert designed to show off the vehicle’s four-wheel drive has been banned from further screening due to ‘faster, dangerous and irresponsible driving’. In short, they done messed up. The UK’s advertising watchdog feared that the mix of fast-paced scenes would encourage dangerous manoeuvres on the road. The 30-second-long advert was originally shown last […]

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Hawaii Lava gets even Scarier

8th May 2018

You may have missed the lava eruption in Hawaii over the past few days. It has led to the evacuation of 2,000 people and the promise to those who refuse to leave that they will not be helped when the lava poses an immediate danger to their lives. And the Hawaii lava gets even scarier […]

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Boris Johnson: Trump worthy of Nobel Prize

8th May 2018

In what is perhaps the best example of political flattery in quite some time, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said President Trump is worthy of a Nobel Prize for peace. Speaking to the President’s favourite TV show Fox News last night, Johnson highlighted the bonuses of the Iran nuclear deal which Trump has announced he […]

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A week in mild amusement

8th May 2018

Gnome country for old men Scottish police have appealed to the public after someone stole 37 garden gnomes from a front garden in Angus. Against all odds, this doesn’t even appear to be guerrilla marketing for that Sherlock Gnomes movie that’s, for some reason, coming out. Police describe the kidnapped collectables as the ‘usual gardening […]

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Jessica Jones Writer Brought on for Witcher

8th May 2018

Andrzej Sapkowski’s Witcher universe is going to be turned into a TV show for Netflix in case you didn’t know. While the show is a long way off, fans will be happy to know that things are moving forward swimmingly. Lead writer Lauren Hissrich announced the show’s writer’s room officially opened today, while she announced […]

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Sherlock Holmes Gets 2020 Release Date

8th May 2018

Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures have announced the release of a new Sherlock Holmes 3 on Dec 25, 2020. It is confirmed that Robert Downey Jr. or Jude Law will be returning to the franchise. Downey Jr. and Law first played Holmes and Watson respectively in 2009, with the release of Sherlock Holmes. It […]

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DC Turning to Horror

5th May 2018

DC, because it wants a piece of all the pies, has announced its own streaming service, DC Universe, and has revealed its first exclusive live-action series, Swamp Thing. Even better, the team behind the series has created some of the best horror movies in the last few years. We have Mark Verheiden (Ash vs. Evil […]

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Han Solo Movie Expected to Break Box Office

5th May 2018

Hello there and May the fourth be with you. In some rather appropriate Star Wars news, it is expected that the upcoming Solo movie is predicted to break a record, domestically in the US on opening weekend. It opens on Memorial Day weekend and could well beat the previous record holder, Pirates of the Caribbean: […]

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dogs

Now Something Really Wholesome

5th May 2018

It seems to be a tradition now that whenever voting day rolls around, we put aside our political viewpoints and look at dogs? Seems about right. With the political landscape looking like the aftermath of a nuclear blast, it does one good to look at pictures of animals to lighten one’s spirits. Per example: #dogsatpollingstations […]

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Beat That Infinity War

5th May 2018

In a bizarre twist of marketing, Deadpool 2 has brought on the voice of Celine Dion. Yeah, we’re as weirded out as you are. The singer has released a music video and an entirely new song for the movie, titled Ashes and it’s honestly not that bad. What makes it even better, would be Deadpool […]

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Cosby Expelled from Oscar Academy

5th May 2018

Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski have both been expelled from the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The academy, which owns the Oscars, said this was done in accordance with its standards of conduct. Once named ‘America’s Dad’, he was recently convicted of sexual assault last month and Polanski admitted statutory rape of […]

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Students Expelled Over Racism

3rd May 2018

A number of law students have been removed from the University of Exeter over racism allegations. An internal investigation was launched in March after ‘vile’ comments from Bracton law society’s WhatsApp group were shared on social media. Those involved received expulsions and other sanctions according to an email sent to staff and students. A university […]

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Lost in Space

Now Something Totally Different

3rd May 2018

Whenever something rockets into popularity, there are always those who will thirst after a certain character. Unfortunately, this time it’s a robot from Lost in Space. Why are we like this? Things have become so chill here on planet Earth, that we’re all totally comfortable with crushing on a robot. It’s still incredibly weird. The […]

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Drag Race: The Story so far

3rd May 2018

Season 10 of Rupaul’s Drag Race has, thus far, adhered to the ‘gag-worthy’ blueprint of seasons gone by. In wake of AllStarS 3’s shocking conclusion, however, it’s hard to make even vague presumptions of what to expect next. Here’s our rundown of the story thus far (with spoilers if you haven’t watched episode six and untucked). Queens […]

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rock paper scissors

Curing the Midweek Blues

2nd May 2018

Rock paper scissors. It solves everything. So who said that traffic has to be boring and passive aggressive? We’ve all been there, someone sneaks in front of you and you spend the entire rest of the journey glaring at them through your windscreen. But, occasionally two people with similar minds meet and something nice and wholesome […]

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Disney Congratulates Disney For Avengers

2nd May 2018

As a surprise to no one, Marvel’s Infinity War has made a lot of money already, beating out the previous box office champion, The Force Awakens. To congratulate then, the official Star Wars Twitter tweeted a message for the folks at Marvel. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy praised the film, with an image of Rey, the […]

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