THE MATRIX: WHAT WENT WRONG?

What went wrong with The Matrix sequels? First of all, what went right? Well the freeway chase, as long as it is, is fantastic. Very cool idea with the apparating twins too which played out some awesome scenes. As unreal as it felt that you...

ALIX’S HISTORY OF FOOTBALL VIDEO GAMES

"Give us a J - JONI!" "Give us an U - UNA!" "Give us an A - ALIX!" "What have you got? THE JOURNALIX!" But it's the Alix part of that which is important today because he's here to talk football video games. And when we say "football" we m...

JOIN US

Since hitting the 10k mark for followers on Twitter we decided to show off a bit because believe it or not we have some rather cool famous followers included in that. The kind with a blue tick next to their name. It makes for a not too shabby list an...

READY PLAYER ONE

Have you seen it yet? I wasn't in a rush to but events transpired that I ended up seeing it twice within a week. A rare thing these days, but no regrets because it's a romp! Definitely one for a younger audience, albeit not too young - The Shining cr...

REFORM DOVES

Have you heard the rumours? No, us neither. We've heard hints of Doves in Jimi Goodwin's solo work and the Williams' twins Black Rivers album, both fine records in their own right. But when you fuse them together it gives us something unique. Is it h...

JULIA LENNON

John Lennon was just 17 years old when his mother died. He had suffered a difficult childhood, and was raised predominantly by his Aunt Mimi, as his mother Julia struggled with the responsibility of being a single parent (his father was away a...

THE EIGHTH STORY. NINETEEN YEARS LATER…

I was a very good boy last year. I was duly rewarded for my good behaviour at Christmas time when I found, at the very bottom of my stocking, Santa Claus had left me a copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Part One and Two (released in 2015). Unl

TOP 30 SONGS OF 2017

2017 hit lofty heights and delivered some devastating blows as once again music was at the centre of everything that happened, both good and bad. The tradition here at The Journalix towers, is for Joni, Una and Alix to give you 10 songs each. Nobody ...

COME TOGETHER, RIGHT NOW, OVER ME

We started this blog as a hobby, and by way of sharing a recommendation like you would an old friend, lending somebody a DVD or making a mixtape with tunes you hoped would inspire somebody the way the music had inspired you. As time goes on we fin...

FILM SCENES THAT AFFECTED ME AS A CHILD AND STILL DO

There are many films that we have shared as an audience but go on to stick with us on a personal level throughout our lives. Something that when you see it parodied, intentionally or unintentionally, you instantly think of the original and you can pr...

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