SEE IT, READ IT, PLAY IT…
By Danielle Daggett for Aspire Magazine (Blue Leaf Media Ltd) December 2019
UK RELEASE: 26th December
Director: Greta Gerwig
Writers: Greta Gerwig (screenplay) Louisa May Alcott (novel)
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, Timothée Chalamet, Emma Watson
& Meryl Streep
Based on the 1868 novel by Louisa May Alcott, Little Women follows the lives of four sisters, Amy, Jo, Beth and Meg, as they come of age in America in the aftermath of the Civil War.
Directed by the record-breaking Greta Gerwig, the first woman to be nominated for an Oscar for her directorial debut, Ladybird. Her take on Little Women will be the eighth film adaptation of the classic book.
YOU (Season 2)
UK RELEASE: December
Creators: Greg Berlanti, Sera Gamble
Writers: Sera Gamble (screenplay), Caroline Kepnes (book)
Dropping as a late Christmas treat last year, the first season of Netflix’s psychological drama You is based on Caroline Kepnes novel of the same name. Following Joe Goldberg, a seemingly charming bookstore manager who becomes obsessed with a new customer.
Season 2 - expected to be based on follow-up novel 'Hidden Bodies' - will be released this December and see Penn Badgley reprise his lead role. Rumoured to be even darker than before, Deadline reported that the second season of the show “will follow Goldberg as his search for love takes him to Hollywood, where dreams can be made or shattered”
Binge Season 1 now to get ready for another thrilling instalment.
It's Not OK to Feel Blue (and other lies): inspirational people open up about their mental health
By Scarlett Curtis
It's Not OK to Feel Blue (and other lies) is a collection of essays curated by writer, journalist, blogger and activist Scarlett Curtis, bringing together high profile figures to talk about their experiences of mental health and the stigma surrounding the issue. Outspoken, provocative and impassioned, It’s Not OK to Feel Blue seeks to shed light on a hugely important topic.
“This is the freshest, clearest, most direct, honest and urgent collection of writings about mental health that I've read. Scarlett Curtis has curated a stunning variety of voices in the service of blowing away the foggy vapours of misery, incomprehension, secrecy and lonely shame that can shroud us. Anyone within a few degrees of someone with a mental health problem - and that means the whole world - should read this” - Stephen Fry.
The Adam Buxton Podcast
Irreverent interviews with interesting people.
Comedian Adam Buxton's podcast is amiably simple. He chats with people. But not just normal people, some of the most interesting actors, comedians, musicians and filmmakers from the UK and beyond. A recent selection of guests includes Johnny Marr, Louis Theroux, Edgar Wright, Adam Curtis, Zadie Smith and Brian Eno. Buxton's podcast is already over 100 episodes in, so there's plenty to sink your teeth in to. Listen now through your podcast streaming service, or download the Adam Buxton App.