Episodes

June 21, 2021

The Bookshop: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

This week I have moved away from the YA, the magical and the mystical and taken a trip to the world of old Hollywood glamour, courtesy of Taylor Jenkins Reid and her 2017 novel, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo . I have to a...

June 17, 2021

Death in Paradise S1

This week I'm taking you to the Caribbean and the fictional island of St Marie, where having a secret can be murder! This British series has been a long-time favourite of mine; a procedural that offers up murder with a side o...

June 14, 2021

The Bookshop: Lore

This week I am heading into mythological territory (yes, again), with the latest novel from American author, Alexandra Bracken. Lore , which was released earlier this year, is a tale of tragedy, discovery and vengeance with t...

June 10, 2021

Black Books

This week I am introducing you to Bernard Black and his amazing collection of books in a small shop near Bloomsbury. Yes, I am taking you on a trip to Black Books. I hope you enjoy the visit, just don't go near the shop owner...

June 07, 2021

The Bookshop: Cursed Luck

This week I am taking a look at a relatively recent release in the form of the first book in a new series by Canadian author, Kelley Armstrong. The book in question is Cursed Luck, which came out at the beginning of May 2021....

June 03, 2021

Netflix's Lucifer Season 5 part B

This week, I am revisiting Lucifer and looking at the most recent episodes released on Netflix as of the 28th of May 2021. This review is as spoiler-free as I can make it - in other words, I reveal pretty much nothing that wi...

May 31, 2021

The Bookshop: Six of Crows

In this, the first-ever episode of The Bookshop I look at the first book in Leigh Bardugo's Six of Crows Duology, appropriately titled Six of Crows. I talk nothing but books in this spin-off of Not Before Coffee! So settle ba...

May 27, 2021

Spaced

Welcome to season 2, brand new format, brand new concept, same old Raye! This week I am talking about the 1999-2001 TV show, Spaced . I also tell you all about the changes that come with the new season and go into a bit of de...

May 26, 2021

Season 2 Trailer

In which I go over what I will be talking about in Season 2...

May 20, 2021

Introducing: The Paul and Griff Show

I remember seeing this film in the cinema - yes, I am old! I am still on a break, but I would like to take this chance to introduce you to another podcast that I love, The Paul and Griff Show . Every week they talk movie news...

May 13, 2021

Introducing: Once Upon a Nightmare

Join Lorraine from Once Upon a Nightmare as she talks about one of Marvel's vampires, Blade. The movie that saved Marvel from disaster! And if you enjoy this episode, head over to listen to more...

May 06, 2021

Netflix's Shadow and Bone

In the finale of Season 1, I am talking about the new Netflix series, Shadow and Bone . Starring Jessie Mei Li and Ben Barnes, this is an adaptation of a book trilogy I have never read (I know, gasp, shock, horror). I also ta...

April 29, 2021

Clueless

This week I am looking at another 1995 film in Clueless . Has it stood the test of time? Will I find it creepy watching as a fully grown adult who is analysing it, or will it never lose its charm? I also talk about my viewing...

April 22, 2021

Empire Records

This week I am looking at 1995's other teen comedy, Empire Records , starring Renee Zellweger, Liv Tyler and Debi Mazar. I also take a look at a new novel from author John Murray McKay called The Girl's Guide to the Apocalyps...

April 19, 2021

Just Friends

This week it's another trip back to 2005 as I look at the Ryan Reynolds film, Just Friends , also starring Amy Smart, Anna Faris and Chris Klein. I also check out my bookshelves for my favourite books - recommendations ahoy, ...

April 08, 2021

The Wedding Date

This week I have a guest, Griff from the Paul and Griff Show as we talk about 2005's The Wedding Date. We also cast the remake - you know, just in case! Featured Podcast: The Paul and Griff Show

April 01, 2021

Easy A

We're out of March, which means that Chris Evans Season is over. So, this week I am talking about 2010's Easy A , starring Emma Stone and Stanley Tucci (love Stanley Tucci). I am also talking about a brand new (to me) author,...

March 25, 2021

Chris Evans Season: Avengers Assemble

This week, in a departure from most of the films I have done, I am looking at a blockbuster. Yes, for the last episode in 2021's Chris Evans Season I am going straight for the big guns with 2012's Avengers Assemble . I will a...

March 18, 2021

Chris Evans Season: The Losers

It's the third week of Chris Evans Season and I am looking at his fourth comic book outing, this time he's special ops with an interesting taste in T-shirts and a strange sense of humour in 2010's The Losers . I also review t...

March 11, 2021

Chris Evans Season: The Perfect Score

We're in week two of Chris Evans season and this week I am looking at his second starring role in the film The Perfect Score from 2004. I also review the 2017 book from the comedic science fiction author, Tom Holt The Managem...

March 04, 2021

Chris Evans Season: What's Your Number?

In the first of four episodes focusing on films starring Chris Evans, I talk about the second of two film projects from 2011, What's Your Number? which also stars Anthony Mackie, Chris Pratt and Martin Freeman. I also talk ab...

February 25, 2021

Mr. Right

This week I am talking about the hidden 2015 gem, Mr. Right starring Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell. I also talk about my 22 years of writing fanfiction and job satisfaction and mental health. Featured podcast: Cinematic Blin...

February 18, 2021

He's Just NOT That Into You

This week it's all about the 2009 film He's Just Not That Into You , the 2007 book Bite Me If You Can by Lynsay Sands and my mental health. You can find a list of Lynsay's books here . Featured Podcast: Once Upon a Nightmare

February 11, 2021

Muriel's Wedding

This week is a special one for me, as I get another year older, so after asking what you, the listener, wanted to hear I am talking about 1994's Australian film Muriel's Wedding . I am also going to be talking about The Invis...