Author Archives: Lucien Waugh-Daly

GTI Gazette 2017: Thank You!

GTI Gazette 2017: Thank You!

As the 2016/2017 term wraps up, so do does this generation of GTI Gazette journalists. We’ve published some great content on the Gazette since September, written by my talented fellow Digital Media students. What a year we chose to study the subject– Britain beginning its exit of the EU, the deaths of numerous beloved public

Martin McGuinness Dies Aged 66

by Lucien Waugh-Daly Martin McGuinness, the former Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland and one of the key figures in the country’s peace process, has died aged 66 in Derry. Prior to his political career, McGuinness was a senior member of the Provisional IRA in Derry, and was engaged in paramilitary activity at the time

Bingewatch: The Idealistic Realism of ‘Parenthood’

Why Jason Katims’ underrated NBC drama is one of the decade’s most poignant and timeless TV shows. When NBC’s This is Us launched in September, the media (encouraged by the network) proclaimed it the “natural successor to Parenthood“, another family drama that ran from 2010 to 2015 on the network, and one that I had never seen.

‘Kong: Skull Island’ Review

by Lucien Waugh-Daly It’s hard to believe that it’s taken 37 years for someone to essentially remake Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now with Colonel Kurtz reimagined as a giant gorilla. But, at long last, the world has been gifted with such a film: Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ Kong: Skull Island, an aggressively-stylised reboot of the King Kong story, presenting mankind’s

‘Logan’ Review

by Lucien Waugh-Daly Director James Mangold is responsible for the greatest depiction of Wolverine ever put to film. Yes, we’re referring to the 108-second “Logan | Official Trailer 1” released online in late October, a perfect piece of marketing for an imperfect film. With its use of Johnny Cash’s “Hurt”, lack of flashy CGI and

GTI Radio Launches Today!

From 11am this morning, GTI Radio will begin 7 days of live broadcasting at, with a selection of fantastic programmes lined up to entertain the students and staff of GTI. At 11am, it’s The Breakfast Show with Kevin, featuring a mix of news, sport and great music. At 11.30, tune into The Decades Show with Kamil and

Oscar Predictions 2017: Who Will Win?

by Lucien Waugh-Daly The 2017 Academy Awards take place in Hollywood on Sunday, so it’s time for our annual predictions in every category. Who will win, who could win, who should win and who was snubbed for each award? Read our choices now… Best Picture Biggest Snub: I, Daniel Blake Should Win: La La Land Could Win: La

‘T2 Trainspotting’ Review

by Lucien Waugh-Daly It’s both odd and oddly fitting that low-budget 1996 Scottish drug drama Trainspottingwould get an overhyped sequel in the franchise-driven age of overhyped sequels, threequels, prequels and whatnot. A brutally knowing depiction of youthful cynicism, best captured in Mark Renton’s famous ‘Choose Life’ speech (an updated-version of which is awkwardly shoehorned-into T2), Trainspotting almost

Punxsutawney Phil Proclaims ‘Six More Weeks of Winter’

Image Source As is tradition on the morning of February 2nd each year, popular Pennsylvania groundhog Punxsutawney Phil made his weather-predicting proclamation at around 8am local time today. Phil, who resides in Gobbler’s Knob, Punxsutawney, clearly saw his shadow this year, meaning six more weeks of a cold winter are on the way. Had Phil

‘La La Land’ and ‘Moonlight’ Lead 2017 Oscar Nominations

by Lucien Waugh-Daly The Academy have revealed the nominations for the 89th Oscars, and Damien Chazelle’s La La Land has scored a record 14 nods! The stunning musical romance, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, has been recognised in major categories including Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, Original Screenplay, Original Score, Cinematography and Original Song (twice)! Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight,

Vine Shuts Down Today

Today marks the end of an era, as the once-popular video app Vine shuts down, and millions of novelty six-second videos are deleted forever. Twitter, the owners of the app, announced in October that they would be shutting it down in the New Year. That day has arrived, and users are being urged to download