There’s something profound that could be put here, if only it could be thought of.
Have you ever experienced anything so profound that you don’t quite know what to do with yourself? For many, that experience is Hamilton, the hip-hop stage musical that’s gained Lin-Manuel Miranda the moniker of “genius”. Recently, it has transferred to London’s West End and is crushing it in all possible ways. This past weekend, it annihilated (watch Annihilation on Netflix btw) the competition at the Olivier Awards, winning a total of seven!
Alexander Hamilton wrote his way out of the struggles he faced hundreds of years ago. Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote this Pulitzer Prize-winning epic musical and came flying into superstardom from relative obscurity. Writing is amazing and powerful. Enjoy reading it, enjoy doing it.
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KNOW WHAT I MEAN? | TimH Films
Tim Hautekiet is one of those guys you should be annoyed at for being so talented, but then you watch his stuff and you’re like “How is he this good?!” This is also true of the people who star in his most recent sketch: Dominic Fera, Dodie Clark and Hazel Hayes. Save some talent for the rest of us, jeeeeeez.
This sketch is hilarious, and who knew Hazel could be a boss ass boss? Oh, everyone? Yeah, you’re right. Dodie isn’t known for her acting, but maybe she should be? Bertie Gilbert‘s Let It Be, this sketch – she nails it. And Dom, he’s just perfect as the everyman. He’s able to play that guy. You know, that guy. We all know a guy like Dom.
This is one of those sketches where you’d love to know the story behind the story. Tim, what happened to make you think up this concept? We imagine L.A will be filled with people who could play any one of these roles in real life. Sketches rely on a twist to really sell them and this one has two, both delivered as a one-two knockout punch.
Saying Goodbye | Luke Cutforth
It’s always sad saying goodbye, but you shouldn’t mourn. You should celebrate life for what it was. Good advice for life, but also good advice for dealing with the name changes of your favourite creators. First there was Louise Pentland, then Daniel Howell and now Luke Cutforth. LukeIsNotSexy is no more.
With a video that begins like the beginning of The Weeknd’s Starboy, we meet the many Lukes, and with a fake gun and some great SFX they meet their end to birth the beginning of LUKE CUTFORTH. He then proceeds to break down why he’s decided to be known by his actual name online, instead of the moniker he’s held since 2010.
We loved the LukeIsNotSexy era and we know we’ll love the Luke Cutforth era just as much (if not more), so bring it on! Also, Luke, keep the beret. It’s a good look!
Are STEM Subjects Just For Boys? Let’s chat x | Unjaded Jade
Science and technology are incredibly important in today’s world. Do you know what else are incredibly important to the world? That’s right, WOMEN!
This video from Jade Bowler is about women in STEM and tries to dispel any and all myths people may have about it. The passion is palpable and shows that making a video on the same day as doing something can really help push the true and honest feelings to the forefront with even more ease. Jade speaks about the sheer amount of opportunities that fall under the umbrella term of “STEM”. One thing that stands out to us is the surprising amount of creativity that’s able to be accessed, not something most would associate with the field at all.
A recap of the day got us excited here at TenEighty – we can’t even imagine what it was like to be in the room where it happened, feeling the collective vibe from guest speakers and the installations, amongst so many other things. We’re incredibly jealous.
A SPYRO REMASTER IS HAPPENING! | Olliewood96
KNOCK, KNOCK. Who’s there? Oh, it’s Mr. Childhood Nostalgia. Let him in. He’s a great laugh. We’ll reminisce together.
You didn’t misread anything. We’re lucky enough to be getting a remaster of a classic, Spyro the Dragon! Ollie Walker is giddy with excitement at the news, ready to make a video, happy to do it because it’s SPYRO. Seeing the new graphics for the remaster really makes you wonder how we ever got through having to deal with the blockiness of old games – rose-tinted glasses have never been used so much. Here’s to a Spyro game that looks like a Pixar film.
Ollie gets all sorts of hyped about this news and it’s great to see someone feeling the same as us about this. Please, do a playthrough when it comes out, Ollie!
Nick Robinson & Katherine Langford Love, Simon HILARIOUS Interview | Heartbreaks & gay Love | ad | Riyadh Khalaf
If you’ve been living under a rock for the last few weeks, how was it? Less Trump in there? Sounds good. However, under that rock you wouldn’t have seen that a new film has arrived in cinemas around the world and is breaking down barriers: Love, Simon. This film is the first major studio-backed romantic comedy with a gay teen protagonist. That probably says more about the Hollywood elite than anything else, but nonetheless this film is a big deal for a lot of people.
Riyadh Khalaf was on set during filming to talk to some of the cast and is back doing the same today, this time in a press junket. He talks to the stars, asking insightful questions about the film and its impact, briefly touching on Nick being a straight person playing a gay character, giving him space to explain his process to give people, who may be dubious of not casting someone who identifies as gay, something to listen to.
This is a video that’s filled with outrageously wonderful flirting and great questions, giving something that can be dry, like a press junket interview, a must needed shot of adrenaline in the arm.
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Craig Simmonds is one of those people we call photographers. When a well-trained eye for photo composition and plenty of Tube riding come together, you get Craig talking about a photobook, Glasgow by Raymond Depardon. He has a way of talking about it that really showcases his taste, giving his opinion about both the positives and negatives of it. The gripes he puts forward are given with photos that drive it home effectively. Great, celebrated art can still have issues, however small they may be.
Lewis Watson is a goddamn delight. Even when he “shitposts”, although that is questionable on this upload, he comes through with something that showcases his incredible voice. Everyone who’s been on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or seen texts from their mum has seen the yodelling kid – it’s the viral video of the week. Well, that kid is singing a Hank Williams song, and Lewis has blessed us with his cover of that, yodelling included. Let’s get him to a Walmart right away, middle America would eat this up.
Anastasia Kingsnorth recreated her old photos from years ago. This video is a deft spin on the current trend of recreating other creators’ looks, throwing it back #tbt style to the bygone era of a year and a half ago. Some of the photos look incredibly identical, which is super impressive… Others not so much, but that’s all part of growing up. Hair colour can really impact how you look in photos, so with good lighting you can look different very easily.
Matt Adlard shows us all how to make marbled macarons and all of us here at TenEighty are now super ready to eat them. Can we get a batch sent to us? The recipe is super simple and well told, so it’s basically idiot proof. Right up our alley. We can all make them ourselves at home, so get marbelling! We’re going for TenEighty red, what about you?