George Lucas knows you’re going to buy the Star Wars saga on Blu-Ray. Geeks everywhere are powerless against the lure of a galaxy far, far away in high definition. But let’s not kid ourselves – it’s the Original Trilogy we want, not those recent toy commercials posing as prequels. So be thankful we have the choice of owning them separately […]
The King of Limbs, like any recent Radiohead album, is a real grower. I’ve had it on constant rotation for the last few weeks and it is a worthy follow-up to In Rainbows. This is a band that many have dismissed as “pretentious” or even “depressing”, but you should ignore such criticism. Few British rock bands are as creative as Radiohead and […]
It’s hard to believe that Seattle grunge heroes Pearl Jam are twenty years old. Music has changed immeasurably since the release of their monolithic Ten in 1991…and not really for the better. It was a time when alternative music regularly topped the billboard chart, so it’s hard not to get a little nostalgic for the 90’s.
The long-awaited Beastie Boys album, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, is finally available. To commemorate the release the trio have revealed two B-sides that will be included on deluxe editions of the record. Sounds like vintage Beasties to me. Oh, and if you have yet to ch-check it out, Fight for Your Right – Revisited comes highly recommended.
Just what is Prometheus? On the surface it’s an unnecessary prequel to Ridley Scott’s classic Alien (1979), yet with the brand name missing from the title and a proposed change of direction, it appears to be more than a quick cash-grab. Best guess: It’s the same universe but from a fresh perspective. Scott’s much-anticipated return to science fiction and the series that made him famous […]
Quentin Tarantino’s spaghetti western is going to be called Django Unchained. That’s right – after doing his homage to a heist film (Reservoir Dogs); his nonlinear homage to film noir (Pulp Fiction); his homage to blaxploitation (Jackie Brown); his homage to kung fu revenge flicks (Kill Bill); his homage to ‘70s ‘muscle car’ slasher films (Death Proof); and his homage […]
Big Daddy, Giant Haystacks, Hulk Hogan, The Rock, body slams and clotheslines, just a few names and manoeuvres that even the least adherent follower of wrestling would recognise over the last few decades. For those of us in the United Kingdom, older generations in particular will remember wrestling grace television screens on ITV’s the World of Sport programme on a Saturday […]
I’d totally forgotten The Cabin in the Woods existed. The Joss Whedon-scripted horror comedy has been sitting on a shelf in MGM’s vaults, just waiting for them to sort out their financial woes. The film, which can be described as an homage to The Evil Dead, received plenty of buzz at the time of its production, largely due to a cult […]
It’s a well-known fact that Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was rotten to the core. I’m still trying to rub some of the images out of my mind – that old Autobot with the beard and cane? The Decepticon that looked like a woman? The racist twins? Transformer heaven?! In fact, the only moment from that turgid mess of a […]