Fast Five (or Fast & Furious 5: Rio Heist if you’re British) is currently making a mint at the box office. For discerning cinema-goers, it’s unfortunate that the franchise shows no signs of slowing down – the latest instalment is deemed by some to be the best in the franchise, and currently sits at 79% on Rotten Tomatoes. While this […]
Well, this is unexpected. After what can be called the most underwhelming teaser of all time, the second trailer for Conan the Barbarian offers a pretty substantial look at the fantasy reboot. Surprisingly, it looks good…not great, but better than the average straight-to-video film, which is a miracle for a flick starring Jason Momoa (Stargate Atlantis). While the John Milius […]
Taken was a beautiful mess of a film, so ludicrous in its plotting yet compulsively watchable…like a train wreck. It was also delightfully xenophobic; Liam Neeson laid waste to half of Paris while struggling with an American accent. The flick has its fans and while I would call it a guilty pleasure, I’m not one of them. It is, after all, […]
With just over a month to go, there isn’t a lot of excitement surrounding DC’s Green Lantern. Recently it was revealed that Warner Bros., worried about the films box office chances, pumped another $9 million into the production to beef up the visual effects (including that CGI costume, which appears to have been a colossal mistake). The first trailer landed […]
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 […]