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The Dark Knight Rises Viral Campaign…Rises!

The folks over at the Dark Knight Rises.com have kick-started the viral campaign in the run up to the movie’s July 20th release date. From the link, it’s a collection of police files and an arrest warrant on “the vigilante know as Batman” from the desk of one of Gotham City’s finest. At the end of the document it details a list of locations across the world, 5 of which are here in London. Every time someone tweets a picture […]

Lockout [2012]

“Escape From New York in space” was how I envisaged this movie, unfortunately I was disappointed. After the interestingly fresh opening titles of Guy Pearce’s punchy interrogation, Lockout had all of the aspirations to be the Saturday night roller coaster it should have been. However, after a let down of one of the poorest uses of CGI I’ve ever seen, the film struggles to re-ignite the dead fuse. It involves a motorcycle chase out of 2079 New York which is reminiscent of […]

Record Store Day 2012

Record Store Day 2012

When was the last time you bought a CD? Since it’s first iteration from the USA in 2007, every year I always look forward to Record Store Day. It’s a time when independent record stores get together to celebrate music and the remember that it’s not all just iTunes; artists actually produce a disc complete with album artwork too! Given the recent decline of the likes of Zavvi (previously Virgin Megastore) and financial woes of HMV, we truly are in […]

Mad Men

Mad Men

“Advertising is based on one thing: happiness. And do you know what happiness is? Happiness is the smell of a new car. It’s freedom from fear. It’s a billboard on the side of a road that screams with reassurance that whatever you’re doing is OK. You are OK.” This is one of Don Draper’s opening lines of Mad Men‘s pilot episode which resonates throughout the themes of future seasons. It’s 11am and a client meeting is in full swing. All […]

Disney's John Carter

John Carter Of The Box Office Bombs

First off, I’ll openly admit I haven’t seen Disney’s John Carter so don’t take this post as a film review in any way. I already feel bad for posting about something I haven’t actually experienced. It’s more concerned with box office duds. There, cards on the table, may I indulge further?

Californication

Hank Moody returns for a 5th season of Californication, and behold, it was….different! Hank has been in a “stable” relationship for around 12 months in the time between seasons, living back in New York whilst Karen and Becca are still in LA and he seems to have curbed the drinking habit. SHO, what have you done with the real Hank and where is he? Female beauty and charm still remain his Achilles heel, but Hank really does seem to come across as […]

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

The Chelmsford chapter of V Festival, 2009. The sun was shining, good friends were in tow, the beer was flowing and it was my birthday weekend. To top it off, Oasis were headlining the Sunday line-up. Around 1pm whilst basking in the sun with a few beers listening to Ocean Colour Scene, rumour starts to spread that Oasis have cancelled and Snow Patrol are taking over their slot. “F*** off!” I tell numerous of the rumour-spreaders, defending against the Gallagher […]

Prometheus

As soon as Prometheus was announced by Ridley Scott, like every Alien fan-boy out there, I literally stood up and toasted the father of the franchise returning to save its somewhat tarnished image. No predators in sight. Just a handful of scientists and engineers in a claustrophobic space craft on an undiscovered (well….) planet. 

Homeland (Pilot)

US TV series Homeland premièred across the pond on Channel 4 last night to positive praise. It can’t be helped to compare it with series such as 24 given that it deals with a terrorism threat and flawed characters.

Drive [2011] Review

I picked up the blu-ray of Drive over the weekend and thought it was an absolutely brilliant film. A simple premise; Ryan Gosling is a Hollywood stunt driver by day moonlighting as a getaway driver for hire at night, inevitably getting mixed up in the wrong job. It’s set in the present day, but from the moment the neon pink opening titles hit the screen there’s a heavy and unique 1980’s atmosphere in it’s soundtrack, clothing, lighting and locations (think […]