Tonight The Skies EP launch

On Saturday 23rd March 2013 electro-dream-pop duo Tonight The Skies launched their debut EP at the Cock and Bull in St Peter Port with a special show also featuring Buffalo Huddlestone (aka Mike Meinke and Sarah Van Vlymen). The show attracted many to the pub which was packed long before the live music started and... Continue Reading →

Withnail & I

It’s probably been 10 years since I last watched Withnail & I, when, I have to admit, I had enjoyed it but I don’t think quite ‘got’ it. With today’s sad news about Richard Griffiths, and the bombardment of Uncle Monty quotes and YouTube clips appearing on my Facebook and Twitter feeds, I thought, as... Continue Reading →

Iron Maiden – Maiden England ’88 (DVD)

Over the last few years, between new albums, Iron Maiden have delved into their back catalogue to resurrect certain eras from their past and have released the corresponding contemporary shows on DVD to go with them. The latest in this series, following on from 2004’s compilation and documentary The Early Years and 2008’s Live After... Continue Reading →

Surf Nazis Must Die

In the world of Troma pretty much all regular expectations for a movie change – so what I want out of a film like Surf Nazis Must Die is some very stupid dialogue, a bad but generally speedy plot, a nice bit of schlock and gore and to be left with a silly smile on... Continue Reading →

Tonight The Skies EP Review

Tonight The Skies, a dream-pop duo from Guernsey, released their debut 5 track EP on 23rd March 2013. I reviewed the EP for that days Guernsey Press newspaper ahead of a live album launch show by the band at The Cock and Bull in St Peter Port. You can hear the band in session on... Continue Reading →

Hammer’s Dracula

So for the second night in a row I’m setting myself the challenge of reviewing as close to an undisputed classic as exists in cinema with Hammer’s 1958 take on Bram Stoker’s Dracula. As with every take on the 19th Century novel this movie is very much an adaptation of the original text and adds... Continue Reading →

Brazil

I first encountered Terry Gilliam’s best film (to date), Brazil, during a GCSE English class when we were tasked with writing a short sci-fi story and since then it's consistently sat very high on my favourite movies list (so thanks for introducing me to it Mr. Gregson). I’ve revisited the film relatively regularly ever since,... Continue Reading →

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