Cloud Atlas

If all it took was a couple of awesome ideas and concepts to make a great movie then Cloud Atlas would be a certifiable classic… unfortunately it takes a lot more than that so, this is something rather other. I will admit that I came to the film as a total novice having barely heard... Continue Reading →

Castle Nights – 26/07/13

For four Friday nights every summer the fortress that has protected Guernsey's harbour for hundreds of years (and is now something of a museum of the more military and maritime sides of island life) becomes the venue for live music and entertainment with the Castle Nights events. I headed down on Friday 26th July as... Continue Reading →

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

With the latest in the ongoing saga of Marvel’s metal clawed bad-ass superhero having just opened in cinemas I thought, before I got to that, I’d go back and give his first ‘solo’ outing another go. When it came out its safe to say the cumbersomely titled X-Men Origins: Wolverine didn’t set the world on... Continue Reading →

The World’s End

Going into the final installment in the loosely collected Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy I have to admit I felt a certain amount of trepidation. While I have greatly enjoyed the ouvre of Wright, Pegg and Frost from Spaced to Hot Fuzz (including Scott Pilgrim vs The World and, to a lesser extent, Paul) the chances... Continue Reading →

Les Misérables

If I had to pick three words to describe Tom Hooper’s filmic take on the musical version of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables they would be vast, sprawling and overblown – though such a simplistic review would be to do it a disservice as, much like the story, there are many layers to this film. Before... Continue Reading →

Chaos 2013

The ninth annual Greenman MCC Chaos Weekend took over the Pleinmont Headland in Guernsey from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th July 2013. With bands from Guernsey, Jersey and the UK appearing (including Mallory Knox and [Spunge]), alongside DJs and, of course, the clubs bike show, it was everything we have come to expect from the... Continue Reading →

Sark Folk Festival 2013

The fourth annual Sark Folk Festival took place on Guernsey's smaller neighbour between the 5th and 7th July 2013. The show featured performers from all over the world including Seth Lakeman, Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson and The Ross Ainslie Trio alongside artists from the Channel Islands including The John Wesley Stone, The Space Pirates... Continue Reading →

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