Thor: The Dark World

Have Marvel Studios jumped the shark? Unfortunately, despite the general success (both commercially and in terms of enjoyment) of their so-called Phase One films, if Thor: The Dark World (aka Thor 2) is anything to go by, then they might just have. Where their previous films had been entertaining romps with good stand alone stories... Continue Reading →

Labyrinth

For many of us who grew up in the 1980’s Jim Henson’s Labyrinth is something of a touchstone movie, but, though I have a very hazy recollection of seeing it ‘back in the day’, it isn’t one that imprinted itself on my mind like it seems to have on many others – though the image... Continue Reading →

Independence Day

Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin’s Independence Day may be one of the movies guilty of leading to the state of the big ‘sci-fi’ effects blockbusters we have today, but looking back on it now, it remains something of a joy of striking a balance between the incredibly cheesy, painfully jingoistic and the downright entertaining like... Continue Reading →

Ministry – From Beer To Eternity

Ministry rounded off their career in September 2013 with the release of From Beer To Eternity following the death of guitarist Mike Scaccia late in 2012. The band had recorded most of the album, with Scaccia, and it was completed by bandleader Al Jourgensen and Sammy D’Ambruoso from these sessions. Unfortunately, while it is clearly... Continue Reading →

O’Hooley & Tidow – The Hum

Over the last few years, Yorkshire based duo, Belinda O’Hooley and Heidi Tidow have received many awards for their first two albums and their live performances and, having seen them at several Sark Folk Festival events, they have been well deserved, but this meant coming to their new album, The Hum, there was certainly a... Continue Reading →

Guernsey Song Project Launch

On Monday 27th January 2014 the Guernsey Language Commission launched a new project to help promote the island's native language. The project involves local musicians and songwriters coming together with speakers of Guernsey French to create songs using the, now little spoken, language. The event also featured performances from a some of Guernsey's acoustic music... Continue Reading →

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