Hercules - Film Review

Hercules - Film Review

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is the demigod warrior Hercules in a swords and sandals action fest from director Brett Ratner ( X Men: The Last Stand ) that revels in ridiculousness. Bending its epic source material - to create a Rambo of the ancient...

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The Purge: Anarchy - Film Review

The Purge: Anarchy - Film Review

Last summer's surprise horror hit The Purge starred Ethan Hawke as the head of a family bringing down the barricades of their luxury home because for one night each year all crime is legal. It didn't end well... This time out, there's panic...

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20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (23/7/2014)

20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (23/7/2014)

Jamie T - Don't You Find After releasing his second album 'Kings & Queens' in 2009, Jamie T made like another indie disappearing act, Tom Vek, and vanished off the face of the earth. Five years later and he's back with a third album on the...

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Joyce Manor - 'Never Hungover Again'

Joyce Manor - 'Never Hungover Again'

Joyce Manor might have a shiny new record deal with Hollywood punk powerhouse Epitaph, but the Californians have kept things decidedly lo-fi on their third album. From the moment the lazy chords of opener ‘Christmas Card’ trundle out of the...

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To Rococo Rot - 'Instrument'

To Rococo Rot - 'Instrument'

When Berlin trio To Rococo Rot started out, nearly 20 years back, their music was labelled post-rock, before that meant wanky MOR with no singing. Having now racked up multiple albums of tastefully burbling electronics and inscrutable guitar...

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White Fence - 'For the Recently Found Innocent'

White Fence - 'For the Recently Found Innocent'

White Fence’s Tim Presley is a brave man. As guitarist in LA psych rockers Darker My Love, he’s stripped naked in //NME// and played in Britain’s most volatile group, The Fall. Fifth album ‘For The Recently Found Innocent’ finds him on...

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La Roux - 'Trouble in Paradise'

La Roux - 'Trouble in Paradise'

When Future Islands cut a rug across the //Late Show With David Letterman// set in March, it wasn't just the spectacle that quickened the pulse. For all Samuel T Herring's spasms – a Marlon Brando marionette with all the strings pulled at once...

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FILM: Grand Central

FILM: Grand Central

Rebecca Zlotowski's atomically charged erotic French drama follows young lovers who work at a nuclear power station; its reactor chimneys a metaphor for their smoking passion. Gary (Tahar Rahim) falls for his co-worker's bride to be Karole (Lea...

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Supermensch - Film Review

Supermensch - Film Review

Mike Myers directs this heart-warming documentary on the legacy of Shep Gordon, showbiz manager to a “maelstrom of maniacs” including Alice Cooper, Teddy Pendergrass and even Pink Floyd (for a whirlwind nine days). Through fast-cut montages,...

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Begin Again - Film Review

Begin Again - Film Review

Keira Knightley sings: a phrase to put off any moviegoer with a delicate disposition. However, John Carney’s tuneful follow-up to Once is a tender rom-com blending music, love and friendship. Knightley (who, shock horror, actually sings pretty...

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