As Amateur begins, Isabelle (Isabelle Huppert) is a nun, sat in a coffee shop, writing pornography on her laptop to earn a living, much to the annoyance of the cafe owner – not because of her choice of profession, but because she spends all day in there while drinking hardly any coffee. Meanwhile, Martin Donovan [...]
A dead end for Dead Island Riptide on Xbox 360
Standard Edition: Steelbook Edition: Zombie Bait Edition: Dead Island Riptide is a game that feels as mindless as the zombies in the game. Now, I never played the first game in this series, but I understand that your character managed to get to the safety of a military ship and that’s where you start off [...]
The Chernobyl Diaries – a hidden gem
The premise of The Chernobyl Diaries starts off simply when Chris (Jesse McCartney) and girlfriend Natalie (Olivia Taylor Dudley) take their friend Amanda (Devin Kelley) on vacation to Kiev to meet up with Chris’ brother Paul (Jonathan Sadowski) in his hometown, where the latter introduces them to the idea of “extreme tourism”. Together with couple [...]
A Late Quartet with fantastic performances from everyone – cinema review
A Late Quartet begins with the band appearing on stage and getting ready to perform. But Peter (Christopher Walken, below) feels his time with the band is coming to an end, after 25 years. This is because he’s just learned that he’s been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, and while his doctor tells him he may [...]
The Eagles: Farewell 1 Tour – Live from Melbourne on Blu-ray
The Eagles: Farewell 1 Tour was originally released on DVD in 2005, so it’s been a long time coming to Blu-ray, but is very welcome nonetheless. Shot in Melbourne, at the Rod Laver Arena in November 2004, the name isn’t about the band calling it a day, but, as Glenn Frey says, “The longer this [...]
I’m so looking forward to this! Yes, 24 got rather long in the tooth towards the end and frequently stretched credibility, but it was an incredible series whatever happened.
Jack Bauer will officially live another day. The counter-terrorism superhero who worked his way through eight seasons of 24-hour madness before the series ended in 2010 will return in May 2014. The new show is a 12-hour limited event called 24: Live Another Day. Kiefer Sutherland has officially signed on to return to the role, which will follow the same 24-hour format of the original series, but condensed to 12 hours, with uneventful hours skipped.
I attended Keele University from 1990-1993, loved my time there and learned recently that Radio 4 were due to host their long-running panel discussion show, Any Questions, from the Westminister Hall on Friday 10th May.
At first, I didn’t realise you had to apply for tickets and when I did, it was too late as they’d already allocated them in full, but stated they would let me know if one became available. And the day before transmission, one came free.
For those who haven’t listened to the show before, it’s basically the radio equivalent of Question time, even though Any Questions came first, as QT started life in 1979, while AQ began in 1948, principally as a short-lived six-week run when another show fell through at the last minute and the idea came about to throw a panel of politicians together and ask them any questions to which the audience wanted to know the answers.
BOSS SEASON ONE
SEASON 1 HITS THE UK ON 10TH JUNE 2013
“It’s bloody marvelous… one of the most astonishing performances you’ll see an actor give.” – The Fan Can ***** “Kesley Grammer is Riveting.” – Philadelphia Inquirer
Mayor Tom Kane (Golden Globe® winner Kelsey Grammer) is King of Chicago, and he rules his domain with an iron fist. Deception, scandal, and betrayal go hand in hand with Kane’s form of politics. As long as he gets the job done, the people of Chicago look the other way.
Doctor Who fans might want to stay well away from the web this week after it emerged earlier today (May 12th), that American fans of the show had been shipped their Series 7 Part 2 Blu-ray boxset before the airing of the final episode.
Staying at No.1 for a 3rd week is Daft Punk Feat. Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers with Get Lucky and it shows that Mr Rodgers has the power once again to produce one of the most incredible tunes you’ll hear all year. This tune makes you feel energised and alive. More please!
You can see the video here:
As such it means that Chris Malinchak only gets as far as No.2 with So Good To Me, but then who the fuck is he anyway?
Meanwhile, there are new entries in the Top 40 for:
6 Armin Van Buuren Feat. Trevor Guthrie – This Is What It Feels Like
BRUCE WILLIS RETURNS FOR THE FIFTH INSTALLMENT OF THE LEGENDARY ACTION FRANCHISE
A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD
Unlocking an Extended Cut of the Film Not Seen in Theatres and More than Two Hours of Explosive Bonus Features, the Heart Pounding Thriller Comes Home Just in Time for Father’s Day
Arriving on Digital HD™, Blu-ray and DVD and from 10 June
Yippee Ki Yay, John McClane is back, this time with his son and twice the excitement. Keeping audiences on the edge of their seats for 25 years, the latest chapter of the popular action franchise delivers the thrills and reveals the ultimate father-son bonding experience as A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD debuts on Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD on 10 June from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Featuring a double dose of McClane power, the Blu-ray’s extended edition features over two hours of extreme bonus material just in time for Father’s Day.
Having just brought the latest series to a conclusion last night, check out this mash-up of his previous series where Phil Spencer talked about “vigourously filling in gaping holes and cracks” as well as telling us the delights of a “golden shower”.
In conjunction with the RNLI, Mike Perham took on the following challenge to mark the release of Life of Pi on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray & DVD.
The video was filmed over the past two weeks and documents the re-enactment of Pi’s journey where he spent 227 days at sea so we teamed up with the RNLI and Mike Perham, the youngest person to sail around the world solo – which he did aged 17, and challenged Mike to spend 227 hours at sea taking part in tasks that Pi carried out whilst adrift.
Mike undertook this challenge in and around the Langstone Harbour with the help and support of the RNLI starting on the 20th April. Mike endured some of the trials Pi went through in the film including trying to catch fish from a line and building a satellite raft. Mike, fairly obviously, lived and slept on the boat for the duration – and this time it wasn’t a fully kitted out round-the-world yacht but a basic wooden lifeboat exactly like the one seen in the film!