The Sound of Disturbed

You may have unwittingly heard it in the background of the latest Gears of War trailer, but its worth drawing your attention to this fine version of Simon and Garfunkel’s The Sound of Silence as performed by Disturbed. It’s not without its critics, who point out its all a bit Dad Rock, and not as […]

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Chuck Vs The Boxsets

I just watched Chuck. All 91 episodes of it. There is something about this five season spy spoof that really worked for me. Without a doubt it’s my favorite TV show since I watched Buffy some fifteen years ago. You can like a TV show for all sorts of reasons, but loving a TV show […]

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The Batman #Wins!

This Summer three collosal superhero franchises came to do battle in our cinemas. The Amazing Spiderman, The Avengers and the Dark Knight Rises. Looking back at the three films it’s interesting that they all took different approaches at making the ludicrous entertaining. Spiderman took the low road, rehashing old action tropes and spouting 3D webgasm […]

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You Can Type This Shit, John Carter…

Last week I managed to get to the cinema to watch John Carter (who is definitely not from Mars, no Sir, not at all) a 250 million dollar Disney extravaganza, carefully pitched at people who don’t like Sci-fi or Fantasy, but do like epic escapist legends set on other planets. Considering the source material is […]

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Camelot: A Charmless Making

There is something wrong about Camelot, the new TV telling of the Arthurian Legend. It could be the stilted acting, it might be the anachronistic language of the script, perhaps it is the fact that Eva Green always makes me feel a little ill (I swear that woman has a touch of the fey about […]

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