Post Tagged with: "The"

Isle of the Dead by Alex Connor – Review

October 10, 2013 10:21 am0 comments
Isle of the Dead by Alex Connor – Review

Alex Connor’s latest thriller, Isle of the Dead, sees conspiracy and murder surface because of a mysterious painting. When Gaspare Reni, art collector, and Nino Bergstrom, his adopted son, are presented with Titian’s painting of sixteenth-century murderer Angelico Vespucci, they are alarmed as to what it could mean. The rumour […]

Read more ›

…Like Clockwork – Album Review

May 30, 2013 9:00 pm0 comments
…Like Clockwork – Album Review

…Like Clockwork is the latest release from one of the front-runners of modern rock music. Queens of the Stone Age have been hard at work writing, recruiting, plotting and producing as their follow-up to 2007’s Era Vulgaris is set for release on the 3rd June 2013. …Like Clockwork has also seen […]

Read more ›

Muse at the Emirates Stadium, 25th May 2013

May 27, 2013 10:04 am0 comments
Muse at the Emirates Stadium, 25th May 2013

Muse kick off their first night at the Emirates with a bang. A very big bang. Support from Bastille and Dizzee Rascal ensured those in attendance got their moneys worth. The entire 60,000 seats sold out. It was just before 6 o’clock in the evening when the band known as […]

Read more ›

‘On the Waterfront’: When Film Meets Life (III)

May 15, 2013 1:38 pm0 comments
‘On the Waterfront’: When Film Meets Life (III)

When Marlon Brando told his father, Marlon Snr., he was going to make his first movie the older man told his son: ‘Take a look in the mirror, and tell me who’s going to want to look at your ugly mug on the screen.’ Brando’s relationship with his father, and […]

Read more ›

‘On the Waterfront’: When Film Meets Life (I)

May 3, 2013 1:49 pm0 comments
‘On the Waterfront’: When Film Meets Life (I)

It wasn’t the first time ‘realism’ hit the cinema screens. However, ‘On the Waterfront’ (1954) was the first major commercial and critical breakthrough of its kind. The very term – ‘social realism’ – was first coined in the fledgling Soviet Union, after the 1917 Russian Revolution, to describe such films as ‘October’, ‘Battleship […]

Read more ›

Nas – Life Is Good Review

July 25, 2012 4:00 pm1 comment
Nas – Life Is Good Review

In August 2011, Nas released ‘Nasty’ as the lead single for his new project Life Is Good. The track showcased a veteran rapper still hungry to demonstrate his skills; the freewheeling, hook-less virtuoso performance reminding listeners of an artist still desperate to top the classic Illmatic. Then all went quiet. Fans had to […]

Read more ›

The Dark Knight Rises – Film Review

July 22, 2012 2:27 pm0 comments
The Dark Knight Rises – Film Review

I excitedly booked my ticket for opening night a week early. The poster proudly displayed a multitude of five star ratings etched across the distinctive mask of Bane, further confirming what we already suspected: the film would be fantastic. This view was not shared by Daily Mail critic Chris Tookey, who […]

Read more ›

Nas – HMV Picture House, Edinburgh 26/06/12

July 3, 2012 5:11 pm0 comments
Nas – HMV Picture House, Edinburgh 26/06/12

Stepping onto the stage, hip hop godfather Nas was greeted by the enthusiastic, sweltering crowd packed into the HMV Picture House. Wrapped in a jumper promoting his unreleased album Life Is Good, the rapper opened with a raucous rendition of ‘Hip Hop Is Dead’, the track brought to life by the […]

Read more ›