News, Reviews & Features
  • The BBC's Sound Of Cinema season will make your ears cum

    Movie Feature | Neil | 22nd August 2013

    A few weeks ago I went to the press launch of Sound Of Cinema, a forthcoming three-week season of programmes on the wireless and tellybox provided by the BBC, God bless 'em. In all honesty I should have brought this to your attention sooner but then they went and announced Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor and I decided I should catch up on the last four series having not seen them but let's face facts that's neither here nor there anyway where was I?

  • Rock Of Ages

    Movie Review | Matt | 10th June 2012

    Power chords and rock ballads, permed hair and eye liner, bare tops and leather trousers... Rock Of Ages is a stone-cold medley of cheese and cliché. It riffs on dated guitar bands and power-anthems and it builds its city on dry ice and key changes. And yet... it still kinda rocks.

  • A lament on the lost art of the rap-based movie tie-in

    Movie Feature | Wil | 1st December 2011

    There are many things I dislike about the state of modern cinema (3D, digital piracy, Shia LaBeouf), but the other week I realised we've lost something I truly loved: the blockbuster rap theme song.

  • William Shatner's new album is appropriately themed

    Movie News | Luke | 14th April 2011

    Captain Kirk sets phasers to beam another album of musical curiosities directly into your ears. That's a good Star Trek pun, right?

  • Jeff Buckley biopic incoming: someone alert James Franco

    Movie News | Ali | 11th April 2011

    Tragic music biopic gets the green light. Across Hollywood, the ears of every young white male actor with basic guitar skills prick up.

  • Hugh Jackman... more like Huge Jazz Hands fnar fnar

    Movie News | Luke | 3rd November 2010

    After his star turn hosting last year's all-singing, all-dancing Oscars, Aussie beefcake and all-round nice guy Hugh Jackman is set to appear in a Broadway musical based on the life - and presumably the magic - of Harry Houdini.

  • Gainsbourg

    Movie Review | Christopher | 8th August 2010

    As I sit back in the surprisingly comfortable chair of my local cinema, I realise there's nobody else in the theatre. I'm drinking a glass of red wine (it's one of those cinemas), I'm occasionally throwing handfuls of Wasabi Peas into my mouth (definitely one of those cinemas), and I'm about to watch the new biopic of serial shagger, Serge Gainsbourg. Things are gonna get pretty self-romantic and fast if another audience member doesn't get ushered in soon.

  • Crazy Heart

    Movie Review | Darren | 9th March 2010

    "I used to be somebody, now I am somebody else" sings Bad Blake, Jeff Bridges' veteran country singer, through liquor-hardened vocals. He used to be a highly regarded country star, but his crumbling career has turned him into a hard luck story more akin to blues music than country: he's tired, broke, an alcoholic and down on his luck. Blake's star has dimmed to a status that his agent can only use to illuminate such small-time venues as bowling alleys, where he reluctantly plays to a handful of loyal fans.

  • -1 point for Avatar

    Movie News | Ali | 7th December 2009

    Here's one reason Avatar might not be the greatest film since Sliced Bread: the appalling closing song by Leona Lewis. Embedded after the jump if you want to annoy your neighbours.

  • Nine trailer #2 is musical

    Movie Trailer | Ali | 18th November 2009

    Hugh Jackman just came in his pants.