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  • Carrie: The Musical heads to stage

    Movie News | Ali | 19th October 2009

    Ever wish the films of Stephen King had more dance numbers and needless mincing? You're in luck! Carrie, the scariest movie about menstruation ever, is being adapted for the stage.

  • Spinal Tap: One Night Only World Tour

    Movie Feature | Emma | 20th July 2009

    Wembley Arena is no stranger to comedy. Rob Newman and David Baddiel made history by playing the venue 15 years earlier (despite not being on speaking terms), since when it's been a beacon for stand-ups with a bestselling DVD in mind. Its musical heritage is obviously in little doubt, so it's the perfect place for comic rockers ...

  • Notorious

    Movie Review | Rob | 16th February 2009

    Think of Notorious as a violent version of Ray or Walk the Line. After all, they've got their similarities - they're musical, we know they don't end well and they both involve a fair bit of good ol' drug abuse. The question is, unlike the Ray Charles and Johnny Cash biopics, how interested are we in the life story of a rapper wh...

  • Nick And Norah's Infinite Playlist

    Movie Review | Ali | 1st February 2009

    The danger with 'gig movies' - films in which fresh-faced dudes convene to rock out to their favourite band - is that they do tend to have a suspicious odour of 'hipster douche' about them. Take Nick And Norah's Infinite Playlist, for example. It has a terribly wanky title, a young cast who wouldn't know real rock and roll if th...

  • Top Ten Music Videos By Movie Directors

    Movie Feature | Ali | 15th October 2008

    The outstanding directors of today didn't just stroll onto a film set holding a clapperboard and a cup of coffee - they had to make names for themselves first. What better way to get noticed than to rise through the ranks of the music video elite? While those other schmucks were choreographing dance moves for Britney and the Bac...

  • Mamma Mia!

    Movie Review | Ali | 21st July 2008

    If the words 'ABBA medley' conjure up images of Alan Partridge Aha-ing his way through an ill-advised TV duet, then this meticulously-crafted jukebox of disco hits might be enough to change your mind. Adapted from the stage musical - which has raked in over $2 billion in just under ten years - it's a winning mix of feel good flo...

  • Joy Division

    Movie Review | Mark | 8th May 2008

    "After those two records, those two works of art, everything else is merchandising the memory." - Peter Saville The lens of time perverts memory. Now, right now, this very second, we are living in historic times. Across the world, right now, events are happening that will be chronicled in history. But us, we're too busy livin...

  • Shine A Light

    Movie Review | Mark | 17th April 2008

    Martin Scorsese's long-running love affair with music - first cemented with The Last Waltz, confirmed with Bowie's best ever role in After Hours and the Dylan documentaries - becomes flesh with Shine A Light. Ostensibly a recording of a Rolling Stones concert in New York, Shine A Light is actually an unwitting comedy classic. ...

  • Walk The Line

    Movie Review | Ali | 2nd March 2006

    There's a certain macabre quality to how quickly society latches onto dead rock stars and posthumously elevates them to the status of Gods. Johnny Cash is one such case: largely ignored by an apathetic general public and often snubbed by the industry he helped to shape, it was only once he passed in 2003 that his albums sales r...

  • Last Days

    Movie Review | Ali | 5th September 2005

    There is one pivotal scene in Last Days that almost managed to convince me that I was watching a work of genius. Having shambled aimlessly around his deserted mansion for almost an hour of running time, mumbling incoherently to himself, stumbling from room to room pausing only to make himself cereal and something approximating ...