Tom Debenham (effects) - Life - Interview

CoverWith a background in Fine Art and photography, Tom Debenham has worked as a DoP and visual effects supervisor for over 15 years, and for much of that time has been shooting plate units and elements alongside main unit on many features, and also 2nd unit on films such as Under the Skin for Jonathan Glazer and Finding Altamira for Hugh Hudson. He recently collaborated with Terrence Malick on Voyage of Time - months of experimental element photography and subsequent supervision of post. Tom has also served as DoP on a number of commercials and short films, as well as lighting director for events and installations such as Glazer's 2011 Spiritualized collaboration. Darren Rea caught up with him as Life, for which he was co-visual effects supervisor, was released on Blu-ray and DVD... [click here...]


Lost West End Vintage (2 CD Set) - Music review

CoverFollowing their excellent Lost West End, and Lost West End 2, Stage Door Records's next release is Lost West End Vintage - a sort of old folks home of forgotten gems. Ranging from 1948 to 1962, this 2 CD set includes a broad range of musical styles and genres... [click here...]


Mo Pitney: Behind This Guitar - Music review

CoverAhead of Mo Pitney's European Tour (26 August - 09 September) Curb Records release his new album, Behind This Guitar, onto the UK market. The LP was originally released in October 2016 in the USA. It's a traditional Country album that will please both hardcore old timers as well as a younger audience... [click here...]


Rabbit & Rogue: Original Ballet Score - Review

CoverSony Classical release composer Danny Elfman’s first ballet score, Rabbit & Rogue. Rabbit & Rogue is the fifteenth commission of choreographer Twyla Tharp for American Ballet Theatre. The ballet features a mischievous pair of principal men in a disconnected, virtual world. They encounter two couples and their supporting ensembles – one tumultuous, one harmonious... [click here...]


House of Cards: Season 5 - Soundtrack review

CoverVarèse Sarabande release Jeff Beal's latest score for the fifth season of House of Cards... To date, Beal has delivered season after season of impressive music for House of Cards, so it will come as no surprise to learn that he delivers the goods once again for the show's fifth season... [click here...]


Sopranos: Classic Mash Up Mug - Merchandise

CoverThe Sopranos think they’re just like any other family, but you know better. Toast the show that made this chaotic family a favourite with The Sopranos: Mash Up Mug, fully printed; featuring favourite quips and imagery that tell their story from the Soprano’s family crest to the line, “When you’re married, you’ll understand the importance of fresh produce...” [click here...]


Baby Mama - Blu-ray review

CoverKate Holbrook is a successful single businesswoman who has always put her career before her personal life. Now in her late thirties, she is suddenly overcome with the urge to have a child. Denied the opportunity to adopt, she goes to a clinic that will provide a sperm donor. Unfortunately it's discovered she has T-shaped uterus, making it next to impossible to bear children. There is one door left open to her, she can pay someone else to carry the child to labour. Spending a small fortune at a clinic that arranges these things, Kate winds up hiring an uneducated, obnoxious woman named Angie to become a surrogate mother for her... [click here...]


James McQuaide (Underworld 5) - Interview

CoverJames McQuaide acted as executive producer and visual effects (VFX) supervisor on the fifth Underworld movie, Blood Wars. It's a franchise he's been involved with from the first movie back in 2003. Outside of Underworld he was the VFX for movies including The Age of Adaline (2015), as well as executive producer and VFX producer on The Vatican Tapes (2015) and I, Frankenstein (2014). Darren Rea spoke with him about the use of VFX in the latest Underworld film... [click here...]


The Alien & Predator Figurine Collection

CoverFans of the Aliens and Predator movies, who also have a fondness for scale models will be in heaven with the latest promotion from Eaglemoss. The Alien & Predator Figurine Collection acts as a subscription service where you pay £9.99 to start your collection, whereby you receive the Alien Xenomorph model. Then every month you pay £21.97 (£17.99 + £3.99 P&P) to receive another two figures... [click here...]


Venturer Bravo SE 10: 2-in-1 Mini Laptop review

CoverSleek and lightweight, The Venturer 2-in-1 notebook boasts a battery life of 8 hours and an Intel Atom Core 4 processor, 2GB RAM and 64GB of memory. The Venturer laptop also has all the necessary outputs including headphone, micro and regular USB ports, HDMI output allowing you to easily connect to your TV and an SD card slot for expandable memory. The Bravo SE 10K has a 10.1” 1280 x 800 display and comes with all the key software from Office Mobile you require, including Word Mobile, Excel Mobile, Powerpoint Mobile and OneNote... [click here...]