Hamlisch Uncovered - Music review

CoverWhen Marvin Hamlisch passed away in 2012, he left behind a number of scores that didn't go into the recording studio. With Hamlisch Uncovered, producers Michael Lavine, Chip M. Fabrizi and frequent Hamlisch collaborator Craig Carnelia unleash a treasure trove of unrecorded songs, including songs from the original version of Smile (lyrics by Carolyn Leigh), Ballroom (lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman), his final musical The Nutty Professor (lyrics by Rupert Holmes), and several songs from his scores with Craig Carnelia: Imaginary Friends, Bullets Over Broadway and Sweet Smell of Success... [click here...]

 

The Post - Soundtrack review

CoverSony Classical release John Williams's score for The Post, a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham, the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee, as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents... [click here...]

 

The Tomicks: The Tomicks - Music review

CoverBack in 2014 Tom Cridland and Debs Marx started a fashion brand, Tom Cridland (www.tomcridland.com). They built up a friendship with one of their customers, Nigel Olsson (Elton John’s longstanding drummer) who inspired them to start playing and singing. At an Elton John gig in 2015, they met Nick Whitehead, a piano player and fellow rock n’ roll fanatic. Cridland and Whitehead started jamming and eventually writing together, subsequently forming The Tomicks, together with Marx in 2016. Cridland and Marx then used money they'd saved to buy a house with, to self-fund sessions to record their debut album... [click here...]

 

Logan Lucky - DVD review

CoverWhen Jimmy Logan loses his job in construction, his troubles are further compounded when he is told that his ex-wife is moving, which will make seeing his daughter harder. A despondent Jimmy goes to his brother’s bar seeing only one way out... robbery… [click here...]

 

 

Jelly Belly: 3 Flavoured Lip Balms & Mirror

CoverThose that love Jelly Belly jelly beans will be impressed with this cinema themed gift set. This Movie Special set is a rather neat idea, containing 3 x 4g lip balms. The three flavours of balm include Cotton Candy, Buttered Popcorn and Cherry Cola... [click here...]

 

 

Reese's Flavoured Lip Balm & Mirror Set review

CoverFor those that love Reese's confectionery then the Reese's flavoured lip balm and mirror set is the perfect novelty gift. The kit comes in a round metal tin, which houses two 4g balm sticks and a handbag-sized pocket mirror. [click here...]

 

 

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi - review

CoverThe Last Jedi definitely feels like the middle of something rather than a joyous beginning or a nail biting conclusion. It's a crowded ensemble piece with multiple interweaving storylines. New characters are introduced and old hands are... shall we say... "retired". You are left wanting to see just a bit more of pretty much everything and everyone which is commendable considering the lengthy runtime... [click here...]

 

Insta-Snow Powder - Toy review

CoverIt’s seven years since the last widespread white Christmas in the UK, according to the MET Office. So, if you are under 7 years old you may not have played with or even seen snow! However with Insta-Snow, kids of all ages can experience the magic of playing with snow, no matter what the weather outside... [click here...]

 

Blue Planet II - Soundtrack review

CoverSilva Screen Records release the soundtrack for Blue Planet II, the latest BBC natural history epic, narrated by David Attenborough. A sequel to the 2001 series Blue Planet, it took four years to complete this seven part new exploration of the underwater worlds, with 125 expeditions across 39 countries and 6000 hours of underwater filming... [click here...]

 

Meredith Braun: When Love is Gone - review

CoverFive years following the release of Meredith Braun's critically acclaimed debut album Someone Else's Story, Meredith returns with her new solo album, When Love Is Gone. The title for the release comes from the Paul Williams song Meredith performed in the iconic film The Muppet Christmas Carol, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Meredith's new 2017 recording of 'When Love Is Gone' marks the first time she has performed the song since recording the original version for the 1992 film soundtrack... [click here...]