The Psychedelic Furs: Made of Rain - review

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Post punk outfit, The Psychedelic Furs release their new album, their first in nearly 30 years, Made Of Rain, through Cooking Vinyl... [click here...]

 

 

Laughter in Paradise (1951) - Blu-ray review

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StudioCanal release a brand-new restoration of the classic British comedy Laughter in Paradise. Starring Alastair Sim, directed by Mario Zampi and written by Jack Davies and Michael Pertwee, this entertaining black comedy was originally released in 1951. Supporting Sim are a veritable who’s who of the era including George Cole, Fay Compton, Guy Middleton and Hugh Griffith. The film also features an extremely early appearance on film from a young Audrey Hepburn... [click here...]

 

Robbie Rozelle: Songs From Inside My Locker

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Recorded over two sold-out nights in 2019, Songs From Inside My Locker is an uproarious trip through Robbie Rozelle’s blistering high school days, where more often than not he would end up shoved in a locker for singing too loudly in the hallways... [click here...]

 

 

Embr: 1823 - Music review

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New Heavy Sounds releases 1823, the debut album by Doom band Embr from Alabama in the USA. It is available on LP, CD and for digital download. The group consists of Mark Buchanan on guitar, Alan Light on bass, Eric Bigelow on Drums, and his wife Crystal Bigelow on vocals. After four years of waiting, Eric received a kidney transplant in 2019 right in the middle of writing the songs with Crystal. All that he was told about the donor was that it was a young woman between 18 and 23. Hence the album title. A nice tribute... [click here...]

 

How Do We Want to Live? - Music review

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Instrumental German rock band, Long Distance Calling, give us their latest LP, How Do We Want to Live?, released on the Inside Out Music label. Their last six albums gave us a vivid, artistic and personal history, which only began to scratch the surface... [click here...]

 

 

Criss Cross (1949) - Blu-ray review

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Criss Cross was not received with acclaim when it premiered in 1949. It was a stiff drink with no chaser. Only hardcore fans dug it. Through the years its reputation grew until scholars of noir, a word nobody knew in 1949 because French connoisseurs like Godard and Truffaut hadn’t coined it yet for Cahiers du Cinema readers - and hip Americans were almost a decade away from absorbing the etymology and its cool... [click here...]

 

 

A Foreign Affair (1948) - Blu-ray review

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Eureka’s 1080p presentation is lucent as always, worthy of its top tier technical standards, especially for its Masters of Cinema Library. Its advocacy that the film is “one of Billy Wilder’s most beloved comedies” is true for me but sadly the picture is one of Wilder’s most neglected and overlooked masterpieces. It has never deserved this status. It is not one of his flops (Kiss Me Stupid or Buddy, Buddy) or his exercises between passions (Spirit of St, Louis) and has been shuffled to the background of his oeuvre for its potent challenge to genre boundaries and stereotypes... [click here...]

 

Ben Stock Sings... Noël Coward - Music review

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Recorded at London’s Baker Street Studios, this album features 11 glorious tracks, with new piano arrangements by musical director/accompanist Inga Davis-Rutter and Ben Stock, and celebrates the songs of renowned playwright, songwriter and ‘wit’, Mr Noël Coward. The album also features some of Coward’s contemporaries (Cole Porter and George & Ira Gershwin) in order to enhance the stories of his songs, plus the rarely recorded song ‘When My Ship Comes Home’. The album goes hand in hand with Ben’s latest one-man show celebrating the work of Noël Coward... [click here...]

 

 

Ukick - Toy review

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The UKick fuses elements of badminton and street football, the aim is to keep UKick off the ground for as long as you can. Use your hands or feet, play alone or with friends... [click here...]

 

 

Mega Jump: Jump Rope - Toy review

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Jump like a pro with the new Wicked Mega Jump. Whether you're a complete beginner or an advanced level rope jumper, super smooth rotation is key, that's why Mega Jump has high quality ball-bearing axles for super silky smooth spins... [click here...]