Leverage: Complete Season 5 - DVD review

CoverJoin TV’s most talented master thieves as they jump on board the final roller coaster ride of complex heists and high-stakes action. In this grand finale the team of former top-criminals have relocated to new headquarters in Portland, Oregon and are embarking on some of their biggest ‘unorthodox’ cases to date. This final chapter of the show explores the trust among each of the members, and a new optimism in Nate as he looks in to the future instead of the past... [click here...]

 

Words Shared With Friends - Music review

CoverIt's a bit of a rarity to get an album of songs by just one lyricist. Apart from a couple of Tim Rice CDs, a Don Black one, and a few featuring the sublime lyrics of Richard Rodgers, I'm struggling to name many. Composer albums are every-day items - I've got a whole shelf dedicated to them - but the men (and ladies) who write the lyrics are very much neglected - both in respect and discography... [click here...]

 

The Widower - DVD review

CoverWhen his wife Claire becomes suspicious about unpaid bills and credit card debts, Malcolm Webster, at the time working as a nurse, poisons her and deliberately crashes their car, setting it on fire and leaving her inside. Three years later he marries Felicity Drumm in New Zealand and soon after begins plotting her murder in order to receive money from forged life insurance policies. His plan fails, however, and with Felicity now aware of Webster's true nature, he leaves the country and moves onto a potential third victim, Simone Banarjee. Will investigating Detective Inspector Charlie Henry catch Webster before it's too late...? [click here...]

 

Wonderwall (1968) - DVD review

CoverOscar Collins is the epitome of an eccentric professor, living alone, the only female who comes into his home is the cleaning lady. One day Collins spots a shaft of light coming from the wall he shares with his neighbours, Penny and her boyfriend. Drawn to the source the professor looks through the gap and sees penny doing a model shot. Entranced by her beauty and drawn in by the riotous colours of their flat, Collins starts to make more holes, creating his own wonder wall... [click here...]

 

Deathcrush: Lesson #16 for Beatmaster V / Fun

CoverThis is a digital format single, and part of a single-series - first began in 2013 - which has been attracting some attention from the music press. Deathcrush is an Oslo-based Norwegian trio, comprising Vidar Evensen on drums, Ase Royset on guitar and Linn Nystadnes on lead vocals. Prior to that they toured extensively in Europe. The music was described as a playful mixture of hip hop, trash metal and noise rock, and the new style sound as pelvic noise sludge... [click here...]

 

The Professionals: Mk1 - Blu-ray review

CoverThe Professionals - an everyday story of three very butch men who do a lot of shouting, running, punching, car driving, drinking and being serious. Just picking up these discs will put hairs on your chest and a whisky in your hand; You'll suddenly want to shout: "villain!", "bird" and "blag"... [click here...]

 

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?: Cast Recording

CoverReturning home, a little worse for wear from a faculty party, Martha and George continue their ongoing personal attacks, an aspect of their marriage breakdown. They are denied solitude whilst tearing chunks out of each other when Martha invites a new young couple back for late night drinks. Even the inclusion of these non-combatants does little to restrain either of them and as the long night progresses Nick and Honey find themselves drawn into the battle... [click here...]

 

Parks and Recreation: Seasons 1-4 - DVD review

CoverCreated by Primetime Emmy® Award winners Greg Daniels (The Office U.S., King of the Hill, The Simpsons) and Michael Schur (The Office U.S., Saturday Night Live), comedy superstar Amy Poehler stars as Leslie Knope, an ambitious and hopeful small-town government worker, whose dreams are way bigger than her political talents. A hilarious saga of Government employees and local citizens turning a neighbourhood hole in the ground into a new public park... [click here...]

 

Girl on a Bicycle - Soundtrack review

CoverPaolo, an Italian who drives a Paris tour bus, has just proposed to his true love, the German stewardess, Greta, when the young French beauty, Cécile pulls up beside his bus on her bicycle - and, in short order, Paolo, following some very bad advice from his friend, Derek, finds himself with a German fiancée, a French “wife”, two Australian children who call him “Papa”, and his life upside-down... Craig Richey provides the score for this German romantic comedy... [click here...]

 

David Ward: Golden Future Time - Music review

CoverTaking his cues from the past and with a vision towards the future, David Ward has created a portal to the spiritual, the dirty, the beautiful and the raw on his second solo album, Golden Future Time. Following up on 2012’s celebrated EP trilogy, The Arrival, he has readied a textured brew of the cosmic and earthy; a sonic exploration of the muse combining electronica, R&B, funk, art-rock, disco and cabaret... [click here...]