5 Second Rule Jr. - Toy review

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The best-selling, award-winning game 5 Second Rule has been relaunched with new content and packaging for 2019. There's lots of fun to be had. It should be easy to name three things you find down the back of your sofa; but can you do it under the pressure of five seconds twisting away? Time is not on your side, so just say whatever comes to mind and risk ridiculous answers slipping out! It’s all in good fun with this fast-paced family board game... [click here...]

 

Ultra Dash - Toy review

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Move fast when the colours flash! Set out the targets to design your course, press the button on the tagger to choose your game, and then race to match the colour of the flashes with the targets! There are 3 Game modes: Beat the Clock, Target Tally and Relay Race – it’s a different game each time you play...! [click here...]

 

The Irishman - Movie review

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The significance of The Irishman will influence all film and exhibition forever. The movie draws on the best tech most prominent in several genres, but transcends comic book plots with a dose of meaningful classicism which, in truth, is no stranger to the greatest of super hero movies. It looks squarely at the struggle between good and evil and leaves viewers to contemplate their own answers for the attractiveness of evil and the perceived weakness of good, indeed asking what is good...? [click here...]

 

Stuart Hancock: Raptures - Classical Music

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While composer Stuart Hancock has long been associated with writing concert music, Raptures represents his first album of original classical compositions. Released via Orchid Music Limited, Raptures represents 9 pieces (1 hr, 18 sec)... [click here...]

 

 

The Deathtrip: Demon Solar Totem - Music

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Svart Records releases Deathtrip’s Demon 'Solar Totem', the follow-up to their debut album, 2014’s 'Deep Drone Master'. Deathtrip is a Black Metal band consisting of Kvohst on vocals (and lyrics), Host on guitar, Storm on drums, and Thomas Eriksen on bass. They have a theme of primeval possession and open portals to other dimensions, old-English occultism, sacred sound formulae, otherworld eeriness and spectral realms... [click here...]

 

The Origins of Godzilla - feature

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When taking a look back through the history of supersized monsters, one name stands tall above all… Godzilla! The immense beast has been causing chaos in cities and defeating enemies for 65 years now. To celebrate the release of Godzilla: King of the Monsters we are taking a look back over the transformation of Godzilla over the last six decades, from the iconic comics to the big screen... [click here...]

 

Shed Seven: Going for Gold (Vinyl Re-Issue)

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Marking the 20th Anniversary of their seminal singles collection Shed Seven release a deluxe expanded edition of their greatest hits album, Going For Gold. Re-issued on Gold coloured vinyl, the compilation is a victory lap of the band’s historic Britpop years, delivering the very best of the band’s first three studio albums (Change Giver, Maximum High, Let It Ride), plus the twelve Top 40 singles clocked-up from their formation up to 1999. This deluxe two-vinyl set also includes 'The Parr Street Sessions'; four fan favourites exclusively reimagined and recorded for the 1999 special edition CD version of Going For Gold and now available on vinyl for the first time. The 2019 re-issue also features two previously unreleased live tracks from the band's Live at The Forum performance (recorded in London, 15.11.1996)... [click here...]

 

History of Hellboy - Feature

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It’s been 26 years since we were graced with the birth of Hellboy, from the fiery depths of… well, hell? Despite his questionable ancestry, (being summoned to earth as a baby by Nazi occultists) this devilish half-demon, half-hero has never failed to light up our screens. Now it’s 2019, and in light of the release of Hellboy on DVD, Blu-ray and UHD on 19 August, we thought we would take a look back at the journey of Hellboy, and how this legendary horned-hero has evolved through popular culture over the last two decades... [click here...]

 

Lucan: Music from the TV Drama - review

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Ben Bartlett’s spellbinding and atmospheric score to ITV's two-part period drama Lucan is released through Silva Screen Records. Based on the life of flamboyant aristocrat, Lord Lucan, and written by award-winning writer, Jeff Pope, the series stars Rory Kinnear, Catherine McCormac and Christopher Eccleston. Murder, self-destruction and moral squalor set against the backdrop of jittery aristocracy deliver a compelling drama. Ben Bartlett's music conveys the uneasy mood perfectly... [click here...]

 

Lost Broadway 1961 - Music review

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At one time, there were several labels releasing cut and forgotten songs from Broadway and West End musicals. These days, you would expect even more to be released, given the ease of research and the speed at which recordings can be released. However, there is only one player to mention, and that’s the excellent Stage Door Records. And whilst they sometimes face criticism for the albums they release (due to our rather lacking copyright laws) they should really be applauded for releasing such treasure troves as Lost Broadway 1961... [click here...]