Saturday, 29 December 2012

December Film Roundup - Part 2

        Welcome to Part 2 of this month’s Film Roundup – more films that I saw during the month of December. (If you want to check out Part 1, click HERE.)

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Most Dissapointing Film of 2012

        So you may have read my Top Ten Films of 2012 list – but there is something else that I felt I needed to write about: my most disappointing film of 2012.

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Top Ten Films of 2012

        Following on from my previous article, my Top Ten Games of 2012, here are my Top 10 Films of 2012.

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Top Ten Games of 2012

        Merry Christmas to one and all!

        For a bit of holiday cheer, check out my Top Ten Games of 2012!

Monday, 24 December 2012

Track of The Week - Cinnamon Girl - Now I know

        This week’s track is from London based singer Cinnamon Girl and is entitled Now I Know

Sunday, 23 December 2012

December Film Roundup - Part 1

        ‘Tis the season to be jolly… and watch films! Read on to hear about what I’ve been watching in December in Part 1 of this month’s Film Roundup!

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

The Hobbit - Film Review

       This is the actual review part of my article on The Hobbit. For my verdict on whether or not seeking out an HFR (48fps High Frame Rate) screening is worth it, click HERE to read all about it.

       It is also worth mentioning that there may be very slight SPOILERS in the following review so if you don't want to know anything about what happens in the film do not read until after you've seen it.

The Hobbit - The Verdict on HFR

       So, now that I’ve seen The Hobbit (in HFR 3D as promised here) I will let you know what I thought about it. I am going to split this into two parts: firstly, in regards to the 48fps technology and then secondly, a review on the film itself.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Blog Layout Update

       Just a couple of announcements regarding the blog. Firstly, I have done a light redesign of the page layout. As I am slowly increasing my readership, I have taken steps to make the page and articles more accessible and easier to navigate.

Thursday, 13 December 2012

The Hobbit - To HFR or not to HFR?

       So The Hobbit has just been released and I have plans to go and see it on Sunday. However there is one question that has been floating around. No, not whether or not I should watch it in 3D or not (I, unlike some people have zero problem in watching films in 3D and actually quite enjoy the experience); but rather whether or not I should watch it in HFR.

Argo - Exaggerating the Fiction?

       Argo is the recently declassified true story of a CIA operative given the task of safely escorting out six American embassy workers hiding out in the city of Tehran during the 1980 American embassy hostage situation in Iran. The stranger-than-fiction part of this story was that the plan to rescue them was to do so under the cover of posing as a Canadian film crew scouting for exotic locations for a made-up Star Wars rip-off sci-fi epic named “Argo”.

       In equal parts tense drama and lightly comedic Hollywood satire, Argo remains entertaining throughout - although some have complained about how parts of the story were omitted or exaggerated from the actual facts of what happened. Is this a good or bad thing? Here are my thoughts. (NOTE: may include story spoilers).

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Film Roundup - November

       After a super-long hiatus, I’m back - with the November Film Roundup!
Hopefully I can keep this a regular thing once again so I don't have to resort to ridiculously long roundups like this and this.

Monday, 10 December 2012

Track of The Week: Fenech-Soler - All I Know

        This week’s TOTW is All I Know by Fenech-Soler, a track from their forthcoming second album due for release in 2013.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Dragon's Dogma - The Endless Cycle

       The Capcom game Dragon’s Dogma had an ending that came out of nowhere to knock me sideways. Here’s why…

       WARNING: There will be SPOILERS - so if, for some reason, you don't want to know what happens, stop reading now.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Electro Fighter vs Fenech-Soler mixtape

       Download link: HERE

       My new mixtape is now up! Electro Fighter vs Fenech-Soler. You can listen to it by going to the page on Mixcloud by clicking HERE, or just press play on the player above!

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Track of The Week: Kristine - Modern Love (Power Glove Remix)

        This week’s track is by Kristine with the song Modern Love taken from her newly release EP of the same name.
        I love the 80s sound she has, both in terms of her amazing vocals (straight out of the era - reminiscent of singers such as Stevie Nicks and Cyndi Lauper) and the catchy synth production that captures the nostalgic sense of optimistic joy that a lot of the music of that decade had.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Leeds International Film Festival - Fanomenon Anime Day 2012

        Alarm goes off, waking me up at an ungodly hour in preparation for a full day’s worth of films at Leeds International Film Festival’s Fanomenon Anime Day 2012.
        Get up. Get ready.
        Give the cat some extra food to last her through the day. Set off.
        Oops - my housemate’s forgotten his ticket at home.
        Turn back, pick up ticket, set off again.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Track of The Week: FOE - A Handsome Stranger Called Death

       This week’s track is by British indie-rock artist FOE with A Handsome Stranger Called Death.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Film Roundup Turbo Edition - Part 3!

       And the madness continues! Even MORE films crammed into one article, following from the last one – click HERE if you missed it.

       So here we go… (Deep breath…)

Monday, 5 November 2012

Film Roundup Turbo Edition - Part 2!

       You may have been wondering, How come you haven’t done a film roundup recently? I mean, the last one I did was for April of earlier this year.
Simple. Laziness.

       Its not that I haven’t been watching films - I always watch films. LOTS of them. So I guess it’s time I catch up quickly with another ‘turbo’ film roundup, keeping it all short and snappy like a terrapin – much like I did the last time.
So are you ready? To quote Frenzy The NinjaB3ar: The sound horns! So Let’s Go!

Friday, 2 November 2012

Track of The Week: Marina & The Diamonds - Primadonna

       This week’s track is Primadonna, and comes from Marina & The Diamonds' second album entitled Electra Heart. I was actually listening to this a lot a good few weeks ago, but definitely feel it should be mentioned again now.