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A United Kingdom Competition

Based on the inspirational true-life romance between Botswanan King Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo) and his British wife, Ruth Williams Khama (Rosamund Pike), A United Kingdom is a British period piece set in the 1940s, following an interracial union in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British government, the tribal elders of Botswana and the apartheid government of South Africa. The film concentrates on the couple’s journey as they move to Bechuanaland (modern...

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie – Movie Review

The film’s numerous faults mostly lie in the script. It’s so by the numbers, it seem Saunders wrote it in her sleep. But this misses the film’s main appeal, that of getting to hang out with Eddy and Patsy again. Saunders’ success in roping in most of the original actors from the multiple seasons of the television show also adds to the appeal. The well-chosen cameos are just icing on the cake. // The story revolves around Kate Moss; copious quantities of mind-altering substances, ...

Eddie the Eagle Movie Review

It is perhaps a result of the popularity of geek chic in recent times that a movie about an athlete who goes to the Olympics and comes dead last in his event has become a commercial viability. Such a story has precedence in truth, of course, with Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards, a British ski jumper that was so far behind the competitive field of his Olympic peers that he endeared himself to people the world over for simply having the guts to ‘have a go’. It must be said from the ...

The Lady in the Van Movie Review

Well it was also the first time I had ever laid eyes on Maggie Smith, who played the sea goddess, Thetis. And to my 12-year-old eyes, Maggie looked positively ancient. Of course, she was a spritely 47-year-old then (I say ‘spritely’ because that's how old I am now) but she has grown older as I have grown older and, as a result, she has always looked ‘old’ to me. At 81, it's fair to say she has earned that mantle now but one thing that has not faded with her age is her performance ...

The Vaccines 2015 Australian Tour

Hailed as the “saviors of guitar bands” alongside The Strokes and The Libertines, emerging in the summer of 2010 with blend of retro surf punk, Ramones guitars and Everly Brothers pop hooks, their high octane, ultra-melodic sound saw them instantly adopted as the hot new guitar band on the block. The London four-piece – Justin Hayward-Young (vocals/guitar), Freddie Cowan (guitar), Arni Arnason (bass) and Pete Robertson (drums) had only formed in early 2010, but in early 2011, debut ...

Ed Sheeran 2015 Return Australian Tour

Kicking off on November 28 in Brisbane and playing Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Auckland throughout December, the tour will see Sheeran playing his biggest venues to date; becoming the first ever musician to perform an Australian and New Zealand stadium tour entirely solo. Every single sound on stage will be produced by his voice, guitar and a series of loop pedals, filling the stadiums with hypnotising layers of sound. This will be Sheeran’s second tour of 2015 and fifth visit in four ...

Mumford & Sons Wilder Mind Australian Tour

In 2014 the band returned to the studio for some writing sessions at Aaron Dessner's (The National) garage studio in Brooklyn, New York, before laying down tracks with producer James Ford (Arctic Monkey's, HAIM, Florence & The Machine) in London. They released their third studio LP ‘Wilder Mind’ earlier this year. Marcus Mumford has described Wilder Mind as 'a development, not a departure' as the band expand their musical horizons whilst retaining key elements of their sound. M...

Johnny Marr 2015 Australian Tour

Having played sold out shows in Melbourne and Sydney to great acclaim in 2014, these will be Marr’s first as a solo artist when he and his band roll in to Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane. A founding member of cultural institution The Smiths and performer alongside the likes of Modest Mouse, Beck, Talking Heads, The The, Oasis, plus featured on the critically acclaimed album by John Frusciante, The Empyrean - Marr was already rock royalty before releasing his Top 10 debut solo album The ...

Steven Wilson – Hand. Cannot. Erase. Music Review

In the way that watching an effective non-fiction film makes you want to follow the viewing with a liberal amount of internet investigation, Wilson’s ode to the life and times of Joyce Carol Vincent has the same effect. It’s an emotional album about a story that underlines the fact that even with all the social media and Internet connections in today’s society, people fall between the cracks, intentional or otherwise. Vincent was by all accounts, a vibrant and popular young lady ...

Kingsman: The Secret Service Movie Reviews

Colin Firth as Kingsman agent Harry Hart is flawlessly cast as our introduction to this world of perfect gentlemanly conduct and deadly killing precision. And in stark contrast to the recent proclivity of the Bond franchise to do away with all those cool spy gadgets, this film is littered with deadly hardware that would have made the old Q more than happy. Underlining the cool technology on display is a story based on character development, honour and paying back impossible depts. Harry ...