November, 2013

Film Review: Jeune et Jolie

Francois Ozon’s coming-of-sexual-awakening tale opens with his central family on its summer holiday in the South of France. Isabelle (Marine Vacth) is turning 17 and decides that now is the time for her to lose her virginity.

WIN Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa Goodies

To celebrate we are giving two lucky readers the chance to win a copy of the DVD and an ‘I Am Siege Face’ t-shirt. We’re also giving two runners up a Shape digital mug!

Live Review: 30 Seconds To Mars – O2 Arena

You Me At Six hide any hint of their pop punk past with a more adult set. The Surrey five piece have come a long way from their All Time Low wannabe first album, frontman Josh Franceschi shows more confidence than ever before.

Film Review: Parkland

Peter Landesman’s directorial debut, adapted from the book ‘Four Days in November’ by Vincent Bugliosi, concentrates on the stories of the secret service, tasked with taking control of the President’s body, Abraham Zapruder who caught the assassination on tape, the staff at the hospital (the Parkland of the title) that treated both the president and Lee Harvey Oswald, the FBI agents who feel they missed their opportunity to catch him, and the assassin’s family.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

As is typical of a middle part of a movie sequence, Catching Fire struggles to find a truly climactic ending and there are times when you feel it approaching that you wish it would hurry up and get to the point. But it does leave you salivating for the next hit.

Silver Timothy – Damien Jurado

Following on from his brilliant 2012 record ‘Maraqopa’ Damien Jurado’s new record ‘Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son’ is set to be released in January.
The record has also been made with Richard Swift at PLACE and current song ‘Silver Timothy’ is an exciting glimpse of what await

Velour Modular – Capsule EP

This is brand new from French electronic exploration project, Velour Modular. Forward is the debut track from a forthcoming Capsule EP that draws in influences like William Blake and numerology.

Film Review: Utopia

It’s been a great year for documentaries. No doubt inspired by our current deliberately orchestrated worst of times, there seems to be no shortage of stories…

Eminem – MMLP2

Eminem may be beginning to ‘feel like a rap god,’ but he certainly isn’t starting to sound like one. That happened over ten years ago. Yes, ten years. And if you’d have asked the 41 year old from Detroit in his prime if he’d wanted to sound like Kid Rock in 2013 he’d have probably said something witty.

Win one of 3 DVD copies of ‘The Starving Games’

Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer write and direct the hilarious parody that not only take jabs at the popular franchise but also at current pop sensations including The Avengers, Psy, Taylor Swift and Harry Potter.