Set in the high-stakes world of the financial industry, Margin Call is a thriller entangling the key players at an investment firm during one perilous 24-hour period in the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis.
“….for something like twenty years, Kevin and I had discussed working on a project together that would marry music, lyrics, and prose fiction. The right idea and timing eluded us for a long time, but at last, both converged perfectly.”
Directed, or more realistically composed by Rodney Ascher, the documentary Room 23 is the result of many (many) such viewings. Like the inspirational movie itself, this can be of both stunning insight, and potentially, ever so slightly, maybe a wee bit insane.
A bit like a dark Santa Claus(aws), Tim Burton arrives every so often, bearing what you hope is the wonderful treat you’ve been waiting all year for. And just like Christmas’s that we’ve all had at some stage, they can be sometimes a bit of a disappointment.
The comedy is un-apologetically politically un-correct, but it’s also touching and moving, and at times, genuinely sad. You start to forget it’s a CGI bear that you’re watching, acting.
Nolan completely (and very successfully) rebuilt the Batman franchise into the titan it is today. I just wish he could have also invented a few words to go along with it, to help us describe just how epic and truly awesome this all is. I’m starting to believe that quite a few notches above the word ‘epic’ lies the word ‘Nolan’. The Dark Knight Rises is Nolan!
My first experience of Opera opening its arms was watching a production of La Boheme in the Cock Tavern, a pub in Kilburn that once answered “red or white” when my mum asked what wine they had.
I grew up with The HitchHikers Guide To The Galaxy. I remember listening to the radio series in primary school over and over and I read the book continuously quoting from it continually as a kid, adoring it completely.
With the release of the latest Marvel Comic adaptation, ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ on 3 July 2012, over-enthusiastic fashionistas may very well dare to wear the red and blue unitard and emulate Spiderman’s spandexy style. For the rest of us, this is not necessary because comic book fashion is already seeping into the mainstream.
In a great deal of superhero movies, evolution is everything, and Marc Webb’s ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ is a higher state of being, and a brilliant addition on this the 50th anniversary of Spidey’s birth.
The Fringe is is an exclusive pop-up members club that is opening for 51 days during the Olympic Games. We sent Ray down to have a look and taste (and drink).
Highlights from the show include a classic 350 GT, a Countach 25th Anniversary Edition) and a Miura P 400 SV. Not forgetting the slightly more modern Aventador LP700-4, and a very nice Lamborghini Gallardo.
The story begins with Sherrie (Julianne Hough) on her first night in LA to begin a career as a singer, after stepping off the bus she meets Drew (Diego Boneta), also a singer, working in the famous Bourbon Bar in Hollywood, a vibrant, extravagant and notorious music venue and club.
Win a pair of weekend camping tickets to Wayne Hemingway’s Vintage Festival this summer. The festival celebrates the ‘Best of British’ culture for one…