Music Review – 2000 Trees Festival

BRITISH SUMMERTIME, EH? This time last year the country was awash in mud-stained mess. T In The Park was underwater. Creamfields was cancelled. 2000 Trees – by all reports – was a muck-flinging riot. 12 Months later we’re in the middle of a scorching heatwave. There’s not a cloud in the sky. Facefuls of dust have replaced bootfuls of water. The mercury’s tipping 30 degrees.

Film Review: Trap for Cinderella

Written and directed by Hackers and Backbeat’s Iain Softley, Trap for Cinderella is a convoluted, low-budget affair that aspires to the darkly devilish plot twists and narrative surprises of classic French-set thrillers like Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Les Diaboliques and Claude Chabrol’s Innocents with Dirty Hands.

Car Review: Skoda Octavia Elegance 1.4 TSI

First impressions are important, and the new Skoda Octavia left me tallying up a whole lot of positives for the new model at the car’s international launch in Portugal. That was a few months ago, and I was looking forward to being reacquainted with the motor for a week-long road test on behalf of Flush Magazine, after that first taste behind the wheel in the Algarve.

We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks

In such a media saturated RGB (the red, green, blue dots that make up the colours of display screens) modern world, with perpetual pixels of information being light splayed directly into our retina, making foie gras of our brains, it’s understandable that alot of folk effectively chose others to think or garner opinions for them.

Game Review: Rogue Legacy

Every platformer and action adventure game out there has some interesting character, each with unique personalities and traits. However, more often than not, I never feel bad when they plummet into a death pit, or see them eaten by a bat or any other enemy with a taste for hero carcass.

Film Review -The Assassination

The Assassination was actually filmed in 2008, then-titled ‘Assassination of a High School President’ it was put out in the States in 2009, but its distributor, Yari Film Group went bankrupted and only now has Signature Enterainment bought the rights and the movie is seeing the light of day in the UK.

Film Review: Pacific Rim

Who would win in a fight between a shark and a tiger? How about Mike Tyson and a monkey armed with a switchblade? The Queen and the surviving members of Queen? A giant robot and a giant monster?

Car Review: Mitsubishi ASX

Mitsubishi have enjoyed considerable success in the UK with the launch of their Outlander crossover but their ASX, or “Active Sports Crossover” is tasked with repeating its big brothers success.

Car Review: Chrysler Ypsilon

If I got £10 for every time someone said to me “What is it?” during my time with the Ypsilon I would probably be able to buy one even though the Black & Red special edition you see here costs an eye-popping £14,950 on the road. What I must explain however is why this car wears a Chrysler badge which is a brand that are know for their larger cars.

Tech Review: Samsung Galaxy NX Camera

You know when a company is series about a product. They always keep the name short and easy to remember. The BMW M1, the iPad, (I’ll think of a few more in a minute). Samsung carry on the tradition with the launch of the Samsung NX, a digital camera that will have the semi-professional (and professional) photographer with a few quid in his pocket drooling over their tripod in anticipation and with a moniker so short even I can remember it.