August, 2013

Film Review: The Way, Way Back

“S-s-s-s-s-summer,” sang Ric Ocasek back in 1984 and boy, he wasn’t kidding. Years may come and years may go, but one thing they’ve all got in common is a semi-sunny bit in the middle, named in honour of Rachel Bilson’s character from The O.C., of whose coming the ancient prophets foretold (didn’t guess that Marissa would die, mind. Total bolt from the blue).

Fashion Trends Inspired by our Favourite Movies

Fashion, like every art form, takes its inspiration from everything in the world. You only have to look at the runways from each seasons fashion week to see pieces that reflect nature, music and of course the movies.

Film Review: Pain & Gain

Ever dreamed of having Mark Wahlberg like, SHOUT at you, REALLY LOUDLY, while doing that gormless open mouth-furrowed brow combo that meant “Oh God, no! That person just got crushed to death by a lawn mower!” in The Happening?

Live Review – Tame Impala – The Picture House, Edinburgh

In the midst of the chaotic onslaught that is the Edinburgh Fringe, the idea of finding space to slow down and detach is difficult enough in the quietest corner of the capital’s taverns, let alone amongst several hundred revellers packed into a sold out gig.

Film Review – The Conjuring

Horror has always had a steady current of the spectral and demonic running through it. Classics like the Exorcist, The Shining and Poltergeist share common themes. A family is haunted by beings either dead (and not happy about it), or some kind of supernatural force.

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

If you’ve stuck around here a long time and read my review of last year’s XCOM: Enemy Unknown, you’ll know I absolutely bloody loved the tactical top-down squad shooter, and in fact I still hold it up as 2012’s best game by quite a margin.

Best Games of 2013

The year’s nowhere near over yet but 2013 has already seen a wealth of great video games. And we’ve still got the highly-anticipated release of two new consoles to look forward to, with a shedload of beautiful, next-gen games

Car Review: Subaru BRZ

So you want a car that gets your pulse racing and a hot hatch just doesn’t cut the mustard? You need a front engine, rear-wheel-drive coupe and Subaru have just the ticket.

Record Review – The Winery Dogs

Every now and again you hear rumours of a musical collaboration that makes you sit up and pay attention, The Winery Dogs certainly did that when word first started coming out of a possible album.

Gaming Review: Dark

With stories of vampires being portrayed in various media now a days, we gamers occasionally get a title release containing these mythic and sometimes…

Film Review: Kick Ass 2

So let’s get it out of the way, ‘Kick Ass 2’ is not as good as it’s previous chapter in the diary of heroes Dave Lizewski (Kick-Ass / Aaron Taylor-Johnson), Mindy Macready (Hit-Girl / Chloë Grace Moretz) and not so nice person Chris D’Amico (Red Mist / The Motherfucker / Christopher Mintz-Plasse).

Eurogamer Expo 2013: Five Reasons to Attend

Unless you’ve been living in extreme isolation in extreme for the past six months, you’ll undoubtedly know that Sony and Microsoft are gearing up to launch their next-gen consoles at the end of this year. Happily, the Eurogamer Expo has secured their appearance just weeks before they’re due to go on sale, alongside key releases for the still active current gen.