Stick a cigarette in my ear - I think my eardrums have just orgasmed! The album cover for the Beastie Boys new album Hot Sauce Committee Part 2, released May 2nd, is a mosaic of colours, and I couldn’t think of a more appropriate image when describing this album. Hot Sauce is exactly that, colourful; a rainbow of sounds and noises that would brighten up even the most committed goth’s birthday party.
WARNING: Contains spoilers for Doctor Who episode The Impossible Astronaut, and also a spoiler for Game of Thrones episode one.
Before I begin my review of what was an incredible first episode of Doctor Who, I would like to have it on record that I’m a new fan to the series. And when I say “new fan”, I don’t just mean that I haven’t seen the original incarnation, I mean that I haven’t even seen the Christopher Eccelston and David Tennant series, apart from the odd couple of episodes here and there. Sacrilege I know…
However, I did watch Series 5 from beginning to end, and whilst I admit what first drew my attention to the show was the involvement of writer Steven Moffat, I quickly became engrossed in the world of Doctor Who and the characters that inhabit that world, and it soon became my most anticipated TV show every week.
Despite what Nat King Cole sings in the opening theme, there certainly isn’t any trouble ahead for Twenty Twelve, BBC4’s newest sitcom. On April 15th the BBC announced that Twenty Twelve had been recommissioned for a second series, and I immediately got to work on the construction of a giant clock, that will stand in my front garden, and will countdown, either backwards or forwards, to the start of the next series.
People Magazine’s annual celebrity ego boost list was revealed this past Friday, in which they rank the 100 most beautiful (read: most aesthetically pleasing) people (read: celebrities) in the world (read: Hollywood).
The list is completely self-indulgent and meaningless, but as a man once prone to listing the hottest Big Brother housemates (I have Excel spreadsheets to prove it), I can hardly judge the existence of such a list, but I can sure as hell criticise its contents.
Recently, British Sky Broadcasting in the UK launched a brand-new television channel called Sky Atlantic. Sky Atlantic boasts an impressive array of high quality drama and comedy, the majority of its output coming from the US, and forty percent of those programmes from HBO. That means that not only does Sky Atlantic have exclusive rights to all new HBO programming, but it also has the world’s classiest Pic n Mix in the form of the HBO archive.
Strange What Lynch Does - A Review of Inland Empire
David Lynch has never been a man that has followed convention, and his most recent pursuits in to oddly chilling electro-pop, and the directing of a Duran Duran concert webcast, can certainly attest to that: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=go98Oa10QR4
And while I admire the quiff-haired mad man’s passion for music, painting, and transcendental meditation, all I really want is the guy to pick up a camera and make another film, for that is where I believe he excels the most.
Lynch’s last film was released in 2006, INLAND EMPIRE, and it is well worth exploring again until David decides to return to film-making.