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The Problem With Owl City's Marketing Tactics For The New 'Ultraviolet' E.P

The Problem With Owl City's Marketing Tactics For The New 'Ultraviolet' E.P

Owl City, the one-man bedroom project success story from the mind of Adam Young, is an act who owes his career to the internet for disseminating his music across the globe. A huge following on...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 10th June 2014

What Is It About Brown University? Famous Alumni

What Is It About Brown University? Famous Alumni

Like the English elite University hegemony of Oxford and Cambridge, the US Ivy League produces a vast array of talent in various fields. The majority of the political elite pass through the likes of Harvard...

News posted in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 6th June 2014

The Movies Of The Wachowski's: From Best To Worst

The Movies Of The Wachowski's: From Best To Worst

Press shy and intentionally low-profile, the Wachowski brothers (now brother and sister) occupy a rare position in Hollywood of being household names, responsible for some truly awe-inspiring works of cinematic innovation that have enamoured critics...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 6th June 2014

GWAR's Dave Brockie And Entertainment's Dangerous Relationship with Heroin

GWAR's Dave Brockie And Entertainment's Dangerous Relationship with Heroin

GWAR frontman Dave Brockie died of a heroin overdose Other celebs who have passed away from the drug It was recently announced that frontman of theatrical horror-rock band GWAR has died of a heroin overdose,...

News posted in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 6th June 2014

'Up Here': Everything You Need To Know About The New Musical From The 'Frozen' Songwriters

'Up Here': Everything You Need To Know About The New Musical From The 'Frozen' Songwriters

Anything Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez put their name to will immediately turn to gold given the monumental success of Frozen and their hugely respectable selection of highly regarded past projects. The animated Disney film...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 5th June 2014

Who Is 'Doctor Strange' Director Scott Derrickson?

Who Is 'Doctor Strange' Director Scott Derrickson?

As the Marvel juggernaut continues to speed ahead, dispensing a huge array of films and series featuring multifarious characters and an increasing selection of superhuman protagonists, it is no surprise that the comic book giant...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 4th June 2014

Metallica To Cover 'Wonderwall' At Glastonbury, But What Are The Best Oasis Covers?

Metallica To Cover 'Wonderwall' At Glastonbury, But What Are The Best Oasis Covers?

In a similar fashion to the announcement of Jay Z in 2008, metal titans Metallica’s headline slot at the iconic Glastonbury Festival has been met with a wave of criticism and derision from commentators who...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 4th June 2014

One Direction's Drug Scandal: Is Smoking Marijuana Considered Shocking Anymore?

One Direction's Drug Scandal: Is Smoking Marijuana Considered Shocking Anymore?

Being caught with a joint is really nothing new in the world of pop, especially amongst those aggressively seeking a change of image that will subsequently add a semblance of ‘edge’ to their persona. For...

News posted in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 4th June 2014

In Development: The Top 10 Shows You're Going To Want To Look Out For

In Development: The Top 10 Shows You're Going To Want To Look Out For

Since Netflix gained prominence as a fully independent broadcaster in its own right, the doors have been flung open to a hugely varied selection of original programming. Netflix original series Orange Is The New Black...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 3rd June 2014

The Top 10 Films Of All Time, According To Metacritic

The Top 10 Films Of All Time, According To Metacritic

Only ten films command the ‘perfect 100’ on Metacritic, a website which converts reviews into a percentage score based on the tone of the review, or a simple analysis of the overall score. The hallowed...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 3rd June 2014

Bottled Off: 10 Bands Who Suffered Worse Fate Than Macaulay Culkin's Pizza Underground

Bottled Off: 10 Bands Who Suffered Worse Fate Than Macaulay Culkin's Pizza Underground

Macaulay Culkin and his pizza-themed Velvet Underground cover band, the imaginatively named The Pizza Underground, suffered the chagrin of a disgruntled crown in Nottingham during the city’s annual Dot To Dot festival. Culkin, who was...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 3rd June 2014

'Jurassic World' Cheat Sheet: Everything You Need To Know, So Far

'Jurassic World' Cheat Sheet: Everything You Need To Know, So Far

Due for release a whopping fourteen years after its predecessor, the unveiling of the hugely anticipated Jurassic World is finally within our grasp. Overcoming what has been described as a decade of “production hell”, the...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 2nd June 2014

Avatar And Cirque Du Soleil: Everything You Need To Know

Avatar And Cirque Du Soleil: Everything You Need To Know

As if producing the biggest grossing film of all time wasn’t enough, James Cameron has announced that his technologically ground-breaking and multi-award winning sci-fi epic will embark on a series of huge arena shows in...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 2nd June 2014

Everything You Need To Know About Christopher Lee's Metal Covers Album

Everything You Need To Know About Christopher Lee's Metal Covers Album

He’s been the evil wizard Saruman in one of the biggest grossing blockbuster franchises of all time. He’s played Dracula on almost a dozen occasions, a bond villain and a Sith Lord and he has...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 2nd June 2014

Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight: Who's Playing Who?

Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight: Who's Playing Who?

Quentin Tarantino recently hosted a live read through of the screenplay for his latest film The Hateful Eight, which by many accounts heralds in a return to the earlier work in the oeuvre of the...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 2nd June 2014

Is Axl Rose Really The World's Best Singer?

Is Axl Rose Really The World's Best Singer?

Axl Rose is infamous for many reasons. His constant late appearances, sometimes taking to the stage almost two hours after their billed start, means every recent Guns n’ Roses tour is dogged by disgruntled fans...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 2nd June 2014

What Happened To 'The Angriest Man In Brooklyn'?

What Happened To 'The Angriest Man In Brooklyn'?

It had the promise to be a supremely enjoyable farcical comedy, yet The Angriest Man In Brooklyn has positively bombed across the board, receiving a paltry 13% on Rotten Tomatoes. The critics loathe it whilst...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 2nd June 2014

Leeds and Reading Festival Line Up: Gerard Way Among The Additions

Leeds and Reading Festival Line Up: Gerard Way Among The Additions

The latest additions to this year’s Reading and Leeds Festivals have been announced and amongst the fresh batch of acts is the former My Chemical Romance frontman, who will play his first live shows as...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 30th May 2014

Chloe Howl, Banks, Jungle: The Future Of Pop In 10 Artists

Chloe Howl, Banks, Jungle: The Future Of Pop In 10 Artists

A facet of popular culture that frequently is at the receiving end of derision of ‘indie’ or ‘underground’ circles, pop music is in actual fact often the site of technological and stylistic innovation- channelling the...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 28th May 2014

The Top 5 Sequels We Just Can't Wait For

The Top 5 Sequels We Just Can't Wait For

Nowadays it seems Hollywood’s primary goals is to fashion film franchises from the most ill-conceived and lowest common denominator works of cacophonous CGI and un-ceasing ultra-destructive action sequences. The most unlikely and unassuming of films...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 23rd May 2014

Metallica At Glastonbury: 10 Acts More Deserving Of The Headline Slot

Metallica At Glastonbury: 10 Acts More Deserving Of The Headline Slot

Metallica have been festival mainstays since their appearance in the original incarnations of Monsters of Rock festival in the 1980’s- a celebration of all things hairy and leather-clad that takes place on the same Derbyshire...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 19th May 2014

Avril Lavigne Charges Fans $360 At World's Most Awkward Meet-And-Greet

Avril Lavigne Charges Fans $360 At World's Most Awkward Meet-And-Greet

In a meet-and-greet in Brazil this week, ensuing photos of Avril Lavigne and her fans shows exactly why charging admirers to meet their heroes is often a horrible exercise in outright exploitation. After facing widespread...

News posted in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 14th May 2014

The Most Undiscovered Movies On Netflix

The Most Undiscovered Movies On Netflix

Most films on the lower rungs of Netflix occupy that position for a single reason: they’re downright terrible. The acting is at best laughable and at worst cringe-worthy, whilst the script seems to be the...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 14th May 2014

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