Thursday, 27 August 2009


As promised, a list of DVD's being released over the next couple of months.

Terminator Salvation 23/11/2009
The Fast and the Furious21/09/2009
X-Men Origins: Wolverine 19/10/2009
Night at the Museum 2 09/11/2009
Family Guy: Season 8 09/11/2009
The Damned United 31/08/2009
Angels and Demons 14/09/2009
Star Trek XI (collectors edition also available) 16/11/2009
24: Season 7 19/10/2009
The Boat That Rocked 07/09/2009
Drag Me To Hell 26/10/2009
House: Season 5 05/10/2009

Not really anything decent to report on the DVD front at the moment, considering the majority of films that have come out this year have been disappointing to say the least. Only decent film to come out this year in my opinion is The Watchmen, which came out on DVD a few weeks ago and I suggest everybody goes and buys it right now.

Until next time.

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

They are not the kids they used to be...

Just like old cheese or good wine mature over time, usually good bands follow suit. Alexisonfire seem to have done just that with their recent album 'Old Crows/Young Cardinals'. 

Being one of the few decent bands that Canada have churned out over the years, this fourth album is definitely going to secure their place on the musical map for years to come. This record has everything you'd expect from what I guess some people would label a post-hardcore band. The catchy tunes that you could imagine being in films or in certain video games which isn't always what a band is aiming for, but they have that infectious sound.

In regards to the band members, since Dallas Green (lead guitar/vocals) started his seperate band City and Colour, I couldn't imagine his voice getting any better, and with his outstanding harmonies on the song 'The Northern' he's really come into his own and doesn't ever seem to put a foot wrong on the entire record. Wade (guitar/lead vocals) isn't much of a shocker as his voice is very similar to their 2006 album 'Crisis', but I will say that on this album he does sound a lot more husky and sounds like he's really grown and his voice has grown with him.

There's only a slight problem with this album in that I think it sounds too similar to their previous album 'Crisis'. I've spotted one or two of the same riffs in certain songs and the drumming pattern is very similar, and as this was a very eagerly anticipated album by many fans, I'm sure they might agree. But I suppose they're aiming to give fans what they want, and as 'Crisis' was a fantastic album, the fans will be happy. Aside from that, It's definitely an album worth giving a listen.

Alexisonfire playing Leeds and Reading Festivals the weekend of the 29th / 30th August, then playing venues all over the UK in October. Get on down!

Until next time.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Remakes and "Squeakquels"

When it comes to film sequels, the one thing that happens quite often is the sequel will be a complete disaster compared to the first in the series. Let's hope this doesn't happen with the following movies...

One upcoming movie for the next few months is Saw VI. Now, I don't know about the rest of the world, but for me, the Saw trilogy has gone as far as it can possibly go. I was an avid watcher of the series up until Saw IV, which I think was far too complicated for a horror/thriller movie. The Saw series really has branched out into new realms of cinema and will go down in history, but I think 4 is more than enough, and I can only imagine that this upcoming film will be a colossal waste of time. Saw VI in cinemas October 23.

Another movie I didn't expect there to be a remake or sequel of is Tron. My father introduced me - or should i say 'tried to' introduce me - to this film when I was younger, and as I've only seen it once, I can't make too much of a comment apart from I've always thought of this film as one of those films that everyone seems to have watched at some point in their life. From what i've seen trailer-wise, Tron Legacy looks like a must see. Tron Legacy is out early 2010.

And now a film sequel for the kids, and in a way, I think many people can enjoy this movie, sadly I'm not one of them. The sequel im talking about is Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel. No, thats not a typo, they really have made a second one, and just in time for a christmas film as this comes out in late December 2009. Hopefully it will be an improvement on the first movie, but lets not get our hopes up!

Now the movie I'm most excited about. Actually, excited is a bit of a stretch. More anxious as this could completely ruin the original. Disney have finally run out of ideas and decided to start making films that they've already done before. Alice in Wonderland is the movie I'm talking about. I assume everyone has seen the original cartoon film, but this isn't cartoon, which in a way, could make it better, especially as it's directed by Tim Burton of all people. Cast your minds back to Johnny Depp butchering the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory remake. I'm really hoping Disney doesn't make the same mistake, although they've cast him in this film too, I think as the mad hatter, but not sure if that's rumour or not. It might be a long time to wait for this film as it's not released until March 2010 but keep your eyes peeled around that time, as I think this will definitely be worth a watch.

Until next time.

The Beginning...

So I've decided to make a blog primarily dedicated to bringing readers an insight into the latest albums, dvds and so forth and also news of upcoming films, dvd releases and album releases.

Enjoy. Or don't - either way, it makes no difference!