Category: Arts

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

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The word disappointed does not even fully explain how I felt about the film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Voom: Hello, are you there?

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If the world needed the missing link between Wayne Coyne, Brian Wilson and Thom Yorke (and I firmly believe it does) then we have it now, in Voom’s cracked-of-vox and sincere-ofheart frontman Buzz Moller. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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David Bowie: Diamond Dogs

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I have been informed by two separate friends – both of them certifiably mad in different yet endearing ways – that the world is going to end in 2021. Or 2012, I can’t remember. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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The Saddest Music in the World (2003)

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If you’re sad, and like beer, I’m your lady.” The tagline seductively enticed me. This is the first film that introduced me to director Guy Maddin, whose array of spectacular films is inspired by 1920’s German Expressionism, and silent film era. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Love Puke

Love Puke

by / July 17, 2006 / [ 3 Comments ]

By Duncan Sarkies Directed by Lyndee Jane Rutherford Bats 11 – 22 July Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang

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This is a geek-fest, and I mean that in the most entertaining way. From the opening sequence of the main characters “preparing to do battle” to their insatiable love of role-playing games, this is a very funny film that pokes more fun at the characters’ personalities, rather then creating situations which are trying to be [...]

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CARS

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Animated films have never really interested me. Generally they are childish, predictable and terribly Disney-esque, but at the same time can be strangely entertaining, as the recent Pixar explosion has shown us. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Field Music

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Everything is brilliant in Leeds. And in Sunderland. And Sheffield. Yes, the counties are rising in Albion, if you believe the NME, and Pete, Carl and fellow London crack addicts. The Paddingtons can quietly sod off, because the ‘norf’ is dancing to the sound of spiky post-punk art school foolery. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post [...]

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my favourite my favourite writer… Fleur Adcock (1934- )

my favourite my favourite writer… Fleur Adcock (1934- )

by / July 17, 2006 / 1 Comment

Ever since memorizing ‘The Chiffonier’ for a speech and drama exam I’ve respected Adcock. Born in Papakura, the sister of writer Marilyn Duckworth. Educated in Britain and New Zealand, married to the poet Alistair Campbell and, later, to the infamous Barry Crump, she has had an undeniably eventful life. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to [...]

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Plato’s Republic: a Biography

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By SIMON BLACKBURN Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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