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FLATLINERS | FILM PREVIEW

FLATLINERS | FILM PREVIEW

*** Dir: Niels Arden Oplev (15, 115 mins) A remake of an extremely kitsch 1990s horror that starred Kiefer Sutherland and a lot of dry ice, this promises more schlocky fun. Five medical students play with the boundaries between life and death by stopping their hearts on purpose for seconds and eventually minutes before being […]

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ONE LOUDER | MUSIC FEATURE

ONE LOUDER | MUSIC FEATURE

THE vast, vast majority of what is produced under the banner of ‘journalism’ in the modern era is a pointless waste of energy. You know this, I know this and we probably don’t need to be any more specific about the people involved, who also generally know this. Some of them know it profoundly enough […]

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RECIPE: SPICED RICE | FOOD FEATURE

RECIPE: SPICED RICE | FOOD FEATURE

Sweet, spicy and sumptuous, this spiced rice is a perfect side dish to barbequed meat if you’re looking for an alternative to the usual potato salad. And, if like me, you hate waste, this recipe can be adjusted to transform leftover rice into a filling and healthy lunch to take to work the next day. […]

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BORG/MCENROE | FILM PREVIEW

BORG/MCENROE | FILM PREVIEW

**** Dir: Janus Metz (15, 100 mins) The epic battle between tennis giants Bjorn Borg and John ‘you cannot be serious’ McEnroe is given cinematic centre court in Janus Metz’s snapshot of the two players. Borg, played by Sverrir Gudnason, is placid, controlled, and dubbed a machine by his arch-rival the volatile McEnroe, played with […]

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MOVING KINGS | BOOK REVIEW

MOVING KINGS | BOOK REVIEW

Joshua Cohen (Fitzcarraldo Editions) Cultures collide in this ambitious novel, exploring the lives of men seeking a place within foreign lands. After completing a stint of military service for the Israeli Defence Forces, Yoav and Uri head to America, working for King’s Moving – a firm run by a relation of Yoav. Here they discover […]

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SEPTEMBER GAMES | GAMES REVIEW

SEPTEMBER GAMES | GAMES REVIEW

STARCRAFT REMASTERED **** Blizzard, PC This title needs little explanation: it’s essentially just the remastered version of the 1998 classic RTS. While the look has been updated, they’ve been careful to maintain the feel of the original by simply adding more details rather than completely rehauling the game. The gameplay is the same as ever, […]

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ONES TO WATCH: THIS | MUSIC FEATURE

ONES TO WATCH: THIS | MUSIC FEATURE

Our immovable style guide calls them THIS, my own sense of propriety is inclined to call them This, but this magpie-like rock quartet from south Wales’ valleys call themselves THiS. The song titles on Hoc Est, their self-released debut LP, maintain such a typographical approach, written as RHYTHM iN PiECES, STiLL and so forth. These idiosyncracies […]

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KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE | FILM PREVIEW

KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE | FILM PREVIEW

*** Dir: Matthew Vaughn (15, 120 mins) A sequel to the Bond parodying, hyper violent Kingsman which almost managed to smugly inject some fun back into the spy genre. Taron Egerton returns as Eggsy, now a glasses-wearing, umbrella-wielding fully-fledged member of the super spy Kingsman organisation. Pretty soon however the headquarters of the Kingman organisation are […]

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JON RICHARDSON | COMEDY INTERVIEW

JON RICHARDSON | COMEDY INTERVIEW

Probably most well-known for his appearances on 8 Out of 10 Cats, comedian Jon Richardson is embarking on his latest stand-up tour (including Venue Cymru, Llandudno 21st September and St David’s Hall 28th September and 1st October). Lucy Menon caught up with him to find out more about the show and how much of a […]

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SEPTEMBER SINGLES | MUSIC REVIEW

SEPTEMBER SINGLES | MUSIC REVIEW

ADWAITH **** Lipstick Coch / Femme (Libertino) A step up from their more folk-based early singles, this double-A indicates why people are putting Adwaith in the ‘hot tip’ category. Lipstick Coch floats serenely, into a nice, almost dub outro, while Femme is the killer, a scabrous tearing apart of sexism that’s the more affecting for its wit […]

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