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Hate for Sale by Pretenders

Published July 25, 2020

Hate for Sale by Pretenders

Ooh, this was a good one. It felt like listening to Pretenders of old, but with all new stuff. Lovely Chrissie Hynde and her amazing voice belting out some real rock stuff, alongside some more moving moments. Crying in Public is a real beauty.

How to Build a Girl

Published July 24, 2020

How to Build a Girl

Genuinely, the first couple of minutes of this movie proved it was going to be a 5 out of 5. Beanie being brilliant, and also doing an incredible accent, some fab music kicking in, and just a wonderful sense of British nostalgia (the good kind).

The Thomas Crown Affair

Published July 19, 2020

The Thomas Crown Affair

It’s been a while since we saw a really good heist movie, and I had a vague recollection of seeing this before and liking it. I could only remember it having something to do with a briefcase though. I’d expected it to be more about the stealing of the painting in the first place, so that happening and them figuring out it was him in the first half hour left me wondering what else the movie was about?

Hymns by Johnny Cash

Published July 18, 2020

Hymns by Johnny Cash

I don’t know that I would listen to a Christian album from anyone else but Cash has the vocals to make it work. And in all honesty, this wasn’t so different from his previous albums, just slightly weighted towards the topic of the heavenly father. Otherwise, it was good 50s/60s beats, that incredible voice and short, sharp songs.

On Sunset by Paul Weller

Published July 18, 2020

On Sunset by Paul Weller

It was a good album although I had problems with the first track, which was some kind of experimental nonsense. The underlying song was good but then it kept breaking off into what I can only describe as Ross moments. Friends fans will know the Ross music episode, wherein he basically has a keyboard of sound effects and presses them randomly - although at least in time with the beat.

SCOOB!

Published July 12, 2020

SCOOB!

Once it found its feet, though, it was actually fun. It was a bit of a rollercoaster where at times I was like ‘what the hell am I watching’ but then they would pull out a really funny line that drew my back in.

Finding the Way Back

Published July 11, 2020

Finding the Way Back

Pretty good film, this one. Initially it’s hard to like Jack, because even though he clearly has demons, he’s not exactly doing much about it and is being a bit of a drain on the people around him. But then you learn more about why he is in the pit of depression that he finds himself and it becomes a more well rounded picture.

One Touch by Sugababes

Published July 11, 2020

One Touch by Sugababes

The very first Sugababes album and thus it is them in their first iteration - featuring Siobhan, Mutya and Keisha. A couple of these songs are stand out brilliant, I love Overload and Run For Cover, but all of them have stood the test of time.

Weather by Huey Lewis & The News

Published July 11, 2020

Weather by Huey Lewis & The News

I really loved this album. It’s so heartbreaking for someone to have music taken away from them, and that’s never more clear in this cut short album that only has a handful of songs on it. The crew never quite got to finish due to Huey’s hearing loss, but at least they can know they’ve gone out on a high.

Greyhound

Published July 10, 2020

Greyhound

Loved it. I actually only had a vague idea going into this what it was about - a Tom Hanks project, about the war. I didn’t realise it was written by him too, which is actually an impressive feat considering how much naval jargon is in there. It was so good. A great little story, told well, in a short space of time.