Wednesday, 16 December 2009


The communist reflects!

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Gavin & Stacey series 3

Series 3 of James Cordon & Ruth Jones' charming sitcom has just begun its run on BBC1. It has a lot to live up to. Series 1 and 2 were perfect, heartwarming comedies. Could it live up to the hype?

Well judging from episode 1, yes. A great opening episode of the first series sees Gavin settling in to his new life in Barry. He's got new workmates, one of which is called Owyn Hughes. And before you ask, no he doesn't.

The cast clearly love working together and the results are plain to see. Here's hoping for a rush DVD release to add to series 1 and 2.

The writers have said that this is to be the last series of Gavin & Stacey. Lets hope they go out on a high.

Friday, 4 December 2009

Gomez - A New Tide Album Review

I love Gomez . What a great band to go and see live. Their songs are so feel good, that they're practically the only antidote these days to the depressing indie sounds of Coldplay and the like.

So, Gomez are back with a brand new album. And it's definitely a return to form for them, it's truly sublime.

One of the best things about Gomez, is that you can put their album on, whoever you have in your company and they will enjoy it. It's excellent as background music at a dinner party, but crank the volume up, and it's a great chill out end of night party album.

  1. "Mix"
  2. "Little Pieces"
  3. "If I Ask You Nicely"
  4. "Lost Track"
  5. "Win Park Slope"
  6. "Bone Tired"
  7. "Airstream Driver"
  8. "Natural Reaction"
  9. "Very Strange"
  10. "Other Plans"
  11. "Sunset Gates"
The album is available here for a special price: Gomez A New Tide

Fall Out Boy - Greatest Hits - Believers Never Die

Fall Out Boy have released a new Greatest Hits album entitled Believers Never Die . If you're a fan of Fall Out Boy , then chances are you probably think that you don't need this album. Well you'd be wrong, there's plenty of bonus tracks to keep the avid fan as well as the casual listener happy.

It has all the hits, a tracklist is below:

If you know a fan of Fall Out Boy , then it's a cracker of a gift idea. And you can pick it up at a bargain price here: Fall Out Boy Greatest Hits .

Ian Brown Just Like You New Single

What's this? A new single from Ian Brown ?

If you're a Madchester fan, then this won't disappoint. It's not an out and out classic from the heights of the Stone Roses , but it's a nice little single, catchy and within a couple of listens, you find yourself singing along. The chorus has an 80's kind of sound to it, it works really well.

The single also includes a remix by the Prodigy , and it's pretty good too. Nothing worse than getting a single with naff remixes, but this one is really, really good.

Well worth a look if you're a Stone Roses or Ian Brown fan.

The single or download can be found here: Ian Brown Just Like You


Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince DVD Review

Well, the wait is finally over. Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince is finally available on DVD. So, what did I make of film 6? As with the last couple of films, things are much darker and more dangerous than before. There's a bleakness to this and The Order of the Phoenix, a sign of the dreadful things to come.

If you're looking for a feel good film for Christmas, then this probably isn't it. If however, you're looking for a well paced, action packed adventure story full of twists and turns along the way, then buy this DVD, you won't be disappointed.

If you're a fan of the original Star Wars trilogy, then this film has more than a passing similarity to the Empire Strikes Back. It's a bridging film. Bridging one film to the finale, but still managing to be a great film in its own right.

The actors give it their all, and as usual Alan Rickman steals the show. Daniel Radcliffe , Rupert Grint and Emma Watson have grown up with the series and are becoming increasingly confident actors.

The supporting cast is as fantastic as usual, all the great British actors are there to help keep the level of acting permanently high.

The magical creatures are as well realised as ever, and the final battle is exactly as I envisioned it after reading the book, which is an impressive feat indeed. One thing is for sure, Hogwarts will never be the same again. And the fates of everyone lie in the balance. The lives of professors' Dumbledore , Magonagall, Snape and Hagrid will never be the same again.

I hope writer JK Rowling is proud of how well her books have transferred to the big screen, because this one is truely magic.

Buy Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince Here at a special low price!

Thursday, 3 December 2009